Safe Sleep during Summer with The Gro Company

This is the best start to a summer we've had in, well, as long as I can remember! There comes a point though were it's just too much as far as trying to sleep goes. 
It's not so bad for older children and adults as we can toss and turn and put one foot out of the bed (and up the wall!) to cool down. But for babies - they are entirely helpless when it comes to the heat.

It is imperative that your baby doesn't overheat, and in the summer this can be very distressing for a parent. Are they wearing too little, are they wearing too much? It's one big hot, sweaty headache.

The Gro Company endeavour to make safer sleep for babies (and longer sleep for adults!). You'll have seen that I've reviewed a couple of their products before such as the Gro-Anywhere Blind (read HERE) and the Gro-Light (read HERE) and I think very highly of their innovative products. They're exactly what you need with a little one on the house, that's for sure.

Today, I'm going to share with you how to get a sound and, more importantly, safe night's sleep in this summer heat - without having to worry one bit.

Gro-egg Room Thermometer

This handy little night light-come-thermometer not only provides you with accurate info as to the heat of your littlun's room, but also colour codes the night light for even easier detection of temp changes that you need to be aware of.

From pale blue, to yellow, to orange, to a deep red, it's easy to see whether the room is too cold, too hot or just right without having to decipher the meaning of the numbered degrees C.

We used this last night and I'm actually really very glad we did, because I had no idea the room was quite so hot - a whopping 23.9c at 10pm at night. When I first plugged it in, it was over 25c and was bright red. Honestly, I knew it was hot - but I wouldn't have thought that hot. Made me realise how I'd been over-dressing him for bed in this heatwave. Scary.

The gentle glow of the light was sufficient enough to see Finley's face in the night to have a quick check on him and should there have been a dramatic change in temperature throughout the night - I could have easily popped an extra layer on if needed.

Gro-egg's retail at £21.99 at the Gro Store HERE ..... but.... I've found them on offer at Amazon HERE for just £13.50 at the moment!! Woohoo!

Definitely worth investing in this heat and will be incredibly helpful as the night's get cooler too.

** You can pimp up your Gro-egg with shells that pop over the top, transforming the look of the egg into a character such as an owl or monkey too. They're in the region of around £6 but they're on offer for £4.49 at the moment on Amazon HERE. **

Grobag Baby Sleep Bags.

The last thing you want is to be worrying whether your littl'un is too hot under his covers or too cool, having kicked them off.

It's all very well having the brilliant Gro-egg to tell you the temperature but then you have to fix the sleeping environment to suit on top.

Available in a vast array of designs, age/sizes and togs, Grobags are the answer to that blanket issue.

Even the packaging is wonderful about the Grobag, it comes complete with a  handy guide as to what baby should wear at what temperatures, with what tog bag. On the other side of that is also a room thermometer too. This info card and thermometer comes with all 0-6m and 6-18m size Grobags.

Such a handy bit of information for all parents to keep. 

Grobags come in a variety of warmth ratings (togs):
  • 3.5 tog for cold room temperatures of 12-15°C (54-59°F)
  • 2.5 tog for standard room temperatures of 16-20°C (61-68°F)
  • 1.0 tog warmer weather and in rooms of 21-23°C (69-74°F)
  • 0.5 tog hot weather and very warm rooms of 24-27°C (75-81°F)
We opted for the cute carnival design for Finley and the 1.0 tog which is perfect for this time of year.

What I didn't know about Grobags, until I received mine, was that they actually fit a 5 point harness, so you can not only use them in their cot/bed, but also use them instead of blankets in the car seat or pram thanks the vent at the back and the two way zip at the front. I plan on taking mine on our little break away to Blackpool in a couple of weeks so it certainly saves me taking a load of different type of blankets for either our day trips or bed time.

Finley babbles to his Grobag, well, the characters! He slept soundly in it all night for the past couple of nights and has not woken up once during the night. He actually slept right through and, this morning, we had to wake him at 9.20am!! That, obviously, could be a coincidence but let's face it - the comfier you are the better the sleep. So who knows!

Grobags aren't just for babies - they also go from 0-6m right up to 6-10yrs. So if you're planning on camping this summer and a sleeping bag sounds unbearable right now for your older children - perhaps a Grobag could take their place instead?

Grobags retail at around the £25 mark at the Gro-Store. The Carnival design, specifically, is £25.99. For peace of mind in the comfort and safety of your baby throughout the summer nights, it's a pittance in the grand scheme of things.

What have you found that helps baby during these hot summer nights?

DISCLAIMER: Finley was gifted the above mentioned products for the purposes of review. All opinions are my own and I was not paid to write this post. Hope it's helped you fellow mums & dads out!


  1. Lovely looking Grobag.
    I've just bought a new sleeping bag but my one is a plain boring blue :-(
    This one looks much nicer.

  2. I never would have thought about the temp during the hot months! Must be really weird having to think about the discomfort your child may be feeling while they can't talk!

    Corinne x

  3. Great products I'll have to try them out when our little one comes they be very handy as our little one is due to be born in the winter and I don't want them being too cold.

  4. I love the grobags. The guide was so handy when I was a new mummy. Thanks for sharing on #britmumsreviews

  5. he looks so tiny in the gro bag, very cute!

  6. Thank you for this fabulous post. I have a question. For a new parent that is researching the best baby products to buy, which product will you recommend as the must-have before every other product? Thank you.


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