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Winter Sleep Wear Your Baby Needs in Their Wardrobe!

Mummy Confession: I have a problem. I absolutely adore babies and children’s products. Especially clothing. And sleepwear. Give me all the jammies!

Disclosure: The following products have been provided for me to review and feature. However, all the opinions and recommendations are my own. I never recommend something I haven’t tried or wouldn’t purchase myself. See the full disclosure policy for details.
Be sure to check out your favourites, as some have coupon codes or giveaways going 🙂

With winter already being here, and the freezing weather upon us, I wanted to find some of the best sleepwear out there for my little cherubs and pass it on to you! Boy, did I find some great things! From pyjamas to sleeping bags to eczema friendly, and even some transitional swaddle products, there’s a little bit of everything here! I have options here for US and Australia, and even worldwide! (So Americans, you can help prepare for this coming winter!)

I wanted to include even more, however I was unable to try everything. Since I don’t like to recommend products without actually trying them myself (and I don’t have the funds to purchase every product on the market), I have only included products that I have been provided with through the generosity of these great brands.

I haven’t received anything that I don’t like, so I am happy to say, buy all the stuff! I have included  a summary below of each product, and a link to my more detailed review if you are interested in checking out more about it! Feel free to share with all of your friends and family for some gift suggestions for bub (since these brands make more than just winter sleepwear). Please, check them all out, as some have lovely surprises for my readers 🙂


Merino Pyjamas

Woolbabe Cotton/Merino Coverall This classic striped Coverall is a blend of cotton and merino, two great fabrics for warmth and comfort. The double zip allows for nappy-changes easier than just a one-way zip, and the stripes just go with everything! The Woolbabe Cotton/Merino Coverall comes in a few different colours, all perfect for  winter’s nap, or to keep warm on a winter day. The fabric is beautiful, soft, warm, and yet breatheable. Woolbabe also makes other babywear/Sleepwear and sleeping bags with merino for those extra crisp nights. This coverall can be used with their Woolbabe sleeping bag, or separately.

(Be sure to check this one out, as there is a GIVEAWAY going finishing August 9th at noon!)

(Check out the full review, giveaway, and where to buy here.)

Henry & Grace Ultrafine Merino Coverall Made from ultrafine Merino wool, this beautiful button up Coverall is a great pyjama or underthing for those cold winter nights (and cooler days). The timeless striped pattern and choice of colours make it a perfect clothing piece for your baby or a unique gift for a loved one’s precious bundle. The merino has proven to be warm yet breatheable, so perfect for winter, even for little ones who tend to overheat easier. Henry & Grace also makes other babywear and maternity wear in fine merino style.

(Check out the full review and where to buy here.)

Sleeping And Swaddle Bags

Bamboo Bubby BagThis innovative bamboo sleeping bag is a one size fits all for babies suffering with eczema and the scratching that comes along with it. The completely enclosed sleeves don’t allow for baby to sneak little fingers out, and adjust to several different sizes. The adjustable sleeve opening and mitten sizes suit from size 000 (0-3 months) through size 2. The material is thin and breatheable, which is perfect for eczema babies, even in the cold winter nights. Bamboo Bubby also makes pyjamas for toddlers, children and adults, as well as scratch resistant sleeves, onesies with scratch resistant sleeves, blankets, and sheets.

(Check out the full review and where to buy here.)

Sleepy HugsThis revolutionary product for babies and toddlers offers to help the transition from swaddles to sleeping bags. With a double zip and varying weights for different seasons, this sleeping solution is great for babies who may be struggling to adjust to a world outside of sleeping in the comfort of a swaddle.

(Check out the full review, coupon code and where to buy here.)

Baby Dee Dee Sleep Nest Teddy– This sleeping bag is soft and fluffy, perfect for a chilly winter’s night. With a 2.5 tog rating, bubs can be layered in winter, or use the sleep nest alone for spring or autumn weather. It is quilted for extra warmth and has a filling of polyester. With shoulder snaps and top to bottom zip, it’s easy to get baby in and out of this cosy bag and keep the zipper out of baby’s face. Baby Dee Dee make footed sleeping bags as an option for older babies and toddlers. Baby Dee Dee also makes other cotton and quilted pyjamas, sleep bags, and bedding for babies, toddlers and children.
(Check out the full review, discount, and where to buy here.)

