I had this whole awesome post ready to go.
It was very Moira and/or “Brand Advice” TV commercial. Mostly because I’m excited about this product. But also because I’ve got one to giveaway.
You know the one’s I mean? Where some kindly woman stands in front of an entire wall of a product in a supermarket to tell you about the “exciting new range” from so and so.
And then miraculously arrives at a B-grade celebrity’s home to talk to them about the awesomeness of the exciting new range.
Hey, I’m not bagging the commercials. They’re great. And I’ve been known to find myself wandering through the Latina aisle for no apparent reason other than I”ve got Latina on the brain (Thanks, Andrew Daddo).
But that post deleted itself. And by deleted itself I mean that I didn’t save it and closed the page. Because that’s what all the bright people of this world do…
Instead you get this:
I LOVE Woolbabe Duvet Sleeping bags.
1. Straight-jacket like properties.
Which sounds like I’m trying to keep my children restrained. Which is the truth.
For the past six months my two darling precious boys have been greeting me at the end of nap times and in the morning.
On each other. On their cots. On the walls. On the floor.
First they learned how to take their pants off.
Then they learned how to take their nappies off.
Then they learned how to take their pants off, undo their clip up suits, take off their training pants and THEN take off their nappies.
And throw. poo. at. each. other.
It was like that scene from Slumdog Millionaire. Every day. At least twice a day.
I may or may not have threatened to drown myself in the toilet. At least twice a day.
At least it would have been more sanitary.
Then these miraculous sleeping bags arrived from Woolbabe. One front zip and one side zip.
And I may or may not have started singing “Hallelujah”.
These beauties are toddler proof. My two little escape artists haven’t figured out how to undo either the front or the size zip bag (and they’ve both worn both).
The Woolbabe Duvet Weight Sleeping Bags get the Houdini tick of approval.
2. Warmth and comfort.
With a 30% Merino/70% cotton outer, the sleeping bags are soft and lush to the touch.
The filling is 100% Australian wool and is the only bag in the world that uses quilted wool filling for additional warmth and temperature regulation.**
Since we’ve taken the sides of the cots off (thanks to Oscar having a Black Caviar fantasy and finding the child astride the cot riding it down the home straight) we’ve also been lacking in sleep.
Twin 2 year old boys + free run of their bedroom = no one in the house sleeping.
Left to their own devices the Two will play for hours. And hours.
And then fall asleep on the floor and wake up an hour later.
And play for hours. And hours.
The bags impede the running around. And more often than not it’s only taken Oscar and Fraser about 15-20 minutes to settle down.
I still find sleeping children on the floor and under the beds, but thanks to the merino sleeping bags I know that they are warm and comfortable.
There’s a big difference between 5-6 wake ups a night and only 2-3. Huge.
Around here we are also desperately trying to avoid a repeat of Oscar’s late winter grand hospital adventure. He gets very wheezy and the cool night air does nothing for him.
If Oscar toddler dials you, you’ll know. He sounds like a stalker with emphyzema.
I am always concerned about the temperature and his chest, and because he’s a skinny mini I worry how well he regulates his own temperature.
The Duvet Weight sleeping bags can be used between approximately 14° to 22°C by varying the clothes you put on your babe overnight. Which makes them perfect for autumn through to spring (and cooler nights in summer). Which means I am less concerned about Oscar’s sleeping arrangements and the temperature in his room and more concerned with getting some sleep myself.
I’m so impressed by these sleeping bags. Washing was a dream (gentle wash with liquid wool wash). They took a little while to dry thanks to cold rainy days and a clothes horse. The side zip bag dried much faster, thanks to the zip going right around the feet so the bag completely opens. Next time I’ll turn the front zip bag inside out and place the clothes horse over the heater. You can tumble dry on low but my dryer doesn’t have a “low” setting and I was too afraid of shrinking these sanity-saving, life-changing wonders!
They are quick becoming a winter essential in our house!
You can score your own Australian designed merino Woolbabe by heading to The Sleep Store and snapping one (or two) up. They are available in sizes 3-24 months and 2-4 years (suitable from 12kg).
You can enter this giveaway to win your babe their very own Merino Woolbabe Duvet Weight Sleeping Bag (RRP $129) by telling me:
What are your winter essentials?
Bonus points for following Woolbabe on Facebook (let me know in the comments).
Terms and Conditions.
1. Open to Aussie/NZ residents only
2. Competition opens 9pm 17/7/2012 and ends 7pm 23/7/2012
3. This is a competition based on skill. Winner will be chosen on the basis of their answer.
**Disclaimer: I was provided with two Duvet Weight Woolbabe Sleeping Bags (one front zip and one side zip) for the purposes of review. No payment was offered nor accepted. This is my honest opinion and I actually want to cry when it’s time to wash our sleeping bags and they can’t wear them for the day sleep.**