BABY SLEEPING BAGS THAT AREN'T HORRIBLE
Style + comfort in the bag, by Lisa Williams
Our pick of the best baby sleeping bags you can buy...
Did you fall into the same trap as me? The trap where, when you were expecting, you bought a load of nice blankets and bumpers for your baby’s cot, only to find out afterwards that loose bedding and bumpers can pose a SIDS risk? Did you then go into a panic, dispatching various family members to buy sleeping bags in different togs, none of which were very nice? I did, and it was only several months later that I realised quite how many gorgeous and practical sleeping bags there are on the market. Here are just a few...
1) Merino Kids Go Go bag in Raspberry (pictured above)
This is not the cheapest option, but it’s almost as long as a Christening gown and its armholes are adjustable, meaning it’ll take you from newborn to two years old. It’s easy to wash, adapts to various temperatures - making it excellent for taking on holiday - and even has a slot in the front and the back so you can loop through a carseat or buggy strap. Very clever.
£70, from Merino Kids
aden + anais is the market leader when it comes to good prints, as demonstrated by this baby sleep bag. In fact, the monochrone design is so lovely, it’ll give you (another) reason to want your baby to sleep. Bamboo is a beautiful, light fabric ideal for spring or summer use.
£45, from aden + anais
3) Mori Clever Sleeping Bag in grey
Bookmark Mori if you like minimalist design for your mini, they do it with panache. And the good news is that they have just started making sleeping bags too. Made from soft cotton and viscose from bamboo, they too have the seatbelt/buggy slots, adjustable armholes and detachable sleeves, plus a two-way zip and openings on both shoulders which, if you’ve had any experience dressing a wriggly child, you’ll realise are a godsend.
£55, from Mori
4) PurFlo SleepSac in mushroom spot
With integrated mitts to keep little hands warm, detatchable long sleeves for cold nights, and a special chin guard to eliminate rubbing, the SleepSac has been designed with babies’ comfort in mind. And with a strategically-placed zip for easy night-time nappy changes, it’s good for parents too, making it one of the best baby sleeping bags around.
From £24.95, from PurFlo