Sweet dreams: sleeping bags for newborns
Even before the birth of the baby, parents are thinking about buying the necessary things and supplies. One of the first items of the shopping plan is a crib, because a newborn baby spends most of his time in a dream. But that’s not all: future mom and dad often think about how to properly organize a baby’s sleeping place. Pediatricians have long been advised not to swaddle a child, but what to do so that the baby is not frozen, felt comfortable and protected. Not all children like to take cover with a blanket, many constantly open up, freeze and wake up. You can find an excellent way out of this situation – to purchase or sew a sleeping bag for an infant. Surely many parents will be interested in this product.
What is a sleeping bag and when can it be used?
After the birth of a child, one of the main desires of the parents is a quiet sleep of the baby. After all, many people have heard about sleepless nights, and young mom and dad try all their best to avoid this fate. Comfortable and long sleep of the baby largely depends on the properly organized bed: the baby must feel warm and cozy, only in this case he will be able to rest for several hours in a row.
Before birth, the baby was in a tight space and was accustomed to this sense of security. As soon as the crumb falls asleep, the parents cover it with a blanket, but many children sleep restlessly and constantly reveal themselves. And adults can not watch at the crib every minute to hide the baby. Therefore, special sleeping bags for children were invented, in which the child feels comfortable and sleeps most of the time.
Any sleeping accessories for the baby should be selected by carefully viewing the material from which they are made, the size, density and other details. Only an ideally matched sleeping bag will create coziness so that the baby can sleep peacefully most of the time at night. Therefore, before buying, you need to pay attention to the following nuances.
The product should be made only from natural materials that do not cause allergic reactions, and also perfectly pass air. Experts on children's sleep and pediatricians recommend that parents buy sleeping bags that are made of natural cotton without synthetic impurities. You can also buy a product in which the inner lining is cotton, and upward is sewn from a polyamide fiber: it perfectly keeps the heat inside the sleeping bag.
A sleeping bag, like clothes, can be large and small. If the sleeping bag is small, the child will be uncomfortable to sleep in it, and in a too loose bag there is no sensation of the cocoon, the baby does not feel protected. Parents should focus on the growth of the baby, but do not take into account the length of the head, and add 10-15 cm of stock to the outgrowth. The size can be selected according to the age of the baby:
- the smallest sleeping bags are designed for premature babies and the size range starts at 42 cm in length. These are the smallest models that are on sale;
- from 0 to 4 months, the product will be 60 - 65 cm long;
- from 4 to 9 months - 75 cm;
- from 9 months to one and a half years old the child can buy a sleeping bag 90-100 cm long;
- for children over 18 months old it is worth buying a product of 105 cm or more.