Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Mummy Must Have Review | Plum Sleeping bag

Brr its cold outside! And inside if you live in a tiled house like me. Seriously, holy arctic vortex batman how flipping cold has it been in QLD the last week? I know its winter and all but this is unprecedented cold. And of course our reverse cycle air con downstairs has decided to die again {I swear its just an endless money pit} so we've been trying to heat the whole house with one tiny little foot heater, which isn't working at all.

The good thing though is that we have a new reverse cycle air conditioner in our bedroom so we're all set at night. Bub unfortunately doesn't have that luxury as she drew the short straw and has the coldest room in the house. There's no way I'm putting the small heater in her room at night though as I'm far too paranoid about fires. We used to have sheets in her cot when she first started sleeping in it at about 6 months old, but once she started rolling at night and crawling around her cot they were rendered useless. She literally doesn't keep still at night, I swear she has ants in her pants or something, she's constantly rolling side to side and crawling from one end of the cot to the other. So naturally blankets are a waste of time, they just end up screwed up in a ball at the opposite end of the cot. To combat this I've been using sleeping bags since she could roll. Thankgod for sleeping bags, they're seriously one of the best baby products ever invented.

I'd be a paranoid mess without sleeping bags and she'd probably be sleeping in our bed most nights just to stay warm. Thankfully a few weeks back we got a new 2.5 tog sleeping bag ready for winter so we were prepared {otherwise I'd of been running out to the shops to buy one this week}. Up until about two weeks ago she was still wearing her 0.2 tog sleeping bag with flannelette pjs, but the overnight temperature in her room has plummeted down to an average of 16 degrees now so it was definitely time to move to the 2.5 tog.

Her new sleeping bag is the penguin bag from Plum. It's got cute little penguins on the front which bub likes to point out to me all the time. The bag has a cotton jersey lining and outer layer with polyester wadding for warmth. It's so soft and snuggly and it doesn't affect her allergies which is a must for us.


It also has a double ended zip so there's easy access for nappy changes during the night without having to undo or take off the entire bag. Both ends of the zip also have tab covers for extra security and to protect little hands and faces from the zips. I actually do it up and then close both zip ends at the bottom and tuck them under the bottom tab. There's also press studs under the arms to make the arm holes smaller for smaller children if needed. Bub's arms can just fit with the press studs shut, but she's fine with them opened up so I leave them open. The sleeping bag comes in two sizes 6-18 months or 18 - 36 months {bub's in 18-36 months}.




The penguin sleeping bag {$69.95} is just one of many sleeping bags available at Plum. Plum collections is an Australian owned family business that's been in the Pepper family for three generations. Established in 1965, by Bob and Nell Pepper, the business is now owned and run by Bob's grandson Shane Pepper and his wife Eugenie.

Plum has two labels - "Plum" a fashion label for newborns to toddlers and "Precious" a label which specialises in clothing for newborns {0000-0}. Plum products include an extensive range of Australian designed clothing, sleepwear, swaddles and sleep bags. Plum products are designed locally by a small in-house design team. Plum is available both online and in major department stores Australia wide {including David ones and Baby Bunting}, you can view the entire range online.


Do/did you use sleeping bags with your kids?

Toni x


Disclosure - I was sent a Plum sleeping bag for review. All opinions expressed are based on my experience with the sleeping bag. I did not receive payment for this review.

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14 comments:

  1. Hadn't realised that Plum was an Aussie brand. The sleeping bag was a necessity in our household when my boy was younger .

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  2. Oh yes, couldn't live without a sleep suit like this when our kids were small. Like you, I was terrified of fires!

    Visiting today from #teamIBOT x (isn't it funny how I seem to get you most weeks?!)

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    1. I'm so petrified of fires, even using the small heater downstairs freaks me out! But its been so bloody cold.

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  3. Sleeping bags were my saviour when my girls were young!

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    1. I have no idea what I'd do without sleeping bags.

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  4. Totally loved sleeping bags here, and actually was gifted a couple of Plum ones - they are excellent quality!

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  5. Sleeping bags were the best thing I ever discovered as a new Mum, they eliminated so much worry. xx

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    1. Yep I would've been an anxious mess without them {especially in the beginning few months}.

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  6. These are the BEST!!! I love that Plum make them all the way to 3 years old. My son loves wearing his!

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    1. Yep I love that they go to 3yrs too because we'll definitely be using them til then. And hopefully by then she'll of learnt to keep blankets on or I don't know what I'll do.

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  7. OMG! I love a good sleeping bag for the kids and this is so so cute! I love it and I also love that is Australian! Thanks for sharing. Totally going to check this out

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