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6 Reasons to Use a Sleep Sack

If you're not sure about using a sleep sack, on the fence about buying one, or simply not sure whether to use the one someone gifted you, here are my top 6 reasons for using a sleep sack to ensure the best sleep for your little one.


  • Sleep sacks are wearable blankets. They are the safest way to keep your baby or toddler warm and cozy without extra hazardous layers around their face or body.

  • Sleep sacks are like sleeping bags. They make it hard for children to walk and climb, which helps with children who are tempted to climb from their crib.

  • They come in so many different fabrics and styles, there is really something for everyone! No matter what climate you live in or how thick your child's pajamas are, you can find a sleep sack to add one more layer of warmth.

  • Sleep sacks add a safe layer of compression to your baby's body, helping them to feel safe and compact. This reminds them of being in the womb and the closeness they have while being held by their caregiver.

  • They serve as a "bedtime cue" to your child. When babies and toddlers see their sleep sack, feel it being put on and zipped up, they can sense that sleep is coming. This helps the melatonin in their body activate and go up naturally, helping them get ready to fall asleep sooner.

  • Arms out for mobility: once your baby is showing signs of rolling, it is time to take them out of a swaddle and put them in something more mobile. A sleep sack is designed for their arms to be out, giving them the ability to roll, push up, maneuver around their crib, and explore their newfound independence. This can be helpful from 3 months through 3 years old!

Not sure which one to buy? While I don't endorse any specific companies on my website, I am happy to talk to you about it. Set up a mini session with me to talk about safe sleep, sleep gear, your baby's bedtime routine, and more!

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