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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!

Sleepy Hugs: A Review & Coupon Code!!!

Mummy Review: I’m always on the lookout for making transitioning baby to better sleep, so it’s a no-brainer when I found this option of Sleepy Hugs as a swaddle transition, that I wanted to try it for my sleep-resistant baby!

Disclosure: This product has been provided in exchange for a feature and review, however all opinions are my own, and I only feature products I love. See the full disclosure policy for details.

For the coupon code, see “Where to buy” below 🙂

As my baby struggles in his sleep and staying in his own safe space, as well as keeping warm, I have been looking for alternatives to the traditional sleeping bags and swaddles. I found this brilliant design of the Sleepy Hugs sleeping bag as a great option for Sleepwear! Built in three different thicknesses for varying seasons, and preventing my baby from scratching his sensitive eczema prone skin, this Sleepwear alternative is a lovely little option for any time of the year!

About the Brand~ Baby Loves Sleep is an Australian brand created by a mum with a desire to make transitioning from a swaddle much easier. Sleepy Hugs was designed to give the security of a swaddled  feeling with the freedom to move at the same time. It’s unique wide Bottom design makes it perfect for babies I hip braces as well! It is available for purchase worldwide.

My Experience~ My baby loved the comfort of the Sleepy Hugs, and I loved his hands being protected from escaping and scratching everywhere! I did find it runs a little big, so for my littlest child it may have been ok to order down a size. The Large 12+ Months size fits my child who is between a size 2-3 nicely. The material is soft and not too thick. I have tried the year round thickness, and it would be perfect for winter, just putting bubs in some nice light clothing underneath. I also have the lighter spring/summer weight, which is a little lighter for the warmer nights.

Overview

The Material~ 95% Cotton (And 5% elastane for the stretch) . The Sleepy Hugs also uses cotton fabrics that have passed the OEKO-TEK standard (this just means no dangerous chemicals have been used in producing the actual textile fabric).^ The material seems breatheable and smooth, good for all year round. I do have a spring/summer material one as well, and this material is a little thinner cotton than the all year round. A winter/fall weight is also available which would be thicker than the year round and spring/summer weights.

The Design~ I love the Sleepy eyes design for either boy or girl. I think it’s simply adorable! They have some lovely prints in each season ranging from pastels to prints.

The Zippers~ The two Zippers allow for middle of the night changing, so great overall for that concept! It makes it so much easier! You can unzip from either side without an issue. Plus, the Zipper goes all the way around the side and bottom, making it much easier to change a sleeping bub! It does have a cover for the top, so the zipper isn’t in baby’s face.

Wide Bottom Shape~ The Sleepy Hugs has a wide bottom shape to fit hip dysplasia brace/harness better (and it has actually been designed with hip dysplasia in mind).^ The wide bottom also gives plenty of room for bubs, and a roomy feel!

Enclosed/Long Sleeve Design~ This is especially beneficial to a baby with eczema like mine, to prevent scratching! This is so helpful, especially with the mainly cotton material. The enclosed sleeve also gives a little resistance to give the security of a swaddle without the restriction. Sleepy Hugs indicates that the largest size gives a bit more freedom to move compared with the smaller sizes.

Sizing~ The Large 12+ Months size seemed a little baggy on my baby in the 12-18 Months range, but it was great for my child in a little bigger sizes (about a size 2) with a little room to spare. It still kept bub inside and prevented him from scratching. I may have been better with a Medium 6-12 Months size. Sleepy Hugs is available in sizes XSmall (0-12 Weeks), Small (3-6 months), Medium (6-12 months), Large (12+ months). The large size gives full range of movement.

Cost&Where to buy~ $59.95 through $64.95 on Baby Loves Sleep’s Website Australia, $49.95-$59.95 on Baby Loves Sleep’s Website US& Canada (Ships to US, Canada, &a U.K.) or select stockists

**Baby Loves Sleep has provided my Aussie readers with a coupon code, too! Valid until August 31st, you can save 15% off your purchase online by using the promo code MUMMYCONFESSIONS
– code valid with normal priced sleep suits (or minimum spend $59)
– single use per customer
-valid on the Aussie Baby Loves Sleep website only. (The US and Canada site has a special preorder on at the moment though!)

