We Love Woolbabe + GIVEAWAY

Stella's BIrth Story

One of the questions you get asked over and over as a new mum is “how’s she sleeping?”. I really really hate this question because all babies are different, and how do you define what is “good sleeping” or “bad sleeping” – some babies struggle to sleep, some need less sleep than others, some sleep a lot, some will only sleep on you, some will happily sleep in their beds.

The second reason I hate that question is because I feel guilty answering it. I almost want to whisper-write it for fear of cursing myself, but Stella has slept through the night since she was a couple of weeks old. Sometimes she wakes up for a 5min feed, but most nights she has a solid stretch between 8 and 12 hours. I can honestly say I have never felt sleep deprived since she arrived…tired, yes (it’s tiring looking after a mini-human ALL day), but never bone-dead, eyeball crushing exhaustion. Don’t get me wrong, I DO NOT take this amazing sleep for granted, and every morning we wake up and she’s done it again we say a little prayer to a higher being. We 200% realise that things could change VERY quickly so we need to appreciate a full night sleep every single time it happens.

Right now I’m working on establishing a really good nighttime (and daytime!) bed routine with Stella…in the hopes we might make it through the dreaded four-month sleep regression unscathed. I’ve heard so many horror stories, and I know all I can do is put in place some solid sleep associations for her and hope for the best. That’s things like a pattern leading up to bedtime (bathtime followed by a book), using white noise and a dark room, providing a cuski comforter toy, and helping her to learn to go off to sleep on her own, without me feeding or rocking her to sleep. For some great tips on establishing a routine – check out The Sleep Store’s Newborn Sleep Support Facebook page.

One element of our sleepytime routine is to use a sleeping bag – and I can’t rave about the Woolbabe sleeping bags enough. I’d been recommended them before we even had a baby, and I bought one as my first “baby is on the way” purchases! Putting Stella into her Woolbabe sleeping bag is one of the cues for her that it’s time for bed now. I like that I don’t have to worry about blankets – there’s nothing for her to kick off or get caught up in.

Woolbabe sleeping bags are made from 100% natural fabrics to ensure your baby is comfortable all night long. Having worked for a merino clothing company, I know how amazing this fibre is at regulating body temperature – it keeps you snuggly and warm in the cool, and it also wicks away moisture to help keep you cool in the heat. The fabric is suitable for babies with eczema or sensitive skin, as it is so soft and does not feel at all woolly or scratchy.

Woolbabe sleeping bags come in three different weights (and four sizes):

Summer weight – perfect for the warmer months as it’s made from one layer of 30% superfine merino and 70% organic cotton. It can be used from abut 24 to 32-degree room temperature. The merino content helps regulate your baby’s temperature in summer, absorbing moisture and keeping the baby comfortable even if they are a little sweaty. I know some people find it hard to get their head around the wool-in-summer concept, but it really does work!

3-seasons – which is ideal for the changing temperatures of Auckland and will do us through Autumn, Winter and Spring. This bag can be used from 18 to 20 degrees by varying the clothing inside the bag. It’s made from two layers of the 30% merino/ 70% organic cotton blend fabric that is knitted specially for Woolbabe.

Duvet weight – the warmest and snuggliest bag, ideal for the cooler nights. I think we will use this most when we go away to colder climates (like Wellington)! This bag can be used from 14 to 22 degrees. The duvet bags are quilted on the outside with the merino/organic cotton, and filled with 100% merino, rather than cotton or polyester – again, meaning they are breathable and regulate bubs temperature. No wonder they are described as the warmest sleeping bags for babies, by parents who love their Woolbabe!

All weights of Woolbabe bags come with a choice of a side zip or a front zip – depending on what your preference is for you and your baby. I’ve opted to try both – a front zip opening for my 3-seasons bag, and a size zip opening for my duvet bag.

WIN A WOOLBABE! 

