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Baby Sleeping Bag Guide: How to Pick the Right One for You

Posted by Emily Blanche on

Sleeping bags for babies can ensure little ones stay tucked up, cosy and secure for a long night of sleep. Promoting safe and deep sleep for babies, sleeping bags are a great addition for those looking for a cosy bedtime routine with minimal nighttime disruptions. 


Benefits of Baby Sleeping Bag 

- Once tucked into a baby sleeping bag, your baby will stay warm. The risk of kicked-off covers disturbing their sleep is eliminated, allowing them to stay at a constant temperature.

 - As the covers cannot be moved, baby sleeping bags have no risk of materials covering the baby’s face or neck, allowing for safer sleep and peace of mind for parents.

 - The sleeping bag also keeps your baby warm during and after nighttime feeds, as covers need not be pulled off of them.

 Baby sleeping bags designed with poppers allow for quick and easy night changes.

 - Although tucked up to ensure a cosy sleeping environment, the wide bottoms of baby sleeping bags allow your baby’s legs to move freely.

 Little Seeds’ sleeping bags are all sleeveless another way to ensure little ones don’t overheat.

 - They also come in various thicknesses, known as togs, for different times of the year.

 - Baby sleeping bags are also great for travelling with, as no extra blankets are needed. 

 

Things to Consider When Picking the Right Baby Sleeping Bag 

- The Tog thickness

- Choosing the right fabric

- Picking a safe design. 


Pick the Right Tog and Thickness of Clothing 

Parents will know the importance of ensuring your baby (especially a newborn) stays at the right temperature. Babies are not able to regulate their body temperature and can easily overheat. This makes choosing the right sleepwear and blankets essential. One way to make this easier is with a baby sleeping bag. As previously mentioned, these ensure a constant temperature is maintained, which makes knowing what your baby should wear to sleep more straightforward. 


Another element of ensuring a safe temperature for your baby during sleep is the tog (Thermal Overall Grade). The higher the tog rating, the warmer and thicker the sleeping bag. In cooler months, a higher tog rating is best, while a warmer room and climate call for a lower tog rating. 

 

Sleeping Bag Tog Guide

Little Seeds’ baby sleeping bags are available in 1 tog and 2.5 togs, great for either summer or winter. Comfortable temperatures during sleep can be different for each baby, but here is a general set of baby sleeping bag tog guidelines: 


In rooms at a temperature of 16 degrees or less, babies can wear an organic cotton bodysuit and sleepsuit, as well as a 2.5 tog baby sleeping bag. Babies sleeping in rooms between 17 and 21 degrees can use a 2.5 tog sleeping bag with a cotton bodysuit worn underneath. Babies sleeping in warmer rooms, between 22 and 25 degrees, may just want to use a lightweight 1.5 or 1 tog with a cotton bodysuit underneath — long or short sleeve, depending on what the parent thinks best. 


Pick the Right Material 

When it comes to sleeping bags or blankets for babies, It is much safer to go with a natural material, such as organic cotton, over a synthetic fabric, such as polyester. Natural fibres are breathable and can help with airflow, lowering the chance of a baby overheating. If you want to read more about the benefits of wrapping your baby in organic cotton, check out our Why Organic Cotton Clothes Are Better for Your Baby blog. 


Pick a Safe Design 

As well as ensuring your baby doesn’t overheat during sleep, parents will also be aware of the importance of not letting blankets come close to a baby’s face, as this is a choking hazard. With these elements in mind, baby sleeping bags without a hood or extra material around the top of the sleeping bag are the safest design to go for. All Little Seeds’ baby sleeping bags have roomy necklines, with poppers for easy access. They conform to the BS EN 16781 safety standards, meaning you and your little one can sleep easily. 


The Little Seeds’ organic cotton baby sleeping bags also come with plenty of space for your baby’s legs and are all sleeveless. This ensures healthy growth of the hips and legs can continue without restriction, and a safe temperature is maintained throughout their slumber.