Worldwide Delivery Available!

Other Products~ Autumn/Winter Sleepy Hugs, Spring/Summer Sleepy Hugs, All Year Round Sleepy Hugs, Sleepy Hugs & Kippins Bundle

Social Media~ Follow Baby Loves Sleep on: Baby Loves Sleep Website (Australia) and Baby Loves Sleep (US&Canada)

Facebook: BabyLovesSleep and BabyLovesSleepCa

Instagram: @babylovessleep and@BabyLovesSleep.ca

Twitter: @babylovessleep

Mummy Confessions Scale for Winter Sleep Wear-
Easy to put on: 5/5-
So easy to put on, and with two zippers, you can have it however open you need to put it on your baby or toddler.
Stays on: 5/5- If you get the proper size, it will stay on, and baby can’t really get out. It does tend on the roomy side.
Easy to change baby in: 5/5 – With two zippers, and one that goes all the way around the bottom, simple to change baby in, and baby can’t grab either!
Easy to take off: 5/5- Super easy.
Keeps baby warm in winter: 4.5/5– With the various weights, you can either layer with the all year round sleepy hugs, or pick the autumn-winter weight which is a little thicker. Recommendations are on their website.
Baby likes it? Baby seemed to be ok with it, though he would prefer his feet to be free. It did give enough space to move around a bit though.
Material: 5/5 –I love the breathable cotton and it didn’t feel harsh on the skin.
Sizing: 4.5/5 – The sizing did seem a little big, but I think for my littlest, I just needed a smaller size. It fit my size 2-3 bub perfectly snug. Use the measurements as a guide when picking the proper size.

Overall Rating of Sleepy Hugs: 4.5/5- 
Overall, I was happy with the idea of the swaddle transition sleep wear, and the way it prevented my baby from scratching and gave a little resistance not found in other sleepwear. I love the all around zipper and the option for various seasons. The patterns are simple and cute. I think they are a great option, especially for littler ones struggling to sleep at night because of the transition to a regular sleeping bag, or babies struggling with scratching. I think it’s amazing that it was designed with hip braces in mind, because it can be hard to find sleepwear that works with them! I would love to see this with some feet at another point in time for my sleeping bag resistant baby!

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^ Information sourced from contact with Baby Loves Sleep

Bamboo Bubby Bag: A Review

Mummy Review: As you may remember, my baby has eczema, so finding options that work for him, especially during sleep time, is important. The Bamboo Bubby Bag is a great option for sensitive babies who scratch.

Disclosure: This product has been provided in exchange for a feature and review, however all opinions are my own, and I only feature products I love. See the full disclosure policy for details.

Where do I even start with this product?! It is brilliant!  The main thing I noticed upon taking my product out of the pack is that the sleeves are not the “fold over” type, but actually fully enclosed! This isn’t offered on many products, and we have been having a lot of eczema issues lately, so we have loved finding alternatives which keep the hands fully enclosed!

About the Brand: Bamboo Bubby is a range for babies, children, and even adults with eczema and other itchy skin conditions. They offer sleep wear to help reduce the scratch, wake cycle, enabling babies, toddlers, children and adults to feel more comfortable in their sleep and wake less.

~My Experience~
My baby slept fairly well in this, and seemed to sweat a bit less than his normal pyjamas. My favourite feature of the product has to be the adjustable sleeves, which are completely enclosed. I did have a little trouble with trying to get the sizing once baby was in the bubby bag, so I suggest trying to sort that out before putting your child inside. The bamboo seems like a great option for the product, as it is breathable and reduced scratching and waking in my baby. The fabric, which is soft to the touch, is also cool and my bub had no issues with overheating inside of this product. My baby wasn’t a fan of the sleeping bag style, as he likes to stand and get around, yet isn’t fully stable to try and do this in a sleeping bag without getting tangled. There is a pyjama set just for babies that would prefer legs over the bag, though, so there is an option that would sort that out.