I’m so excited to be able to giveaway a 3 seasons or a duvet Woolbabe of YOUR CHOICE to one of my New Zealand readers! Simply enter below. This giveaway is only open until midnight on Tuesday 11 April 2017, so get entering!

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WOOLBABE DISCOUNT!

On top of the giveaway, for those who want a Woolbabe now – I’ve got a super special discount code which gives you 30% off the range of Woolbabe sleeping bags. Enter NATURALLYLEAH at the checkout on The Sleep Store website (who are one of my favourite online retailers). This code is valid from Monday 10 April 2017 until midnight on Saturday 15 April 2017. Buy your Woolbabe online here. 

Good luck and enjoy your Woolbabes!

The Sleep Store provided me with a Woolbabe 3 Seasons sleeping bag for the purposes of this review, but all opinions stated are my own. As mentioned, I had previously purchased a Woolbabe Duvet sleeping bag based on excellent reviews. 

48 Comments

  1. Anna Pearson April 10, 2017 / 9:20 am

    A 3 seasons wool babe would be amazing!! x

  2. Amber Hopkins April 10, 2017 / 9:22 am

    A 3 seasons weight would be amazing. I’m finding the in between season really tricky at the moment. I know first hand that Woolbabe sleeping bags are fantastic. I was lucky enough to get a handmedown for my first born and was hooked!

  3. Rose Jones April 10, 2017 / 9:24 am

    I would love a 3 seasons weight ☺

  4. Gemma Smith April 10, 2017 / 9:30 am

    Three seasons wool ba be would be amazing

  5. Cherry McGovern April 10, 2017 / 9:32 am

    Duvet weight would be amazing! I have the 3 seasons bag and its awesome.

  6. Dayna April 10, 2017 / 9:34 am

    3 seasons please! Reckon that would be best for the unpredictable Wellington weather 🙂

  7. Kim April 10, 2017 / 9:44 am

    3 seasons please would be a great addition for my little girl ?

  8. Nicole April 10, 2017 / 9:54 am

    I would love to win a three seasons please! Starting to get chilly here in nelson baby girl needs a decent sleeping bag! Xx

  9. Emma April 10, 2017 / 10:32 am

    I love our woolbabe!! But my boy is outgrowing his already eek! So I would love a duvet weight, front zip (otherwise he can Houdini his way out of them), size 2-4, looooove the ocean colour ❤

  10. Lou April 10, 2017 / 10:56 am

    Never did sleep bags with number one but keen to try with number two. 3 seasons would be good with a winter arrival.

  11. Jennifer Harris April 10, 2017 / 11:46 am

    We have a 3 seasons Woolbabe and I love it! Would love a duvet weight to see us through the cold winter months, especially when we take Sebastian away in our van camping trips!

  12. Paula Shennan April 10, 2017 / 12:10 pm

    3 seasons would be great! We do a lot of travelling and it will cover all temps in the areas! While I don’t have one yet, I’ve read all the reviews and cabr wait til mine arrives!

  13. Caroline Faulkner April 10, 2017 / 12:11 pm

    Would love to win a 3 seasons woolbabe!

  14. Carmella Lee April 10, 2017 / 12:20 pm

    Would love a 3-season Woolbabe for this crazy Auckland weather. Love Sleep Store!

  15. Pip April 10, 2017 / 1:18 pm

    I would love a duvet woolbabe 🙂

  16. Lisa April 10, 2017 / 1:18 pm

    Exciting Leah! Would love the duvet weight. Sleep store is awesome ?

  17. Krystal Lambert April 10, 2017 / 3:19 pm

    Duvet weight would be amazing for the changing temp and mid winter getaways ? Great review!

  18. Ellen April 10, 2017 / 3:33 pm

    A duvet weight would be amazing!

  19. Danni April 10, 2017 / 4:19 pm

    A duvet weight would be fabulous! We have a 3 seasons Woolbabe but I’m finding our wee boy needs more and more layers as its gets colder.

