If your baby is continually kicking off a blanket, it might be time to invest in an infant sleep sack. A bit like a sleeping bag but with snaps at the shoulder to keep it secure, infant sleep sacks help to keep baby warm through the night, reducing nighttime wakings. They come in a variety of thicknesses, so how to know which type is the best for you? We go through the options:
Light sleep sacks for summer (0.5 tog or less)
Usually made from a single sheet of organic cotton or muslin, these sacks come without padding and are ideal for summer if your aircon is set to between 22.5 and 24.5 degrees. Team with a thin sleepsuit or onesie with sleeves so that baby is always covered with at least one layer of fabric.
OUR PICK – Malabar Baby’s lightweight “wearable blankets” are made from premium organic Indian – ideal for sensitive and delicate skin. The bags come with a front zipper in addition to shoulder fastenings and feature beautiful prints. $325 from malabarbaby.com
Thicker sleep sacks for winter (above 2 tog)
Even in the height of summer some babies (and adults for that matter) prefer to sleep in an icy cold room and feel snug as a bug in a heavy duvet. If that sounds like your little one, opt for a Winter infant sleep sack and keep their arms warm with a long-sleeved sleepsuit.
OUR PICK – If you’re looking for something warmer, The Gro Company’s latest 2.5 tog quilted option comes with a super soft jersey cotton outer and lining for extra cosiness. There are poppers at the shoulders and a zip that goes around all sides, making it one of the easiest to get wriggly babies into. $319 from babycentral.com.hk
Best year-round sleep sacks (1 tog)
Lightly padded sacks at this weight are usually the economical choice as they can work across all seasons. In winter, wrap your baby in a fleecy onesie for extra warmth, and set your aircon to 20-22.5 degrees in the summer.
OUR PICK – Hailing from Australia, the 1.0 tog Ergopouch is more slim-fitting than others on the market and comes in a super soft , lightly quilted jersey material that keeps baby perfectly snug. They have a gorgeous range of unisex prints and the larger size can fit babies from 8 to 24 months. $290 from petittippi.com