Why are baby sleeping bags a better alternative to sheets and blankets?
Baby sleeping bags allow babies to maintain a constant temperature throughout the night, without the risk of kicking off covers or getting tangled up in bedding, while still allowing them to move around freely during the night. They are far lower maintenance for parents than conventional bedding and can provide security and familiarity when babies are staying away from home or moving from a bassinet into a cot.
Why don’t sleeping bags have sleeves?
Inside a baby sleeping bag babies move and wriggle, thus creating heat. To ensure a constant temperature your baby ventilates though its head and arms. Having cool hands indicates everything is working well.
Could my baby become too hot?
As long as the room is a safe temperature and the right tog is used, there is no danger of children overheating. All baby sleeping bags come with a FREE nursery thermometer to help you monitor room temperature. Never use any clothing with hoods and avoid using additional sheets or blankets with the sleeping bags.
Do bags wash and dry easily?
Yes. All the baby sleeping bags can be machine washed at 40 degrees and tumble-dried on a low heat. It’s recommended you keep zips closed for washing and drying. Remember, too, that for your convenience it is advisable to have at least two bags, particularly handy when it comes to unplanned night-time changes!
Why do some bags have side zips and others centre zips?
Some designs do have centre zips on all sizes; however most of the smaller sizes have side zips which are designed to make for easy access when changing your baby during the night. As babies become bigger and stronger there is a risk they can force open the ‘snaps’ at the shoulder so centre zips without snaps are used on size three. All sizes of travel bags have a two-way centre zip to allow harness fixing.
Why do the bags come with a fire danger warning label?
There is an Australian standard that all children’s sleepwear sold in Australia must comply with the Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 1249:2003. The fire danger warning label is an Australian Standards requirement and it is mandatory that it is displayed on baby sleeping bags, pyjamas, nighties and dressing gowns.
This warning label aids as a reminder to parents and carers that baby sleeping bags should not be used as daywear or dressing gowns in living areas. In particular, the label acts as a reminder in winter not to put children in their nightwear (which may be more loose and flowing) near heaters, open fires, lighted gas stove burners or electric hotplates.