While searching for safe ways to keep my daughter warm at night without using a potentially dangerous blanket, I came across the Cozy Sleeping Bags from Aden + Anais. I already owned two fleece sleep sacks for Poppy, but both are sized for newborns. Furthermore, both are thick and heavy fleece that is just too warm during the early spring and early fall months. I therefore contacted Aden + Anais about receiving a Cozy Sleeping Bag to review.
I received the Star Light Pink Dots Cozy Sleeping Bag, which is a pretty white sleep sack adorned with pink and gray dots and a pink trim. My first impression of the product was that this sleeping bag is absolutely adorable. The pink and gray dots are cute and feminine but not overly girly. I like dressing my daughter up in pink and giving her pink things, but my husband and I are trying to stay away from the whole princess phenomenon. The pink and gray dots let the world know that Poppy is a girl but not one of those fragile princess types. In addition to the Star Light Pink Dots Cozy Sleeping Bag, six other prints are also available:
- Dreamer White Cozy Sleeping Bag (white with green trim)
- Mod about Baby Frog Cozy Sleeping Bag (white with green frogs)
- Jungle Jam Giraffe Cozy Sleeping Bag (white with yellow giraffes and yellow trim)
- Little Man Cars Cozy Sleeping Bag (white with blue cars and blue trim)
- Star Bright Blue Dots Cozy Sleeping Bag (white with blue and gray dots and blue trim)
- Baby Cakes Fairies Cozy Sleeping Bag (white with pink and gray fairies and pink trim)
Unlike traditional blankets, the Cozy Sleeping Bags are worn on the child. I just slipped my daughter inside the sleep sack and put her arms through the armholes. I then zipped up the sleeping bag, and she is warm and cozy all night long while remaining safe from blankets that could get over her face and suffocate her. Aden + Anais even boasts that its Cozy Sleeping Bags are a safe alternative to lose crib sheets and blankets. The company is a proud sponsor of the CJ Foundation for Sids: Sleep in safety, grow in style. I feel confident putting my daughter in her sleep sack at night because I know that I do not have to worry about her pulling her coverings over her head. I also like that I do not have to worry about her kicking her covers off and getting cold because the Cozy Sleeping Bag keeps her legs contained.
The Cozy Sleeping Bags from Aden + Anais come in four sizes. I received the medium, which is for six to twelve months. A little large at the moment, the medium-sized sleep sack will be perfect for cool nights this fall. Furthermore, even though the medium is a little big, the neck fits snuggly enough on my three and a half month old daughter that I can still put her in the larger sleeping bag right now. Here is the sizing chart for the Cozy Sleeping Bags:
Small – Up to 6 months – 23″ to 28″ height – 10 to 18 pounds weight
Medium – 6 to 12 months – 26″ to 32″ height – 15 – 24 pounds weight
Large – 12 to 18 months – 30″ to 35″ height – 22 to 28 pounds weight
X-large – 18 to 24 months – 35″ to 40″ height – 26 to 36 pounds weight
The Cozy Sleeping Bag is super easy to use and maintain. When I received my sleep sack, I promptly washed it according to the directions on the box. I used cold water with like colors and then tumble-dried the sleep sack on low heat. I did not add bleach but used only my regular laundry detergent. When I pulled my Cozy Sleeping Bag out of the drier, I could not even tell that I had washed it. It still looked brand new. Upon inspecting my washed sleep sack, I did not find any loose threads or other problems. The quality of the Cozy Sleeping Bags from Aden + Anais, both materials and sewing, is very high. With leaky diapers and spit-up, I appreciate a sleep sack that will hold up wash after wash.
Each Cozy Sleeping Bag consists of four layers of muslin. (For a lighter sleep sack, Aden + Anais also offers the Classic Sleeping Bag that consists of a single layer of muslin.) Muslin is a perfect cloth for a sleep sack for a baby. According to the Story of Muslin webpage on the Aden + Anais website, cotton muslin is a traditional fabric that has been used by mothers to swaddle their babies for thousands of years, therefore making muslin the perfect cloth for the Cozy Sleeping Bags. I personally love the softness of the cloth in this sleep sack. I think that my daughter appreciates the muslin too. Furthermore, even with four layers, the muslin in this sleep sack keeps my daughter comfortable on our recent fairly warm nights. My house has been about 78° at bedtime, but Poppy remains a comfortable temperature throughout the night.
Finally, the Cozy Sleeping Bag is so easy to use. With the zipper at the bottom, diaper changes in the middle of the night are so easy. I love that I do not have to remove the entire sleep sack from my daughter to get to her diaper. I disturb her less, which helps her get back to sleep when I change her diaper at night. I also like that, with the zipper ending at the bottom, I do not have to worry about my baby getting poked in the face with the zipper pull in the middle of the night. I also do not have to worry about her unzipping herself and getting tangled up as she gets older and more dexterous. The zipper also works great and is easy to use. Some zippers can be hard to get together, but the zipper on the Cozy Sleeping Bag works like a charm.
Update: After publishing my initial review, the handle of the zipper on my Cozy Sleeping Bag from Aden + Anais broke. I contacted the company, which sent me a replacement sleep sack.
Update: My daughter has long outgrown her Aden + Anais Cozy Sleeping Bag, but I now use the same sleep sack on my infant son. Just as with his big sister, my son remains cozy all night long snuggled within the cotton muslin fabric. I especially love putting my son without pajamas in the Cozy Sleeping Bag this summer as the weather gets warmer. He remains a comfortable temperature throughout the night, and I do not have to worry about unsafe blankets covering his face. I therefore still highly recommend the Cozy Sleeping Bag from Aden + Anais.
Final Verdict: I really love my Cozy Sleeping Bag. The design in fabulous. The print is adorable. And the fabric is so soft and easy to clean. If you are in the market for a sleep sack for your baby, I highly recommend the Cozy Sleeping Bag from Aden + Anais.
To purchase your own Cozy Sleeping Bag or another Aden + Anais product, simply go to the Aden + Anais website. You can also follow the company on Facebook and Twitter. You can also purchase the Aden + Anais Cozy Sleeping Bag on Amazon via my affiliate link.
Disclosure: The product in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.
Medium Aden +Anais Star Light Pink Dots Cozy Sleeping Bag © 2015 Heather Johnson
CJ Foundation for SIDS: http://www.adenandanais.com/shop/cozysleepingbags.aspx
Cozy Sleeping Bag Before Washing © 2012 Heather Johnson
Cozy Sleeping Bag After Washing © 2012 Heather Johnson
Bottom Zipper © 2012 Heather Johnson
Neck Opening © 2012 Heather Johnson
Poppy Wearing Her Cozy Sleeping Bag © 2012 Heather Johnson
Will Wearing the Cozy Sleeping Bag © 2015 Heather Johnson