Having a newborn isn’t easy, especially during the night. Those little monkeys just love sleeping on your chest don’t they! I had completely forgotten what it was like to try and get a baby to sleep in their crib for the first time. For the first week BB was at home we co-slept. It was the only way we would both get some sleep, and trust me, those few hours of sleep you can grab in the early days are vital.
The thing is, it’s not ideal. I needed sleep, and proper sleep. Not one eye open sleep. That’s where the Gro Company come in. Part of being a Gro Blogger means I get to review their products and share my thoughts with you guys. When BB was around 2 weeks old they sent me the Gro Snug to try.
“The Gro-snug enables you to swaddle arms in or out for a great night’s sleep. Extremely easy to use with no folding needed and a long zip that opens from the bottom for nappy changes. Unique design creates space for hip healthy natural leg position.”
There are a number of designs available in 2 different weights. Cosy or Light. We received the ‘Make A Wish Gro-Snug’ in the light weight which is suitable in warm rooms between 21 and 25 degrees.
I decided to go for the light version because we have quite a warm house even in the winter, so if our room is a little cooler than usual I can put an extra layer on BB to make sure he’s warm enough. Take a look at the Gro Company website to find out which weight would be better for you.
This 2 in 1 sleeping bag offers your baby the comfort of being swaddled with the convenience of a gro bag. It’s suitable from birth and the perfect product to prepare baby for using a Gro Bag when they are older.
As BB is so wriggly I struggled with using a blanket to swaddle meaning I was unable to get him settled in his crib. The first time I used the Gro Snug I saw improvements. Each time BB stirred rather than waking himself up and crying, he would wriggle a little, but the comfort of his arms being secure in the Gro Snug helped him self-settle quickly and calmly. I genuinely saw a difference after using the Gro Snug.
What I like about this product is the ability to free BB’s arms if I didn’t want to swaddle him and just use the Gro Snug as a sleeping bag. All you have to do is release the poppers at the arm hole to use as a Gro Bag.
One great feature is the bottom opening zip, meaning you can easily change nappies during the night without taking the Gro Snug off. The only criticism I have of this product is fastening the zip at the top can be a little fiddly, especially in the dark. But once the Gro Snug is on you don’t need to take it off so it’s not a big deal.
I always used Gro Bags when Lamb was younger so we will definitely be upgrading to BB to Gro Bag when he’s a little bigger. I’ve loved being able to put him in one from birth. It gives me the peace of mind he is sleeping safely and his temperature will be regulated.
Head over to the Gro Company website to find out more about the Gro Snug.
*I was sent this product free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion and review. All words ar my own.