Last week saw Lottie return to preschool and as a result, she was exhausted. I’ve had to wake her up from afternoon naps, as I think she’d have slept all night otherwise. And when I woke her up on Thursday, she was still sleepy, it was pouring with rain, so it seemed the perfect opportunity to have a girlie afternoon with all the goodies and Snuggle Sac sent to us by Room to Grow recently.
Room to Grow is an online retailer who sells pretty much everything you could need for a child’s bedroom, from the furniture, right down to the accessories. They kindly sent us their Snuggle Sac to review and use as part of our sleepover.
We’ve recently been struggling to find suitable bedding for Lottie. She is still in a cotbed at the moment. We took the sides off when she was two, but she just refused to stay in bed and/or go to sleep. So we ended up putting them back on. She also still sleeps in a sleeping bag. She constantly throws a duvet off and ends up waking up because she’s cold, and she just loves her sleeping bags. But we’re at the stage now, where they are getting too small for her.
About Snuggle Sac
So when we heard about Snuggle Sac, it seemed the perfect solution between a sleeping bag and a duvet. It’s like a grown up sleeping bag, but the zip only opens part way down. So the child has the covers more securely fitted over them. It also has space in the head area to insert a pillow if you want to. This stops it from being thrown out of the cot at every given opportunity. The whole thing comes in a tote bag, so would be perfect to throw in the car for holidays, or sleepovers.
The Snuggle Sac is made from the softest fleece material, but has a cotton layer inside, which I think prevents children from getting too hot as it’s more breathable. It’s a simple idea, but it’s exactly what we had been looking for.
Although, I think we may need to buy another one for Frankie too.
Our Snuggle Sac sleepover
Having a PJ day and watching movies was one of the things on our summer bucket list that we never got round to (how fast did the summer holidays go?!) So it was nice to spend an afternoon at home with the girls. We got into our PJs and they cuddled up in the Snuggle Sac on the sofa.
Then we opened up the box of goodies that Room to Grow had sent for our sleepover. Popcorn, sweets, games, toys and a DVD. I could do with a weekly subscription to this sort of box. They were over the moon with their supplies, with smiles on even the sleepiest face in the house.
Both the girls loved the Snuggle Sac and sat together on it playing with their new game and toy and watching the DVD. It’s difficult to describe, but it’s really cosy, but not too hot.
And when you’ve had enough of your big sister, you can simply get on the floor with the Snuggle Sac, or play peekaboo with it.
I think the fact that Frankie wants a Snuggle Sac (and I wish they did adult sized ones) is testament to how much we love it. It’s super soft, portable, easy to use, and the perfect transition from a sleeping bag to a duvet. Although, now we have this, I’m not sure we even need to worry about a duvet. It’s big enough for a single bed and is machine washable and it’s endorsed by the Children’s Sleep Charity, so it’s everything we need and more.