Few months back, we introduced to you a new
product, a sleeping bag like no other – The PenguinBag.
Many of you might be thinking, What is it
for? Is it suitable for the kind of weather we have? Do we really need it? Is
it not too thick and hot when worn? These and more are perhaps the thoughts
that you may have in mind.
Allow me to take you to my very first
Product Review entry about the PenguinBag.
did it started?
us moms are always in search of innovative products that will suit the needs of
our growing children. Much like Natalia
and Lourdes, the sisters behind the PenguinBag Company. In many of their
conversations, what appeared to be constant was their sleep being interrupted
by the need to check if the children were warm enough. Lourdes then went to see
a tailor that would make a bag that the children would agree to use. It had to
be fun, it had to allow children to move freely and it had to be made with high
quality materials. And the result of which was the PenguinBag. Soon, the
sisters found themselves flooded with requests from family and friends to make
one for their children, too.
Today, the PenguinBag Company is
manufacturing these sleeping bags for distribution around the world.
Now, let me share with you the
reasons why I love it.
It is the answer to my anxieties
– I co-sleep with my boys, we
share the same bed and use one big piece of blanket. I believe many of you would have the same
experience of waking up in the wee hours of the night to check on the kids. We
oftentimes find ourselves anxious when we find him/her under the blanket,
thinking how long has he/she been there and if still breathing properly. Yes, I
am like that. My boys like to roll around and I often freak out when I open my
eyes and not see them. Disrupted sleep, Yes.
– With my discovery of the
PenguinBag, I do not have to worry anymore. I just zip them up and go to sleep.
I can sleep in peace knowing that no matter how much they roll up in bed, they
will be safe and sound.
The features are perfect for
– Everytime I would shop for
something, I always check on the product features. It would pretty much tell me
if I need it or not.
✔ The feet are free. Unlike conventional sleeping bags, the
PenguinBag is designed to allow the kids to move around at night. We know how
much kids love to do a little playtime with Mom and Dad just before they sleep.
Get their favorite book, jump on the bed, cuddle up, etc. I like that my boys
can easily go on bathroom trips without me having to carry/assist them.
✔ Frontal zip. That long frontal zip that
slides between the legs and along the lower part of the back allows the older
kids to go to the toilet on their own while it helps facilitate nappy change
for moms with younger ones.
✔ Leg room. Notice how the leg part is
bulky? Well it is to allow room for those little (and big) stretches which kids
love to do while sleeping :)
Fun Designs. We have always seen how babies
are kept in sleeping bags, but hardly the toddler ones. As kids grow older,
they start to have their own preferences. They know what they want and they
will wear/use what they want.
✔ Because the designs of the
PenguinBags are so nice, it was not hard to convince my boys to try to wear
them. In fact, it was seemingly love at first sight because all along they
thought they were costumes! :)
Multi-purpose. Mommies love things that can be
used in many different ways. We want each purchase to be as “sulit” as
makes the PenguinBag so special is that, it cares for your little ones at night
and plays with them at daytime! Kids love to dress up and do pretend plays.
They can be a princess, a pirate, or even a cute little ladybug! Possibilities
are endless when they start to imagine.
✔ My kids can use them at bedtime,
they can use it to dress up during pretend plays and yes, it can be a costume
for Halloween, too! :) Truly, a masterpiece!
As we come to the last part of
my blog, I will answer and discuss some of the most frequently asked questions:
1. What is the material?
✔ Outer and lining : 100% Cotton
✔ For the children’s comfort, all
the seams are sewn inwards.
✔ For greater safety and comfort,
no buttons, snap buttons or any other small design element that may go loose
were used. Moreover, they have a neck zip slider protection to avoid rashes and
an interior zip protection cover.
2. Is it not too hot when worn?
✔ PenguinBags are available in two
TOG levels. However, taking into consideration our weather, all pieces are at
TOG 1. (TOG is the international unit that measures the warmness of a garment,
the higher the TOG, the warmer the garment is.)
✔ TOG 1 is suitable for room
temperatures between 21 and 23 degrees Celcius.
✔ Rest assured that at TOG 1, your
child will be kept warm and not “hot”
3. What is the main purpose of
✔ The PenguinBag is to replace loose blankets used at bedtime.
We are for the promotion of warm and safe sleep.
4. Why is it expensive?
✔ If you have seen us in any of
our recent Expos and have touched the actual product, you would notice how the
cloth is so different. It is made from high quality material and is sure to
keep your child safe.
✔ It can withstand the test of
time. It is something that you can use for years and hand down to younger
✔ It is not just a sleeping bag,
it can pass as costume too!
✔ Lastly, it promotes safe sleep.
It is like buying for peace of mind and safety. I bet no mom will compromise on
Thank you for reading! Please feel free to
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