Help your baby get the good night's sleep they, (and you!) deserve with a sleeping bag, that's designed to stay on your little one through the night. Have you ever wondered what makes the best baby sleeping bags - well, the best? We're here to help you find out.
Loose-fitting sheets and blankets can cause a worry in the night. And, if your little one manages to kick them off, they can wake up cold and unhappy. That's why sleeping bags are perfect for nighttime, as they are designed to stay on your little ones even on the most restless nights!
Sleeping bags are the perfect substitute for blankets. They are designed to stay on your little one, which helps keep them cosy, snug, and safe all night long.
So why not check out our pick of the best baby sleeping bags?
Are sleeping bags good for babies?
Yes, and in fact, they've been recommended by The Lullaby Trust as a sleeping product you can trust that can help reduce the chance of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Baby sleeping bags are a great option that'll keep your little one feeling snug and comforted at night. They prevent their head from being covered by wriggling, a risk that comes with blankets or sheets.
Which baby sleeping bag is safest?
There are plenty of options available to buy, but there are certain characteristics you should look out for to ensure your baby sleeps safe and sound.
There are different sized sleeping bags for different baby ages. This is a helpful guideline but you should make sure that the sleeping bag fits well around their shoulders. So that their head doesn't run the risk of slipping down into their bag.
To keep your baby at the best temperature, you can also get baby sleeping bags with different togs for different seasons. A 2.5 tog is the most popular and will work well for most of the year. But, you could benefit from buying 0.5 to 1.5 tog sleeping bags for warmer nights and for the height of summer.
Alongside this, you can consider different fastening options, cute designs, and natural fibre materials for softness and comfort.
The best baby sleeping bags 2022
Pure Cotton 2.5 Tog Sleeping Bags (Pack of 2)
This twin pack of cream, animal designed sleeping bags are simply adorable! Made from 100 per cent pure organic cotton, which is gentle on your little ones skin, these sleeping bags feature two-way zips, double-poppers, and adjustable underarm poppers that allow your baby room to grow. We particularly love the unique 3D lion and giraffe detailing on the spot print sleeping bag which will be fun for them to grab. This sleep bag conforms to BS EN 14878.
Sizes: 0-6 mths, 6-18 mths, and 18-36 mths
Lictin Baby Sleeping Bag 0.5 Tog (Pack of 2)
This two pack of organic cartoon sleep bags has a double zipper design for convenient changes in the middle of the night. They're a lighter tog for the warmer weather at 0.5, and are made from breathable 100 per cent cotton fabric. What makes these sleep bags unique, is that they come with adjustable length so they extend over time with your baby's growth.
Sizes: 3-18mths, and 18-36mths
Review: "Great value! Two baby sleeping bags for the price you can pay for just one! The material is soft and thin so perfect for summer nights for the baby. I’m no expert with tog ratings but these feel more like my baby’s 1.0 tog sleeping bags than 0.5. Either way they’re not thick with padding and are definitely suitable for baby sleeping in warmer conditions. The designs on the sleeping bags are lovely. Even nicer than they look in the picture. The double zip is very handy, as are the poppers under the arms so the arm hole size can be adjusted depending on size of baby. My baby is just over 6 months and the whole sleeping bag fits nicely. I do the poppers up for him so the sleeves aren’t too big. I’d recommend this product."
Koala Print Baby Muslin Sleeping Bag
Another great pick for warmer weather with approximately 1 tog, this cute koala print sleep bag has two layers of supersoft breathable cotton muslin for a cool night's sleep in high summer. It has a side zip and shoulder fastening for easy changing, and conforms to BS EN 16781:2018.
Sizes: 0-6mths, and 6-18mths
Review: "Lovely product. I was unsure at first as muslin isn’t as soft as the usual cotton sleeping bags but this feels so much more cool in the summer months for my little one. Shoulder poppers are easy to fasten and secure. Perfect for the current heatwave!"
Snüz Rainbow Baby Sleeping Bag 2.5 Tog
The Snüz Baby Sleeping Bag was Shortlisted for Best Bedding at the Motheru0026Baby Awards 2021
This super soft, adorable, colourful rainbow sleeping bag from Snüz provides the perfect fit for your little one with poppers, a side zip, and their innovative Nappy Change zip on the front for quick changes with minimal disturbance to baby's slumber.
