In the earlier years, there were many cases of infants dying due to a phenomenon called Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Parents would cover the baby with blankets or heavy quilts, with an aim of protecting them from cold. This action had proved fatal many times, as these heavy blankets often suffocated babies to death during sleep. Today, a sleep sack is the new gadget to prevent SIDS.
The baby sleep sacks are designed with cotton, to ensure that babies are able to breathe while being cozily enclosed. This ensures that the babies stay warm during the cold winters, and are comfortable during the summers. This phenomenon of easy breathing is the same as is experienced by wearing cotton clothing.
Putting on and removing these baby sleeping bags is quite simple. Due to shoulder snaps and oversized zippers, parents can easily place their babies even when they are already napping. For these reasons, it is a valuable commodity for parents, who will surely be able to sleep well, knowing that their babies are comfortably in slumber.
A major advantage of baby sleep sacks is that the infants cannot kick these off during sleeping. Since many toddlers tend to wriggle a lot during sleep, space has been provided within these slumber sacks. Traditionally, the blankets would fall off during sleep, but not any more, even if force is used.
Sleep sacks, also known as baby sleeping bags, can be used to help the babies sleep peacefully, even during a long distance journey. It is possible that there may be different environments in which babies would normally feel hot or cold, but the sleeping bag will help tide over such conditions. As per statistics, infants up to the age of 1 year usually need to sleep for 16 hours.
Sleeping bags are available in different colors such as dream blue, khaki, cookies and cream and white. Therefore, these bags can be chosen as per parental preferences. The various attractive colors also help to draw the attention of innocent infant minds. Proper arm holes and shoulder straps are provided with each sleeping bag, so that the infants can freely play, sleep or move without any danger of falling out.
These baby sleeping bags are recommended by The American Academy of Pediatrics for all parents, since these are completely safe for the babies. Materials used for these bags are not treated with any harmful chemicals that may affect the infants. This material is also biodegradable; thus it is environment-friendly.
Babies can wear the sleeping bags over the regular night wear. They do not need to get into specific clothes to feel comfortable in these bags. Even if they happen to kick the bars of the crib during sleep, these bags will ensure that they do not get injured.