Safe and Healthy Sleep

Alternatives to swaddling

6 Feb, 2017

Baby sleeping bags are designed in a way to allow lots of room for leg movement and do not restrict or straighten baby’s legs. At the same time they keep babies calm and safe and limit the risk of overheating. Midwives recommend the usage of baby sleeping bags from birth. A main beneift of starting your newborn in a sleeping bag is it means you don't have to try to get them in one later on. An early introduction of sleeping bags allows your newborn into a routine where they will feel safe and secure if their sleeping bag and will have no problem switching to the next size up as they grow. A transition from swaddling to sleeping bags can be stressful for your child and they aren't used to the greater freedom and movement thus this can become difficult for you to settle them down again.

At Slumbersac there are two sizes of baby sleeping bags available for newborns: 56cm for small babies with birth weight below 4 kg and 70 cm for babies with a minimum birth weight of 70cm. When choosing a baby sleeping bag for your newborn make sure its head cannot pass through the neck opening.

Used correctly baby sleeping bags reduce the risk of overheating and cot death and promote healthy development of baby’s hips.