ErgoPouch Sleep Suit Review – As a second time around parent I like to think I know my stuff when it comes to baby essentials, having picked my favourites and stuck with them. However as I mentioned in Kippers eight month update we have been struggling with sleep. So when ErgoPouch got in touch and asked if we would like to review one of their sleep suits I said yes. I find thicker tog sleeping bags hard to come by. Kipper appears to like to be warm (Monkey still sleeps with the covers off!) and with the cold weather upon us and a 100 year old house in need of some new insulation. I was hoping their 3.5tog bag held the magic key…

For those of you who don’t know ErgoPouch is the no.1 Australian sleeping sack brand and is renowned for the design and manufacture of high quality baby swaddles, sleeping bags and sleep suits made from skin-friendly natural breathable fibres. This is really important for us because of Monkey’s delicate skin and eczema problems.. The ergocoon had been acknowledged as ‘hip-healthy’ by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute for their ergonomically designed bell shaped bottom, which provides extra leg room for healthy hips. ErgoPouch  products actually create a mirco-climate for babies and little people so they don’t sweat!

So how did we get on?

Ergopouch sent us sleep suits for both boys, Monkey received a size 2-4 years, Kipper 8-24 months. Lets start with Monkey. He was excited as soon as he saw it wanting to get in it straight away. We moved him out of a bag when around the age of two because it was becoming a concern when he walked around in it. Although his balance was good I always worried that he may topple over. I would have preferred not to have done so as he loved his bags. The most amazing thing about the ErgoPouch sleep suits in Monkey’s eyes is that you can zip up the centre to make into legs. So he can now run around in his bag! Which he proceeded to do very happily, which is great but practically it has some other benefits too:

 

  • For Kipper I can use the bag in a carrier, or pram where I have a harness
  • For both of them I can use it with a forward facing car seat. When you have a tendency to stay out and bring the kids back at bedtime its perfect. As we can transfer them from the car to the cot or bed with very little disturbance.
  • It allows easy access for nappy changing

Its hard to explain how it works in words, but basically there is a zip either side of the bag. If you unzip them you can then attach one side of the front zip to the other side of the back zip. I think with a bit of practice Monkey will even be able to do it on his own.

For the child that is not a fan of duvets or blankets he has happily slept in his bag every night since. Even though he is 4.5 years old and on the taller side the bag still fits fine. I think this is partly because it has stretching side panels which also helps with movement.

As for Kipper, he tried out the 3.5 tog. I have been struggling to get him to settle into his own cot instead he prefers to be in bed with us having cuddles. Since using the ergoPouch bag we are getting through the night until around 5am. He wakes wanting milk but I am confident we will be able to reduce the need for that really early feed soon. Now although I can not say it is because of the bag he is now sleeping through I think it has without doubt helped.

He doesn’t sweat in the bag at all and the fabric is soft against his new skin. I like the fact that the inside of the arms are fleecy. The back and front are padded and almost feel silky to the touch. There is a flap of material covering the top of the zip to ensure it doesn’t dig into his little chin. The zips are well made and robust. I really can not fault these sleeping bags at all. Not only am I recommending them to friends,  I am looking to buy another for Kipper so that we have a spare. The large age range means they are great value for money too as you will easily get more than one season out of them.

 

Things I love other than the obvious (like more sleep)

  • I like that they go up to age six
  • They have arms… I have been looking for bags with arms for a long time. Plus they have fold over cuffs perfect if you are travelling in the suits. Or if your little one likes to scratch.
  • The grip pads on the feet stop Monkey slipping on our wooden floors – they really have thought of everything.
  • The tag is a thermometer so you can see the temperature in your child’s room easily. On reverse it suggests at what temperature you should use which tog bag and also what clothing to use underneath it.
  • I opted for the navy cross but they have some lovely other designs including gender neutral ones.

