Why Use + How To Choose a Sleep Sack
Latest update: September 12, 2018
Author: Heidi Holvoet, PhD
Why is it that so many babies suddenly start
sleeping through the night when
they first wear a baby
sleeping bag / sleep sack or a wearable blanket?
Simple: a well-fitting baby sleep sack
ensures the right temperature, a snug cosy feeling and safety all night
long, from newborn onwards.
Let's have a look at why and how to
choose below.Do you also love the look of a
classically made up bed with a crisp
sheet and a cute baby blanket? But does your baby kick it loose as
as she can and then wake up, being cold? Or slide right down, leaving
you terrified she might
not be able to breathe?
Or maybe you are cosleeping,
but do not want baby under your own blanket or duvet as that might get
too hot for her, or for fear her head might get covered.
A baby sleeping bag is SO convenient, and although I always
say there is no magic, so
many moms report improved sleep once they started using it.
couldn't imagine NOT using a sleeping bag with my babies
My top reasons for using
a sleeping bag:
- Your little one fits in comfortably, giving her that snug feeling they all love,
perfect to help her doze off and sleep well.
- She is always comfortable,
not bothered by undone sheets and blankets.
- It keeps the temperature
just right, through the night.
Being too hot or too cold is a top reason for young babies to
wake in the night, or early in the morning. The right temperature is
also crucial in the battle in preventing
- When taking her out of the crib for night feedings or
no need to undo the sleeping bag. She stays right in,
keeping her warm which avoids her waking up completely.
- While teaching your baby how to self
soothe, put her in the wearable blanket when helping her
doze off. You can then put her right down in the crib (half) asleep, no
fuss tucking her
in (which is bound to startle her and wake her up
How to choose?
As always, it is safety
first. So your baby sleeping bag should be:
- The right
size (baby would get covered when in in an
oversized sleep sack!). See the toddler
sleeping bag page if your child is reaching
- The right
temperature (don't use a warm winter sleeping bag in
summer: overheating is very dangerous!).
And once you've got the safety part right, why not choose a beautiful cute
sack: you'll definitely be using it a lot, so why not go
for that cute little pink one, or the Winnie The Pooh one that matches
the nursery? It will make bedtime all the more fun for your baby too.
My Top 2 recommendations
- For a top quality and safety-guaranteed sleeping bag, check
ones from Halo
Innovations on Amazon (good prices by the way).
Swaddle (picture to the right) gives a great
and flexible combination of sleeping
bag and swaddle.
Great quality vs price balance!
- The Baby
Deedee Sleep Nest Baby Sleeping Bag (picture + 20% discount info below)
is very cozy and a
which can be a great help if you need to keep your baby, when small,
rolling onto her tummy while asleep.
Pay special attention to select the
right size (0-6, 6-12 or 6-18 months).
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