The Chart below will help guide you to select the right fabric depending on the ambient temperature of the room in your environment. For example, if your winters are cold you would want to select one of our Cozy zzZipMe Sacks.
When your baby if fully past the swaddle phase (Stage 1 - 0-3 months) and has completely transitioned or weaned out of a snug swaddle (Stage 2 – 3-6 months), then baby is ready for Stage 3 in safe sleepwear. This milestone occurs most often between 6-18 months of age.
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Baby is then ready to sleep well in a loose-fitting wearable blanket or sleeping sack. Our zzZipMe sacks come in a variety of styles and designs so you can select one that right for you and your baby.
How to select the best wearable blanket for baby? Its best to use our chart above. Start by considering whether baby will be using the zzZipMe Sack in the Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter, and consider the Sleeping Sack a wearable blanket. Just like you change the bedding on your bed seasonally, you will want to select the right fabric for baby’s zzZipMe Sack.
If you live in a warm climate all year long, you would most likely just need Cotton Muslin, and perhaps some Cotton Flannel or Cotton Knit for when the temps dip a bit.
However, if you live in a climate where it gets cold at night, consider one of the Cozy styles or Baby Velvet, and remember, sometimes the weather can surprise us, so it’s good to have a variety in baby’s layette for those unexpected weather changes.
The TOG number mentioned on the chart represents a level of thermal resistance. The higher the number the warmer the sack. The TOG numbers are used as a general guide when dressing your baby for sleep. Every baby is a bit different, so it’s best to touch and feel your baby’s tummy or neck to ensure they are not too hot and sweaty or too cold but comfortably warm, so they and you can both sleep well.