What is baby sleeping bag?
Sleeping bags are widely used in recent decades in Europe and America as one of the most effective means of preventing sudden infant death syndrome, which is also associated with asphyxia of infants during the sleep.
Baby sleeping bag – is a cross between a sleeping bag and a blanket, and instead of the last it is much more convenient and practical. In a sleeping bag the child can freely move his legs, but in contrast to the blanket sleeping bag will remain on its place, it will warm the baby, and won t be somewhere in child s legs in the morning, or worse, on the child’s head. Parents can sleep instead of go and check if the baby have uncovered or not.
Another important feature of sleeping bags is safety. Firmly fixed under the arms, sleeping bag will not slide on the face, it won t block the airway, won t last the baby around the chest, preventing breathing. In addition, the baby in a sleeping bag, waking up, will not be able to crawl anywhere, get up in bed and try to get out of it. He will have to call the parents.
Types of baby sleeping bags
Sleeping bags can differ visually, but their essence remains the same. There are sleeping bags on buttons or zippers, with long sleeves and padded shoulder straps that are thrown on the shoulders of the child. Some sleeping bags even stipulate that the child’s hands will be completely closed, so that he will not scratch himself during the sleep. Almost all of them allow you to change a diaper quickly without having to remove the sleeping bag completely.
If you choose a sleeping bag without sleeves, it will be enough to put a pajama or a vest on a child for the night, to keep the baby s hands from cold. As a rule, the smaller the child is, the more closed sleeping bag is selected for him.
What are baby sleeping bags made of
As any other things for children, the best sleeping bags are made of natural materials. It can be cotton, wool, flannel, even flax. In short, choose materials that are pleasing to the body and allow the baby s skin to breathe, but keep the warm quite well. Even if the outer fabric of sleeping bags synthetic, it has to be a natural fabric inside such as, for example, cotton.