Why A Baby Sleeping Bag Does Wonders For Parents And Babies
If you’ve never considered the idea of a baby sleeping bag then please read on while we explain what the are and their obvious benefits for you as well as your baby. Good night sleeps will soon be a common thing if you’ve been struggling in the past.
Your baby loves to move and wriggle and will do all it can to get out of the clothing he or she is wearing. They have this uncanny ability to want to be as naked as the day they are born and so when you wrap them in a warm over-blanket or put socks or mittens on them they can quickly get to work at ripping them off in record time.
With a baby sleeping bag you will find that these problems are pretty much eliminated for most babies. A sleeping bag for a baby is just what it says. Like a miniature sized sleeping bag the are enclosed at the bottom and have open arms to allow the child to wriggle around without feeling overly constricted and to help regulate their overall temperature. When a baby gets a good sleep, mom and dad can also get a good nights sleep too!
The sleeping bags will come in a range of sizes to suit the size and/or weight of your child. This will be clearly marked when you are choosing between them. They also come in a range of materials from cotton to micro-fleece and even Muslin. This means that baby can kick but cannot kick these off, and will stay nice and warm.
Mom and dad will also get a more restful night sleep because a baby sleeping bag is actually a recommended purchase by safety campaigners and is used in hundreds of hospitals when training parents on safe sleeping practices.
A baby sleeping bag helps to reduce the risk of rebreathing (inhalation of carbon dioxide), which is a suspected cause of SIDS, and suffocation.
Look out for features that include:
• Zippers opening from the bottom (for easy diaper changing)
• Recommended by SIDS organizations
• Shoulder snaps (helps place a “just fallen asleep” child in their sack without waking them)
• Soft quilted interiors for snugness like no other
• Machine washable
So all you have to do right now is decide which of the many readily available types of baby sleeping bag to choose from. They all come with safety at their forefront as well as keeping your baby warm and snug. They range in price depending in quality and materials used so it pays to shop around and see for yourself. If you are after a better night sleep for yourself then why not find out more.
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