Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Babies and Sleep Sacks
When my son was born not knowing it at the time, I really lucked out! From birth he was only feeding twice a night then at 5 weeks slept 8-9 hours and at 3.5 months, 11 hours and no feeds! I read everything I could on babies and sleep, when, where, how etc. I'm not sure how but I was so glad when I discovered sleep sacks! I think we were shopping in the US when he was really young and I saw one at the store. I had just been wrapping him in a blanket but he didn't move much yet so that was ok. I bought the sleep sack and began using it right away. When he grew out of it I looked around in Canada and discovered the Halo sleep sacks at a store just down the street. You can buy cotton or microfleece ones depending on time of year. I've always used the microfleece as both my kids have air conditioning in their rooms to keep a comfortable temperature all year round which I also think has contributed to my son sleeping well. We just stopped using sleep sacks last week (he's 22 months old) when he moved into his big boy bed because I want him to be able to safely get out of bed. I started using the sleep sacks on my daughter since birth (she's 9 weeks) and she loves them. They keep baby cozy and warm all night since they can't kick them off and there's a little reminder on the front that says back is best to remind us to put baby down on their backs to sleep. I really can't say enough about sleep sacks and how great they are! They're available online and at select baby stores and major retailers. I've seen them even up to size 4 with feet openings for them to walk!
All opinions here are my own on product I have purchased myself. I was not compensated in any way for this post.