Overview:

The Material~ Bamboo-Cotton which is soft, breatheable and has an approximate tog rating of 1 to 1.5. It’s very smooth and feels soft and cool.

The Design~ The simple colours are great, and the green is unisex for boys or girls.

The Zippers~ The two Zippers allow for middle of the night changing, so great overall for that concept! It makes it so much easier! It does have a cover for the top, so the zipper isn’t in baby’s face.

Enclosed/Long Sleeve Design~ Just amazing! For an eczema prone child, these sleeves are the best! Not just a flip over sleeve which my baby can slip his little fingers out of and still manage to scratch, but the sleeves are fully enclosed with no escape for the pointy little nails! It also adjusts three different sizes, so it can be used for longer! My baby tried pulling them off, but couldn’t, so a big plus for me!

Adjustable Sleeves and Button Adjustment~ Since this product goes from 000 (0-3 months) to 2+, it adjusts in the sleeves to shorten or lengthen to size. There is a button inside the sleeve to make the arm hole smaller for smaller babies.


Sizing~ The Bamboo Bubby Bag is in one size that suits size 000-2+ (recommended for 6 months through age 2). The sleeves adjust to three different sizes, and offer a button to size the sleeves smaller for smaller babies. For bigger sizes, look into the Bamboo Buddy Soothe PJs! I found my child who is in 12-18 month sizes a time the moment had s bit of room, and the sleeves were right in the middle.

Cost&Where to buy~ $83.95 or $149.95 for twin packAUD on Bamboo Bubby’s Website

–Worldwide Delivery Available!–

Other Products~ Bamboo Bubby Bags, Bamboo Buddy Soothe Pjs,  ScratchMeNot, Bamboo Bubby Blankets, Bamboo Bubby Sheets, and Bamboo Bubby Towels.

Social Media~ Follow Bamboo Bubby on: Bamboo Bubby Website

Facebook: Bamboo Bubby

Instagram: @bamboobubby

Twitter: @bamboobubby

Mummy Confessions Scale for Winter Sleep Wear-
Easy to put on: 4/5
– Simple to put on, just make sure to adjust the sleeves, as a squirmy baby makes it hard to adjust once they are on!
Stays on: 5/5– My middle of the range sized baby who wants to just go got a little twisted in the material, but the bubby bag stayed on. He couldn’t remove the sleeves if he tried (which he did).
Easy to change baby in: 4.5/5 – Relatively simple to change baby with the two zippers
Easy to take off: 5/5- Simple to remove because of the room allowed to baby inside the sleeping bag.
Keeps baby warm in winter: 4/5- It isn’t necessarily for keeping warm, but everything is covered, and you can layer clothing underneath for winter time.
Baby likes it? Baby wasn’t a huge fan of the no legs and wants to go all of the time, and he didn’t like not being able to scratch himself. I will call it a win though for mum, because he can’t scratch himself or get out, and it helps sleep better that way!
Material: 5/5 – The bamboo cotton is perfect for my eczema baby and kept his skin cool (yet warm enough for winter) and reduced his scratching, therefore created better sleep for everyone.
Sizing: 4/5 – I don’t know how this would work for the littlest of babies, but I assume they don’t try to get everywhere, so the adjustable size would be great for them, and for the bigger kids. My middle of the range sized bub got a bit fussy about the extra material, but I think it’s brilliant to cover so many sizes with one product. Less money spent as the years go by and it suits so many ages.

Overall Rating of Bamboo Bubby Sleeping Bag: 4/5
Overall, I really love the concept of the Bamboo Bubby Bag as a sleeping bag and eczema solution. For mums who are always after clothing that helps their poor little with scratching, waking and discomfort, this is something to look into! The bamboo is soft and cooling for the skin, and it keeps everything covered and protected from the little nails. If your little one isn’t keen on sleeping bags, they have pyjamas for toddlers, children and adults as well. This is a brilliant solution for the scratching for both mums and bubs.

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