ergoPouch REVIEW – The award-winning sleep suit bag

A sleep suit that easily converts into legs making the transition from cot to pram or car very easy. Designed in Australia using natural fibres that are soft and breathable and less likely to aggravate itchy skins. They are tog rated to measure thermal resistance for different seasons. We were given a Spring/Autumn Sleep Suit bag (1.0 Tog) to try out.

Reviewers: Bronwyn and Georgia.

Here’s how mum Bronwyn and baby Georgia got on:

Georgia has been sleeping in her Sleep Suit for about 2 months and is loving it. She had been using a sleeping bag as opposed to a blanket for a while now but she seemed to be getting frustrated and tangled up as she is a little wriggler. The fact that this sleep suit can be converted into legs was very intriguing to me and I did this on night one. We’ve never looked back. I love that it gives my baby a good night’s sleep.
The ergoPouch Sleep Suit is high a quality product and I could feel the difference to other sleep suits the moment I took it out of the packaging. I knew that Georgia would be comfortable – and it washes well too! We have an 8-24-month size and I am confident it will last until she is at least 2 years old!

Pros:
– High Quality Material (Eco Friendly)
– Washes Well
– Easy Access for nappy changes
– Use in Car Seat / pram (with harness) and easy transition into the cot.

Cons:
– The Price is higher than most sleeping bags but I feel it is well worth it because of the quality.

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ergoPouch is an Award-Winning sleeping bag made from breathable fibres which keep your little ones body temperature constant. It is a safe way for to keep your baby warm without the need for blankets and perfect from birth. It makes nappy changes easy and is safe for use in the car seat / pram too.

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ergoPouch is now available in John Lewis and the price ranges from £49.99 and £59.99.

 

Nurture One nesting cushion review – Independent baby sleeping anywhere

South African based nurtureOne developed their pillow in order to help parents provide a secure, peaceful, resting environment for their little one. Ahead of its launch in the UK, we were asked to give our thoughts on the product, having had one since Georgia’s early days here, 10 months ago.

Reviewers: Kieran, Bronwyn and Georgia.

The nurtureOne pillow is a brilliant quality product. It washes well and is made from very high quality fabric and can be folded / rolled up so no problems taking it away with us (which we did quite a bit).

Essentially it is a pillow, so there’s no confusion on how to get the best use out of it. We’ve had Georgia sleeping in her crib, in the bed, on the sofa and even in our laps – all the while feeling comfortable and confident she was safe and secure.

 

We started using the pillow when Georgia was about a week old and wouldn’t sleep – and if she did she had to sleep on us. I remembered the nurtureOne had been bought as a present by my step-mother so thought I’d give it a go – and amazingly she started sleeping on the pillow, not us!

From then, I would use the pillow in her crib, and if I had her sleeping in the bed with me. I felt confident she was safe and that this was one less thing I would have to worry about. It is also great for feeding – we would feed her whilst she lay on the pillow, meaning if she fell asleep on the bottle, transferring her to her crib would mean she wasn’t disturbed.

We travelled to France when she was just 3 weeks old, and I wasn’t going without this pillow. It rolled up quite compact and was a godsend on our holiday. She slept just as she would at home, and I am convinced this was because she felt content in her pillow. We travelled to South Africa 4 months later and it worked this time round too. It didn’t matter where we were, or which cot / bed she was sleeping in, it was just like being at home in her crib.

The biggest benefits we found was that she started sleeping a little more independently – this gave me a break, and a chance to get a few hours of sleep too. It makes travelling easier, washes well and dries very quickly – often I would run it through the machine in the morning, and it would be dry and ready come night time. The cost is £90, but if I had to do it again, I would pay that instantly. My husband has bought the pillow as a gift for 2 of his expectant friends, and would say it is the best gift he can give a new parent – the gift of sleep!

We stopped using it when she grew out of it at about 8 months, but by then she had a strong sleeping routine and so there didn’t seem to be any issue.

 

Pros:

  • Provides a comfortable cacoon like place for baby to sleep
  • Easy to transport so your baby doesn’t realise she’s sleeping in a different environment
  • Washes Well
  • Easy to transfer baby from cuddling to cot – this is supposed to be brilliant for breast feeding babies but I didn’t breast feed so wasn’t able to comment on this.

Cons:

  • Price, retailing at £90 for a pillow can be considered on the more expensive side.

 

Rating

Functionality / usability – 10

Aesthetics and design – 10

Value for money –  7

Quality – 9

Innovativeness – 7

 

The nurtureOne cushion retails at £90

Designed and developed in South Africa by Jenny Spiro and Esther Nieder-Heitmann, the nurtureOne pillow is said to be an ideal sensory environment for your baby, allowing for a smooth transition from feeding to crib, regulating body temperature and sustaining good sleeping patterns

You can have a look on their website here: nurtureOne