Whether your baby likes long sleeves, no sleeves, has hip dysplasia or wriggles a lot – they’ll all be sleeping warm and safe with our top picks of best baby sleeping bags! Spoiler alert: they’re all super CUTE!
Anyone who has ever put a baby to bed with a sheet or a blanket might know how they can move around the cot if your bub is a restless sleeper. And of course, kicks them off and then wakes because they are cold.
Switch out the blanket and sheet drama in favour of a baby sleeping bag. They’re the ultimate game-changer … babies stay snug because they can’t kick them off and stay toasty warm in the process! YAY!
What to look for in buying a baby sleeping bag
FIT: As tempting as it is to buy a sleeping bag a size or two larger than what you need, thinking you’ll get more life out of it, don’t do it. Fit is SO very important for safe sleeping. The sleeping bag should be the correct size for the baby with a fitted neck, armholes or sleeves and no hood. Red Nose Australia also advise making sure the baby’s sleeping bag is made in such a way that the baby can’t slip or wriggle down into the bag.
WEIGHT: Where you live and what season it is will play a role in which TOG baby sleeping bag you need. For example, those in mild and humid Queensland will require a much lighter baby sleeping bag than those in freezing Tassie. See TOG information below!
WASHING: Is it easy to clean? A baby sleeping bag is pretty much an extra set of pyjamas-come-blanket so it’s going to need a regular spin through the washing machine. But if it’s going to take two days to dry, you might need to consider rotating multiple sleeping bags or choosing a sleeping bag that can be tumble dried.
What the heck is TOG?
If you’re new to the term TOG, don’t panic, we’ve got you! TOG stands for Thermal Overall Grade and it is a unit of measurement for insulation and warmth of sleepwear and bedding.
The lower the TOG rating, the lighter the fabric. The higher the TOG rating, the more padded, insulated and snug the sleeping bag is for warmth. TOG rated products are awesome for parents, as a baby can’t regulate their body temperature like adults can. Getting the TOG right for the room temperature means your bub will have a safe and comfortable sleep.
To understand which Australian sleeping bag TOG values are right for different room temperatures, follow a simple set of general guidelines such as below:
- 0.2 TOG – for room temperature between 24°C and 27°C.
- 1.0 TOG – for room temperature between 20°C and 24°C.
- 2.5 TOG – for room temperature between 16°C and 20°C.
- 3.5 TOG – for room temperature below 16°C.
10 Brilliant Baby Sleeping Bags
ergoPouch Jersey Sleeping Bag
PRICE: From $39.95
WHERE TO BUY: ergoPouch
Soft as butter, ergoPouch Jersey Sleeping Bags are ideal for babies aged 3 months and up who are ready to transition from being swaddled to sleeping with their arms out. Ergonomically designed to be a comfortable slim-fit, these sleeping bags are made from divine organic stretch cotton and TOG rated for warmth. This again removes the need for blankets. Available in several beautiful prints and in ratings 0.2 TOG to 3.5 TOG (with or without sleeves) for year-round comfort. We also take our hats off to ergoPouch who have designed sleeping bags to accommodate hip harness wearing bubbas too. SO AWESOME!
The Original Grobag Sleepbag
PRICE: From $49.95
WHERE TO BUY: Tommee Tippee
One of the originals on the baby sleeping bag scene, The Original Grobag is synonymous with quality and design and is an absolute bedtime GAME CHANGER. Suitable for little ones aged 6 to 36 months, it comes in a range of practical fits and patterns, perfect for snoozing babies and busy, wriggly toddlers. Look out for The Gro Company’s signature ALOEKIND™ lining, a unique cotton blend infused with naturally soothing, soft and gentle Aloe Vera, perfect for resting against bub’s skin all night long. Grobags are designed to be snug up top and wriggly down below. This enables full freedom of movement without restriction or excess bulk, leaving a roomy, hip-healthy bottom. LOVE!