Sizes: 0-6mths, and 6-18mths
Our mum tester Amy said: "Yes yes yes! It’s so easy to change your little one without a fuss, just unzip and off you go! My little one never really woke up and it was so easy to fasten back up quick as I unzipped! It’s easy to get on without a fuss and comfy for my little on and also cosy and warm so you don’t worry about the temperature in the night!"
Clever Sleeping Bag 2.5 Tog
This dreamy sleep bag is a 2.5 tog and will keep your little one comfortable and warm in the chillier seasons. It's made from organic cotton and bamboo fabric, breathable and thermoregulating materials that will help keep your baby or toddler at the perfect temperature all night long. As well as having a double direction zipper to make night-time changes a little bit easier, this sleeping bag as a pushchair belt opening feature so your baby can sleep undisturbed on the move.
Sizes: 4kgs up to 2 years
Review: "We love these sleeping bags, our son has been using them from around 6 months, and I just got another one because they're just so good. He has never been able to get himself out of it (yet!), and they're super cute too."
M&S COLLECTION Organic Cotton 1.5 Tog Printed Sleep Bag
Take your mini explorer on their next sea adventure thanks to this fun sleep bag from Marks & Spencer. As well as being made from naturally grown cotton, it also boasts underarm poppers, two-way zip and the sleep bag conforms to BS EN 16781. What's not to like?
Sizes: 0-6 mths, 6-18 mths, 18-36 mths
Review: "Lovely soft sleeping bag. My son is 3 months and fits in this fine, it’s longer than the other ones I have and the neck hole is a good size for him. Good value and nice print."
Rocket-Print Sleeping Bag
Transport your little boy or girl into space with this rocket-print sleeping bag. The sleeping bag has amazing features like a 2.5-tog weight, double zip and nickel-free popper fastenings. It's good to note that the smallest size, for 0–6 months, features an extra popper for a snugger fit.
Sizes: 0-6 months
Review: "Fits really well, great quality."
Tommee Tippee The Original Grobag Ollie Owl Print Newborn Snuggle Sleeping Bag
This 1 tog sleep bag is made from super-soft, cotton-rich fabric that’s soft and gentle on baby’s skin and perfect for a comfortable night’s sleep. Tommee Tippee's sleep bags have been designed to be snug up top, with option to swaddle the arms in, and wriggly down below to allow for allow a natural hip and leg position for comfortable and healthy bedtimes. It comes with a zip opening for easy nighttime changes.
Sizes: 0-4mths, and 3-9mths
Review: "Been using these for my son since he was born. The poppers mean you can keep his arms swaddled then transition with them out one at a time when older. Brilliant. Double zip good for nighttime nappy changes. Only thing is they are on the small side. He's in a 3-9m bag and nearly too big for it at 3m old!"
Simple Joys by Carter's Baby Cotton Sleeveless Sleep Bags (Pack of 3)
This excellent value pack of three sleep bags are cosy, soft, and have a two-way zip design for easy nappy changes. We love that these come with a 'cuddle tab' which keeps the zipper away from your little one's chin, eradicating any risk of irritation. These sleeping bags are made predominantly of polyester, not cotton, which you should keep in mind and whilst the tog isn't available, reviewers have said that they are particularly thin - great for hot nights.
Sizes: 0-6mths, 3-6mths, and 6-9mths
Review: "Yeah they fitted perfectly, I got 6 to 9 months and they are nice and light for nights it's a little warm. We only had ones a bit thicker so these are great."
Dreampod 0-6 Months 2.5 Tog (Pack of 2)
Ideal for little dreamers! These modern, minimalist designed baby sleep bags have been crafted from simple soft, cotton jersey with bold monochromatic print. Perfect for snuggly snoozes, the 2.5 tog weight is perfect for keeping your baby toasty whilst the shoulder poppers and zip on the bottom makes for easy tucking in.
Sizes: 0-6mths only
Review: "Good for sleep time but could do with couble zips for easy changing at night."
Dino Applique 2.5 Tog Baby Sleeping Bag
This sleeping bag makes for a roar-some addition to bedtime! In a bright and colourful striped design, rocking a cute dinosaur and 3D spikes, 2.5 tog, it's ideal for all year round use with the exception of high summer. It has wadding for extra warmth, aside zip and shoulder fastening for easy changing, and conforms to BS EN 16781:2018.
Sizes: 0-6mths, and 6-18mths