WHAT SHOULD BABY WEAR
LIGHT (approx 0.5 Tog)
These sleeping bags are made from single sheets of cotton without padding and are suitable for use in room temperatures above 24 degrees. Ideal for hot weather and summer holidays.
SUMMER (approx 1.0 Tog)
These sleeping bags are only lightly padded and suitable for use in warmer weather and room temperatures between 18 degrees and 24 degrees.
STANDARD (approx 2.5 Tog)
These sleeping bags are padded and suitable for use all year round, except peak summer temperatures. For use in room temperatures between 15 and 21 degrees.
WINTER (approx 3.5 Tog)
These sleeping bags are warmly padded and suitable for use in colder winter weather and in room temperatures below 18 degrees.
At Slumbersac, your child's safety is our priority!
As the parent of a young baby, it is natural to worry about your child’s health. A particular concern for many mums and dads is sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), which is also sometimes referred to as cot death. The good news is that SIDS happens very rarely and this is partly due to the ongoing research and educational programmes that have done such as great job over the last few years in identifying the causes of SIDS and in getting practical advice out to new parents. Some of the key risk factors that studies have identified include:
Experts advise the safest place for babies to sleep is on their backs in a cot, in the same room as their parents. It is best to avoid sleeping with your baby in your bed, particularly if you are very tired or have been drinking alcohol.
Blankets and sheets can cover a baby’s head if the baby wriggles down under their bedding, or if the bedding comes loose in the night. Similarly, other unnecessary items in the cot, such as cot bumpers, pillows and toys can increase the risk of smothering.
Smoking around new babies increases the risk of cot death and should be avoided.
Babies can’t control their body temperature as well as adults, and using too many blankets can cause them to over-heat. The ideal room temperature for a sleeping baby is about 18 degrees centigrade. To help to maintain this temperature, do not set the central heating too high, and avoid placing hot water bottles and electric blankets in your baby’s cot.