Monday, November 9, 2015

Love to Dream Nuzzlin Sleep Bag review + giveaway

It's no secret I'm a fan of sleeping bags for babies. We've been using sleeping bags ever since bub transitioned from swaddles at a few months old. Mainly because I'm super paranoid about SIDS so I took every step possible to reduce the risk of it happening. Plus once she started rolling there was no way she'd keep a blanket on anyway {or stay at the right end of the cot}. Not much has changed over the last 18 months, she still hates blankets, she still zooms around the cot all night never staying at the "right" end and we still love sleeping bags. I don't see any of it changing any time soon to be honest.

We've recently added to our collection of sleeping bags again. Every few months I get another one because the weather changes and we inevitably need a different tog. She's been wearing a 2.5 tog for winter, but with the weather warming up it was becoming far too hot for her overnight even with short sleeve pyjamas on underneath, so we've now switched to a 1.0 tog Nuzzlin Sleep Bag™.


The 1.0 tog Nuzzlin Sleep Bag™ is the latest offering from Love to Dream. It's a trans-seasonal "all rounder bag" meaning its suitable for the whole year {just adjust the layers of clothing underneath to suit the temperature}. The bag is made from the same new generation muslin as the 0.2 tog Nuzzlin Sleep Bag™, but with an added 100% cotton lining. It's super soft inside and out and is still nice and light. It also has some stretch allowing her to move her legs around freely within the bag {and zoom up and down the cot throughout the night}. 

The 1.0 tog comes in aqua with a cute pear motif, pink with an elephant motif or yellow with a watermelon motif. We have the the pink one and as soon as I opened it bub said "look mum elephant". We clearly got the right one {although I dare say she would've been just as impressed with a watermelon or pear}. The bags are also available in three sizes, 4-12 months, 12-18 months and 18-36 months. Bub is in the 18-36 months size and can I just say thank god they make them to 36 months because I have no intention of giving them up any time soon.


The bag has an extra long zips that does up across the bottom and side of the bag, making nappy changes during the night really easy {no need to take off the entire bag for a quick change}. Bub hardly ever needs a nappy change during the night, but there are the odd occasions when they're needed and easy access comes in handy. It means I can change her quickly and while she's pretty much half asleep still so it doesn't disrupt her sleep too much. There is also a zip guard at the top to stop it rubbing against her skin while she sleeps. Plus the zip closing under her arm means she can't undo the bag herself during the night or when she wakes in the morning {which she's started trying to do with another bag we have}.

Since we've switched to the 1.0 tog Nuzzlin bag she's been having much better sleep. She was waking up every night for a couple of weeks before we switched bags, which I put down to her being overheated. She's only woken two or three nights over the last two weeks and that's been due to night terrors. Having the right tog bag definitely helps everyone get a better night's sleep.

With the bag being trans-seasonal and her bag size being designed to last for another 9 months until she's 3 we'll no doubt get a fair bit of use out of it. There's really no need for us to get another sleeping bag unless she grows out of this one before she's meant to. Its a snug fit width wise {although with the stretch she can still move around freely} but she still has a fair bit of room length wise so hopefully she won't be growing out of it any time soon. I'm really hoping she lasts until she's 3 because sleeping bags have the added bonus of stopping her from trying to climb out of her cot {and I'm so not ready for her to go into a toddler bed yet}. I know she probably won't still be in a cot when she's 3, but I'm going to hold off on moving her for as long as possible, for the sake of our sanity.

If you have a blanket dodging baby or toddler, need to update your current sleeping bag or want to see what all the fuss is about new generation muslin then do yourself a favour and enter the giveaway below.

LOVE TO DREAM NUZZLIN SLEEP BAG GIVEAWAY


Thanks to the team at Love to Dream I have three 1.0 tog Nuzzlin Sleep Bags to give away to 3 lucky Finding Myself Young readers, in a colour and size of your choice. To be in the running to win a sleep bag simply fill in the rafflecopter widget {so I can contact you if you win} and leave me a comment below telling me what's your favourite feature of the Nuzzlin Sleep Bag™ and why you need one in your life.

If you're having any issues leaving a comment please send me a message via facebook or email me and I can help you out :)



Good Luck!

