Sleeping bag selection details all at once!

Jun 2, 2023

Everyone now knows to use sleeping bags for small babies because they are much better than quilts and blankets for small babies because of the safety and comfort they give to the child's sleep.

During infancy, babies are still relatively weak and if a blanket or comforter covers their mouth and nose in their sleep and they can't breathe and move around, it can easily lead to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), especially in young babies under 6 months of age.
This is why the American Academy of Paediatrics does not recommend overly soft bedding for babies, especially after the age of 3 months, and it is even more dangerous for babies who can roll over a little and cannot roll back well, and who cannot get out of the way quickly enough when their face is rolled over onto these items.
So you must not pile pillows, quilts and blankets on your baby's cot to prevent them from being covered by these soft things over their mouth and nose. With a sleeping bag, on the other hand, the risks caused by these items can be avoided because they are worn on the body.

So let your child sleep on his or her own cot, using a hard bed surface, on his or her back, without a quilt/blanket/pillow next to the child, and for warmth, wearing a pyjama sleep bag.
However, choosing the right sleeping bag is not an easy task, look at the dazzling array of sleeping bags on the market, with all the different materials, thicknesses and selling points, it's simply dazzling.
So today, let's talk about the details of how to choose a sleeping bag for your child.
Details 1: material
Sleeping bag fabric is mainly divided into the inner layer, the outer layer and the middle of the cotton layer. Mainstream materials are mainly bamboo cotton, cotton, plant fibres and so on.

Bamboo cotton
Bamboo cotton material is a fabric made of bamboo pulp fibres and cotton blends. The surface of the bamboo pulp fibre is smooth and when viewed under a microscope, you will see that there are gaps inside the bamboo pulp fibre, so the bamboo cotton fabric is particularly breathable.
In addition, bamboo pulp fibre has good antibacterial properties. The Technical Specification for Textile Disinfection in the USA lists the antibacterial rate of bamboo pulp fibre as:
Bamboo pulp fiber smooth, glossy, high antibacterial rate, cotton fiber soft, good elasticity, bamboo pulp fiber and cotton fibers mixed with the product is bamboo cotton ~
Bamboo cotton material sleeping bag skin-friendly and breathable, soft and not deformed, and moisture absorption is also good, do not worry at all about the baby smothering sweat discomfort, perfect for spring and summer use.

Pure cotton
We are all more familiar with this.
The first thing is that cotton is really safe and does not cause any discomfort when it comes into direct contact with your baby's delicate skin.
It is also very soft and light, and absorbs moisture and keeps the baby warm. It is also resistant to washing and soiling and can stand up to repeated rubbing in the washing machine. However, there are subtle differences in the feel of different cotton varieties, so you can choose according to your preference.
Spring and summer sleeping bags are generally multi-layered gauze or cotton, while autumn and winter sleeping bags have fabric and lining in addition to a layer of cotton for warmth in the middle. The sandwich layer determines the warmth and lightness of the sleeping bag, some sandwich layer using pure cotton fabric, some of them use some PP cotton and other artificial cotton instead, you have to be careful before buying.

Details 2: safety category
Sleeping bag is something close to the baby, so be sure to choose the safety class A, generally in the hanging tag can see the safety class.

Detail 3: Zipper
The zip end of the sleeping bag should have a protective design. Zip texture is mostly hard, zip pull to the top of the sleeping bag, if there is no corresponding impact protection, the zip head will be choked to the baby, there is a risk of cuts. Similarly, in the area of the zip teeth, it is important to look for risk factors. (It is safer to have the slider of the sleeping bag blocked)
It is also recommended to choose a zip that can be opened and closed in both directions for the convenience of changing nappies. (Two-way zips are more convenient)

Detail 4: Hat
As we have said before, don't choose a sleeping bag with a hat for your baby, not even if it is cute!

Detail 5: comfort details
In terms of comfort, you should also look at the cuffs and neckline. Some cuffs do not have a tightening design, and when sleeping, the baby rolls left and right, and the sleeves rub up. Some cuffs are a little too tight and strangle your baby uncomfortably.
If the collar of the sleeping bag is too large, the baby will easily shrink in, the collar is too small, and will be strangled to the baby.

Details 6, let's talk about the different temperatures under the choice of how thick the sleeping bag.
Sleeping bag insulation is usually referred to by tog, but some brands may not give a clear tog value, but it does not matter, the details page will basically have the recommended room temperature, or directly ask customer service can also be.

Finally, we would like to remind you that babies' central thermoregulatory system is still growing and developing, they cannot adapt to environmental changes like adults, so covering too thickly in winter or too little in summer will make your baby uncomfortable.

If it is hot, choose a thin sleeping bag made of bamboo cotton with good breathability; if it is cold, put your baby in a sleeping bag with a sandwich. In short, it is better to base your choice on the temperature and the temperature of your child's neck and back, rather than using our subjective feelings to add clothes and blankets to your baby.

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