Cuddlebag Opening the Package
We did a First Look article on Cuddlebag's products earlier this year but were finally able to take a more in-depth look at one of their Kiddie Bags along with some of their pillow selections. Our prior article covered the technical details of the product, so this piece will focus primarily on actual use of the product and our experience as a whole. The Kiddie Bag is Cuddlebag's smallest Cuddlebag, measuring in at a stated 4' - half the size of their largest bag. In truth, the relaxed state of the bag takes up about 4.5 feet in width, not bad, but something that should be considered if you have specific or restricted space requirements.
Beginning the Fun: Opening the Package
Opening the Cuddlebag is a fun process in and of itself. The package ships as a tightly-packed, densely wrapped pack of foam. It is wrapped in a burlap-esque wrapping that needs to be cut away (use a scissors for best results). This tightly wrapped package keeps the shipping container small.
Air and space are the only required elements to allow the Cuddlebag to expand to its full size - which is actually quite large, even for this 4' Kiddie Bag. Cut away the outer packing and the real magic begins.
We decided to bring the kids in for this part of the review. After all, this IS the Kiddie Bag, right? Be sure to not accidentally cut into the porous inner bag with the scissors, but gently remove the entire black outer wrapping by cutting all the way down along one side.
As the kids looked on, my wife dutifully cut away the outer wrap. My nephew, niece and son anxiously looked on - biding their time until they could find out what kind of fun lay underneath. The inner bag showed a vacuum-packed Cuddlebag which immediately started to expand as fresh air rushed in, filling the polyurethane memory foam.