In a nutshell

This is an excellent quality, comfortable sleeping bag that's worth the money, lasting from 2 months to toddlerhood

What we tested

  • Ease of use
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Comfort
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Ease of washing
    A star rating of 3.0 out of 5.
  • Style
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Quality
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Worth the money
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.


  • Temperature regulating all year round, excellent quality, one size fits all


  • Needs wool detergent to wash, price

The Bambino Merino Baby Sleeping Bag is non-synthetic, made of Merino wool, and can be used all year round.


Bambino Merino began in 2005, when mum Rochelle gave birth prematurely and wanted her special care baby to be as comfortable as possible. This led her to design the first Merino baby products. Since then they have gone on to win a Practical Parenting Best Buy Award and a Bizzie Baby Award. And after testing one, I’m not surprised.

I admit I was a little sceptic when I first read that the Bambino Merino Baby Sleeping Bag would suit my baby all year round. That there would be no need to buy a heavier one for winter and a lighter one for summer. I couldn’t quite believe it would work.

But that’s just it, it does. And it not only works, it is 100% natural. Unlike synthetics, Merino sheep wool breathes, allowing your baby's skin to breathe. And as the air around your baby either traps or circulates, it either warms or cools, the result being your baby maintains the perfect temperature whatever the season. Clever huh?

What we love

From the first night my daughter Esme slept soundly in her Merino wool sleeping bag, I fell in love with it. Ultra soft and lightweight; clearly she was cosy and comfortable.

For me personally, the fact that Esme would be the perfect temperature all night long brought great peace of mind. Let’s face it, as a parent you can never have enough reassurance when it comes to your baby. And if you know your baby won’t overheat, then that is one less thing to worry about as far as SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) is concerned.

Esme is now 11 months old and very tall for her age (she is already in size 12-18 month clothes), so what I especially love about the Bambino Merino Baby Sleeping Bag is that one size fits all - saving me money. It will fit your baby from 2 months to 2 years.

I also love that the full-length zip opens the bag up completely, because if Esme needs changing, I do it in the cot with little disruption to her sleep.

Amazingly the bags are machine washable. You just have to remember to use a wool detergent. And get this; they can even be tumble dried - on a low heat setting. Mine came out looking as good as new.

Esme has eczema and initially I was nervous in case the wool might irritate her. But my worries proved pointless. Her delicate skin is fine, probably because Merino wool is much finer than traditional wool.

In fact when I check on my baby girl in her Bambino Merino Baby Sleeping Bag she looks so peaceful, yet more than that, gorgeous. These are quite the fashion statement, with each coming in its own matching carry bag making them easy to travel with.

Perhaps I ought to also mention - this website is totally user-friendly and worth checking out simply for the entertaining sound bites. But also for the great range of Merino sleep wear and clothing now available.

The benefits of using a sleeping bag are obvious. No kicking off the covers or slipping under them. But it’s worth remembering that this isn’t just any ordinary sleeping bag, this is Mother Nature at her best.

What to watch out for

The quality of the Merino products is excellent. Adorable with easy fastenings and a smart bag to put it in, so perhaps the only thing going against it, is the price. At £49.95 it’s certainly expensive compared to others.

Who is the Bambino Merino Baby Sleeping Bag best for?

Everyone, this product promotes a good night’s sleep for all concerned!


MadeForMums verdict

Not the cheapest sleeping bag you could buy, but as one size fits all and suits both winter and summer months, the benefits outweigh the cost. In the end, this New Zealand made product is good value for money, keeps your baby at the right temperature, is easy to clean and will be suitable for almost two years.

Product Specifications

BrandBambino Merino
ModelBaby Sleeping Bag
Available sizesTwo sizes: 2mths-2yrs; longer size for toddler
Suitable for
Child age (approx)2 months to 2 years
Washing instructionsMachine washable
FeaturesTemperature regulating all year round, so no need for different tog sleeping bags
Optional extrasLonger length sleeping bags for toddlers, sleep suits, body suits, pyjamas, baby wraps (swaddle), double knot hats for newborns, merino tops