When it comes to keeping baby comfortable and snug at night, sleep bags are just about the safest option you can find. Knowing the general sleep bag safety guidelines can help you choose the right version for your little one at every age.
Safe Sleep 101
The battle between keeping baby safe and keeping baby snoozing is all-too-familiar for many parents. Safe sleep practices have been proven to reduce the risk of SIDS, but not all little ones sleep their soundest in those conditions – they love to sleep snuggled up in a nest of warmth.
However, loose blankets in the crib can be a serious risk to baby’s safety. Safe sleep guidelines recommend that infants sleep on a firm, flat surface covered only by a fitted sheet. After their first birthday you can consider offering a blanket, but even then, you need to choose one that’s lightweight and breathable. Safe, but not exactly conducive for a cozy night’s sleep.
What Makes Sleep Bags Safe?
To help baby sleep snugly and safely, you need a solution that keeps them warm but won’t compromise their well-being. You need a sleep bag.
Several features make sleep bags exceptionally safe for your little nugget.
- Multiple TOG ratings to find the perfect weight for baby’s room & reduce the risk of overheating.
- More room for leg movement lowers the risk of hip dysplasia.
- Babies can roll freely.
- A proper-fitting sleep sack is unlikely to threaten suffocation, unlike loose blankets.
Safe Sleep at Every Age
Safe sleep starts at birth, and that means choosing a sleep bag that’s developmentally appropriate and the right size for your little one. Swaddle sleep bags are ideal for newborns because they provide warmth without posing a risk to their breathing. The gunamuna swaddle sleep bag was designed to gently cocoon newborns while the optional belly band can help control the startle reflex.
Sleep bags remain a safe option even when your little one isn’t so little. From 3 months to toddler age, your baby can sleep soundly with their favorite sleep bags – and once they’re on the move, you can opt for sleep bag walkers that provide more mobility.
Sleep Sack Safety Tips for Peaceful Sleep
Safety first. Always. Here are a few things you should look out for when you’re choosing a sleep bag for your little one:
- TOG. The temperature of your baby’s nursery will determine what TOG they need.
- unweighted. The AAP and CPSC recommend against weighted sleep bags.
- breathable fabric. This helps baby regulate their temperature and prevents overheating.
- legroom. Baby should be able to fold their legs into a natural frog position for increased comfort and a longer night’s sleep.
- layering. When dressing baby for bed, follow the formula of choosing the appropriate TOG for the nursery + 1-2 additional layers.
With so many size, weight, and style options, sleep bags are an easy yes for better sleep at every age. gunamuna sleep bags are unweighted with 3 TOG options and breathable bamboo fabric. The wider fit allows baby to stretch + kick while keeping them comfy all night – which means more sleep for both of you.
Gunamuna’s Commitment to Safety
When it comes to safety, we’ll never settle for anything less. Our sleep bags are OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified and made with trusted YKK zippers. They undergo rigorous testing by a leading Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association (JPMA) certified lab, surpassing the stringent infant sleeping safety standards.
But we don't stop there. Our sleep bags are Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultants Approved and Used + certified hip healthy by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute. Gunamuna sleep bags have proudly received the First Candle Safe Sleep Award, recognizing our dedication to promoting safe sleep practices.
With Gunamuna, you can trust that every detail of our product is designed with your baby's safety in mind. You and your little one can both rest easy knowing that our sleep bags have undergone extensive testing and earned the trust and approval of industry experts.