“Daddy come and see! Mummy bought me a new duvet and it’s absolutely, totally cool!”
This was the fantastically cute reaction from my 4 1/2 year old when she first saw her new zip in bed – the Daisy Dreams Gro to Bed for single beds.
When my children were younger, we used Gro Bags for sleeping which were really lovely, great designs and comfortable. We also have a Gro Clock which was invaluable when my eldest went to through a stage of getting up in the night. We still use this now – setting the clock to a designated time (at least 7am please!) when the ‘sun’ appears on the clock face.
I hadn’t heard of the Gro to Bed range until recently when we were given the chance to review the set mentioned above.
The Gro-to-bed range is produced with the comfort and safety in mind and features an innovative zip in system to ensure that your child won’t kick free of the bedding during the night or fall out of the bed. There are lots of designs, including a ‘Jolly Jungle’, ‘All Aboard’, ‘Alfred and the Aliens’ and more. We chose the Daisy Dreams design as basically we need any purchase to involve pink and girliness or my 4 year old won’t even contemplate it.
Falling out of bed has been an issue for us recently as our 4 year old likes to cuddle up to the very edge of her bed, inevitably toppling out. We found the zip-in feature really helpful and have had no further falling out events, meaning no get ups for the olds in the middle of the night (yay!).
The bottom sheet also has an elastic cord that you can place around the mattress, keeping the whole set in place, and an integrated pillow case. I thought I would find all this unwieldy to wash and dry, but it’s actually been really easy if not easier to manage – I don’t have to mess around with separate bottom sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers, I can just put the whole lot on at once. I also love the quality of the material which is 100% cotton, soft and comfortable.
What’s been really nice to see is my little one’s reaction to it. She loves it and wants to show her friends when they visit our house for playdates. My only issue is she won’t have anything else on her bed so I’ve got to get it washed and dried in a day! (maybe we should buy a second set!).
Disclosure: I was provided with the Daisy Dreams Gro to Bed for single beds set free of charge in return for this review. All opinions are my own. The sets range from £49.99 to £59.99 and can be purchased from the Gro Company website or retailers such as John Lewis.