We've been huge sleep sack fans for all of our babies. From infanthood until they transitioned from crib to bed, our kids have slept in sacks—lighter in summer, heavier in winter. In our current house, Baby Dash's room isn't insulated and temperatures in his room have dropped down to 57º when the heat is not on. That's chilly at night for us Californians. Sleep sacks give us peace of mind, that so matter how cold it gets, our baby will be snug and warm.
Here are three of baby Dash's favorites:
This is the sack Dash wears when we go on our morning walks. The sack is also a signal to him that it's time for a nap, and by the time I hit a half mile, he's usually asleep. Convenient shoulder button to help ease on/off, and zip around bottom and sides make diaper changes convenient. My favorite features are the underarm snaps so that a smaller baby can use the sack without swimming in it, and then grow into it. Well-crafted, thoughtful design make it worth every penny.
Cost to you: about $120
Cost to me: FREE
Baby Dee Dee Sleep Nest
This is the bag Dash wears most often. Love the toasty quiltedness—it's thick like a comforter—and the double shoulder snaps which make getting it on/off a breeze. This one zips up the front from the bottom up which makes diaper changes convenient. Another bonus are the "modern" stylings and colors.
Cost to you: between $40-$50, depending on the size
Cost to me: Same as you. I bought this sack. (You can get them locally at Day One Centers.)
These were the first sleep sacks we used with our oldest daughter, almost 10 years ago. With Dash we first used the SleepSack Swaddle sacks (simply the best for keeping flailing arms under control), and now that he's 9-months-old, the SleepSacks. The organic cotton sacks are the perfect weight for summertime sleeps. The styling is a little more "classic," but then again, so are Halo SleepSacks.
Cost to you: about $30
Cost to me: Same as you. (I bought ours.)