We tell you everything you need to ensure a good night's sleep, comfort and safety for your little one while sleeping and all the advantages of using a baby sleeping bag.
Why should you use a baby sleeping bag?
With blankets they can cover their faces and we don't want that to happen at any time. Not only that, but with blankets or quilts they can easily become uncovered and their body temperature can get out of control.
Sleeping bags are practical and safer for your baby, as they allow them to move freely without putting their breathing at risk and keep their body temperature stable.
Can a newborn use a sleeping bag?
This is a very common doubt among first-time families. We usually give the same advice; it depends on the size of the baby. You have to wait until the baby's head does not pass through the neck of the sleeping bag once it is closed, to avoid the risk of suffocation.
Every baby is different and so is every body, we have bags from size 0-3 months, which is what we usually recommend for a newborn. Even so, our advice is to wait for the first month, see how your baby's sleep evolves and see how he/she grows.
Another recommendation is that, depending on the time of year and the temperature of the room, it is preferable to use a sleeping bag or not. We will explain below what type of sleeping bag to use, depending on the time of year.
How to choose the sleeping bag?
There are types of sleeping bags, types of filling and when to use them.
- Sleeping bag with feet
- Sleeping bag with socks
- Sleeping bag with sleeves and socks
To find out how to keep your baby at the right sleeping temperature and which sleeping bag to use, let's talk about the TOG, which is the most important thing when choosing a sleeping bag.
- Tog 2.5: This is the recommended sleeping bag for winter. Designed for protecting your baby from lower temperatures and cold nights (rooms between 16 and 21 degrees Celsius).
- Tog 1.0: Recommended for between seasons, i.e. spring and autumn. Designed for protecting your baby on cooler nights (rooms between 21 and 23 degrees Celsius).
- Tog 0.5: Recommended for summer. Designed for the comfort of your child on nights when temperatures are high during the day (rooms between 23 and 27 degrees Celsius).
This way, the little ones, without needing a duvet or cover, will be protected all night long and will be able to move around freely.