The sleeping bag is machine washable at 30C on a WOOL hand-wash cycle or just rinse it through by hand. Wool shampoo is recommended. See our "Essentials" section for wool shampoo and wool cure.
Customers have lanolinised this sleeping bag and used it as a soaker with cloth nappies - if you fancy this, we would recommend wool all-in-ones, wool PJs or a wool vest underneath as well as our lanolising "wool cure" or even our proofing wool wax.
The measurements are taken at the maximum length and you can adjust the position of the buttons on the shoulder strap.
- Size 1: 2 - 7 months; measures 65cm from shoulder to toes. Will probably fit up to 8 months.
- Size 2: 6 - 18+ months; measures 80cm from shoulder to toes.
- Size 3: 18m - 3.5 years; measures 94cm from shoulder to toe. The average 3-year-old measures much less than this (around 94cm in total, including head!) but please bear in mind that with repeated washing, the bags will shrink a little. The photo of the girl in the chair is a 2-and-a-half year old wearing the size 3 bag. Even at aged 3, there is still room for another year's growth.
A word from Cambridge Baby's owner, Dr Helen East
Our daughter Nell (picture) slept through the first night she wore it, and since then many other customers have said the same! In our experience, like all wool clothes, any "posseting" down the front just wipes off without soaking in. This means that if your baby is feeding a lot through the night, he or she will stay warm and dry. Marvellous.
"Hi, I just wanted to say huge thank you for the wonderful service and products. Our daughter Poppy slept through the night for the first time in her Disana sleep bag and we haven't looked back since, so when we had our baby boy we put him in it as soon as he was big enough, I couldn't believe it, he slept through the night too and has been doing so since 3 mths old. Sadly I shrunk it yesterday, I called up in a panic wanting to replace it asap, the Relax merino bag arrived today and is wonderful, my boy can sleep soundly again. Thank you." Natalie K. (mum to two happy children), Gloucestershire, UK
"Hi! I bought 2 of your Disana sleepbags last year-they work so well for me!!! I often care for babies that are born addicted or alcohol affected I put these on my most miserable babies - some are startled very easy and hard to calm. I am telling you that these little wool bags have really comforted some miserable and agitated and precious little souls." E.F., Montana, USA
"The sleeping bag is great. We've found, however, that the button holes get bigger so we now tie a knot which works fine!" Emma, Abbeydore, Hereford. (Helen adds: Good feedback, thank you - yes, the button holes do kind of work themselves bigger over time.)
"Charlotte sleeps so well indeed now. Her cotton sleeping bag just didn't work, as she needed more freedom, and would always uncover herself when sleeping with a duvet. The woollen bag is so stretchy and warm enough." VG, Switzerland
The wonder that is wool
Wool is a wonderful temperature-regulator, slowing down the effects of changes of temperature and helping prevent sweatiness by absorbing moisture and releasing it in response to the environment. The health benefits of wool are being revealed time and time again. For example, it's better for the health of premature babies if they are nursed on wool rather than cotton; it?s better for the skin of hospital patients if they lie on wool rather than polyester; and adults get a better night's sleep with wool around them!
The baby is around 5 months in a size 1 bag. The little girl in the chair is the baby two years later, at 2-and-a-half in a size 3 bag (which she was still using at nearly 3-and-a-half!).
We think "sleeping bag" translates to "sleepsack", "sleeper sack" and "sleep bag". Let us know any more!