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The Complete Guide to Finding the Best Baby Sleep Sacks

The complete guide to the best baby sleep sacks. Bamboo and merino wool fabrics are just the beginning.

Deciding on the best sleep sacks for your child is not an easy task. With so many different things to consider, we're here to help take the guesswork out this decision for you.

Understanding How Baby Sleep Sacks Work

A better sleep can start with a better sleep sack for your baby. We all know that new parents are faced with sleepless nights and the frustration of not being able to get their baby to sleep. Sometimes it’s as easy as finding the right products to help your baby get the quality sleep they need.

Simply put, a baby sleep sack is a wearable blanket for babies. It has a soft, comfortable fabric that fits snugly around the baby's body. The sleep sack is designed to keep your newborn warm while also keeping them from kicking off their blankets and getting cold. Choosing the right one - particularly one that has been properly designed for the safety of your child - is also incredibly important.

Some other benefits of using a sleep sack are that it helps contain your baby's kicks and moves while they're trying to get comfortable. It also helps parents maintain the correct temperature in the room for their baby based on their environment or preferences. And finally, it can be used as an alternative to swaddling and can help soothe and calm your little one when they need it.

Most baby sleep sacks (also known as sleep or sleeping bags or even wearable blankets) have a neck opening for your baby’s head, and two arm holes so they aren’t completely swaddled. Some sleep sacks have some unique features, like inner swaddling flaps which can be particularly helpful from a newborn or infant stage, if your baby tends to sleep more soundly in a swaddled state.

Generally, the best sleep sacks provide the safety, comfort and benefits of a blanket without the risk of having any loose materials cover the baby’s face or fall off of them when in their crib or bassinet.

How to Choose a Sleeping Bag for Your Newborn?

Buying a sleeping bag for your newborn is no easy task.

There are many things to take into consideration, including the type of fabric, the quality of stitching and so on. This article will help you find the best sleeping bag for your newborn by providing details about various sleep sacks and their features.

A sleeping bag is a must-have for any parent who wants their baby to sleep well during the night. It is an integral part of every nursery as it provides warmth and comfort to babies when they sleep at night.

The best baby sleep sack would be one that combines all the factors that parents want - safety, longevity, durability as well as affordability. It should also be soft enough that your child feels snug in it while being cozy too!

When it comes to picking the best sleep sack for your baby, there are several key factors to consider. First, look at how well-made the sleep sack is. You want one that is made of quality stitching and soft fabrics that won't irritate your baby's skin. Next, look for one with a temperature-regulation system that wicks moisture away from your little one.

Fabrics like merino wool and bamboo (bamboo rayon or bamboo viscose) are not only incredibly soft and lightweight, but stand the test of time as well thanks to their incredible durability. Both merino wool and bamboo fibres contain “superpower-like” properties that:

  • Wick away moisture
  • Regulate temperature
  • Repel unwanted odours
  • Last forever
  • Remain soft and cool to the touch
  • Minimize wrinkles
  • Are eco-friendly and sustainable

    There’s no wonder why products made from bamboo or merino wool are a little bit more costly than others that are made from traditional cotton. The truth is, you’ll see and understand the difference from the first moment you hold each in your hand. Plus, you’ll notice how much longer a well-made bamboo or merino wool sleep sack lasts in your family, too. The durability truly speaks for itself.

    Washing & Caring For Your Sleep Bags

    To effectively clean your sleep sack, follow these steps:

    1. Start by separating it from any other laundry items and preparing a load of similar colours.
    2. Place the sleep sack in the washing machine and set the water temperature to warm. Using warm water helps to effectively remove dirt and stains.
    3. Add a gentle detergent that is suitable for delicate fabrics. Make sure to follow the instructions on the detergent packaging for the correct amount to use.
    4. Allow the washing machine to complete the cycle, ensuring a thorough clean.
    5. Once the wash cycle is finished, remove the sleep sack and check for any remaining stains. If necessary, treat the stains with a stain remover and wash it again.
    6. After washing, it's best to tumble dry the sleep sack on low heat. This helps to prevent any damage to the fabric and maintains its shape and integrity.
    7. Avoid using bleach, as it can weaken the fabric and cause discoloration.
    8. Ironing or dry cleaning the sleep sack is unnecessary, so it's best to refrain from these methods to ensure its longevity.
    9. After the sleep sack has finished drying, give it a gentle shake or poof to restore its softness and fluffiness.
    10. Now, your sleep sack is clean and ready for another night of comfortable rest.

    By following these steps, you can maintain the cleanliness and quality of your sleep sack, ensuring that it remains fresh and cozy for a long time.

    Best Ry & Pen Sleep Sacks for Your Baby

    We’ve taken the best that the world has to offer in terms of baby sleep sacks and designed ours to be even better.

    Ours are made to be safe, comfortable, cozy, soft and incredibly durable.

    We make all of ours ethically in Canada, supporting local fabric businesses as well. We buy our fabrics from British Columbia and make our products in Ontario (Toronto to be exact!) with some of the most talented and wonderful sewers the country has to offer.

    We use breathable fabrics like bamboo rayon and merino wool to keep your baby warm without trapping heat. They have been designed to be used from newborn right up until they can roll over. These sacks will also help your baby feel safe and secure as they drift off into a deep sleep - so you can enjoy a good night’s rest too!

    We proudly offer sleep sack features that include:

    • Neck and arm openings that are designed according to North American & European safe sleep standards
    • YKK zippers for the ultimate in durability, safety and quality
    • Two-way zippers for easy on and off, as well as making diaper changes a breeze
    • Premium filling - just like the blankets and duvets you sleep with - in our 1.0 TOG collection
    • Super soft bamboo lining for the perfect weight in summer in our 0.5 TOG collection
    • The ideal length for your child to grow with the product for maximum longevity and usage

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      The best bamboo and merino wool baby sleep sacks - 1.0 TOG rating for all season warmth
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