Baby Sleeping Bags: Your Complete Buying Guide

Baby Sleeping Bags: Your Complete Buying Guide

Babies on average will sleep more than half the day, so it’s important to nurture this critical stage in their development. In this blog post, we’ll share the ins and outs of an important baby sleeping product, baby sleeping bags, and provide you with a list of some aspects to consider before purchasing one for your baby.

What is a baby sleeping bag?

Baby sleeping bags are essentially baby-sized sleeping bags designed to keep your baby cozy and secure while they sleep. Baby sleeping bags may also go by the name sleep slacks or sleep bags. They are a great alternative to traditional baby blankets as they help eliminate the risk of suffocation and reduce the chances of overheating. These wearable blankets come in different sizes, materials, and designs, depending on the individual needs of both baby and parent. Baby sleeping bags make bedtime safe, stylish and enjoyable for your little one.

Key benefits of a baby sleeping bag

1. Keeps baby safe

Sleep safety is an extremely important aspect to consider when it comes to your child. Taking proper safety measures for your baby’s sleeping routine can help prevent a number of dangers such as choking, suffocation, or even Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). This is not to scare you, but to stress the importance of sleep safety.  

Baby sleeping bags can be a great solution to address some sleep safety worries. With sleeping bags, your baby won’t need loose blankets or covers, which can reduce the risk of potential sleep dangers. Baby sleeping bags help ensure your baby can breathe comfortably while asleep and while keeping the warmth of traditional blankets. 

2. Keeps your baby warm

Baby sleeping bags typically have a more snug fit which helps maintain a consistent body temperature, keeping your little one warm and cozy all night long. Like a cocoon of comfort, baby sleeping bags also help prevent any drafts or chills from disturbing your child’s sleep. Furthermore, this can help prevent your baby from catching colds due to temperature fluctuations.  

3. No need for covers

Traditional blankets and bedding covers can be quite the challenge, especially with a lively and restless baby. With a baby sleeping bag, you can say goodbye to your baby constantly kicking off their covers. The sleeping bag stays secured and in place, providing a consistent and comfortable environment for your little one to sleep peacefully. 

4. Ideal for traveling

Did you know that baby sleeping bags can also be a great travel hack with a baby? They provide your baby with a familiar sleep environment, which can help sooth them and make them feel comfortable in new surroundings. Moreover, baby sleeping bags are most often lightweight and easy to pack, making them super convenient to travel with. 

To make traveling even easier, our Zipster Sleeping Bags come with a built in car seat compatibility pouch. Thanks to the front and back opening, you can move your baby from bed to car without any disturbances.

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What to look for when buying a baby sleeping bag

There are several factors to take into consideration when shopping for a baby sleeping bag. We’ve listed some of the most important ones below. 


The sleeping bag material plays an important role in your baby's comfort, so it’s an important aspect to consider. Opt for soft, breathable, and hypoallergenic fabrics such as cotton or bamboo to prevent skin irritations and ensure a peaceful night's sleep. Bamboo fabric in particular is also thermoregulatory and eco-conscious, making it one of the best fabrics for your baby. You can read more about why we love bamboo fabric here


While you can find baby sleeping bags at different price points, remember that quality and safety should always be considered first. Make sure to choose a sleeping bag that meets safety standards and is made from long lasting quality materials, even if it means spending a little more. That being said, there is no need to break the bank on a baby sleeping bag. There are many options out there combining both affordability and quality. 

TOG rating

TOG rating, which stands for thermal overall grade, is used to scale the warmth and thickness of baby clothes and baby sleeping bags. A higher TOG rating means the product is more insulated and therefore warmer. A lower TOG rating means the product is less insulated and stays cooler. When it comes to selecting a sleeping bag for your baby, it may help to have different sleeping bags with different TOG ratings depending on the season. Sleeping bags with a higher tog rating are suitable for colder months, while sleeping bags with a lower tog rating are ideal for warmer weather. Zipster offers two TOG options for baby sleeping bags, 1.5 TOG and 2.5 TOG, to keep you baby comfy throughout the year.tog rating

Size and fit

Choosing the right size sleeping bag is an important aspect of keeping your baby safe and snug. You don’t want to cause your baby discomfort in a sleeping bag that is too small. Likewise, a sleeping bag that is too big could pose safety risks and may not keep your baby secure enough for a comfortable sleep.

Baby sleeping bags come in a range of sizes to accommodate your baby along their growth journey. Typically the size your baby will need will correspond with their age and/or weight. To ensure a long lasting fit on your fast growing little one, Zipster Sleeping bags come in 2 sizes: 3-12 months and 12-24 months. When in doubt, always check the size guide on the website.

Ease of washing

As parents, we know how quickly our babies can make a mess. Opt for baby sleeping bags that are designed with easy care in mind. Machine-washable sleeping bags will save you time and effort when it comes to cleaning up those inevitable messes and accidents.


Lastly, you should always have some fun with choosing items for your baby, and choosing your baby’s sleeping bag should be no different! At Zipster, we take pride in offering stylish baby sleeping bags that your little one will adore. Choose colors and designs that reflect your child's personality and bring a smile to their face.

By considering the factors in this blog, you can hopefully find the perfect baby sleeping bag that meets both your and your baby's needs.

Make bedtime the best time with Zipster

At Zipster, we strive to provide parents with quality, eco-friendly, practical, and stylish baby products. Our baby sleeping bag collection is no exception and even boasts many additional features such as an easy side zip for nappy changes and a car seat compatibility pouch. Explore our collection of baby sleeping bags and discover the perfect sleeping bag for your little one.

Sweet Zipster Dreams!

Further reading:

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