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Gro To Sleep: Safer Sleep from Birth to Bed

Bringing a new baby home

Is one of the most magical moments of your life

A whole new human being

That you have grown and nurtured

That you have been expecting for nine months

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Bringing a new baby home

Is one of the most terrifying moments of your life

A whole new human being

That you have grown and nurtured

That you have been expecting for nine months

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One of the things

That you will agonise over

As a new parent

Is where your baby will sleep

Where will they sleep?

What will they sleep in or on?

What will they wear to sleep?

How will they sleep?

There are so many questions

And for every question multiples of answers

And many, many people offering advice

It is hard to know what to do

What to choose

Who to trust

It is important to talk to experts

And vital to know

That well meaning loved ones

Are not always right

Their advice and ideas

May be lovely

May have worked for them

But they may not be up to date

And they may not be right

It is important to talk to health professionals

And charities such as The Lullaby Trust

To make sure any guidelines you are following

For safer sleep

Are correct and up to date

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I have also found

As a soon to be mummy of five children

That finding a brand that you like and trust

That is led by experts

Linked to relevant charities

Recommended by health professionals

Will go a long way in giving you peace of mind

And keeping your baby safe

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One such brand is The Gro Company

A brand that I have used with all of my children

A brand that I have been honoured to work with

For 4 years through my blog

A brand that is passionate about facilitating safe sleep

For all babies

Newborns

Born at 27 weeks

Born at 27 weeks

Older babies

My giant 4 month old has outgrown her bouncy chair!  She is very pleased with herself x

Toddlers

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Preschoolers

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You can read more about the company

Their credentials and their ethos

Their long running partnership with The Lullaby Trust here

Right now I would like to take you through their main sleep products

To take you on a journey of safer sleep

From birth to single bed

Starting with the Gro Swaddle

For babies from 0 – 3 months

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Wrap your young baby up in this soft cotton Gro-swaddle covered with the cutest of little ladybirds. The Gro-swaddle helps young babies feel warm and secure, just like when they were in mummy’s tummy. They are perfectly shaped to go round your baby with no need for poppers, Velcro® or ties and the potential for over-tight swaddling that they can cause. With the Gro-swaddle your newborn baby feels cuddled and safe, a feeling that promotes a good night’s sleep for baby and mum alike!
• Lightweight 100% cotton jersey shaped wrap
• 0-3 months (max weight 14lbs/6.5kg)
• Suitable for over or under arm swaddling
• Recreates the comforting and soothing feeling of being in the womb
• No poppers, Velcro or ties to ensure you can’t swaddle them too tightly.

I bought Gro Swaddles for Bea

But could not get the hang of swaddling

I wish so much that I had persevered

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At The Baby Show earlier this month

I got the lovely ladies in The Gro Team

To talk me through swaddling

And I wish now I had not given my swaddles away

As I think this time I would like to try swaddling again

Especially now I know that you can swaddle

Leaving babies arms out

And they still feel the comforting and soothing feeling of being in the womb

Many people have asked me about the safety of swaddling

I would refer you to The Lullaby Trust

And this is what they have to say

Swaddling
Some believe swaddling young babies can help them settle to sleep. Whilst we do not advise for or against swaddling, we do urge parents to follow the advice below. If you decide to adopt swaddling, this should be done for each day and night time sleep as part of a regular routine:
• use thin materials
• do not swaddle above the shoulders
• never put a swaddled baby to sleep on their front
• do not swaddle too tight
• check the baby’s temperature to ensure they do not get too hot

I would add to this

That you could also swaddle using the arms out method

As a compromise for peace of mind

I think that is what I am going to do

With our Sprinkle of Stardust

If you like the idea of swaddling

But like me are not a natural swaddler

The Gro Company have come up with a fantastic solution

The Gro Snug

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I have one of these at home ready for Sprinkle

There are some beautiful designs to choose from

But we should be choosing our sleep products

Based more on what they do

Than what they look like

So what does The Gro Snug do?

Can’t decide whether to Swaddle your little one or go straight to a Grobag? With the new 2in1 Gro-snug you can have the best of both worlds! Unique seams on the front give ample space for a natural froggy legged sleeping position while poppers on the armholes allow for swaddling with arms in or arms out for the freedom of a newborn Grobag.
• Available in Light and Cosy weights
• Cosy is for cool rooms between 16 and 20°C
• Supersoft jersey cotton with elastane for stretch
• One size fits newborns 5lbs to 12lbs
• Allows natural leg position; officially recognised as “Hip healthy” by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute
• Doubled lined chest for secure swaddle comfort
• Highest quality construction: Baby safe YKK zips, zip and chin guards, nickel free poppers, and no rough edges or seams
• Machine Washable and can be tumble dried on low heat
• Includes FREE Nursery Thermometer and what to wear guide on the pack

This is such a wonderful product

Designed to make swaddling safer for baby

In terms of sleep safety and hip health

It also makes life easier for parents

No wrapping

And easy zip access for nappy changes

I think this is going to be one of our most used products

When baby is born

In fact, I think I need to think about buying a second one

In case of accidents and the need for washing!

