Why Use a Sleep Sack or Wearable Blanket?

The American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Institute of Health, and safety experts warn against using soft bedding in infants' cribs.  That includes blankets!  A properly fitting, well-constructed sleep sack (also known as a "wearable blanket") is a much safer way to keep a baby that has transitioned from a swaddle (usually around the age of 3 months and older) warm during sleep time.

What about Swaddles?

Swaddles are great for newborns, but when babies start trying to roll over, usually around 3 months, the American Academy of Pediatrics say not to use them.  Bumbershoots by Nana's sleep sacks or wearable blankets (we call them “Bumbers”) are the natural transition from the swaddle.  Sleep sacks are much safer to use as your baby grows.

When Do We Stop Using Sleep Sacks or Wearable Blankets?

Some experts say you can start to introduce pillows, loose blankets, crib bumpers, or other soft objects into a bed after a child is at least 12 months old.  Others say to wait until a child is two years old to be as safe as possible.  Bumbershoots by Nana's sleep sacks/wearable blankets ("Bumbers") fit toddlers up to two and one-half years old.   Older if you custom order a bigger size!

Are Bumbershoots by Nana's Products Machine Washable and Dryable?

Yes!  All of our products, including our beautifully detailed sleep sacks, are made to be durable and easy on parents!  You can machine wash and machine dry them as often as needed. 

How Do I Care for my Bumbershoots by Nana Treasures?

All Bumbershoots by Nana's sleep sacks, blankets, and buddies are machine washable and dryable.  Machine wash with cold water and tumble dry on low.  Do not use bleach.  You do not need to iron your sleep sacks, but if you do, touch up the cotton portions only and do so only with a low temperature.

What are Bumbershoots by Nana's Sleep Sacks and Jammies Made of?

Bumbershoots by Nana only uses the highest quality fabrics, both inside and outside our sleep sacks and jammies.  The inside is typically made of the softest flannel or, for lighter weight sleep sacks, luxurious jersey.  The outside fabrics vary in kind from super plush to muslin, but are always high-end, quality, soft fabrics.

What is the Best Way to Reach Bumbershoots by Nana?

You can call us at 443-990-2207 or send us an email at nana@bumbershootsbynana.com or heather@bumbershootsbynana.com.

What Size is Best for my Child?

At Bumbershoots by Nana, we know kiddos come in all shapes and sizes and grow at different rates, so we created a size chart for our sleep sacks ("Bumbers") based upon height and weight as well as age:


What if I Have a Question about my Order?

You can call us at 443-990-2207 or send us an email at nana@bumbershootsbynana.com or heather@bumbershootsbynana.com.

Does Bumbershoots by Nana Gift Wrap?

Yes!  Just select the gift wrapping option when you add your Bumbershoots by Nana treasures to your shopping cart. Please note, there is an additional fee for gift wrapping.

Does Bumbershoots by Nana Charge Extra for Sales Tax?

Yes, tax will be charged on top of the price of the purchased item based on your location and state tax laws.

Does Bumbershoots by Charge for Shipping?

Yes, but rest assured we shop for the lowest costs by reputable shipping partners and base our flat rate shipping based on those costs.   If you need expedited shipping, contact nana@bumbershootsbynana.com to make arrangements.

Since the Item I Am Buying Is Handcrafted, Will It Take a Long Time to Get to Me?

No.  At Bumbershoots by Nana, if an item is already in inventory, we ship by the next business day.  If you have custom ordered an item, we usually sew and ship within three business days after receiving any special materials requested.  Also, we have expedited shipping available.  Just contact nana@bumbershootsbynana.com to make arrangements.

Do You Make Custom Orders?

Yes.  We make custom orders.  If you want to use the colors of your favorite sports team or school, need a special size, want to use a particular fabric, have your Bumber monogrammed – whatever you may want – we can custom make your Bumber for you.  To do so, please contact nana@bumberhootsbynana.com.


Check out the first blogger review we ever received.  We were so excited to get such a stellar review, but the comment that tickled us most was, "I honestly wish I had one for myself!!"  Who knows?  Maybe we will branch out to an adult line.  Hahaha.  Guilt Free Parenting Reviews by a New Mom

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