Things you need to know:

  • Made with organic cotton sheeting filled with cotton
  • Stretchy side panels made with 95% organic cotton and 5% elastane
  • Machine washable and you can tumble dry on a low heat – I have done this with both bags and they have not shrunk at all in the wash.
  • Eco-friendly, no pesticides or chemicals
  • The sleep suits come in three tog sizes so there is something for every season. They also sell swaddles for young babies and armless sleeping bags.
  • Our sleep suits retail at £55.99 each, you can see a full range of product on their website – ErgoPouch

But you do not need to take my word for it. The lovely people at ErgoPouch have one to giveaway to one of my readers. To enter please enter via the Gleam application and note the T&Cs below:

Enter Competition

  • Competition is open to residents of UK aged 18 or over
  • There is no cash alternative offered
  • The winner will be drawn at random and receive an ErgoPouch sleep suit of their choice, colour choices are limited to availability
  • The competition will close on 17th February 2017 at 11.59pm, the winner will be notified through Twitter
  • The Winner will be asked to provide an email address and full postal address

Good Luck!!

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We were given Kipper’s and Monkey’s ErgoPouch Sleep Suits for the purpose of this review, all words and options are my own.

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145 Comments

  1. Love the sound of these! My Elliot is not the best of sleepers! And he tends to kick off covers and get quite warm, but this sounds like it could be a great fit for him. Plus I love the versatility! xx

  2. Jodie Melling Reply

    Ooh fingers crossed this looks amazing. Over Christmas I’ve just moved my 2 year old daughter into her own bed as we always co-slept. This would be perfect for her as she never keeps the duvet or socks on and is always freezing when she wake up. Hopefully she would keep this on and be nice and cosy.

    Jodie x
    #TriedTested

  3. emma walters Reply

    they look great for my little girl when we take the boys to school in the morning, very snug!

  4. Danielle Spencer Reply

    These look so cosy, if only I could squeeze into one 😀

  5. This would be perfect for my grandson! Thank you for the chance 🙂

  6. Jamielee Wells Reply

    These look great and very cosy – such a good idea and suitable for children 🙂 shame they don’t do them for adults

  7. Ema J Lowe Reply

    these look fab. our son is 3 year old and still in his 24-36 month sleeping bags, we will soon be needing something else for him as he wriggles so much and having a sleeping bag, lets my mind rest, knowing he is still nice and warm.

  8. I’d quite like one myself! My 16 month old is such a wriggler at night and loves to be cosy, these look fab x

  9. Charlie Brunton Reply

    These look so great & really well designed! I’d love to win one for my little niece!

  10. If only I had known about these when my kids were little! They are great – especially for kids who turn rround most of the night – like mine – so they don’t get cold. I love how the big sizes are designed! They look so cute in this sleeping suits!;) #BloggerClubUK

  11. Steven - FitDadz.com Reply

    Great post!

    Our first baby is due in 2 weeks so may try these out!

  12. We loved our sleeping bags, but we moved on for the same reason as you. I love the idea of the zippable legs, it solves all my worries about them toppling over face first! They look so snuggly in them too! #bloggerclubUK

  13. These look brilliant! Rory loves he grow bag and it’s so much easier for me! I was wondering what we would do once he outgrew his. It’s great to know there are alternatives in larger sizes!
    #BloggerClubUK

  14. These pods are brilliant. Too bad they don’t make ones for grownups as I quite fancy one myself. Your two look so snug, I wonder if mine would enjoy sleeping in one. #BloggerClubUk xx

  15. Thank you for the information! I haven’t seen one quite like that before. I like that it can split for each legs. That is a nice option for older children.
    #bloggerclubuk

  16. Oh these look fab! I, too, like the idea of arms in a sleeping bag. The leg idea is a great idea for my little wriggler too! #BloggerClubUK

  17. Laura Pritchard Reply

    These would be super-cosy, perfect for my baby nephew!

  18. Rachel Craig Reply

    Great prize. Sleep is so important. Nice sleep suit which children would enjoy wearing.

  19. Lydia Barton Reply

    These look fab (great review btw), I have a 9 month old and a sleep suit with arms is something I really like the sound of.

  20. My eldest always had baby sleeping bags, but my youngest just didn’t take to them – she prefers a blanket (which she can throw off because she’s a very warm baby). But I do love the idea of a sleeping bag that you can zip into a leg format! Great idea! #bloggerclubuk

  21. Sue McCarthy Reply

    I don’t have any children but would love to win this prize for charity, to go to Romania.

