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Newborn Gro bag?

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Maurice169 Sun 04-Oct-15 11:12:25

Has anyone used a 'Gro bag' to sleep their newborn in?.

WiIdfire Sun 04-Oct-15 11:14:23

I did, but he was 11lb 2 at birth, and the Grobag branded bags are suitable from 8lb 8 upwards, so he was fine. Depends on the weight of the baby.

FATEdestiny Sun 04-Oct-15 16:50:37

Yep. All of my children have been in grobag sleeping bags from newborn.

BathshebaDarkstone Sun 04-Oct-15 16:52:04

Me too, he was 9 lb 12 oz. smile

Fugghetaboutit Sun 04-Oct-15 16:54:30

I had to swaddle mine as his flailing arms woke him when newborn. Can you still use a gro bag on top of swaddle - wondering for my next one

BathshebaDarkstone Sun 04-Oct-15 16:55:26

Also, 11 lb 2? shock Ouch!

Buttercup27 Sun 04-Oct-15 16:58:32

I swaddled both of mine until they didn't like it anymore, they then went straight into groups bags (somewhere between 6-9 weeks ish )

Maurice169 Tue 06-Oct-15 07:40:54

Thanks for all the info. Think I'll give it a go. If baby's smaller I might do as some have and swaddle until he/she is big enough.

MuddyWellyNelly Tue 06-Oct-15 09:35:36

We found one in Asda that was better for our small newborn. The Grobag does also now fit but the Sainsbury one is still massive. We also have a kiddicare one suitable from 7lbs but it's 2.5tog so not used it yet.

fluffikins Tue 06-Oct-15 14:22:25

Just make sure they have the poppers under the arms for a newborn as their necks are so much smaller. Gro snugs are perfect for a swaddle come bag hybrid - I thoroughly recommend them

Maurice169 Tue 06-Oct-15 19:18:06

Thanks fluffikins
Just had a quick look on Amazon re grow snugs, exactly what I had in mind!

Whoami24601 Tue 06-Oct-15 20:36:23

I had a brilliant one from Mothercare

Like this one

with poppers under the arms. They really are tiny when they're born! Agree with other posters though, swaddling is best in the beginning. No need to buy a special swaddle though - a reasonable sized blanket will do!

fluffikins Tue 06-Oct-15 21:25:58

I was awful at swaddling and DD pulled out of it every time and often lifted the blanket over her face. The gro snug gave me peace of mind that she was secure and safe and it has the poppers on the arms so that you can wean them off it slowly by letting just one arm at a time out. I was gutted when she hit 12lb and grew out of it!

ijustwannadance Tue 06-Oct-15 21:32:51

My advice is just buy one until you know baby is happy in it. My DD hated sleepbags because she couldn't kick them off like her blankets.

museumum Tue 06-Oct-15 21:34:12

Yes. From about two weeks. It took me that long to work out that ds gated being swaddled blush

WorzelsCornyBrows Tue 06-Oct-15 21:39:29

I personally wouldn't use one from birth, but from around 3 months they're amazing. Merino Kids grow bags are great, really snug around the torso, so don't move around and great in summer and winter. But they're not cheap.

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