Love To Dream Sleep Bag
WHERE TO BUY: Love To Dream
The Love To Dream Sleep Bag is a wearable blanket designed to eliminate the need for loose cot blankets. This will ensure a more comfortable sleep, both day or night, for your sweet cherub. Sized to fit babies aged 6 to 36 months, there’s plenty of kicking room to be had. This particular sleeping bag features a lighter upper chest fabric for better temperature regulation and a handy twin zipper for easy access and quick nappy changes. The 1.0 TOG rating is perfect for the warmer months!
Best and Less Baby Sleeping Bags
PRICE: From $10
WHERE TO BUY: Best and Less
Offering fantastic bang for buck, the range of baby sleeping bags Best and Less can’t be beaten for everyday essentials. They don’t follow a traditional TOG rated system but they do have lightweight cotton options as well as long sleeve sleeping bags, padded for extra warmth. Head in-store or shop online to shop the Best and Less baby sleeping bag range – they cater for all sizes to fit newborns to two-year-olds and have SO MANY beautiful prints to choose from.
Woolbabe Mini 3-Seasons Side Zip Sleeping Bag
WHERE TO BUY: Woolbabe
One of the most versatile baby sleeping bags available designed for newborn to 9-month-olds, the Woolbabe Mini 3-Seasons Side Zip Sleeping Bag can be used in temperatures between 18°C to 28°C by varying the clothing worn inside the bag. Exclusive to Woolbabe, the bags are made of a merino/organic cotton blend which is super-soft and comfy. This is one stunning baby sleeping bag!
Bubba Blue’s Disney Winnie the Pooh 2.5 TOG Swaddle Sleepbag
WHERE TO BUY: Bubba Blue Australia
Winnie the Pooh lovers, this one is for you! From Bubba Blue, this 2.5 TOG Swaddle Sleepbag transitions from a warm and snug swaddle to an ‘arms out’ sleeping bag with removable sleeves. So cool! A generously sized sleeping bag emblazoned with an adorable Winnie the Pooh print, this would make a really sweet gift for a winter bub. Available in two sizes 0-3 months and 3-9 months, we love the two-way zip fastening for quick nappy changes too. There’s no need to undress your bub completely to change him, just unzip from the bottom and zip back up. Easy!
Baby Studio Fleece Sleeping Bag
WHERE TO BUY: Baby Studio
Cuddly koalas and polar bears unite in this warm and cosy 3.0 TOG sleeping bag from Baby Studio. A long-sleeve sleeping bag with an adorable, soft fleece outer that screams CUTE is paired with a cosy 100% cotton jersey lining on the inside so littlies can sleep in comfort. Padded arms add extra warmth and the roomy bag bottom allows for ‘starfish’ sleep position for hip health. So sweet!
Aden + Anais Light Cotton Muslin Sleeping Bag
WHERE TO BUY: Anais + Anais
At just 1.0 TOG, these easy breezy and breathable cotton muslin sleeping bags are brilliant for warm nights and daytime naps. The perfect weight over pyjamas when a blanket is just too much. Brilliantly soft to touch, just like Anais + Anais’ famous baby wraps, these are so very comfy, and not at all scratchy, for sensitive skinned babes. PLUS they dry so very quickly, a summertime winner!
Purebaby Sleeveless Sleeping Bag 2 TOG
WHERE TO BUY: Purebaby
Made from 100% organic cotton, the Purebaby Sleeveless Sleeping Bags are such a gorgeous everyday essential item, they’re making it to our top picks! I adore the soft quilted finish and the fact that the design incorporates a seatbelt opening at the base so you can transfer from a pram to the bassinet or cot without waking anyone up (hopefully). Completely machine washable, this sweet basic sleeping bag is available in soft pink melange, pale grey melange and soft blue melange.
Bonds Baby Sleeping Bag
WHERE TO BUY: Bonds
Funky baby prints we all know and love from Bonds are now available in baby sleeping bag form. YES! Get your baby ready for a snoozefest in a gorgeous Bonds Baby Sleeping Bag. Quilted for extra cosy warmth, these sleeping bags feature a 2-way zip, open armholes to help regulate bub’s temperature and a cocooned bottom for a sweet, snuggly fit. Keep your eye out for regular Bonds sales and SAVE!
There you have it, folks, all of our favourite baby sleeping bag picks for 2021. The sweetest, cosiest dreams await!