Many families with young children have discovered the advantages of using baby
sleeping bags instead of traditional baby bedding. Sleeping bags that babies
wear like clothing, have several advantages over the usual baby blanket or quilt
that parents have come to appreciate and have been used in Europe for many years.
What to wear with a Baby Sleeping Bag
Baby sleeping bags offer plenty of room for the baby or toddler to move his
or her feet during the night. The bag has three holes that allow the child to
have his or her head and arms outside the covers while the shoulder fastened
bodice, keeps the child warm during the night. These holes provide enough ventilation
to prevent the child's body overheating.
Parents of active babies will appreciate that no matter how much the child
moves during the night, he or she is still covered. For many parents, this also
means a better night of sleep as you are not awakened by the sound of an unhappy
child crying because of the cold. The child and you are assured of a more comfortable
night as you both sleep soundly and warmly all night long.
One of the biggest advantages of the sleeping bag is that there is no loose
bedding in the cot - some experts believe that loose bedding may contribute
to SIDS. The baby sleeping bag keeps your child safe while sleeping, without
the danger of loose bedding.
When looking for the perfect gift for a newborn child or toddler, you may consider
the baby sleeping bag. Many parents may have never heard of the sleeping sack,
so the gift you give is sure to be unique.
Baby sleeping bags are generally made of very soft materials and most have
100 percent cotton lining for additional softness and gentleness on the baby's
skin. Winter weight/2.5 tog bags have a polyester filling that adds a layer
of insulation to the quilting to keep the child warm.
Baby Sleeping Bag Togs and Sizes
We recommend that babies under ten pounds should not use the item. Parents
should wait a few weeks before using a baby sleeping bag. Fortunately, during
these first few weeks babies do not move as much and will remain tucked under
normal small blankets.
Sleeping bags for babies are available in four tog (warmth) ratings:
- 0.5 Tog is designed for use in the warmer summer months
- 1.0 Tog rated summer sleeping bag is useful as spring heads into summer and
summer heads into autumn.
- 2.5 Tog winter sleeping bag version is heavier and warmer for the winter months.
- 3.5 Tog is suitable for the coldest winter months, with room temperatures
The sleeping bags are sold by size, and are available for children up to 6
years as the largest size is 130 cm long.
Washing and care instructions
Our baby sleeping bags are machine washable at 40°C, a definite advantage
with young children. Parents may want to have at least two baby sleeping bags
to cater for times when one is in the wash. We strongly advise to wash the baby
sleeping bag inside out and to fasten all zips and poppers. This will prevent
the fastenings catching or ripping during washing and drying. Wash like colours
Baby Sleeping Bag Safety Summary
Please consult the checklist below for basic safety information.
Always follow the Feet to Foot rule when putting your baby to sleep, place
your baby on their back with their feet to the foot of the cot.
Never use any other blankets, sheets or other bedding with a baby sleeping bag.
Use the 'what to wear with your baby sleeping bag' tog table above as a guideline
only, check your baby is not overheating.
Keep away from fire.
Safety is very important to us at The Dream Bag.
We are pleased to announce that our baby sleeping bags have undergone testing
and have been approved for the following certifications.
EN 71-1: Mechanical and physical properties
The poppers and zips on our baby sleeping bags have been tested and approved to EU legislation standards and now bear the CE marking, widely recognised to consumers.
AZO Free (Chemical) Test
Azo dyes are often used in the colouring process of textiles and leather. Some of these dyes have the capacity to release certain aromatic amines which pose cancer risks. Azo dyes releasing these amines are not allowed to be used to dye textile and leather products that come into contact with the skin. Our baby sleeping bags have been tested and approved as 'safe'.