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July 27, 2017
If you have a baby or toddler in the family, you’ve probably heard of the baby sleep sack trend. It all started when Halo released their SleepSack, which is a trademarked name for a wearable sleeping bag or blanket designed just for babies.
The original concept was to create a blanket that would keep newborns warm without putting them at risk for SIDS or strangulation. It quickly caught on with parents desperate to maximize their sleeping hours while minimizing their worry, and the baby slumber sack is now a must-have item for all parents.
The Halo line has expanded to include footed SleepSacks to keep babies warm during their active hours and thermal sacks for use in colder climates. Parents and caregivers are searching for the cutest swaddle bag designs, and children are staying toasty warm while looking adorable in their modern sleep gear. Before you jump into the trend, take a moment to learn more about baby sleep sacks.
A basic sleep sack or swaddle bag looks like a long jumper with more room for your baby to move around. You can find them in lightweight fabric, soft wool materials, and heavier thermal material for maximum warmth. If you spend a little time looking around online, you’ll find some unique products that are now spinning off the original SleepSack idea. Here are some of the best features to look out for as you shop:
Most parents or full-time caregivers end up purchasing multiple sacks because they each serve a different purpose. Before selecting the bags that will work for your little one, think about what you want your sleep sack to deliver. You may choose a swaddle bag with shoulder closures and some weight for warmth if you just want your baby to sleep safely, but other features may grab your attention if you have an active baby who will do much more than sleep in his or her sack.
You’ll notice that these wearable blankets are more expensive than your typical baby sleep gear. This is due to the popularity of the products as well as the high-quality materials and unique designs. Prices should come down as the trend becomes more commonplace and widespread. Now that you know more about this baby-inspired trend, get out there and find the perfect sack for your little one.