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Why Use a Sleeping Suit vs a Sleeping Bag?

Why Use a Sleeping Suit vs a Sleeping Bag?

 

If you are trying to decide between a sleeping suit or a sleeping bag, here are some great benefits from using a sleep suit:

  • If your toddler is getting frustrated with a sleeping bag or starting to fight a sleeping bag, a sleep suit is a great alternative - warm enough to use on it's own without blankets and still a positive sleep association.
  • If you're little one is moving around more, kicking off blankets or starting to walk and climb around, the legs on the sleep suits are perfect for allowing movement.
  • A sleepsuit can safely be worn when your toddler gets up in the morning, where as a sleeping bag is not safe for walking in.

 

When is a sleeping bag more suitable than a suit?

  • Sleeping bags are always more suitable with small babies than sleeping suits.

  • Nappy changing is much more straight-forward with a sleeping bag, as you can zip it open. With a sleepsuit, you need to take one leg out of the suit.
  • Sleeping bags are more ' blanket like'
  • You can layer more clothing inside a sleeping bag
  • The age range for a sleeping bag is generally longer as you don't need to ensure the bag is the right length in the body and legs the same way you do with a suit.

 

Why use a sleep suit instead of blankets?

  • Comfort baby and keep her warm, without the need for additional bedding.

  • Toddler will be the right temperature all night - there are no sheets or blankets to kick off while in a baby sleep suit, so your baby won't wake up cold.

  • Reduce wake ups from baby or toddler being cold. With a a consistent, warm temperature all night, your baby is less likely to wake from the cold (they may still wake if there are issues with sleep associations or self settling).

  • Ensure baby sleeps safely - there are no sheets or blankets to wriggle under or pose a suffocation threat so you can help create a safer sleep environment for baby.

  • Complete the bedtime routine in your child's sleep suit - you can cuddle your baby and then place them in their cot, which makes settling much easier.

  • Create a positive sleep association - your toddler will quickly develop a sleep association with their sleep suit, meaning that every time they are put in their suit, it's a strong cue that it's time to sleep.

  • A sleep suit is a sleep environment that is safe and familiar, so when taking your child's sleep suit on holiday or when visiting family and friends, your baby/toddler has her usual sleep cue.