With winter fast approaching and the cold weather setting in, I know it is that time of year to bring out the thermals and the winter bedding. I realised that I did not have a winter sleeping bag for Isabelle, she has all of her bedding but being a wriggler at night I like to make sure that she is warm and covered and the only way that I can ensure this is by using a sleeping bag. It never occurred to me that her current sleeping bags wouldn’t quite cut it when it came to winter, I was naive and thought oh yes it’s the right size so that will do for that period. Luckily By Carla came to the rescue with one of their 2.5 tog sleeping bags on in the beautiful Play Time print.
By Carla, was launched in 2009 and is part of the Kit for Kids group. It was developed to combine the experiences and opinions of real parents, along with the latest research.
Consulting with early years professionals on their projects which are aimed at encouraging the interaction between parent and child. As well as aiding a baby’s developmental needs using fun unisex prints in a variety of colours. They are not only vibrant but also unique.
I received the 2.5 tog sleeping bag in the Playtime, it is bright, colourful and exciting. It makes a change from the usual sleeping bags that I have seen. The bright colours match perfectly with Isabelle’s brightly coloured bedroom. When it arrived it was beautifully packaged and tied with gorgeous black ‘By Carla’ ribbon.
The sleeping bag is made feom 100% cotton, with polyester wadding making it very soft and cosy for Isabelle. She can kick and move about to her heart’s content but yet she will remain warm.
The sleeping bags have great attention to detail, containing a full length zip on the right side which allows for easy access particulary useful for those nighttime nappy changes. This means that that you can try and keep disturbance to a minimum. The sleeves are also easily removable with the use of poppers, great for when your child gets too warm and they can even be removed whilst wearing.
Isabelle is still a little on the small side (still wearing 6-9 month old clothes) at almost 12 months so the size of the 6-18 month old sleeping bag is very generous size wise. I know it will last us a while.
We have been using the sleeping bag for a few weeks now so can confirm that it is machine washable and luckily for me, it can be tumble dried. It has had a few good spins around both and it still looks great. There has been no fading to the print, no shrinking and it regains its shape easily, it fact, it still looks brand new.
Isabelle likes to do full laps of her cot and often some rather impressive cot acrobatics so there have been a few times when I have woke to find Isabelle like this
I have no idea how she does it and I have spoken to other parents and they have never had the same issue. She cannot undo the popper buttons herself so it must be on a very strenuous night of activity that she can bust out of the sleeping bag and her pyjama pants!
The full range of By Carla items can be viewed in full at www.bycarla.co.uk. Products available from JoJo Maman Bebe, Mothercare and Amazon amongst others.