How to choose the best sleeping bag for your baby?
Warm or light sleeping bag, angel's nest, onesie, baby pyjamas, sleepsuit... Here's all you need to know about how to dress your baby at bedtime. When figuring out what to use, we recommend you choose different pieces depending on the time. To ensure your little one gets a good night's sleep, follow our practical tips and get the most from our cute baby sleeping bags and sleepsuits.
What's the difference between a sleeping bag, a onesie, an angel's nest and baby pajamas? You're going to be a parent. Fantastic news! You're brushing up on babywear vocab, but you're feeling a bit lost. We're here to explain the difference between all these confusing terms. Baby pajamas, also known as footed pajamas or onesies, are suitable from birth to about 18 months. They're easy to put on and will keep your baby's feet nice and warm. The Jacadi selection will wrap your little one in softness, whether you opt for a baby boy's jersey onesie, or a baby girl's fleece or velvet sleepsuit. The sleeping bags are baby-size, and you just slip your baby in one at bedtime. Your baby will feel snug and safe. Baby angel's nest are useful when traveling. They're suitable for strollers and car seats. Plus a side zipper means you can easily place your baby in it. In addition to the angel's nest, a small scallop-trim baby blanket will keep your little one cozy on chilly days.
Sleeping bags: a must-have from 0 to 24 months
Will you soon be welcoming a baby? When preparing your hospital bag, don't forget to pack a size 0-6 months sleeping bag for your baby boy or baby girl, making sure it's suited to the season.
A sleeping bag is an essential piece of kit from your baby's birth onwards. Cozy and specifically designed for little ones, sleeping bags prevent them from throwing off their covers or getting tangled up in them. For safety reasons, it's best to not put anything else in the crib. In fact, covers, duvets, sheets, pillows etc. should never be used.
What are the essential items for your baby bag? Once your baby arrives, use 0-6 month nightwear. You can then move on to scalable sleeping bag. Featuring snap buttons, usually at the rear, you can gradually adjust the length of these adjustable sleeping bags (also called turbulettes) from 6 to 24 months. Opt for lightweight sleeping bags during summer and if you have the heating on. You'll find long-sleeve sleeping bags for babies born in winter.
If you're taking your baby to daycare, you can use another type of sleeping bag for your boy or girl. Go for a model with snap buttons on the shoulders. These safe and comfy bags are easy to slip off if your baby has nodded off in your arms before bed or nap time. Another practical option? With fasteners on the side, you can change your baby's diaper without disturbing them - particularly useful during the night! All you have to do is choose your favorite style: Liberty print, sailor-style, striped or polka dot print.
Baby girl or baby boy: cute, practical sleeping bags
Baby skin is soft and delicate and needs special care. So you must opt for pieces with impeccable cuts that are cozy and made from the best quality materials. This also applies to towels and bed linen.
Choose a padded crib bumper, making sure it's securely attached to the bars, and use a cotton poplin fitted sheet with a size that matches the mattress. If it's winter and your baby is too young to turn over by themself, place a pretty blanket over their feet to keep them snug.
When choosing a sleeping bag for optimal comfort whatever the season, you should consider these points:
The temperature of your baby's room (ideally between 64°F and 68°F); the thickness of their bedtime pajamas.
Choose a thick or lighter-weight sleeping bag depending on the above. Material-wise, go for cotton from April to September, and a more padded fabric from October to March. If in doubt, always refer to the TOG rating (heat index). The higher the TOG, the warmer your newborn will be. If you use a lower TOG, your little one won't feel too stifled. For example, opt for a TOG of 0.5 or 1 if the room temperature is greater than 71°F, a TOG of 2 for mid-season and a TOG of 3 if the room is cool (between 60°F and 64°F). The fabric used for your baby girl pajamas or baby boy pajamas should also suit the season when your baby is born. When choosing newborn pajamas or baby pajamas go for fabrics that suit the season your little one will be at that age. For example, if you're buying a gift for a baby boy born in January, but you want to buy 6-month pajamas, then go for cotton summer baby boy pajamas.
Final tip: even if it's really hot, newborns should not sleep naked. Their extremely fragile skin risks being damaged by rubbing against the fitted sheet and their diaper needs to be held in place by a garment, even a lightweight one. You can slip them into a little lightweight onesie on summer nights. Note that two-piece pajamas can leave a baby's belly exposed, so they are more suitable from age 2. You can find two-piece pajamas with a snap button at the waist to keep the belly covered.
As your baby grows taller Your child won't need a sleeping bag past 24 months. They will have grown up enough to sleep in a regular bed. No need for footer pajamas to keep their little feet covered. Your child will now be much more comfortable wearing a pair of toddler boy pajamas or toddler girl pajamas. If you're worried about the cold or your child doesn't settle if covered with a duvet, you could also put a sleepsuit over their toddler pajamas. Sleepsuits are designed to be worn over normal pajamas to provide an extra layer when temperatures drop. Often made from a fleecy fabric, sleepsuits are perfect for children who kick off their covers during the night. Practical, safe, comforting, and particularly enveloping, a sleeping bag and their favorite comforter are often all you need for your little one to peacefully fall asleep at home or elsewhere. From onesies to two-piece toddler pajamas, treat them to garnament that ensure a good night's sleep. Shhh… Better tip-toe, baby’s out for the count!