Perlimpinpin muslin and bamboo Nap Bags (mini-review)

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THE PRODUCT

Perlimpinpin‘s Nap Bags, which I tested in both muslin (lightweight) and bamboo (midweight).

Perlimpinpin Nap Bag

Miss Q fast asleep one night in her Perlimpinpin Nap Bag; I just couldn’t resist snapping a pic. Praise you-know-who that the flash didn’t wake her!

THE GOOD

  • Nice and BIG! Longer than the ergoPouch sleep sacks and maybe even slightly longer than Grobag sleeping bags
  • The zipper starts just left of your babe’s neck and zips down on an angle around to the right side of her body, which makes it exceedingly challenging for the curious to unzip themselves (note: it’s not impossible; my friend’s daughter had it figured out in just a couple of nights, whereas my daughter – who could easily get herself out of every other sleep sack brand we own – has been in the Perlimpinpin Nap Bags for months now and still hasn’t been able to Houdini her way out)
  • Has a smaller neck-hole than other sleep sacks, so you’ll never worry about your little one’s head dropping through during restless sleep periods
  • Very breathable fabrics, and they wash/dry really well
  • Like all bamboo products, the bamboo Nap Bag is sooooooooooo soft
  • Both muslin and bamboo are temperature-regulating fabrics and will keep your baby comfortable in all but the coolest temperatures
  • Excellent price point (around $40 to $50 each, depending on the fabric and where you buy them)

THE GAFFE

  • No truly organic option available; many shops will tell you bamboo is organic – which technically it is because it’s grown without pesticides, but I encourage you to read more about the way bamboo gets chemically altered into rayon if you’re going for it because you believe it’s 100 per cent organic

THE GEARS

4.5/5

 

DISCLOSURE: I received these items for review purposes.

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Author: Mommy Gearest

Mommy to two great kidlets. Baby-gear hoarder. Opinionated.

6 Comments

  1. The chemical used to breakdown the bamboo into fiber is basically (caustic soda) which is used in almost all fabric fiber processing in some way, this includes cotton.
    Caustic soda is even used in the processing of some foods.
    If the bamboo yarn processing is done in a closed system it does not cause pollution to the environment and there are insignificant traces of the chemicals left in the fiber after processing…
    Bamboo fabric is also known to stop UV rays and is said to be antimicrobial.
    Just think if you buy cotton it takes 2 pounds of chemicals and pesticides to grow one pound of cotton.
    Don’t you think there is residue from all these chemicals in the final cotton product?.
    In my opinion and my family’s bamboo is the superior choice anytime.

  2. Totally thought bamboo was chemical free. Glad to have that informed decision you were talking about.

  3. My little guy could sure use one of these! He’s such a rolly polly that blankets never stay on

  4. Bamboo is a quick growing, renewable material with very many uses. Let’s have a little give and take. We can’t avoid all chemical processes and live in the 21st century! Just saying because I think it needs to be said.

    • Absolutely true – but I think it’s important to make informed choices. If you ask most people about bamboo, they think it’s chemical-free. It’s not – turning it into rayon takes a lot of chemical processing. So if you’re choosing bamboo solely for the softness, great – you probably don’t care about the chemicals. But for people who care about chemicals, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with providing accurate information. :)

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