A relatively new addition to the layette, sleep sacks are super-warm “baby bags” used in place of blankets for infants and toddlers. Complete with ample-sized openings for heads and chubby little arms, the sacks come in a range of materials, from organic cotton to luxurious merino wool and muslin. Pretty high-end for something that could be pooped on at any time, but that’s parenthood.
Sleep sacks are designed to stay secured on a child’s body, without covering its face, in accordance with the SIDS–prevention guidelines outlined by the Canadian Pediatric Society. In addition to their safety features, sleep sacks are cozy and damn cute. Larger sizes, made for older children, are becoming available as demand for the product grows.
Canadian-made Wee Woollies (available at Planet Kid, 16 Roncesvalles Ave., 416-537-9233) are soft and stain-resistant, as well as breathable and temperature-regulating, which is ideal for when kids are feeling feverish. In summer, muslin sacks from Aden and Anais (available at Baby on the Hip, 969 Queen St. E., 416-465-4141) are light, too, which will help your tot avoid the summer sweats.