  22. Lorraine STONE Reply

    Something a bit different. LOVE the styling and colour.

  23. Nicola Doherty Reply

    I love the Ergo Pouch Sleep suit! I have always been a fan of sleeping bags. I love the colour and patterns! The fact that it zips around the legs making it perfect for being it perfect for being in a pram or in the car!

  24. Debbie Burfoot Reply

    Wow these look super , would love one for my son as he’s always kicking the duvet off and waking up as he’s cold..great idea

  25. Jo Carroll Reply

    I think it’s great they haven’t limited the sizes to just tiny babies. x

  26. Jeanette Leighton Reply

    Have a 4 year old and 6 month old either would love this

  27. Carrie-Anne Brown Reply

    Love the fact they have arms also! most of the sleep suits I’ve seen haven’t, would love to try this for my little man whose 4 months

  28. This brand sounds amazing! Love the fact the legs zip apart and that you can use them in carseats and buggies. We come home at bedtime occasionally after family dinners or seeing friends so it would be much better than half heartedly wrapping a blanket around them. Great post and product! #bloggerclubuk

  29. This looks like a great product, I am going to recommend this to one of my friends!
    #BloggerClubUK

  30. Lynsey Buchanan Reply

    This sleep suit looks so cosy and warm I would love to win for my little nephew, Jack.

  31. Wow, I love how this has helped him sleep through. We need one! I think they look ideal for travel especially late night trips from car to bed and also camping.

  32. These look fab! I’ve not seen these before and its great they do them for monkey’s age too. My friends little boy just can’t take to a duvet, I am going to let her know about these x

  33. Heather Cain Reply

    I love these – so warm comfy and practical and washable what more does one need? My little grandson will love to wear this

  34. lucy higgins Reply

    i would love to win this for my nephew, they look amazing!

  35. FifiFuller Reply

    This would be ideal for my little fella! We use grow bags at the moment but find he always seems cold on the arms and his hands. What a fab idea!

  36. Wow they look great! My 6 month old used to sleep in a bag although I had never bothered with my first, these look great though! #bloggerclubuk

  37. Dawn Wilkinson Reply

    There is a lovely range of products from new-born up. Having scrolled through their facebook page I like so many designs and there are some adorable photos from satisfied customers.

  38. James Harris Reply

    Great prize! If I won I would give it to my sister who is due to give birth in May.

  39. These look so comfy! My two would love these. Great for these cold months as well. xx #BloggerClubUK

  40. Elizabeth Hinds Reply

    Great idea! They’re gorgeous, they look so warm! 🙂

  41. Lynn Heath Reply

    These look so comfy – I’d quite like an adult version!!!!

  42. Jacqueline Chapman Reply

    what a fantastic design! I’d love to win one for my grandson.

  43. Michaela Hannah Reply

    These are such a great idea – my son is such a fidget bum that he is always cold in the morning as he kicks the covers off

  44. ADEINNE TONNER Reply

    Looks like a fantastic product and thank you for the giveaway to win this too

  45. Anthea Holloway Reply

    These look lovely and I know that my little granddaughter would love one!

  46. Sylvia Paul Reply

    This would have been perfect for my Son. He was such a restless sleeper, I used to struggle to keep him covered x

  47. Alison Macdonald Reply

    Not seen these before but they look fab! My little niece has a Grobag sleeping bag but these look much better x

  48. Maria Jane Knight Reply

    Fab,fab, fab!!! I wish these were about when my first born was small!!!

  49. DENISE WILDEN Reply

    These look super cozy and practical ideal to keep babies and busy toddlers snug and warm.

  50. Danielle Graves Reply

    these look fab, the fact you can use them with car seats appeals to me too as sometimes we are late home on a friday and he is asleep in the car.

  51. A particularly lovely giveaway. Perfect for little person in our family.

  52. Lisa Mauchline Reply

    They look so cosy. The sleep suit with legs would be great for my little girl

  53. I’d love to give one of these a go as our 2 year old is a horrid sleeper and forever kicking her blanket off and then she moans as she’s cold :-/

  54. Pauline Black Reply

    These look fab! Perfect for my grandson Jacob! It’s great that it has arms on it, most of the baby sleep bags dont

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