It’s no secret that I’m a fan of The Sleep Store for buying baby wears. (Evident in my ‘9 Handy Newborn Must-haves’ post…) I love their product range, the fact that I don’t have to leave the house to shop for baby essentials, their free sleep support for all of us mamas and papas trying to catch some zzz’s, and I especially love their sales and deals to make baby shopping that little bit easier on the bank balance.
For the past couple of months I have been enjoying having Albie wear a Woolbabe merino/organic cotton sleeping gown at nighttimes – from The Sleep Store.
In the first few months of Albie’s life we found gowns to be the easiest outfits for nighttimes. With a merino or cotton bodysuit as an under layer, the gowns provided easy access for nappy changing at all hours of the night. With a summer baby, the merino and organic cotton fabric combo of the Woolbabe gowns is perfect – we didn’t feel like we had to worry about him overheating or getting too cold in the night.
My first thought when dressing Albie in the Woolbabe gown was that it was soooo soft. A beautiful feel on the skin, and no itching like you get with some wool products.
My second thought occurred when I woke up at 7am the morning after Albie’s first night in his Woolbabe gown and the babe was happily waking up after a 10 hour sleep! I’ll give you that one, Woolbabe.
I don’t normally buy a lot of colourful baby things (actually, that’s true for most things I buy), so our little guy tends to wear a wide variety of neutrals. But in the case of choosing our Woolbabe gown, I was quite proud of myself for opting for ‘TIDE’ (a cool, pastel blue) rather than my safe option of always going with grey. The colour options in the Woolbabe range are far from garish, and perfect for a bit of a colour-phobe like me.
I was initially a bit skeptical at the fact that the gown didn’t have an envelope or elastic at the bottom, as we’d been previously enjoying the elastic banded gowns. But it really didn’t matter – I don’t think it rode up his legs/torso any more than the elastic banded gowns did. Albie is a tall wee thing, so having his legs free to kick around in the mornings when he’s not yet dressed was handy. (We always paired the gowns with long socks, such as merino Lamingtons.)
So yep, I’m a Woolbabe fan. For sure. And I encourage you to give their range a go, or trawl through the other fabulous options The Sleep Store have for sleepwear.
Now that Albie is approaching four months, we’ve got him wearing zipped sleepsuits – they’re sooo good. We’re loving the Bonds Wondersuits, and looking forward to getting our hands on the Woolbabe merino/organic cotton sleepsuits for winter.
Ps. Albie’s legs look slightly too long for this gown in these photos – and they are. A combination of being in the 98th percentile for length and me not taking these photos until he was 3 1/2 months old, wearing a 0-3 month size suit.