Love To Dream inVENTA Sleep Bag: Review & Giveaway

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

{I was sent a free Love To inVENTA Sleep Bag to review, but all opinions are my own}

I have a child that hates blankets! I know I am not the only one right? I try to get him all bundled up on the couch with a blanket to watch a movie, and he screams and cries and kicks the blanket off. I don’t know what it is, but blankets are just not his thing! Our solution since he was a few months old (because, surprise, surprise he also hated swaddles) was a sleeping bag. Because apparently even though blankets are from the devil, sleeping bags are perfectly acceptable, and even desired, and now without one he doesn’t really understand that it is bed time, it’s like his comforter. It’s also really nice to know that he can’t kick it off in the middle of the night, so I don’t have to keep checking on his blanket situation in the hope that he doesn’t wake up freezing at 5am. Like most parents, I’ll do just about anything to avoid those 5am wake ups.

Recently, I was hunting around for a good deal on a new sleeping bag for him, because he has outgrown his old one, when I was contacted by Love To Dream about trying out their new Love To inVENTA Sleep Bag. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect. Ahhh yes please!!!

I opted for a 1.0 tog, gender neutral taupe sleeping bag with an owl on the front, which Ezra likes to point out to me every time I put it on him, it is then followed by the customary hoot, hoot (thanks to ABC2).

The first thing I noticed about the Love To inVENTA Sleep Bag when I pulled it out of the box was the softness and the quality of the material, the lining is 100% natural hypoallergenic bamboo and feels so nice, it made me wish they made one in adult size, I could totally sleep in that! It has some other pretty great features that I haven’t seen in other sleeping bags, but they make a lot of sense to me.

  • It has an unique cooling system consisting of two zippers that open to mesh ventilation, they are easily accessible so you can open or close them depending on the change in temperature to help regulate your baby’s body temp, without waking them! It seems so practical to me, I leave them open at the moment for daytime naps because it is still pretty warm around these parts, but then zip them closed for the night, and I don’t need two separate sleeping bags.
  • It has studs at the bottom to shorten the sleeping-bag, meaning you can use the one bag for a longer amount of time because it can grow with your child.
  • The side zipper is a bonus for me, having a child that likes to try to undo zippers!
  • It includes a travel slot, we have found these really handy if you go out somewhere at night and want to either transfer them from a porta-cot into the car, or get them dressed for bed before putting them in the car. Then you don’t have to wake them to put the sleeping bag on when you get home!

Note the blanket pushed to the side! 
I really can’t fault this sleeping-bag, to me it seems both clever and really cute!! It has great features that give me less things to worry about as a Mum, and it seems like a lot of time and thought has gone into making them really practical, so I’m sold on them. The only thing I wish it could do is perform miracles and stop my child from climbing out of his cot, but I think I would need a straight jacket to see that happen!

As you may have realised from the title, I'm really excited that Thanks to the lovely folk at Love To Dream I also have one of these gorgeous Love To inVENTA Sleep Bags to giveaway.

I really wish that I could give one to everybody. But, if you want to check them out yourselves, here is their website
To enter in the draw to win just follow the prompts on the Rafflecopter application below.

The competition will close on: Tuesday 18th June

The cheeky boy wouldn't sit still for a picture, but this is still pretty cute!

Karen xx

13 comments on "Love To Dream inVENTA Sleep Bag: Review & Giveaway"
  1. I'd love to win an inventa sleeping bag as they look so cosy and warm and I could worry less about blankets at nap times!

  2. So cute! it always bugged me we couldnt use these in Darwin. There was just no point

  3. My fingers are crossed, I love the elephant!

  4. Oh he looks do so cute unit!! Lexi loves her one too. They are brilliant xxx #IBOT

  5. These are so adorable! I want an adult-sized one ;)


  6. It not only looks warm but it sounds like it is designed so no child over-heats as well. That's why I would like to win one.

  7. These sound amazing! I've been a cranky pregnant lady who is sick of not being able to sleep deeply because I'm worried about my toddler wriggling out of her blankets on these cool cool nights! She does have 2 sleep bags, but they're cheap & nasty ones : 1 is too thick and she steams up inside it, and the other is quite light and often isn't warm enough. Every night is a guessing game of what we should dress her in for bedtime.
    I would love to have a good quality one for her, and for her little sister who will arrive soon!

  8. Sleeping bags have made baby's bed time so easy for us, and the little bean loves them!

  9. Great giveaway, all 3 of mine slept in bags, thankfully they're out of this stage now :)

  10. I would love to win because Sleeping bag provides the perfect warmth for babies. There is no risk of the baby slipping
    underneath or wriggling out which makes the baby to sleep for a longer duration
    and mum also gets a chance to sleep well.....