Toni x

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms & Conditions
Competition commences 12:00am November 9th 2015 and ends 12:00pm November 23rd 2015. Entry is open to Australian residents only, excluding ACT. Three readers will win one 1.0 tog Nuzzlin sleep bag valued at $59.95. Total prize pool $179.85. Prize will be delivered by Love to Dream, Finding Myself Young are not responsible for prize delivery. This competition is a game of skill and will be judged as such. All mandatory entry steps must be completed to constitute a valid entry. Incomplete entries will be deemed invalid and excluded from judging. By entering this competition you are agreeing to sign up to Finding Myself Young's monthly newsletter. Winner will have 72hrs to respond or prize will be redrawn. This competition is in no way endorsed, promoted or administered by Facebook.

Disclosure - I was sent a 1.0 tog Nuzzlin Sleep Bag™ for the purpose of review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own based on our experience with the bag, as per my disclosure policy. I did not receive payment for this review.

Linking with Kirsty, Alicia, Eva & Caroline.

42 comments:

  1. Love the zip for nappy changing as I still have one in nappies and this would be a godsend as she doesn't like blankets on her at night.

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  2. i love that it's lightweight. we have a LTD inventa and it's fantastic. we cam late to sleeping bags and only started using them at the beginning of this winter so we have no summer ones. :-)

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    1. We've had an Inventa as well, I love them too. The Nuzzlin really are the perfect option for summer though, they're so soft and light.

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  3. Two words - Daddy proof! Anything that makes life easier for Mummy makes it MUCH easier for Daddy.

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    1. I know right, I had to include the shot of her teeny hand so I remember how tiny it was when she's bigger.

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  5. That looks so cosy and cute, if only they made them for grownups hey! If only I knew somebody expecting, or with a baby, so I could enter the comp x

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    1. Yea I reckon they'd be cool for grown ups lol like a really awesome sleeping bag. I'd totally use one haha.

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  6. Gotta say that the Love To Dream bags are brilliant! We've got the one that keeps their hands in when they're bubs and looking to move up to a cooler sleeveless one for summer. This would be perfect!

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    1. They are great aren't they, we've had a heap of different ones over the last 2yrs.

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  7. I love the extra long zipper and this would be perfect for my baby grandson.

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  8. The zipper, and it's zip end covers sound like great features. I am not in need of these with my kids anymore, but I sure know some mums who'd love one for Christmas ;)

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  9. A lightweight sleeping bag would be perfect for my little acrobat this summer! I love that the zip does up under the arm and has a zip guard to avoid rubbing.

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  10. What a fantastic prize Bub has a few sleeping bags but this one sounds perfect.

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  11. I love that it has a great design, I'd gift it to my sister for my youngest niece

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    1. They're so nice aren't they. I'm sure she'd love to receive one as a gift.

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  12. I have 2 blanket dodging boys! Thank goodness for sleeping bags! These are gorgeous and will be perfect coming into summer for the warmer nights.

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    1. Yes thank goodness for sleeping bags! They're a godsend.

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  13. Baby Raj has one of these and I LOVE it. The weather is Melbourne is all over the place so it is good to have a sleeping bag for when the weather changes during the night and know she will still be cool and warm when need be! Also great for day sleeps! Fab review

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  14. I love the zip that enables easier nappy changes.

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  15. The leightweight fabric is ideal for ensuring a comfortable nights sleep in the tropics.

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    1. Definitely! Its already so hot here in QLD I'm glad there's a bag that's perfect for our weather.

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  16. The fact that the bag is trans seasonal is my favourite feature. I always go to bed worrying if I picked the right bag for the temperature, with the Nuzzlin sleeping bag there would be less worrying and therefore more sleep for mum. Joni Langos

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    1. Yes more sleep for mum is a huge advantage :)

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  17. It's the wriggling around and sleeping upside down that has driven me bonkers with all my littlies! Sleeping bags are a godsend in keeping them snug, and letting this mumma bear get a little more sleep!

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  18. Anything with a Zip is a Winner for me! We started using these bags with our bub in Winter. Would love a light one for Summer- these bags are the best!

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  19. I love that bubs can't kick it off or squirm out and get cold. I need this in my life for my new bubs on the way.

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