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In this baby sleeping bag comparison, you can find out what the Tell Me Baby community thinks are the top baby sleeping bags on the market.

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$49.95
 
231

"I’ve tried many swaddles and this one was the best I’d say! I recommend it to everyone."

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$49.95
 
(231)

"I’ve tried many swaddles and this one was the best I’d say! I recommend it to everyone."

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$49.95
 
17

"I love ErgoPouch sleeping bags and this one has been a lifesaver!"

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$49.95
 
(17)

"I love ErgoPouch sleeping bags and this one has been a lifesaver!"

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$62.95
 
15

"I was given these from a friend and I absolutely love them! My son doesn’t sleep without his sleep sack."

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(15)

"I was given these from a friend and I absolutely love them! My son doesn’t sleep without his sleep sack."

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$59.96
 
12

"We've pretty much bought a sleep sleep in every size and tog from ergopouch and serve never been disappointed!"

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$59.96
 
(12)

"We've pretty much bought a sleep sleep in every size and tog from ergopouch and serve never been disappointed!"

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$69.95
 
10

"The love to dream sleep suits are fantastic, they have kept my son warm and cosy all winter long."

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(10)

"The love to dream sleep suits are fantastic, they have kept my son warm and cosy all winter long."

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$89.95
 
46

"I bought the ergoPouch Sheeting Sleeping Bag (3.5 TOG) and it is hands down the best sleeping bag for babies and toddlers."

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$89.95
 
(46)

"I bought the ergoPouch Sheeting Sleeping Bag (3.5 TOG) and it is hands down the best sleeping bag for babies and toddlers."

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$39.95
 
22

"We recently had our first child and he is an absolute Houdini getting his arms out of swaddles."

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$39.95
 
(22)

"We recently had our first child and he is an absolute Houdini getting his arms out of swaddles."

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$39.95
 
16

"These onesies are such amazing quality and perfect for keeping little ones warm at night."

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$39.95
 
(16)

"These onesies are such amazing quality and perfect for keeping little ones warm at night."

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$69.95
 
11

"The softest, most luxurious swaddles. I use these swaddles for absolutely everything."

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(11)

"The softest, most luxurious swaddles. I use these swaddles for absolutely everything."

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$89.95
 
95

"This sleep suit has all the essential features we need for a goodnight sleep."

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$89.95
 
(95)

"This sleep suit has all the essential features we need for a goodnight sleep."

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$69.95
 
47

"Both my kids don’t keep blankets on at night so these suits really helped to keep them warm on those cold winter nights and mornings."

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(47)

"Both my kids don’t keep blankets on at night so these suits really helped to keep them warm on those cold winter nights and mornings."

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$79.95
 
36

"I love all our ergopouches and the 1.0 tog is no exception. I will say, the 1 tog is fairly warm, so we use it for slightly cooler weathe..

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$79.95
 
(36)

"I love all our ergopouches and the 1.0 tog is no exception. I will say, the 1 tog is fairly warm, so we use it for slightly cooler weathe..

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$74.95
 
30

"My son started off in the cocoon swaddle bags and is now in the sleeping bags, we have loved ErgoPouch from the start."

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$74.95
 
(30)

"My son started off in the cocoon swaddle bags and is now in the sleeping bags, we have loved ErgoPouch from the start."

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$84.95
 
22

"This sleeping bag, as with all our Ergobaby sleeping bags, is great quality and washes really well."

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$84.95
 
(22)

"This sleeping bag, as with all our Ergobaby sleeping bags, is great quality and washes really well."

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How to choose an infant sleeping bag

There are so many different sleeping bags available for your baby: so many different types, brands, sizes, TOG ratings, and features to choose from. It’s really easy to get overwhelmed by choice when it comes to infant sleeping bags.

This is intended to be a bit of a guide to help you navigate through all the choices you need to make when selecting the right infant sleeping bag for your baby. Hopefully, we can narrow it down to a few options, rather than trying to choose an infant sleeping bag from the entire range.

Read reviews on Sleeping Bags.

Why choose an infant sleeping bag over a regular blanket?

Infant sleeping bags aren’t just more convenient to use than regular blankets, they are also potentially safer. According to the Red Nose website (formally known as “SIDs and Kids”), research has shown that a correctly fitted sleeping bag that has armholes and no hood may:

  • reduce the risk of baby being covered in bedclothes
  • promote back sleeping, as the zippers open at the front
  • keep baby’s temperature more constant while they’re sleeping. (Source).

Infant sleeping bag vs swaddle

Most babies love to be swaddled when they’re firstborn. Being snuggled up in a womb-like environment and feeling like they’re being held can help babies fall asleep quicker and stay asleep longer – and who doesn’t want that?

Sometimes burrito-ing your baby up in a blanket or muslin wrap can be a little tricky, so swaddle-style sleeping bags can help take the guesswork out it. They’re easy to use, especially for new or sleep-deprived parents. The Ergobaby Swaddler is an option.

That said, not ALL babies love to be swaddled. Also,  according to the Red Nose website, it’s essential that once your baby shows signs that they can roll that you discontinue swaddling them immediately. So this is also when a sleeping bag might come in handy!

Why not have both?

Alternatively, there are lots of options that easily switch from arms-in swaddle to an arms-out sleeping bag, depending on your baby’s preference and their development. For example, check out the ErgoPouch Cocoon Swaddle + Sleeping Bag, Ergobaby Sleeping Bag and Swaddler Set, and the Love To Dream Swaddle Up (which is also great for babies that prefer to sleep with their arms up, rather than tucked across their chest).

What are TOG ratings and how do they work?

TOG stands for the thermal overall grade. It essentially describes how insulated a sleeping bag is, and how much warmth they will provide to your baby. TOG ratings help you work out which sleeping bag is appropriate for the overnight temperature. The higher the TOG rating, the lower the temperature it’s designed for.

The guideline for recommended TOG value to room temperature is as follows:

1.0 TOG                      24°C to 27°C room temperature

1.0 – 2.0 TOG              20°C to 23°C room temperature

2.0 – 3.5 TOG              10°C to 20°C room temperature

Keep in mind every baby is different, and the temperature in their room may fluctuate, so this is a guide. It’s still important to check on your baby and ensure they’re not overheating or too cold.

Other features to look for

There are some other features that you may want to look for when you’re choosing your infant sleeping bag. One feature that might be important to you is the ability to unzip or open from the bottom so you can change baby’s nappy without unswaddling their arms. Another great feature for older babies and toddlers is the ergoPouch Sleep Suit Bag, which has the ability to zip apart at the legs and allow your child to walk around in their sleep bag.

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