Friday, October 30, 2015

aden + anais Night Sky Starburst Cozy Plus Sleeping Bag & Night Sky Hibou + Starburst Dream Blanket | Review ♥

aden + anais is a brand whose products I have admired for a while now, having seen them featured in various bloggers newborn purchases and nursery posts. The prints were just my cup of tea, especially the prints with the muted colours and stars - I can never resist a star print! I was under the impression that their products only catered for babies, how wrong I was! When I got the chance to try out some products from the aden + anais range I discovered their Cozy Plus Sleeping Bags, a super soft 100% muslin sleeping bag which is ideal for toddlers as the sizes range from a small to an XL and their dream blankets (don't you just love the name?!) which are also made from 100% muslin and with their 120cm X 120cm sizing they're the perfect blanket for toddlers to snuggle up in too.

My first impressions of the sleeping bag and the dream blanket when they arrived were of just how well made they were and of what great quality they felt. The muslin really is a great choice for baby and toddler products like this as it's so soft and quite breathable. I chose the Night Sky Starburst print for the sleeping bag which features an array of stars in grey, light blue and navy - it really does have a look of the night sky.  

The Cozy Plus Sleeping Bags have a TOG of 2.5, making it a great sleeping bag to use at this time of year when the cold nights are setting in. It features poppers on the shoulders and two at the sides as well as a continuous zip which covers the whole right-hand side and bottom of the sleeping bag - this makes for easy nappy changes in smaller babies.

I've been using sleeping bags with Tyler Lee ever since he was six months old and the Night Sky Starburst Cozy Sleeping Bag really is one of the nicest and probably the most stylish we have used. However, now that Tyler is older he seems to hate sleeping in a sleeping bag and usually tries to escape as soon as I leave the room. I've found that the poppers on this one aren't that hard to get open and he can get out of it pretty quickly by just slipping it down so I've only been able to use the sleeping bag for his nap times or when I know he's going to fall asleep instantly.

The Night Sky Starburst Cozy Plus Sleeping Bag* is £55 and is supposed to get softer with every wash so I can't wait to see that when we wash it.

I've made no secret of my blanket obsession and when I saw the range of dream blankets aden + anais had to offer I knew I had to add to our collection. I chose from the classic range of dream blankets as some of the print had those muted hues and star prints which I love. I chose the Night Sky Hibou + Starburst Dream Blanket as the double sided print really appealed to me and one of those matched the sleeping bag. 

I love that one side of the blanket features owls, it really does give it such a dreamy feel along with the stars. I love the thickness of this blanket, it's 'just right', if that makes sense? It's not so thin that your little one will get cold whilst sleeping but it's not too thick either so that they'd overheat. The muslin material makes is breathable too and perfect for snuggling up in.  

As the dream blanket is so generous in size I think it'll be great for letting the little ones play on, once our new addition arrives. It'll also be great for tummy time - if Tyler lets us have it of course, he gets very attached to his blankies and this one is no exception, he loves cuddling up in it at bedtime. 

The Night Sky Hibou + Starburst Dream Blanket* is £44.95 and is well worth the price in my opinion, we love it!

aden + anais have recently launched some beautiful new prints, my favourites being the Flower Child and High Seas prints. The lovely people at aden + anais have very kindly offered one of my lucky readers the chance to win a pack of Flower Child Bamboo Swaddles (3 pack) worth £49 which are perfect for a baby girl and another lucky reader the chance to win a pack of High Seas Classic Swaddles (4 pack) worth £55 which are perfect for a baby boy. I have my eye on both of these prints for the new baby and I really want to try swaddling with them so I love these prizes and hope you do too.

To enter simply fill out the Rafflecopter below. This giveaway is open to residents of the UK and Ireland only and will end on November 14th. Best of luck to everyone who enters.

*I was sent these products for the purposes of this review, as always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

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  1. These are lovely! The prints are so sweet!

  2. Beautiful products! I'm in love with the pattern. If only I had a little one I would enter this comp x

  3. oh I love the prints too. I like the delicate prints on cream. I have used these and can vouch for them getting softer with each use!

  4. Such a gorgeous sleeping picture huni. I love the design, I am obsessed with stars. It is fab that it improves with washing x

  5. I LOVE these! The owl caught my eye, I love owls. They look very snuggly and soft. It's hard to find a blanket that's not too thick or to thin, so this one sounds perfect. I might get my brothers new baby one of these (when s/he is born). I've also never seen a sleeping bag made of muslin, they sound very lovely indeed :) xx

  6. The aden + anais products look gorgeous! It's great to know that they are soft & well made too. Tyler Lee is adorable all snuggled up in his cot. :) Great giveaway too Fi! x

  7. We used aden and anais a lot when Monkey was small and the sleeping bags are brilliant, especially when your little one has eczema like mine as they let them breathe too. We still have some large muslins which he still sleeps with at 3.5. I have entered the competition so fingers crossed would be great to have some new ones for our to be new arrival x

  8. I love the Aden and Anais designs, so beautiful if very pricy. Gorgeous photos of Tyler Lee

  9. They look great, I especially like the print you have. And you can't beat a blankie for a bit of comfort, so good luck enticing it away :)

  10. What a gorgeous dainty blanket a good review as usual! Hope that the little one enjoys it as much as you x


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