Many parents swear by sleep sacks, from using them for newborns up until after the toddler age. Sleep sacks keep your toddler warm, comfortable and give them a space to associate with sleep time.
Wearable blankets are fast picking up in popularity, as more and more parents are realizing the great benefits that they offer.
Sleep sack benefits
- Sleep sacks keep your baby at the right temperature. For those living in erratic climates, sleep sacks can be a real help with knowing your baby isn’t overheating or becoming too cold. Most sleep sacks come with an easy to follow guide which gives you an idea of what your child should be wearing when using a sleep sack in different temperatures.
- One of the most important benefits for most parents is that your toddler won’t be able to kick off their blanket in the middle of the night. You can rest assured that your toddler is safe and comfortable in the wearable blanket, and won’t be left freezing after a night of fidgety sleep.
- For younger children, babies up to a year, sleep sacks reduce the risk of SIDS. Wearable blankets give your child enough movement to sleep in different positions, but do not pose a risk of suffocation with loose blankets possibly covering their face.
- Sleep sacks can help in establishing a bedtime routine. After some use, your child will soon associate their sleep sack with sleep and will learn to look forward to the security and comfort it offers during the night.
- Sleep sacks last longer than other baby items. Buying a sleep sack which accommodates for different ages is a good investment. You will not have to replace it every time your baby has a growth spurt, and this is quite important if your little one grows attached to their sleep sack.
Now that you are familiar with the amazing benefits of sleep sacks, here are some that will be absolutely loved by your toddler, and which will last as long as they are needed!
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This sleep sack from Halo will soon replace loose blankets in your toddler’s bed. The front of the sleep sacks reminds parents to practice safe sleeping with the “Back is Best” embroidery, which this wearable blanket helps to achieve!
There is an inverted zipper on the sack, which makes diaper change so easy, simply zip the sack from the bottom-up and change your toddlers nappy, without having to take the whole sleep sack off.
A unique and roomy sleep sack design encourages proper hip development by not restricting your toddler’s leg movement and is recognized as ‘Hip Healthy’ by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute.
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Being sleeveless, the sleep sack helps to reduce the risk of overheating, with neck and arm openings sized to be a safer fit.
Made with 100% cotton, this wearable blanket is super soft, breathable, and perfect to help your toddler have a comfortable, safe sleep night after night.
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For many parents, encouraging an organic way of life for their toddlers is really important, and this organic sleep sack from Woolino can help with that.
Made from 100% pure organic cotton, the wearable blanket is suited for warm nights or for temperatures between 70-80 degrees.
The sleep sack will replace any loose blankets which could interfere with your toddlers breathing, creating a safer sleep environment.
The material used to make the sleep sack is 100% GOTS certified organically grown cotton. It is free of pesticides and harmful chemicals found in other kinds of cotton and is incredibly soft as well.
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The two-way zipper allows for easy diaper changes and outfit changes without having to completely remove the sleep sack. This is really handy when you need to change a diaper in the middle of the night.
Woolino is a trusted brand and has several sleeping bags rated #1, so you can be assured that this would be a great buy for your precious toddler.
A huge bonus is that you get two forest themed sleep sacks in this bundle! Accidents and spills happen, so having a spare sleep sack on hand will save you a lot of trouble at times!
These sleep sacks are premium quality, with 100% cotton outside and lining, and 100% polyester filling. The long sleeves are non-removable, keeping your toddler safe in cold weather.
Forest animals are embroidered onto the sleep sacks, to make it more appealing to your toddler, who would probably prefer to be snuggled up to some woodland creatures than a sleep sack in one boring color.
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The size of these sleep sacks is suited for toddlers aged 18-36 months, so you will get some good usage out of them. The middle zip has a protective zip cover, preventing any scratches or irritation while your toddler sleeps.
Ideal for use in temperatures between 59 and 70 degrees, it is perfect for the cooler months. It can be easily machined washed and tumble dried on low heat, for super easy cleaning.
Not only are these sleep sacks comfortable and practical, but they are really cute as well!