Once baby is ready you can transition from a Snug to a Bag

The Grobag

Is The Gro Company‘s most famous product

Their original product

Their Lullaby Trust approved sleeping bag for babies toddlers

You can in fact buy Grobags for children up to six years of age!

Grobag baby sleep bags are a safe, comfortable alternative to blankets and sheets, allowing young babies to get a safe and comfortable night’s sleep. Our sleep bags are made using high-quality materials with strict attention to detail; we ensure every product strictly conforms to UK safety standards including the British Standard. We also work with the UK sleep charity The Lullaby Trust.

There are so many Grobags to choose from

And so much information for you to read

I think that it is best you read about the bags on The Gro Company site

They have bags for travel

A range of zip positions

Different tog ratings

Bags for babies of different ages, weights and lengths

The Gro Company really know their stuff

And share their knowledge and expertise with their customers

Ensuring safer sleep for baby

And reassurance for parents and carers

Spend some time browsing the information on their site

And I am certain that you will feel confident that you baby is in safe hands

In safe bags!

Until the moment your baby becomes your toddler

And they are ready for the sides to come off!

They are ready for a bed

Whether you are using a cot bed or a single bed

Gro has the bedding for you

To keep your little one snug and safe

To continue on your safer sleep journey

It is time to Gro to Bed
• The Gro to Bed bedding set is ideal for toddlers making the transition from cot to bed or Grobag to bedding.
• Cot bed size fits beds up to 70cm x 140cm
• A unique zip-in system keeps the duvet secure on the bed with the toddler safe underneath it. It makes it impossible to kick the duvet off and makes it almost as hard to fall out. The pillow is fixed in place and the whole thing secured to the bed with a clever elastic holder.
• A warm and secure toddler is much more likely to sleep well.
• With Gro to Bed nothing goes bump in the night!
• Recommended from 2yrs +
• Has poppers that work with Gro Duvet popper system to prevent the duvet slipping down inside the duvet cover
• Machine washable
• Complies with all British and European fabric and durability standards
• 100% premium cotton
• Includes secure bottom fitted sheet with integral pillow case, and attachable duvet cover
• Available in cot bed and single bed size
• Use with standard Cot Bed Duvets
• Suitable for use all year round
• Spare additional fitted bottom sheet available separately
• Do not use with a Grobag Baby Sleep Bag
• NEVER use a duvet or a pillow for a child under one year
• Do not exceed the maximum recommended tog duvet, 4 tog for children in cot beds and 10 tog for children in single beds

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This is such a fantastic system

It provides a safety rail for parents

Who have followed the safer sleep path

And then suddenly are expected to put their little one

Into a bed

With real bedding

This is the way to go

The way to Gro

The way to Gro to Bed

I am going to get the zoo set for Bea

Who has just started sleeping in her own bed

She has paintings of zoo animals on her walls

So this set will be perfect

A perfect fit

For a rainbow baby in a zoo room

A perfect fit

For a family who are passionate about safer sleep

A family who trust in Gro

And are so thankful for their products

And their continuing support of The Lullaby Trust

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So there we have a journey mapped out

Safer sleep from birth to bed

With The Gro Company

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For lots more information and to browse the stunning designs

Please do visit The Gro Company website

And if you are expecting a baby

Have a new baby

Or know someone that would benefit from the Gro products

Please do send them this way too

Because here is an exciting opportunity for you to win

Your very own Gro to Sleep

Safer Sleep Bundle

The bundle is one prize

Consisting of one Gro Swaddle, one Gro Snug, one Gro Bag and one Gro to Bed bedding set

The winner will be able to choose their own design for each product

Please use the Gleam form below to enter

The competition is open to UK Entrants only

And one winner will be chosen at random

After the competition closes on 2nd April 2017

GRO To Sleep: Safer Sleep Prize Bundle

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Bringing a new baby home

Is one of the most magical moments of your life

A whole new human being

That you have grown and nurtured

That you have been expecting for nine months

Bringing a new baby home

Is one of the most terrifying moments of your life

A whole new human being

That you have grown and nurtured

That you have been expecting for nine months

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