Which Sleeping Bag To Choose For Change Of Season

A common question that gets asked alot amongst parents is...
How do i know if my babies sleeping bag needs to have sleeves or no sleeves?
Well good news we have your solution.
Continue reading to find out what we recommend and use with our little ones of a night time...
Winter Sleeping Bag 2.5 TOG - Turtle
When it comes to ensuring your little one gets a good night's sleep, every parent wants to make the best choices. One decision that often arises is whether to opt for a sleeping bag with sleeves or without sleeves for your baby or toddler. Both options have their benefits, and understanding them can help you make the right choice for your child's comfort and safety.

Sleeping Bags with sleeves: Snug and Secure 

Sleeping bags with sleeves offer a cocoon-like experience for your little one. They provide full coverage, ensuring that your baby's arms are also kept warm throughout the night. This can be particularly beneficial during colder seasons or in cooler climates, providing an extra layer of insulation.


For babies who tend to move around a lot during sleep, sleeves can help keep them snug and secure. They prevent little arms from slipping out of the bag, reducing the risk of your child getting tangled or uncovered during the night.


Additionally, sleeves can offer a sense of familiarity and comfort, mimicking the feeling of being wrapped up in a blanket or held close, which can help soothe restless sleepers.

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Winter Sleeping Bag 3.5 TOG - Gold Fern

No Sleeves: Freedom of Movement 

On the other hand, sleeping bags without sleeves provide greater freedom of movement for your little one. Toddlers who are more active during sleep or prefer to have their arms free may find these options more comfortable.

Without the restriction of sleeves, toddlers can move and adjust more easily within their sleeping bag, allowing them to find their preferred sleeping position without feeling confined.

Sleeping bags without sleeves are also ideal for warmer climates or seasons when extra layers may be unnecessary and could cause overheating. Our sleep basics rompers make the best base layer to pop under your little ones sleeping bag.

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So which one should I be choosing...

When deciding between sleeves or no sleeves for your baby or toddler's sleeping bag, consider factors such as your child's sleep habits, the climate of your environment, and the season. Here are a few tips to help you make the best choice:

 Climate and Temperature: Take into account the temperature of your child's sleeping environment. If it tends to be cooler or if you're transitioning into colder seasons, sleeves may offer added warmth. In warmer climates or during the summer months, no sleeves may be more suitable to prevent overheating.

Sleeping Habits: Observe how your child sleeps and moves during the night. If they tend to wiggle and roll around a lot, a sleeping bag without sleeves may provide greater comfort and freedom of movement. However, if your little one prefers feeling snug and secure, sleeves could be the better option.

 Comfort and Safety: Above all, prioritise your child's comfort and safety. Ensure that the sleeping bag fits properly and is made from breathable materials to prevent overheating. Avoid loose bedding or blankets inside the sleeping bag to reduce the risk of suffocation.


We have popped our temperature guide down below to help guide you to the right styled sleeping bag for your little one!

Winter Sleeping Bag 2.5 TOG - Peony

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