  20. Kate April 10, 2017 / 5:08 pm

    Would love a 3 Seasons Woolbabe for my little man who twists and turns at night always ending up with no covers on – not great for cooler months ahead as the cold will surely wake him up.

  21. Kirsten Robinson April 10, 2017 / 7:19 pm

    The 3-seasons one sounds amazing! Would love one for our upcoming winter babe

  22. Fi April 10, 2017 / 7:54 pm

    I’d love to win a duvet weight one for our chilly Wellington nights 🙂

  23. Isla April 10, 2017 / 8:06 pm

    3 seasons would be amazing!

  24. Michelle April 10, 2017 / 9:15 pm

    Yay got sleepsacks! Would love a 3 seasons with a side zip ? sounds perfect for Auckland.

  25. Michelle April 10, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    Would love a 3 seasons woolbabe – sounds perfect for Auckland temperatures

  26. Matt April 10, 2017 / 10:20 pm

    Dayna wants a 3 seasons apparently

  27. Britt April 11, 2017 / 2:31 am

    I’m not local, but can I just say that I’m both thrilled for you that she’s a sleeper and horribly jealous for me (my nearly 14 month old has never once slept 8 hours in a row. Ever.) Go Stella!

  28. nina April 11, 2017 / 7:25 am

    Would love a three seasons duvet

  29. Debbie April 11, 2017 / 10:11 am

    I would love a winter weight duvet for Max! The husband hates having the heater on so it would be perfect for a chilly auckland night 🙂

  30. Sarah April 11, 2017 / 1:36 pm

    I’d love one of the duvet ones as I’m due in winter ?

  31. Lisa April 11, 2017 / 1:39 pm

    The duvet one would be great coming into the winter months!

  32. Candyce Wiltshire April 11, 2017 / 2:20 pm

    A Duvet Weight Woolbabe would be amazing for the winter coming up!

  33. Mia April 11, 2017 / 4:59 pm

    Would love a three seasons Woolbabe!

  34. Vera April 11, 2017 / 4:59 pm

    The 3 seasons woolbabe sounds amazing and perfect for the ever-changing Auckland weather! Would love one as part of trying to get my baby to sleep more than 2h in a row through the night!

  35. Fiona April 11, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    3 Seasons!

  36. Ariana April 11, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    3 Seasons

  37. Kim April 11, 2017 / 8:28 pm

    Would love the duvet weight for my 11 week old. Would be ideal for the South Island winters!

  38. Laura April 11, 2017 / 8:41 pm

    A 3 seasons would be awesome.

    P.s love your work!

  39. Talitha Moore April 11, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    Great article Leah and yes I am jealous of your long sleeps but you deserve them Lady. Would love a 3 season woolbabe.

  40. Leigh shera April 11, 2017 / 8:55 pm

    I have a duvet one but would love to add a three seasons sleeping bag to my collection!

  41. Emma reid April 11, 2017 / 9:24 pm

    A duvet weight one would be amaze balls!

  42. Corrine April 11, 2017 / 9:30 pm

    These are so gorgeous! A 3 Seasons Woolbabe would be absolutely PERFECT for my wee one that’s due in September – entered!

  43. Gillian Openstein April 11, 2017 / 9:36 pm

    I would love a duvet one! Great post, they seem awesome!

  44. Amy April 11, 2017 / 10:00 pm

    I would love a winter weight woolbabe! Going to be doing lots of winter traveling and this will be perfect to take with us

  45. Toni-Michelle Frentz April 11, 2017 / 10:40 pm

    A 3 seasons would be great thanks

  46. Amy April 19, 2017 / 9:43 pm

    Stella is so cute! I always hated the “They sleep right through” comments. No they don’t! Unless you put them to bed at 12 at night and you’re up at four in the morning, ha!

  47. Val April 26, 2017 / 10:07 pm

    Cute baby Leah! Hope you are all well?

  48. Sarah May 1, 2017 / 4:33 am

    I’d love to win the 3 seasons woolbabe!

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