Review: Gro to Bed set and a Grohush giveaway

Gro to bed review

We moved Max from a cot to a bed a few months ago now, and he has been perfect – he gets in and out himself, he sleeps in there all night and he seems to love it. He has been in a Grobag since birth, and we continued with that when he moved into a bed – mainly for his own comfort and security. Now he is almost 2, we decided to try the Gro to Bed set – essentially a fitted bottom sheet with attached pillow case and a zipable duvet cover. It’s almost a step between a sleeping bag and a full blown single duvet set.

Gro to bed review

Max was so excited to see his new bedding set. It’s pretty easy to put on – slide the sheet onto the mattress as normal, pop a pillow inside the attached pillowcase and zip the duvet onto the top. We have the single bed size, but it also comes in a cot bed size too. 

Gro to bed review

It was very strange seeing Max get into bed just in a sleepsuit, like we had forgotten something, although he seemed to love the freedom of being able to move about more easily. He got into bed and we showed him how to wriggle down under the covers before we zipped him in. It’s so secure – not only will it help prevent falls from the bed, it is also a safe way to sleep. Max cannot pull the duvet or pillow over his face or kick off the covers. 

Max seemed really happy to be in the Gro to Bed set, but of course the real test would be whether he actually went to sleep or not!

Gro to bed review

He did.

He got out of bed 2 or 3 times which he doesn’t usually do – I think mainly because of the novelty factor of not having a Grobag on and being able to move about a lot more easily. We just popped him back into bed when he got out, and within 10 minutes he was fast asleep, and there he stayed all night. In the morning I heard him shouting for me, and I went in to find him sat up, legs still under the covers, beaming at me as I opened the door. The Gro to Bed set has been a success, and Max has slept happily ever since. It’s been a really gentle way to transition from Grobag to big boy bed, and I only wish it had been about when my older 2 were this age! It’s such a simple design, but it’s incredibly clever – and happy toddler means happy parent. We will continue to use this for a long time, until Max is in a position to have a standard single bed set.

Win a Grohush

The Gro Company are renowned for making products that aid sleep, and the Grohush is no exception. A unique, portable white noise baby calmer, it is a ‘must have’ baby product for new and expectant parents all over the world.  It transmits ‘white noise’ directly to your baby which allows your baby to be soothed and calmed without disturbing others around you so only your baby will hear the calming tones and not others, keeping them relaxed and happy. Fantastic for use at home as part of your calming routine, or when out and about or travelling.  A choice of three soothing white noise sounds to choose from, heart-beat, ocean waves or rain falling on a tin roof, which are all set at a safe volume.  Anyone who has had a small baby before will know the benefits of white noise – sometimes a washing machine, an untuned radio or a vacuum cleaner is all it takes to soothe your baby into the land of nod. The Gro-hush will help you recreate this wherever you are. Sound good? Want to win one? Then enter my giveaway below – good luck!

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Terms and conditions. Competition open to UK residents and runs until 9/4/15. Winner will be randomly selected from all correctly completed entries and contacted by email. Winner should claim their prize within 10 days or it may be redrawn. Prize supplied directly from The Gro Company. Competitions at ThePrizeFinder 

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98 Comments

  1. Maria Jane Knight
    April 7, 2015 / 8:54 pm

    A bedtime routine and white noise.

  2. Sarah Archibald
    April 7, 2015 / 9:27 pm

    Trying to get in to a routine as soon as possible, and getting your little one used to sleeping through noises.

  3. Kristy Brown
    April 7, 2015 / 9:39 pm

    Routine! Plus make sure the babies room temperature is ok

  4. Jane Middleton
    April 7, 2015 / 10:29 pm

    establish a routine, calming cuddles and dark room

  5. Claire B
    April 8, 2015 / 1:07 am

    swaddling

  6. Martina Alban
    April 8, 2015 / 6:46 am

    bedtime story

  7. karen taylor
    April 8, 2015 / 7:49 am

    when my daughter went through the ‘clingy stage ‘around 6 months she used to cry when i put her to bed so i used to take my knitting or reading into the nursery and sit quietly by the cot until she got bored watching me and dropped off…..usually in 15 minutes!

  8. soneailiami
    April 8, 2015 / 2:36 pm

    bedtime story and song

  9. Catherine Bell
    April 8, 2015 / 5:55 pm

    A drive in the car if all else fails.

  10. Karla Gold
    April 8, 2015 / 6:32 pm

    Make sure baby is at perfect temperature

  11. Wendy Guy
    April 8, 2015 / 6:40 pm

    A peaceful bedtime story.

  12. Fiona K
    April 8, 2015 / 8:00 pm

    When putting a small baby that has fallen asleep in your arms into its crib, keep a gentle pressure on them with your hands for a few minutes after laying them down. If you take your hands away too suddenly they can wake up, and you have to start all over again getting them to sleep.

  13. Caroline Buckley
    April 8, 2015 / 8:32 pm

    Definitely a bed time routine. Milk, bath, story and then bed. It works most of the time!

  14. jessica newman
    April 8, 2015 / 8:51 pm

    start a bedtime routine as early as possible

  15. Susan Hoggett
    April 8, 2015 / 9:10 pm

    a bath before bedtime

  16. tracy sinclair
    April 8, 2015 / 10:19 pm

    Always at the same time every night, after a nice bath x

  17. Natalie Crossan
    April 8, 2015 / 11:07 pm

    Gentle patting on the back x

  18. April 8, 2015 / 11:15 pm

    set bedtime routine – go to bed at same time and follow the same routine e.g. bath, story, bed
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