Once bubba outgrows his swaddles at around 3 months, it’s a good idea to put him in a sleep sack for his naps and at bedtime. Also known as a sleeping bag, these cosy coverups keep junior warm and comfy, while giving him plenty of room to stretch his legs.
Since it replaces loose bedding, you won’t have to worry that your sweetie will suffocate under a thick blanket or get tangled up in layers of cloth. Even better, baby won’t rouse feeling cold because he’s kicked off his blankie. This means you won’t have to wake up to tend to him either (hooray!).
By the way, when you’re away from home, junior’s favourite sleep sack will be a source of comfort, helping him settle into a new environment faster. Sleep sacks are indeed a godsend, but since there are so many in the market, we’ve done the groundwork for you!
Mothercare Snoozie Sleeping Bag
WHAT Suitable for little ones from 0 to 6 months, this sleeping bag keeps your tot warm all night long and even through feeds. The buttons at the top stop baby’s arms from sliding out of the arm holes, while the side zip eases diaper changes as it won’t disturb your sleepyhead. Comes in bright colours and fun prints such as circus, bears and bunnies.
PARENTS SAY “A really good sleeping bag of great quality. Love the colours and designs,” enthuses mum Diana Othman.
Aden + Anais Cozy Sleeping Bag
WHAT Four layers of lightweight breathable cotton muslin promise to keep your kewpie snug, comfy and well cared for all night long. The roomy sack allows ample leg room for baby to kick, while a bottom zip makes nighttime diaper changes a cinch. A soft muslin strip covers the zipper near bub’s face for added comfort. All Aden + Anais muslin products are pre-washed for added softness. Washing and drying is also a cinch.
PARENTS SAY “It's so soft, warm and cosy that my baby has been sleeping through the night consistently since we got this!” says Lesley De Cruz, mum to Tyler, 9 months, and Thomas 3.
Bebe Bamboo Muslin Sleeping Bag
WHAT Made from 100 per cent bamboo muslin, this ultra-breathable eco-friendly bag reduces baby’s risk of being overheated. Available in classic designs and colours, the comfy material only gets softer with every wash, so it doubles as a cuddly comforter your cherub can’t ever kick off!
PARENTS SAY “I love how soft it is and the two-way zipper also makes it easier for me to take my baby out or put him inside the bag with ease,” says mum Clarice Chua.
Sleepysaurus Baby Sleeping Bag
FROM The Dream Bag
WHAT Junior is going to love this scarlet sleeping bag with a cute dinosaur print and navy trim. So much so that he will beg to be put in it, making bedtime so much easier. Made of 100 per cent cotton, it features a soft lining to ensure comfort. The bag is 111cm long, but use the poppers in the back to reduce it to 91cm. So, the bag literally grows with your baby and can be used well into toddlerhood, which makes this a great value-for-money buy!
PARENTS SAY “Bright, colorful, durable, cosy and easy to wash. Bonus points for the zip which is hidden under a flap which is under the arm, making it difficult for little hands to get to it!” praises mum Sonia Chatterjee.
Travel Grobag Baby Safe Sleeping Bag
WHAT A market leader in baby sleeping bags, the Grobag boasts a two-way zip in the front and the back. The front zip stays secure under a buttoned-down flap, while the zip behind allows a five-point travel harness from a car seat or stroller to pass through so, you can transfer your baby from the stroller or car seat to the cot without waking them.
PARENTS SAY “You can never go wrong with a Grobag. There’s a reason why they have such a strong customer following. It remains in good quality wash after wash and is so soft and comfortable for little ones,” says mum-of-three Janice Koh.
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