To ensure you’re giving baby their best ever bedtime, we’ve rounded up some of our most favourite sleeping bags on the market right now.
Benefits of Baby Sleeping Bags
When it comes to sleep, it is essential that baby is kept safe and sound through the night. Dressing them in a baby sleeping bag instead of using sheets or blankets illuminates the risk of suffocation and overheating.
Sleeping bags are essentially wearable blankets for babies that keep them comfortable and at a safe temperature during sleep. The design naturally means that their head remains uncovered.
Other benefits of baby sleeping bags include:
- They help baby to stay at a regulated temperate.
- Your baby can move around in the bag but still stay covered and cosy.
- They’re really handy for night feeds thanks to the zip or popper closure.
- Additional covers that baby could kick off or get tangled up in are not needed thanks to baby sleeping bags.
Baby Sleeping Bag TOG Guide
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- 2.5 Tog is ideal for use all year-round for temperatures anywhere between 16-20 degrees (61-68F).
- 1.0 Tog is recommended for warm summer temperatures between 21-23 degrees C (69-74F).
- Anything lower than 1 Tog is what you’ll need for when things really start to heat up, anywhere between 24-27 degrees C (75-81F).
Our Favourite Baby Sleeping Bags to Buy Now
Slumbersac Sleeping Bag with Feet, from £23.99
Slumbersac’s award-winning Sleeping Bags with Feet are fantastic for little ones who don’t like their feet to feel restricted in a standard bag. The innovative design also offers babies and toddlers the freedom to move around safely while crawling, walking and playing aswell as enjoying the comfort of a soft, cosy sleeping bag at bedtime.
There are a number of practical design features including foldable feet covers to keep toes warm and toasty when needed, a non-slip sole so toddlers can walk safely on slippery surfaces, press studs for quick and easy nappy changing and detachable arms to adapt to the ever-changing UK weather.
As a trusted brand for parents, Slumbersac sources high-quality materials which are perfect for baby’s sensitive skin. Their sleeping bags are made from 100% muslin, jersey or organic cotton which is tested and certified to Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and free of harmful substances.
Slumbersac’s Sleeping Bags with Feet come in a wide range of fun designs including dinosaur, nautical, safari, koala and farmyard.
They are available in 4 Togs: 0.5 Tog, 1.0 Tog, 2.5 Tog and 3.5 Tog. Sizes range from 6 months to 10 years (dependent on height (60cm – 130cm). Buying a Slumbersac also makes a Difference: For every sleeping bag sold, Slumbersac gives an amount to aid organisations via B1G1.
Key Design Features:
- High quality zip fastening with protective zip cover
- Sizes 70cm and 80cm feature poppers for quick, easy nappy changes
- Under arm poppers on all sizes up to 36 months for a secure fit
- Foldable feet covers with a non-slip sole
- Detachable arms on 2.5 Tog and 3.5 Tog
- Machine washable at 60 degrees and can be tumble-dried
- Ideal for active babies and toddlers
BugBag Sleeping Bag, from £22
BugBag’s award winning baby and toddler sleeping bags were created by parents who wanted a multi-functional sleeping bag for their baby. With a cleverly designed zip system, BugBags give you the option to split the legs so they can be used in a highchair, baby carrier or pushchair, or have the legs zipped together like a standard sleep bag. The sleeves are also removable, leaving parents to decide if the temperature is right for a cosy warm bag, or a sleeveless one for warmer months.
BugBag offer a range of sizes from newborn to 3 years, in 1, 1.5 and 2.5 tog.
The founders of BugBag said “our goal is to help parents and their babies achieve the best night’s sleep possible. We know that it’s important to have a soft cotton sleeping bag in a luxury fabric, with strong zips, and easy access for those quick nappy changes at 3am. But most importantly a safe bag for your baby.”
BugBags are made using a super soft BCI cotton which is non-allergenic, sustainable and eco-friendly.
Five of Us Organic Cotton Baby Sleeping Bag, £79
Boori Baby Sleeping Bag, £35
This super-pretty baby sleeping bag from Boori is crafted from soft cotton, providing a gentle layer against baby’s sensitive skin.
With a 1 tog rating, this sleeping bag is designed to be used during the summer months, but it’s can also be used during colder months if wrapping baby up in some cosy pyjamas!
White Company London Bear Sleeping Bag, from £34
Available from 0-36 months, this baby sleeping bag from The White Company is made from soft organic cotton and comes in a 2.5 tog weight, perfect for those chillier nights. We particularly love the print, featuring Charlie Bear and red London telephone boxes, designed exclusively in-house.
Aden + Anais Mid-Season Sleeping Bag, £44.50
This multi-layer baby sleeping bag by Aden & Anais is the perfect mid-season sleeping solution for your little one. It features four layers of breathable 100% cotton muslin to keep baby feeling comfy and secure when transitioning out of a swaddle and beyond.
Machine washable, the muslin material is pre-washed, so it’s super soft from the start and stays that way wash after wash.
Camomile London Sleeping Bag, from £62
Made from 100% cotton with an anti-allergy wadding and lined in super soft cotton double muslin, this sleeping bag from Camomile London comes in a 2-tog weight which is perfect for all year round. Available in two sizes, 0-6 months and 6-18 months.
Tommee Tippee The Original GroBag Sleeping Pip SleepBag, from £19.99
This adorable baby sleeping bag by Tommee Tippee is created using the brand’s unique Snugfit™ technology, meaning it is slim fitting through the chest, with a roomy, hip-healthy bottom to allow your baby to adopt a natural “frog-legged” sleeping position, which is important for correct hip development.
It is also made from soft cotton-rich, fluorescent-free fabric so that it is kind to baby’s skin.
JoJo Maman Bebe Navy Stripe Fox Appliqué 2.5 Tog Baby Sleeping Bag, £32
This lovely baby sleeping bag features a fox appliqué upon a classic Breton stripe, a great gender neutral option for your little one! Available in 2.5 tog, it is ideal for all year round use except high summer.
Halo SleepSack® Ideal Temp 1 Tog Sleeping Bag, £19.95
Struggling to get the temperature just right? Then the innovative SleepSack® Ideal Temp could be just what you’re after. As the ‘only temperature regulating sleeping bag’, it’s made from smart fabric which helps to keep baby at a comfortable temperature at any time of year.
The Ideal Temp baby sleeping bag uses IntelliThread™ technology, which absorbs excess heat from your baby when they’re warmer. This heat is then stored within the smart fabric, and released back to your baby if their temp dips.
MORI Peter Rabbit Front Opening Sleeping Bag, £46.50
Available in sizes from 0 months all the way up to four years, this Peter Rabbit print baby sleeping bag is crafted using MORI’s signature 30% organic cotton and 70% bamboo fabric, perfect for thermoregulation. Designed in a 1.5 tog, the baby sleeping bag can be used all year round.