One of those parenting debates that crops up time and time again is the one about sleeping arrangements. I’m going to come out of the co-sleeping closet and declare that we co-sleep… sort of. My babies sleep in a crib sidecarred to my side of our bed. For us, this form of co-sleeping works best because it maintains separate sleep spaces but still provides the benefits of a family bed. Everybody gets more sleep, and close proximity reduces the risk of SIDS and facilitates breastfeeding at the same time (which also significantly reduces the risk of SIDS).
We all know how important it is to make sure your baby has a safe sleeping environment with a firm surface and no pillows, comforters, quilts, or bumper pads. From the very beginning, I’ve been diligent – some might say paranoid – about ensuring there are no loose blankets that might cover my baby’s face. Tee used a sleep bag until she moved into a toddler bed at two and a half. At 18 months, Kay still uses a sleep bag every night, though at this age it’s more about her kicking off the blanket than it is about fear of SIDS.
Wee Urban is a Canadian company that makes sleep bags featuring modern and sophisticated animal designs. Wee Urban’s premium line is made in Canada, but they’ve recently launched a new series of products made overseas with global partners that are ISO regulated, fair trade certified, and comply with regional safe working practices and safety standards, so you can be confident you’re buying ethically made apparel. One of those new products is the Cozy Basics Sleep Bag.
I received for review this Cozy Basics aqua elephant sleep bag in 18-36 months. It’s nice and roomy, and I’m positive that Kay will be able to wear this comfortably until she graduates into a big girl bed. The cotton/polyester blend is quite soft and machine washable of course. The sleep bag unzips all the way around so even when Kay’s being extra wiggly, it’s (relatively) easy to get her in and out. My favourite feature is in fact that two way zipper. I can zip it from the top to get Kay in, or from the bottom for quick diaper changes while she’s sleeping. Win!
My sleep bag was a little thinner than I expected, and it does a good job of keeping Kay warm without weighing her down. She’s never had any difficulty sitting or standing up in it, unlike some thicker sleep bags we’ve used. The moderate weight and breathable fabric mean that I can use this sleep bag year-round by adjusting her clothing underneath.
I do wish that this sleep bag was made of natural fibers like their other items, but Wee Urban does carry a premium sleep bag in organic cotton and bamboo if that’s important to you. Wee Urban’s sleep bags are tested to comply with all CPSIA, ASTM and Health Canada standards.
Wee Urban carries Cozy Basics Sleep Bags in 3 different colour prints and in 0-6 months, 6-18 months, and 18-36 months for $37.99.
Disclosure: I received a sample item for review. All opinions expressed are completely honest and my own, based on my personal experience. Your experience may differ.