Disclosure: I received free product and monetary compensation in order to facilitate this review. However all opinions below are my own, and not in any way influenced by the brand. A full disclosure can be found at the end of this review.
Baby E turned 5 months old, and co-sleeping suddenly seemed effortless in comparison with waking up every 1.5 to 2.5 hours to nurse him during the newborn stage. It was (pretty much) smooth sailing from there. But then, one evening, Baby E started to kick off the blankets any time he stirred from a deep sleep. Pretty frustrating when you share the same blanket with a toddler and the blanket goes flying off you both when it's cold! I would pull the blanket back up swiftly, and then hold into the edge of the blanket for dear life so he wouldn't immediately kick it back off again. It only took a few nights of this lovely new habit Baby E had developed for me to go looking for a solution. Luckily, I confided in my friend B about the situation, and she suggested a product her daughter has been using since she was a newborn. A sleep sack.
If you've used a sleep bag on your little one before, you are probably well aware of their benefits. Including keeping your little one warm during the long, cold winter experienced in many parts of the world recently. Love To Dream offers the INVENTA Sleep Bag, available in three different warmth rates. For anyone who bundled up their bundle of joy in a sleep sack all winter like I did, you were probably having the same thoughts as I was just last month: How will I still be able to use a sleep sack as the weather gets warmer?
The INVENTA 0.5 TOG Sleep Bag is their thinnest and lightest style, and with the INVENTA Genius Cooling System, it is the smart and easy choice for the warm weather ahead. There are two mesh vents conveniently located in the back and front which can easily and effortlessly be opened to moderate your little one's temperature on hot days or nights. As if that isn't already enough to love, the INVENTA Sleep Bag has a silky and smooth bamboo lining (which is also very breathable) on the interior. It is hypo-allergenic, has a comfortable ergonomic design, and the Longa ShortaTM feature allowing you to adjust the length as your child grows. The long side zipper, and shoulder snaps make it easy to put on your child even after they've fallen asleep, and allow you to even do diaper changes with minimal disruption.
The design for the Love To Dream INVENTA Sleep Bag is very well executed and performs extremely well. I have been putting the sleep bag onto Baby E for both naps and sleeping overnight. Putting it on while he's still awake is obviously ideal, but the design makes it manageable to slip Baby E into even after he's fallen asleep---a huge plus. I did find the first time I unzipped and then zipped up the mesh vent located on the front, the mesh was getting caught on the zipper. However I was able to solve this problem by slipping my finger under the zipper and then pulling the zipper along, preventing any catching from occurring. The hot air balloon design is absolutely adorable, and I love all of the soft colors the style is available in. Baby E has spent all of his naps and time sleeping overnight in the INVENTA Sleep Bag, and it's perfect! It's nice and snug on the top, so he isn't able to wiggle his head or shoulder out of it while sleeping as he does with another brand of sleep sack we own. This is my new first choice for a sleep bag, and am happy that I can use it all year long, even on the warmer days thanks to the Genius Cooling System!
You can purchase a Love To Dream INVENTA Sleep Bag (as well as many other amazing products) today on the Cariboo Distribution website. You can also find Cariboo Distribution on their Facebook page, follow them on Twitter, subscribe to their YouTube channel for exciting videos, and follow their Pinterest boards.
Cariboo Distribution has kindly offered a giveaway of one INVENTA Sleep Bag to one lucky winner! Please take a moment to read the fine print for requirements to enter the giveaway, and follow instructions for each entry properly to ensure your entries count! Good luck!!!
The Love to Dream INVENTA Sleep Bag in the packaging.
The front of the INVENTA Sleep Bag with the mesh vent open.
The back of the INVENTA Sleep Bag with mesh vent zipped closed.
A close up of the back of the sleep bag with the mesh vent partially open.
Baby E trying on the Love to Dream INVENTA Sleep Bag!
Baby E, excited to nap in his INVENTA Sleep Bag for the first time.
Fast asleep in the INVENTA Sleep Bag for an afternoon nap!
Detail on the bottom of the INVENTA Sleep Bag in "Hot Air Balloon" design.
Fast asleep in his Love to Dream INVENTA Sleep Bag for the night.
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