Earlier this year we were given the opportunity to review products by the GroCompany, which was really exciting as we are huge fans of the brand.
0.5 tog Travel GroBag
Our British Summer has been so amazing this year, I’ve been putting Lamb in his Summer GroBag at home, and it’s made our bedtime routine so much easier! I’ve always found Lamb sleeps better in a sleeping bag. We’ve used one since he was a few months old (they are suitable from 8lbs) as I found them so much safer than blankets; it really stopped me worrying. No matter what the weather is like, a sleeping bag always helps Lamb sleep through, as it helps regulate his body temperature.
So off we went to Devon. A long 6 hour drive. I was dreading the journey. Jaxson isn’t a baby anymore and doesn’t sleep as much in the car, so we prepared ourselves with plenty of snacks, juice and toys. We knew we would have to stop a few times for him to stretch his legs. To our surprise he was really well behaved! I think we only stopped twice. Once for breakfast, and once at Puxton Park, which is an amazing family farm and play area. I highly recommend a visit if you are in the west country.
As we were reviewing for our summer holiday, which was to a lovely holiday park in Devon, I chose the Sandcastle Bay design. What better than a holiday theme sleeping bag to take on a summer holiday! Staying in a caravan can be a little bit difficult with a baby or toddler. One minute it’s really hot, the next it’s freezing. The curtains are usually pretty thin, and the radiators aren’t great. So having the GroBag and Gro Anywhere Blind, really made bedtime much easier. I can honestly say they are 2 of my most recommended items to take on holiday, especially in a caravan!
I have never thought of using a sleeping bag during the day (other than for naps in the cot). The travel grobag offers the ability to fasten your little one into their pram safely, while also being zipped up in their GroBag. This was great for long walks on the beach, or in the countryside, when the weather was a bit cooler. We didn’t have to worry about lambs little legs getting cold, or more importantly, him kicking the blanket off onto the floor!
Features of the Travel GroBag
- 100% cotton – single layer.
- Available up to the age of 6 years.
- Chin guard over zip to prevent rubbing.
- Easy access opening for use when travelling.
- ‘ZipClick’ cover to prevent little ones opening the zip.
- Machine washable and suitable for tumble dryer on a low heat.
The Travel GroBag comes in it’s own matching carry bag, making it really easy to transport around when you’re out and about, as well as easy to store when it’s not in use. This made it so easy for me to take out with us each day while we were on holiday. It didn’t take up much room in the pram, or if I had limited storage space, I was able to hang it over the pram handle.
Gro Anywhere Blind
We have also spent all summer using our Travel GroBlind. This is 100% one of my most recommended products to have at home as well as on holiday. If, like us, you invested in a ‘blackout blind’, you will know that they are, in fact, not ‘blackout’. As soon as the clocks changed and the evenings became lighter, we really struggled to get Lamb to sleep at his normal bedtime. He went through a stage of thinking it was OK to stay up until 9pm. No, Lamb, it is not OK.
The Gro Anywhere Blind is really easy to put up. It has rubber suction cups that stick directly to the glass, ensuring no light will sneak in. What’s even better, the blind width can be reduced using the velcro attached, meaning holidays in a caravan (with small windows) can also benefit from the Gro Anywhere Blind.
Like the Travel GroBag, the Gro Anywhere Blind also comes in it’s own travel bag, which makes packing it into a suitcase that little bit easier. The blind is quite large, so it’s well worth folding up neatly and putting into it’s bag if you plan on taking it away with you.
Features of the Gro Anywhere Blind
- Adapts to any window (up to a maximum of 130cm x 200cm).
- Can be reduced in size to fit smaller windows.
- Comes with it’s own travel bag.
- Premium black out material.
- New moons and stars design.
I literally use this every night in Lambs bedroom. I’m scared not to! Unfortunately for us, Lamb’s bedroom is south facing so is exposed to the sun from dawn until dusk, so a Gro Anywhere Blind is an absolute essential in his bedroom. Otherwise, we will have long nights ahead of us!
We have just booked our first holiday abroad, we are off to Spain in a few days, so both the Travel GroBag and Gro Anywhere Blind will be coming with us. I can’t imagine a holiday without them! In fact, I can’t imagine any bedtime without them, no matter where in the world we are!
We were sent these products free of charge in return for our honest opinion and review.