One of the things that I really can’t live without for my baby (now 2 months and a half), is the Sleeping Bag.
A sleeping bag for a baby is basically a duvet in the form of a “dress”, in which only the arms and head of the baby stays outside. in this way, there is no risk of suffocation with duvets or loose covers, no SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).
or as GroBag describe:
“A Baby Sleep Bag (or Baby Sleeping Bag) is a “wearable blanket” designed for babies to be used instead of traditional blankets and sheets. Baby Sleep Bags have a neck opening and armholes and are therefore “worn” by the baby to help the baby stay at the right temperature through the night without the problem of traditional blankets and sheets being kicked off or getting tangled up.”
My baby started to use the sleeping bag since he was a month and a half, because he is very tall
(68 cms now). His bag is from 3 to 6 months.
Like in duvets, Sleeping bags for babies have Togs (describes the warmth of the duvet).
Sleeping Bag between 2.0 and 3.5 Tog – the room temperature in which the baby is sleeping should be between 10°C and 20°C.
But normally you should buy the 2.5 Tog for your baby, since the ideal temperature for your baby to sleep is between 16°C and 20°C. Above that is too warm and the risk of SIDS is higher.
Remember that a baby can’t control his body temperature and this is a very serious matter regarding the well being of your little one.
You can start using a sleeping bag as soon as your baby reaches the 4kgs.
The Sleeping bag is a trusty clothing and should only be used itself or with only a little light blanket, more than that, like duvets or sheets, is dangerous since will be too hot for your LO.
This is a really must have in your baby’s room and wardrobe and there are a lot of brands now, as well as different shapes, add names, print photo in the Sleeping Bag and give it as a gift, etc.
Use a Sleeping bag not only for your baby to sleep but to be creative, fun, and fashion.