Comfortable and reassuring, the sleeping bag is an essential accessory to guarantee peaceful nights for the baby.
Comfortable and reassuring, the sleeping bag is an essential accessory to guarantee peaceful nights for the baby. It comes in different models to offer parents a wide choice. But beware, this accessory is not chosen at random. Many parameters must be taken into account to make the right choice for the baby. Model, size, TOG, material, colour, closing system: zoom in on the elements to consider when choosing the ideal baby sleeping bag.
What are the different sleeping bag models?
There are different models of sleeping bags. Indeed, you will have the choice between sleeveless sleeping bags, sleeping bags with sleeves (removable or not) and travel sleeping bags. Choose according to the baby’s needs, your lifestyle and the temperature of the baby’s room.
Sleeveless sleeping bags
The most common sleeping bag model is a sleeveless model. The baby is held by the straps of the sleeping bag, which can be detached depending on the model. The absence of sleeves promotes natural ventilation and helps regulate the baby’s body temperature.
Sleeping bags with sleeves
Logically, rarer sleeping bags with sleeves offer better coverage for babies and are particularly suitable when temperatures are low. Most sleeping bags with sleeves are designed with detachable sleeves, i.e. you just have to detach them to get a sleeveless sleeping bag.
Travel sleeping bags
The travel sleeping bag also called a nomadic sleeping bag, is ideal for outings with a baby. This model of sleeping bag generally adapts to the car seat and the harness of the stroller so that baby can continue his sleep outside the house in complete safety. The nomadic sleeping bag is ultra-compact and can be easily stored to take up as little space as possible in your luggage.
What size sleeping bag to choose for your baby?
The sleeping bag size is a selection criterion that should not be overlooked. Indeed, it must be perfectly adapted to the size and age of baby. For example, the baby risks slipping inside with a sleeping bag that is too big. To choose the right size sleeping bag, follow the guide.
|Birth to 3 months||55cm / 60cm|
|3 to 6 months||62cm / 70cm|
|6 to 12 months||72cm / 75cm|
|12 to 24 months||82cm / 90cm / 100cm|
|24 to 36 months||110cm|
Which TOG to choose for the baby sleeping bag?
The TOG is a heat index used for sleeping bags, but also for duvets and duvets, among others. It allows you to choose the sleeping bag according to the temperature of the room. The higher the TOG, the warmer the sleeping bag.
|TOG 1||Temperature between 24°C and above|
Good to know
If no TOG is indicated on the sleeping bag you have chosen, it is possible to identify its thermal resistance according to its material, thickness and shape (with or without sleeves).
Which material to choose for the baby sleeping bag?
There are sleeping bags in various materials. Padded velvet, polyester, cotton, and fleece are the most common.
Quilted velvet sleeping bags
Padded velour sleeping bags are suitable for mid-season use. Soft and breathable, this material adapts to the temperature of the room.
Fleece sleeping bags
Fleece sleeping bags are particularly warm and comfortable. They are, therefore, naturally adapted to winter temperatures. Lightweight, they cover babies without adding extra weight.
100% cotton sleeping bags
Cotton is the ideal material for babies. Easy to maintain and pleasant in contact with the skin, cotton is an important ally for parents. Cotton sleeping bags are usually used during the summer. The cotton prevents the baby from sweating and offers significant ventilation for hot summer nights.
Polyester sleeping bags
Polyester is a light and resistant material. If it is not a natural material, it quickly wicks away perspiration. In general, for 2.5 tog sleeping bag, polyester is associated with other materials, such as cotton.
What locking system?
To choose the right sleeping bag, you must consider the closing system. There are several: a closure with pressure at the shoulders, a central closure opening the sleeping bag from the middle and a closure on the side. Depending on your use of the sleeping bag, you will be able to orient your choice more easily. If the baby goes to the crèche, it is advisable to choose a 0.5 tog sleeping bag with an opening in the middle. As nurseries are subject to strict safety rules, they generally only accept this type of sleeping bag. If the baby stays at home, an opening on the side can be particularly practical for changing his diaper without waking him.
What colour to choose for the baby sleeping bag?
The sleeping bags are available in various colours to meet the desires of all parents. Red, blue, pink or green, with or without patterns, the final choice is totally personal. You can choose to match the colour of the sleeping bag to the decoration of the baby’s room for total harmony when sleeping. However, be sure to choose soft colours to secure and calm the baby. Avoid too bright colours that may excite him and disturb his sleep.