For many new parents, the number one challenge you’ll face once you bring your little one home is getting good quality sleep at night – for mum, dad, and baby. Dealing with a fussy infant who wakes up throughout the night can be both physically and mentally exhausting, and that’s not even counting all of the things you need to do in the day or when the baby's awake!
Here at Mothercare Singapore we understand the importance of a good night’s sleep for newborns, infants, and toddlers. That’s where our range of baby sleeping bags and sleep sacks come into the picture. Coming in a variety of sizes and designs, they can help make night times easier for your little ones – and in the process help mum and dad get the well-deserved rest they need too.
While it can be such a relief to finally put your baby boy or girl down for the night, we understand that sleep time can also lead to feelings of anxiety in parents due to the possibility of conditions such as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
• One way to reduce the risk of SIDS is by following the latest safe sleep guidelines, such as those by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP):
• Infants should only sleep in a crib, cot, bassinet, or any other stationary surface.
• Avoid sleep on couches, armchairs, car seats, or other moving or upright surfaces (with the exception of car rides).
• Use a firm and flat mattress with a fitted sheet. The sheet should be firmly tucked in on all sides, with no loose fabric.
• The sleep space should be completely empty apart from the mattress and fitted sheet. Remove all toys, bottles, pillows, blankets, bumpers, and other soft items from the sleep space.
Sleeping bags and sleep sacks can help you stick to safe sleep guidelines, as they remove the risk of loose blankets while still ensuring your baby is comfortable as they drift off to dreamland. Additionally their snug fit is similar to that of a baby swaddle, with the same soothing effect of mimicking the comfort of being in the womb. This is especially useful for newborns and infants who are still transitioning to being in the outside world, although toddlers can benefit from sleep suits as well!
Mothercare Singapore is here to help you through every step of your parenting journey, from the day you learn you’re expecting, to welcoming your little one home and beyond. We are committed to providing only the safest high-quality nursery products for your family, including sleeping bags and sleep sacks that will help turn your nighttime struggles into dreamless sleep. Discover even more tips and resources for parents on our blog including 4 tips for dealing with sleep regression and picking out the perfect baby nursery furniture.
Buy all the baby nursery products you need online in one place when you shop with us, including baby cots, baby cribs, diaper changing stations, baby mattresses, and more. Unsure which products suit your baby’s needs best? Consult our friendly Digital Nursing Advisors via WhatsApp to enjoy complimentary product advice and parenting tips! You can also drop by any Mothercare store near you to browse our product range in-person.
Yes, sleeping bags can be a safe and comfortable sleep option for babies. However, it's important to ensure that the sleeping bag or sleep sack meets safety standards, such as having a fitted neck and armholes to prevent any suffocation risks. Additionally, it's important to choose the appropriate size and thickness for the temperature and to suit your baby's needs. You should also always follow the manufacturer's instructions and recommendations for use, and stick to other recommended safe sleep guidelines even when using a sleeping bag.
There are sleeping bags and sleep sacks for babies and toddlers of all ages, so you can even begin using one when your child is still in the newborn stage. When selecting a sleeping bag or sack for your baby, ensure that the neck and armholes are properly fitted, and follow the sizing guide provided by the manufacturer for the best possible fit.
When used correctly and in accordance with manufacturer and safety guidelines, sleep sacks can actually help decrease the risk of SIDS. This is because their fitted design decreases the risk of your baby getting tangled up in fabric, which poses a suffocation risk. At the same time, they can help to stabilise your baby in a safe sleep position on their back. Other safe sleep guidelines should still be adhered to when using a sleeping bag or sleep sack, such as keeping your baby’s head uncovered, and having the crib or cot be clear of all other items during sleep time.