While many parents use baby sleeping bags to make sure their children stay warm at night, they have another significant benefit – sleeping bags can reduce the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).

When our first baby was born like all new parents we worried about our baby sleeping safely through the night. When my kids were newborns and they were not crying I could not help but check if they were still breathing.

Baby sleeping bags are the simplest and safest way to put your baby to sleep.

Babies spend most their early life sleeping so it is important that they are comfortable, warm and most importantly safe.

Baby sleep bags give you the security of knowing that baby is sleeping safely.

The important benefit of a sleeping bag is that it keeps a baby’s head uncovered.

Baby sleeping bags are effective because they:

  • Prevent a baby’s legs from dangling out between got rails and getting caught
  • Lessen the likelihood that baby’s will roll on to their tummy
  • Stops a baby’s head from being covered by loose blankets in the cot
  • Ensure babies stay warm at night

boys girls sleeping bag SIDS

The SIDS and Kids Safe sleeping recommendations are essential to know for anyone who cares for or works with babies and infants.

Since the SIDS and Kids Safe Sleeping campaign began much has been done to reduce the number of babies dying from SIDS. In fact figures show that Australia’s SIDS rate has decline by a massive 85 per cent since the introduction of the campaign. That equates to the saving of more than 6,500 lives

To give you an example of the difference the SIDS and Kids Safe Sleeping campaign has made, figures from the ABS show that 500 babies died in 1989 and in 2010 that figure was reduced to 81.

When choosing a baby sleep bag make sure you choose one that is easy to put on your child. In my experience I liked the front zip bag for younger babies and the side opening zips are better for toddlers as it is harder for them to undo the zipper.

There are so many sleeping bags to choose from with most designs following fashion trends in theme and colours such as nautical or vintage florals.

Sea side sleeping bag

As well as using a baby sleeping bag, the risk of SIDS can be reduced by sleeping baby on their back, having a smoke-free environment, sleeping their baby on their own for the first six months and if possible breatfeeding.

For more information on safe sleeping go to http://www.plumcollections.com.au/Sleeping-Bags/Safe-Sleeping

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  • I wouldn’t put my baby to sleep without a sleeping bag. Not only do they provide alot of safety for baby, they ensure baby is kept at the perfect temperature without the need for blankets etc so baby cannot suffocate when wearing them.


  • Yes, I wish I had have read this sooner. Like many mothers, I would constantly be checking on my little one while he slept


  • I love sleeping bags, my eldest slept in them till he was two & my youngest will do the same :)


  • Sleeping bags are great. I used them a lot with my
    Son. Great article.


  • My son did not like being swaddled as he likes to sleep with his hands above his head. I found these by chance and he just loves sleeping in his bag. I’m now at ease that he is warm and he can kick as much as he likes and I don’t have to worry about a blanket or anything


  • Similar idea to swaddling? So baby doesn’t roll into an awkward position and so they feel secure?


  • wow i never knew! i will be investing in one next time around


  • I really prefer using sleeping suits or sacs with the kids. Good to know they are safer.


  • My little one loves being swaddled in her love to dream swaddle, soon we will be moving to the 50/50 one :)


  • anything that can help reduce SIDS is great :)


  • The SIDS impact is another great reason why sleeping bags are such a great product. We loved ours. Always knew our girls were warm and comfortable.


  • Anything that reduces SIDS is good!


  • I know lots of kids who don’t like being wrapped, but it sounds like a good idea.


  • our little one didn’t like to be wrapped, kicked off the blankets and managed to get herself out of the sleeping bag too!


  • Both my kids would kick off their blankets, that was my primary motivation for using these, although that is obviously a helluva bonus


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