What Are Sleep Sacks Good For?

Learn what is a sleep sack used for & why sleep sacks work

Look on any parent’s baby registry and you’re sure to find a sleep sack. What is a sleep sack? Sleep sacks are a popular bedtime option for parents that can be used from newborn through toddlerhood. Essentially a wearable blanket for baby, a sleep sack is used for keeping baby safe and warm in their crib, bassinet, or co-sleeper, without the need for extra blankets. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), this is the safest way for baby to catch some zzz’s - with nothing in the crib, bassinet or co-sleeper other than baby – no blankets, no bumpers, no toys – just your little one, snug as a bug in a sleeping bag! This greatly reduced the risk of accidental suffocation and SIDS. Sleep sacks are also a great choice for baby’s (and parents) who never quite take to swaddling.  Keep on reading to find out more about sleep sacks:

What are sleep sacks good for?

Sleep sacks are a good and safe choice to keep baby safe and comfortable while they sleep. Basically, a wearable blanket and a sleeping bag for baby, sleep sacks help regulate your infant’s body temperature which keeps them from being too cold, too hot, and makes their sleep just right! A sleep sack also eliminates the need for extra blankets in their crib, co-sleeper, or bassinet, which according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), helps keep baby’s sleep-space safe.

Why do sleep sacks work?

Sleep sacks work because they keep your infant safe, warm, and comfortable while they sleep.

When do babies use sleep sacks?

Since a sleep sack is a wearable blanket, they adhere to the AAP rule of “bare is best” – which means nothing in the crib (or co-sleeper, bassinet, etc) other than the mattress, mattress sheet or cover, and baby. A sleep sack will keep baby at just the right temperature, so there isn’t a need for extra anything in his sleep space.

They are good for newborns through toddlerhood, although every baby is different. If you’re baby has been used to swaddling, great! But once your baby starts rolling over on their own, or is breaking free of the swaddle, it’s a good idea to introduce the sleep sack.

How do you use a sleep sack?

 A sleep sack is like a wearable blanket for your infant – kind of like a sleeping bag. Follow manufacturer’s instructions on proper wear and usage.

What are the benefits of a sleep sack?

The benefits of using a sleep sack are many. Sleep sacks work because they help regulate baby’s body temperature creating a comfortable night (or naptime) sleep. They also eliminate the need for extra blankets in baby’s sleep-space (which is always a safe choice).. 

Do sleep sacks help babies sleep better?

Sleep sacks are good for newborns through toddlerhood, although every baby is different. Using your sleep sack for nighttime and naptime also helps establish a pattern and becomes a familiar “sleep time” routine. The Dreamland Baby weighted sleep sacks offers our unique feature of evenly distributed weight from shoulders to toes, which helps baby feel calm, fall asleep faster, & stay asleep longer

Are sleep sacks safe for babies to sleep in?

Yes! Sleep sacks are very safe for baby to sleep in as there’s no need for anything else in the crib to keep baby warm and/or comfortable. Sleep sacks help to regulate baby’s body temperature which keeps them from being too cold, too hot, and makes their sleep just right! This is why you don’t need any extra blankets in the crib to keep baby warm and comfortable – the sleep sack has your baby covered!

Why are Dreamland Baby sleep sacks good for babies?

The Dreamland Baby sleep sacks are good for babies as they are made from 100% natural, soft cotton, and provide room for baby to kick and move their legs. It can be used starting at 8lbs through toddlerhood. The gentle weight naturally reduces stress and increases relaxation through deep-pressure stimulation to give baby feelings of security and comfort - like a hug! They are designed to help baby feel calm, fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. This deep-touch pressure can help soothe anxiety and encourage calming sleep.  We also have a two-way zipper for easy diaper changes making middle of the night changes easy, so everyone gets back to sleep faster.

Dream Weighted Sleep Swaddle, 0-6 months