Why Use a Sleep Sack?

Why Use a Sleep Sack?

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 child over the age of 3 months 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 (we call them “Bumbers”) are the natural transition from the swaddle.  They are much safer to use as your baby grows.

When Do We Stop Using Sleep Sacks?

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.  Our sleep sacks fit toddlers up to two and one-half years old, older if you order a custom size!  Once you transition out of sleep sacks, try our Bumbershoots by Nana Jammies!  They are great for walkers!

Bumbers' Safety Features:

  • Chest snaps to prevent the material from sliding to the child's breathing passages
  • Arms are free to move about
  • Neck and arm openings are tailored with soft elastic
  • Legroom allows for healthy leg movement

    "For safety’s sake, keep soft objects or loose bedding out of the crib. This includes pillows, blankets, and bumper pads." - American Academy of Pediatrics