We recently went to the press event for the Orla Kiely Baby x Grobag collaboration, exclusively available at Mothercare. As a long term fan of print, colour, Orla Kiely and baby sleeping bags this seemed to be the perfect collaboration so we were super excited to be one of the first to see the product. We also had the pleasure of meeting the iconic British Designer, Orla Kiely, herself. We've been using Grobags (baby sleeping bags) since Finn was a baby and if you have never used them then you are missing out - they are the best sleep solution for wriggly babies so you don't have to worry about temperature and bedding being kicked off. Here is V in her Orla Kiely birds grobag, she's just woken from her nap which is why she's so happy!
We loved all 6 prints, 3 have just launched - Bird, Apple and Boats and another 3 are launching in Jan 2017 - Martian, Daisy Spot and Sausage Dog (which was one of our faves!). They also have Elephant, Cat and Owl prints in their Grosnugs which are also out in the new year. I had never seen these before and wish I had known about them when V was newborn. It's a zippable swaddle and you can have their arms in or out depending what stage you're at, genius.
The press event was in the Orla Kiely store in Covent Garden, we were surrounded by beautiful clothes and bags, V blended in nicely amongst all the print and colour. It was great to meet Orla who was lovely, I think it looks like we could be related! Orla was high up on our baby name list too :)
I highly recommend investing in a Grobag, they are good value (starting at £35) and are the best quality sleeping bags on the market. V is in 6 - 18 months so this will last for another year, plus they are top notch quality (meeting and exceeding all British, Australian and Global safety standards) so you can hand them down too.