Monday, May 17, 2010
aden + anais Sleeping Bag Review and Giveaway - CLOSED
As a new parent, I’ve spent plenty of time thinking of how best to keep my baby safe and appropriately dressed during the night as she sleeps. For the first four months or so, Rosemary slept swaddled, so that made it really easy as far as adding blankets in her crib. Since then, I’ve tried a variety of different sleepers and sleeping bags for her to sleep in. I was recently given the opportunity to try an aden + anais sleeping bag and I was really looking forward to it. While I hadn’t tried any of the blankets or other products myself, I’d heard great things about aden + anais on several different Mom forums and blogs.
I received the aden + anais jungle jam monkey sleeping bag in medium for Rosemary to try out. The sleeping bag is 100% cotton muslin and is designed to wear over a baby’s pajamas, eliminating the need for crib blankets. The sleeping bag and is so soft and cuddly, even after being washed at least half a dozen times. This is the perfect material for a baby to have as a blanket/sleep bag.
I love how light and airy the sleep bag is and how it’s perfect for all temperatures. At first I was a little nervous it was too light and she’d get cold in the bag. Not the case at all. Regardless if it’s been a cool night or a warm night, she’s been the perfect temperature with this bag. With other pajamas or sleep bags, I’ve previously noticed her feet were freezing and other times she’d be sweating. I haven’t noticed this once with the aden + anais bag. I love that I can keep her the perfect temperature without having to add additional blankets in her crib. Safety is of course always an issue in our nursery, so having one less thing in her crib works great for us!
Another thing I like is that the bag zips from the bottom. In my opinion this makes diaper changes easier, especially in the middle of the night. Also, the sleep sacks that have it zippered from the top allow the zipper to scratch Rosemary’s neck a little, so I like to use ones with it zippered from the bottom more. The only thing I did notice about the zipper is that it didn’t always catch very well, and a few times I found it hard to get the zip zippered. I’m not sure really why this would be, I think it’s just that it’s a plastic zipper instead of metal one like some of her others.
Have I mentioned that this sleeping bag is also adorable? It is. I love the monkey design we received and I also like so many of the other patterns aden + anais has as well, it’s going to be hard narrowing down Rosemary’s next one!
Other than the few times the zip wouldn’t catch, I really love this blanket! It’s by far become my favorite of Rosemary’s sleeping bags and pajamas so I hope to get more soon. aden + anais have multiple patterns available for all of their products so it shouldn’t be hard for anyone to find something they love. Products range from the great sleeping bags we tried out to several other blankets, bibs, towels and more.
If you’d like to purchase your own aden + anais sleeping bag or something else from the aden + anais line, you can do so either directly from their website, or by entering your zip code to locate a retailer closest to you.
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If you are interested (which I’m sure you are), aden + anais has generously offered one of my readers their very own sleep sack for free!
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Giveaway is open to entrants in the U.S. and ends on May 28, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. A comment number will be drawn at random from random.org. Winner will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond. If I don't hear back, another winner will be selected.