Good morning mamas! It’s still winter out there and it’s snowing out!
Today’s post is about sleep sacks as they are so comfy and my daughter enjoys sleeping in them. And they look so cute!
Our home gets quite cold in the summer due to air-conditioning (around 68/69F) and in the winter as well because it’s an old building and it’s not well insulated. And at night we turn off the heater because otherwise it would get too hot. So our daughter always sleeps in a cozy sleep sack and we own quite a few of them. Here they are from the lightest to the warmest.
Spasilk sleep sacks
- Thickness: very light (70-80F)
- Materials: cotton
- Sizes: one size 0-6 months
- Price: $12
- I own: the one with beautiful heart design
This one is my summer favorite. It’s pure cotton, nice in touch, very light and looks SO cute. We used it for naps and sleep on warmer days. Unfortunately they only make it for 0-6 months.
Ergobaby velcro swaddlers
- Thickness: light/warm (69-72F)
- Materials: cotton terry
- Sizes: two sizes S/M (6-12 pounds) and M/L (12-18 pounds)
- Price: $45 for 2-pack
- I own: S/M pink and natural (beige)
This one is for newborns and I bought it in a two-pack (pink and neutral beige colors) when I was still pregnant. It’s cute, easy to put on and quite warm, made of thick cotton. We were able to wrap our daughter in it while she was asleep without waking her up. After a few weeks, she didn’t want to have her hands swaddled anymore but we kept using this sack with the feet nicely inside it and the hands free. We would use it with a light cotton PJ or just a white onsie.
Carter’s sleep sacks
- Thickness: light/warm (has sleeves, 69-72F)
- Materials: fleece or micro-fleece, Carter’s also makes light 2-piece cotton sleep bags
- Sizes: one size 0-9 months
- Price: $16-18
- I own: 5 different patterns of these
These are classic, they come with different designs and we own several as we got them as gifts. They are quite warm because they are fleece and they have sleeves. We used them a lot in the summer and the fall. They are a bit too light for our home in the winter (below 70F). And soon my daughter won’t fit in them anymore as they are 0-9 months and they shrink a bit in the dryer.
Baby Deedee sleep nest
- Thickness: light (Sleep Nest Light,70-80F), warm (Sleep Nest,67-74F) and very warm (Sleep Nest Tee,67-74F)
- Materials: Sleep Nest and Sleep Nest Tee are cotton exterior and lining, polyester filling, Sleep Nest Light is cotton only
- Sizes: three sizes S (0-6 months), M (6-18 months), L (18-36 months)
- Price: $38-48
- I own: Sleep Nest Tee size M happy butterflies and Sleep Nest size S slate hot pink
These are my winter favorites! We have one 0-6 months and one 6-18 months.
Thanks to the snaps on top of the arms, you can easily put it on a sleeping baby without waking them up, even if they sleeping on their tummy. It zips from the top too and the zipper is big. And, most of all, it truly feels like a quilt made for a baby. My daughter loves this one and she knows it’s time for sleep when we put it on. It works great when it’s cold (room temperature around 65F) with a warm cotton or fleece PJ. If it get’s really cold (below 65F), I put an extra shirt or sweater on top of the PJ and then put the sleep sack on.
Halo sleep sacks wearable blankets
- Thickness: light, warm and very warm available (up to 2.5 tog)
- Materials: cotton, cotton muslin, organic cotton, micro-fleece, cotton sweater knit or velboa available
- Sizes: 6 sizes (preemie to X-large) up to 24 months
- Price: $25 to $38
- I own: micro-fleece S and M beige
I have to admit that this one is my least favorite but it’s probably because I own the fleece ones in boring beige colors. Halo has a huge sleep sack selection though. The fleece one that I own is too warm for the summer but a bit too cold for the winter. It doesn’t have sleeves. And I always think that I wouldn’t want to sleep under only a fleece blanket in the winter. But we do sometimes use it when it’s warmer and it zips from the top so it’s easy to put on.
- Thickness: warm and very warm (below 64F) with sleeves
- Materials: outer and lining: 100% Cotton, Padding: soft polyester fleece
- Sizes: 4 sizes 0-6 months, 6-18 months, 12-36 months, 3-6 years
- Price: $50
- I own: very warm model
I believe this is the warmest baby sleeping bag you can get in the US. I bought it when our heat was not working. It has a thick padding (3.5 tog) and sleeves. Per manufacturer it’s suitable for below 64F but I would say more for temperature around 60F or less, otherwise your baby will get overheated. If your home gets really cold, this sleep sack may be right.
If you are wondering what your baby should sleep in at night, I hope this article helped you a bit!
There are plenty of other sleep sacks out there, please add your favorite ones in the comments below.