Zipadee Zip A swaddle transition product created for helping babies transition from a swaddle to sleeping bag, the Zipadee-zip also makes a great sleep wear option for winter. Offering resistance, yet enough freedom to move in the night, this sleepwear is great to keep baby cosy during cooler months. The zipadee-zip is great for babies with eczema, as it protects the fingers from escaping and scratching their sensitive skin! The simple single zip makes it easy to put on and remove. All of the adorable designs available add to the appeal of this sleepwear. Sleeping Baby also makes other baby/toddler clothing and sleepwear, teethers, sleeping mats, and necklaces for mothers.

(Be sure to check out this one and the giveaway associated with it! Ends August 9th!)

(Check out the full review, giveaway, and where to buy here.)

Pyjamas

Baby Dee Dee Footless Cotton Long Sleeve Easy-Zip- These Footless pyjamas ar great for winters, whether it be days or nights. The Footless design allows for the pyjamas to last longer, not limited by baby’s foot size. The in-between-the-leg zipper design allows change time to be easy, and is unlike anything I have seen before on a sleepsuit! The cotton material makes for a great year round pyjama, cosy and breatheable for night time sleep. The Baby Dee Dee Footless Cotton Sleepsie is easy to put on, and has a classic look for nighttime. Baby Dee Dee also makes other cotton and quilted pyjamas, sleep bags, booties, and bedding for babies, toddlers and children.

(Check out the full review, discount, and where to buy here.)

 

Be sure to check out all of the ones you love, and I hope you have found something to help get you and your precious one through the winter!

Sensitive Baby Skin Products

Mummy Confession: I love the smell of baby wash fragrances, but my baby’s skin does not. He has super sensitive skin.

My littlest has eczema and various sensitivities which are a result of, it seems, by fragrances and environmental triggers. (I say, “it seems,” because he is too little for any tests, and since it isn’t severe, we are merely at a trial and error stage.) Because of this, I have had to switch various products we use in our home to avoid outbreaks and flare ups.

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Cetaphil Baby Wash
Now, in America they have so many choices listed on Amazon for washes in this brand, but over here, it’s just this one I have found. I use Cetaphil Baby Wash on the little one, and it leaves a nice smell, and washes out a bit nicer than others. It’s a clear colour and super easy to squeeze for one-handed bathing (while supporting a baby, it’s a bit fun to manage some washes and hard to get them out)! This has to be my top choice for a wash so far, and he has no reactions with it. Check out the alternative choices, here for other Cetaphil products.

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Aveeno Baby Wash and Moisturising Cream
I love the Aveeno range, and the soothing oatmeal is helpful for itchy skin, especially when bubs has a flare up. (They also make a super nice hand cream for dry skin like mine.) The creamy wash comes out a bit thicker and more challenging than other Baby wash bottles, and it takes a bit to rinse off, but I can see the results on my babies’ skin afterwards, as it leaves him soothed and smelling fresh. The only lotion I have used without a reaction thus far has been the Aveeno Baby Dermexa Moisturising Cream. Like the wash, it seems to soothe my little one’s sensitive and itchy skin, and helps to keep it smooth and soft. Check out the rest of the Aveeno range here.

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Kirkland Free & Clear Ultra Laundry Detergent
When we first suspected baby’s flare ups to be related to fragrances, we had to switch the detergent in which we wash his laundry. I use the Kirkland (Costco brand) equivalent to Tide for our laundry, so I figured I would give their free and clear version a try for bubs (pretty much the same as Tide free and gentle). Since we started using it, I definitely see a lot less eczema outbreaks on his sensitive skin, and can usually tell when something hasn’t been laundered in his detergent. I have to ensure anything he wears is washed in this, in addition to towels he uses, and tops that I may wear when holding him.

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It wouldn’t be a good product recommendation without mentioning a favourite product here, especially for my baby with eczema. The Bonds Wondersuit is everything I need for a baby who scratches his poor little face if given the chance. My bubs still fits into the sizes that include the fold-over mit portion of the Wondersuit. This has been essential to prevent scratches and even more discomfort. When he outgrows the sizes with this awesome feature, he may have to sport some socks on his hands

I know there are more things we need to try in order to reduce his flare ups drastically, and we are still testing various products to see what works best. I also know there are a lot of choices out there! So far, these are the tried and true ones that work for us! I’m hoping to build an ever growing list here, but check out my Pinterest for more helpful tips and products for sensitive skin.

Do you have any products you swear by for sensitive babies or babies with eczema?