Wondering what babies should wear to bed? Say hello to an infant sleeping bag. You might have heard that you should swaddle newborns, and that it’s a big no-no to use blankets in your crib (just a snug flat sheet until they’re a little older). Which begs the question ‘what the f to dress them in’?? Baby sleeping bags are the best thing since sliced bread in our book- they do the hard swaddling thing for you and you can even get some with TOG-rated materials to make sure they’re not over or under-heating. Find out more about them now and send your baby off to the land of zzz’s and sweet dreams.
What are baby sleeping bags?
A baby sleep bag or sleep suit is essentially a wearable blanket that swaddles your baby during sleep time. You can find baby sleeping bags with legs, baby sleepsuits with arms, or little sacks depending on the brand you choose.
Does my child need a baby sleep suit?
Baby sleeping bags aren’t essential, however, they are incredibly helpful in assisting your child to fall asleep and stay asleep during the night. Small children often kick off their blankets during the night which causes them to wake and struggle to fall back asleep. When you use a sleep bag, you eliminate the need for using other blankets and hence the problem. Other benefits of using a baby sleeping bag include:
- Offers an easy way to swaddle
- Maintains a consistent temperature
- Promote better sleep
What age to use a baby sleep sack?
You can use a sleeping bag for your baby from newborn age up until around two years old. Make sure to always double check the recommended weight of the bag you’re buying against your child’s weight so you can be sure their bag will fit right. We love using sleep bags for newborns especially as they swaddle them to sleep with a simple zip.
What to look for in an infant sleeping bag?
When it comes to infant sleeping bags there are a few features to be mindful of. Make sure to look out for:
- TOG rating
- Machine washable
- Arms up or arms down
6 Best Baby Sleeping Bags in 2022
Here’s our no-nonsense guide to the best 6 baby sleeping bags in Australia. Find the right one for your child whether they’re an arms up, arms down or something in between sleeper now.