We interviewed this fantastic business, Bags of Sugar to find out a great idea that transformed into blankets that your babies and tots cannot kick off !
Tell us a bit about how you came up with the Bags of Sugar concept?
It was a product truly born out of necessity. I’m a mother of three small boys, and no matter what I did I couldn’t keep a blanket on my baby while keeping up with my four year old and two year old. I would swaddle him but he hated having his arms wrapped up. So I started thinking about different ways to keep him warm wherever I went – school, the zoo or the grocery store – where he’d be comfortable but it wasn’t a hassle for me. I wanted something that was easy to grab on the go, something that I could use to cover my baby while I was standing (I didn’t have to find a place to lay my baby down to wrap him up), something that was just CONVENIENT. I had a couple of Bags of Sugar made, and then total strangers would come up to me and ask about them.
How important is warmth for a babies sleep and comfort?
Bags of Sugar is not an enclosure to sleep in. The concept is based on daytime use … We call them “carry-bags” or “to-go bags.” One of our biggest features is how fast they can be put on and taken off. No zippers, no buttons, no folding and tucking.
What are the age ranges for a baby to use Bags of Sugar?
Bags of Sugar can be used for babies 10lbs and larger. Since Bags of Sugar has so much room for the child to move around in, I have seen babies 20+ lbs using them. The elastic around the chest expands and still comfortable for the infant to kick their legs in.
How do you come up with the beautiful designs for the Bags of Sugar blankets?
Each season we look for bright and trendy patterns that I think moms would be drawn to. I look for fabrics that put a smile on my face, that I’d be happy to have myself.
How do you wash a Bag of Sugar blanket?
Machine wash Bags of Sugar in normal cold water. Do not use chlorine bleach. Tumble dry on low heat. Do not iron.
What are your goals for the Bags of Sugar company?
Right now, I’m just focused on growing my online business. It’s been building nicely, and I want to make sure that we’re taking care of our customers properly. Down the road, we might expand into retail.
Where can Bags of Sugar be purchased?
Bags of Sugar can be purchased online at www.bagsofsugar.com
Do you ship globally, if not, where do you ship to?
Bags of Sugar currently ships to Canada and the United States.