As a parent to a newborn, you will probably have a hard time ensuring your baby stays asleep as long as possible. One option to help your baby sleep longer is to go for a baby sleeping bag as they maintain the same body temperature ensuring the baby does not wake up, and they are more comfortable than blankets. The bags are also designed to stop babies kicking off the covers as they sleep.
However, there are so many sleeping bag choices that it can be hard settling on the right one for your baby. Here are some of the factors you need to consider to ensure you buy the right sleeping bag for your child.
- Size of the sleeping bag
One of the most crucial factors you need to consider when choosing a sleeping bag is size. Large or small size can jeopardize your baby’s safety. The bags are designed to fit more snugly at the top so that the baby cannot slip down. Your child’s safety should always be your priority when it comes to choosing a sleeping bag. If the bag is too large, your child might slide around inside and slip down inside the neck, which might lead to suffocation. On the other hand, if the bag is too small, it will be too tight around the baby and doesn’t allow enough room to stretch and move around.
- Thermal Overall Grade
When buying love to dream sleeping bags, it is essential to ensure that you put your child in the right bag for temperature, referred to as ‘tog’. Most parents usually get confused with the tog ratings. The higher the tog rating, the warmer the bag and the lower the tog rating, the cooler the sleeping bag. To ensure you choose the best tog, you have to consider the temperature of the room your baby is sleeping in. For instance, during summer, when the room temperatures range between 24-27 degrees, a lower rating is the best option.
- Fabric composition and filling
Choose sleeping bags made of organic cotton. Wool is a natural insulator that allows good air circulation between the fibers and keeps the baby too hot or too cold. During cold temperature, the wool fiber trap air creates an insulating layer, but when the baby’s body temperature begins to increase, the wool will help the body cool down by drawing moisture away from your baby’s skin, enabling them cool naturally. Synthetic fibers often trap the humidity, causing the body temperature to rise, causing your baby to wake up. Organic cotton is extra soft, and it grows without any chemicals making it fully suited for babies with sensitive and reactive skin. Always check the fabric your baby sleeping bag is made of. Organic cotton is the best.
A love to dream sleeping bag is an essential part of your child’s bedtime, helping your baby sleep better. Always ensure you consider your child’s needs and sleep conditions and adjust baby tog accordingly. The factors mentioned above will help you pick the best sleeping bag for your child.