If you're in the process of kitting out the nursery for your baby, you're undoubtedly spending a lot of time browsing department shops or websites. If so, you've probably seen a few types of baby clothing/bedding and are wondering how to pick the right clothes/bedding for your child.
It can be difficult to reach your family's sleep objectives and many items on the market claim to be able to assist you and your baby in getting a better sleep. One of the items that can genuinely do that is a baby sleeping bag. Most parents desire a baby that sleeps soundly and peacefully, and using a baby sleeping bag will help you accomplish that. It is a fantastic baby sleep aid that will create the perfect sleeping environment to help ensure your little one gets a good night’s sleep, which means you can sleep too! A baby sleeping bag aids in taking the stress out of bedtime and helps your little darling snooze more easily.
Below we have put together a list of the most common questions and answers about baby sleeping bags as well as a list of the benefits of using a baby sleeping bag.
What is a baby sleeping bag?
A baby sleeping bag is a wearable blanket for your baby. It comes in various designs but the main purpose of a sleeping bag is to cover your baby’s legs and upper torso (blanket style) leaving the head and neck. A sleeping bag will help your baby maintain the correct temperature overnight eliminating the need for any additional duvet or blanket. The best sleeping bags are free of anything that might irritate your baby's skin and have under-arm poppers to ensure your baby doesn't slip down inside it when they are very small. Ideally, you should choose a sleeping bag that is safe, super soft and comfortable with a tog rating that takes you safely through the seasons.
The best time to use a sleeping bag?
The best time to use a baby sleeping bag is from birth. A premium baby sleeping baby is an excellent sleep aid that not only keeps your baby warm but also helps to prevent the Moro reflex. When a baby is about to nod off, they exhibit this reaction which looks like a startle that makes the baby feel like they are falling. Of course, if this happens to them while they are trying to sleep, you will have to start the settling process all over again. A sleeping bag helps with the startle reflex because it mimics the comfortable feeling of the womb and gives your baby a peaceful sleep.
Can baby sleeping bags reduce the risk of SIDS?
By reducing overheating, it is asserted that baby sleeping bags can lower the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Bamboo baby Sleeping bags are super soft and thermoregulating so it’s gentle on your baby’s skin and prevent them from getting too cold in colder weather or overheating in warmer weather.
Babies move around and wiggle along during sleep, therefore baby sleeping bags were created to prevent babies from unintentionally covering their heads during sleepy wiggles. Sleeping bags also stop infants from kicking off the covers in the middle of the night which will likely happen if you are using a loose blanket.
Are baby sleeping bags difficult to use?
No! Sleeping bags are an easy option to use for young ones. To use a sleeping bag, all you have to do is lie your baby down in the sleeping bag, zip it up, fasten the under-arm poppers and place them in their crib, with no blankets, pillows, or stuffed toys. Just a fitted sheet underneath.
With the use of a bamboo baby sleeping bag, your baby’s body temperature will be maintained even though their arms will remain outside the sleeping bag. That is because Bamboo sleeping bags are thermo-regulating to ensure a restful and comfortable night’s sleep for your little darling.
Which TOG should I get?
Usually, when you buy a baby sleeping bag, you’ll have to get two variants. A winter one with a higher tog rating and a summer one with a lower tog rating. When you're unsure which to use, this can be annoying, and purchasing multiple bags can get pricey!
A good option in this case is a sleeping bag with a TOG rating of 2.5 and this is why we've chosen 2.5 TOG as the sweet spot for our baby sleeping bag. A 2.5 TOG sleeping bag is suitable for all year round use. It's important to note that even though our sleeping bags are suitable for all year round use, this is based on maintaining your baby's room temperature at the level recommended by the HSE which is between 16 and 20 degrees.
6 reasons to choose a BambooBaby sleeping bag
Safeguards your baby
When deciding what to use on your sleeping baby, safety will be your top priority. When a baby moves around, blankets swaddles and duvets are not safe because they may ride up over their heads. Our sleeping bag comes with underarm safety poppers that ensure that your baby doesn’t slip down inside the sleeping bag. This feature is absolutely critical and you'd be surprised how many baby sleeping bags out there don't have this simple safety feature.
Keeps baby warm
Oftentimes, parents are concerned about their baby feeling cold at night. To tick that box of doubt, make sure the room your baby sleeps in is a comfortable temperature. Not too warm or too cold. The room temperature should range from 16°C to 20°C – our bamboo sleeping bag is what you need to give you that extra peace of mind when your baby is asleep, it is carefully designed to be used within these guidelines all year round.
Made from FSC-certified bamboo fabric
Our premium baby sleeping bag is made using the best materials and is OEKO-TEX certified ensuring its 100% safe for contact with your baby's precious skin. Bamboo fabric is an excellent choice because of its breathability and smooth stranded structure. Bamboo is more breathable than cotton, hemp, and other comparable textiles and its unique structure allows air to flow freely through it which means your baby's temperature is regulated in both hot and cold conditions.
Easy night-time routine
The usage of our bamboo baby sleeping bag ensures that any night-time care for your baby is easy and comfortable. How so? Our sleeping bag comes with a two-way zip which makes life easier for you and baba by enabling you to keep your bub in the sleeping bag while you change them, feed them, calm them down, and cuddle them to sleep without any fuss.
It tells your baby that it’s time to sleep
A fantastic sleep cue for your baby is to put them in our bamboo baby sleeping bag. Babies enjoy routines and thrive on predictability. You can incorporate the sleep sack into your baby's nightly and naptime sleep routines so when they go into the sleeping bag they know it's time to sleep.
Safe to use even when baby starts to roll over
When your baby begins to roll over, our bamboo baby sleeping bag leaves your baby’s hands open for easy movement. You can use the sleep sack as your baby begins to roll over without worrying that it will cover their face because it stays on them as they roll or crawl from one side of the crib to another.
With the help of bamboo baby sleeping bag, you will create a cosy, safe, and calm sleep environment for your littlest love. You’ll be able to sleep peacefully knowing that your bub is happy, comfortable warm, and safe in their crib.
We hope you found this post helpful and wish you lots of long lasting sleep time with your new baba. :)