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For toddlers who love to be on the move, the is the perfect sleep sack!
The two-way zipper on the sleep sack allows the wearable blanket to be opened from both the top and the bottom, not only does this really help with diaper changes but is handy for toddlers who are potty training, giving them easy access to the toilet, especially during the night.
The wearable blanket is incredibly soft, made from cotton jersey material, which offers the right temperature and comfort for moderate climates.
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The baggy design allows for pajamas to be worn underneath the sack, with still allowing enough room for easy, free movement during sleep. There are two openings, which your toddler’s feet go through, letting them walk around safely while wearing the sleep sack. Once again, this really helps during potty training!
The roomy area around the crotch means that there is room for movement, but not enough room for the sleep sack to be kicked off.
This particular sleep sack is designed with dinosaur graphics, but there are other options available for your toddler to choose from.
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Made from 100% cotton, this sleep sack is incredibly soft and breathable, perfect for a night of comfortable sleep.
The sleep sack is lightly weighted on the chest, applying a very soft pressure to comfort your toddler while they sleep as if your palm is placed reassuringly on their chest. This weighted pad is filled with non-toxic poly beads and was designed following physiotherapy standards.
Completely machine washable and suited for a tumble drier, this sleep sack is low maintenance and easy to care for. The two-way zipper gives easy access for diaper changes, day or night.
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Being adjustable is a great bonus, the adjustable shoulder snaps allow the wearable blanket to grow with your baby, being the perfect swaddle transition blanket, and keeping their sleep blanket which they are familiar with, for an easier sleep routine.
Soft, adjustable and easy to clean, this is a must-have for parents with growing tots.
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Moving on from a swaddle to a sleeping sack can be a great adjustment for a little one, which is where this wearable blanket from Burt’s helps out!
Printed with letters of the alphabet and cute little bees, this is really such an adorable sleep sack!
It has been carefully designed to provide enough room for a toddler to move around in, both safely and freely. The zipper opens from the bottom upwards, for easy diaper changes, and the interior zipper guard and snap tab zipper cover give it extra safety and provide extra comfort for your toddler.
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Made from 100% organic cotton, GOTS certified, it is incredibly breathable and soft, perfectly suited for sensitive skin and made to prevent against overheating.
This sleep sack will work as a great transition from swaddle blankets to a sleep sack, keeping your baby comfortable, reassured and safe during the night.
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Made from silky smooth rayon from bamboo, these sleep sacks come in a wide variety of modern prints and solid colors.
The sleep sack is designed to suit three thermal resistances and can be used all year round.
Offering the ultimate comfort, this bamboo-based fabric sleep sack has been designed meticulously, down to every last detail. The sleeves are the perfect size, giving the comfort and freedom that toddlers need. The zippers can be opened from the bottom up, or from the top-down, for fuss-free diaper and clothing changes.
To make this sleep sack even more appealing, the materials used are all responsibly and ethically made from bamboo, which is one of the world’s most sustainable resources.
This sleep sack will give your toddler the priceless sense of security and routine, helping them drift off to sleep, even when out on holiday or away from home.
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The Sleep Sack for Older Toddlers
Some toddlers need a little more time to let go of their sleep sacks, and that is perfectly fine! The problem is that most sleep sacks do not accommodate children over the age of 3, but this one does!
With sweet owl prints on the fabric, this sleep sack will be loved by your toddler. It is 110cm in length and is suitable for toddlers aged 3-4 years.
The middle zip has a protective zip cover, preventing the zip from irritating or hurting your child while they sleep.
It is easy to wash and can be used in both the washing machine and tumble drier.
Your toddler can explore around with the open bottom of the sleep sack, letting them get up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, before tucking back into their safe, comfortable sleep sack.
The Perfect Sleep Sack for Your Toddler
These sleep sacks all work wonderfully, each one having unique characteristics to suit your child.
Once you start using a sleep sack for your toddler or baby, you will wonder why you didn’t choose to do so earlier!
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