My DD is 12 weeks and she has inherited a few gro bag thingies but I think they are too light and so end up using a swaddle blanket and another blanket on top- which kind of defeats the whole object of the gro bag. So I was wondering if anyone knows of any kind of duvet type things that can be wrapped around the babies. I know gro bags can have detachable sleeves but I was thinking something more duvet like than grobag like. But obviously something that won't budge. Does any of this even make any sense?!
Ah yes the tog. They don't have any tog ratings - I think some are from Ikea and some are from a French company but they are thin. So I need a thicker tog. Like vertbaudet or something. Bippyhippy I like those Purflo ones as they are natural fibres. I would worry about some being a bit polyesterish.
Do your DC wear long sleeve or short sleeve vests? I am a bit embarrassed to ask this - I feel I should know already but clearly I don't!
My boy loves his bags. We got a couple from TK Maxx 2.5 tog. In this weather he wears a long sleved vest and sleepsuit. If I need to change him in the night he always feels nice and toasty so I'm sure he's plenty warm enough. The temp in our room has been as low as 14 degrees and he's still lovely and warm.
TKMaxx often have original "Grobag" ones at a good price.
If she's not waking up because of the coldm, and her body is toasty warm, then she doesn't need to wear any more. If you find she is cold then dress her in more layers.
Look on www.bumpto3.com (the Grobag website) for tips on how much they should wear for different temperatures. It's much less than you might think - and IME they often get cold hands but the rest of them is fine.