After reading a post from @turquoisecoast regarding sleeping bags for babies, it got me thinking - what do i look for in a sleeping bag, what brands have people used that are good, are there specific guidelines to follow? Bub is due in June so will need something quite warm, and so far if her ultrasounds are anything to go by she loves having her arms and hands up near her head, is this any indication that she may not like having her arms swaddled? Thanks in advance 😊
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10-01-2016 09:03 #1
Baby Sleeping bag
10-01-2016 09:05 #2
10-01-2016 09:12 #3
Thanks for asking the question in your other group 😊 so many things to think about!
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10-01-2016 09:23 #4
My DS loved the Love to Dream Swaddle Ups. I think it's really trial and error and sometimes this can get expensive as they grow so quickly. I think as long as they are well made, following australian safety sandards and correct sizing for bub they are quite similar overall. You just need to find the design that suits your bub in terms of arms up or down, legs swaddled or free etc.
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10-01-2016 09:24 #5
We used love to dream. I liked the double zip. You can change bubs nappy without undoing the top half.
10-01-2016 09:27 #6
^^^yes, this too!
10-01-2016 09:42 #7
we've bought one ergo cocoon swaddle so far (1.0 tog).
it has the pop stud arms so bub will have arms in to begin with then it has the option of arms out as he gets older.
will prob buy 1 more as a baby store near us is having a sale and I figure we'll need more than 1 in case of vomits/pooplosions etc.
10-01-2016 09:47 #8
I seem to have had the only 2 babies that hated the ltd swaddles. They both screamed & thrashed around so violently until you took them out, then it was like a switch was flicked and they were calm again.
I tried a few different types but in the end liked the miracle wrap swaddle blanket and halo sleep sack. The halo was great and as I have had 2 very early rollers, I could still use it as a sleeping bag after I had to stop swaddling
If you can get your hands on 2nd hand, try some out 1st as it became a very expensive exercise buying them all new for dd
10-01-2016 09:50 #9
When both my bubs were small, I used the Love To Dream Swaddles. Worked well for both. My DS was in them until 4-5 months, DD until 3 months then into a Bubbaroo sleeping bag.
I had 3 suits that I used as DS (my first) was a prone to vomiting so often needed to have a suit change during the night.
I found them warm enough during winter if bub had singlet and long bodysuit on. The room was always around 22degrees.
10-01-2016 10:54 #10
Baby Sleeping bag
I went though nearly every type trying to find one that DD liked. It was an expensive exercise. About 3/4 the babies I know love the LTD ones though so I'd try those first if you haven't brought any yet. If you can borrow a few different types or get them cheap second hand it might be worth it until you figure out what works for your bub. Then go buy some nice new ones (if you want new stuff).
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