Sleepyhugs Sleep Swaddle
I regularly get asked the question ‘my baby is starting to roll, but doesn’t sleep well unswaddled. I am worried its dangerous when they do this‘.
Well, we now have the answer – we have searched high and low and found this amazing new product from Baby Loves Sleep.
Its a transitional swaddle / sleepsuit – the answer to the Swaddle Transition!
The new revolutionary sleep suit that’s helping babies transition from the swaddle wrap to full arm movement. Helping them cope better with the ‘startle reflex’ and helping them sleep better and longer, giving baby the much needed sleep they require to develop. Oh, and gives parents back their sleep.
The SLEEPY HUGS sleep suit has been designed to allow your baby to move their arms freely while still providing an enclosed, secure feeling that they enjoy. It is designed as a totally enclosed sleep suit but with a slight resistance in the arms so that they can move their arms around freely yet gives them that ‘edge’ feeling. So, when they experience a startle reflex, they immediately feel secure.
100% super soft cotton, naturally breathable and suitable for eczema
Fully enclosed arms prevents scratching
Wide sack design to suit hip dysplasia harness
Top zipper cover to protect baby’s delicate skin
Bottom opening zipper for convenient nappy changes
About the SLEEPY HUGS sleep suit
Baby Safety Approved
Our SLEEPY HUGS sleep suit has the INPAA tick of approval. INPAA is a privately owned and operated organisation, and the key representative body in the Australian nursery industry. Its primary objective is to lead the development of safer nursery products and to promote the safe consumer use of products and to encourage suppliers to develop infant nursery products that are safe in design and that will be safely used by consumers. INPAA operates in close conjunction with groups such as SIDS & Kids, Kidsafe and the Australian Child Restraint Resource Initiative (ACRI).
Visit www.babysafety.com.au for more information.
What are the fabrics used?
We use only high grade premium Cotton fabrics in all our products. Cotton is a natural material and is 100% breathable so babies won’t sweat or overheat and is suitable for eczema.
What is the TOG rating on the products?
First of all, what is a TOG rating?
A TOG rating is used to describe the level of warmth or “Thermal Resistance” of a product (also known as thermal insulance). It is commonly used in the textile industry and was developed in the UK to explain warmth levels of duvets (doonas).
Our wraps and sleep sacks have been tested by Bureau Veritas UK and have passed British Standard 8510: 2009 Clause 7 (Thermal Resistance) and are TOG rated a follows:
- .7 TOG is suitable for all seasons (with appropriate bedding – refer to the FAQ section below about what baby should wear under the sleep sack/suit).
The SLEEPY HUGS sleep suits are best washed in cold machine wash, and best washed with the zip done up, wash dark colours separately, do not bleach, do not tumble dry, dry flat, warm iron inside out, do not dry clean, do not place iron directly on print.
Our SLEEPY HUGS sleep suits come in four sizes:
X-Small (0-12 weeks) – suitable for babies aged from newborn to 12 weeks, weighing 3 – 6 kg. The arm width is approx. 46cm, the length is approx. 56cm and the neck hole is approx. 9cm.
Small (3-6 months) – suitable for babies aged from 3 months onwards weighing 6 – 8 kg. The arm width is approx. 56cm, the length is approx. 65cm and the neck hole is approx. 11cm.
Medium (6-12 months) – suitable for babies aged from 6 months onwards, weighing 8 – 10 kg. The arm width is approx. 65cm, the length is approx. 75cm and the neck hole is approx. 13cm.
Large (12+ months) – suitable for babies 12 months and beyond, weighing over 10 kg. The arm width is approx. 75cm and the length is approx. 86cm. The size Large gives full range of movement and is for babies that like the comfort that the SLEEPY HUGS sleep suit gives, but no longer requires the arm resistance.
What to wear under the SLEEPY HUGS sleep suit?
Below is a guide for what baby can wear depending on the season:
Winter – baby should wear a singlet, gro-suit/wondersuit under the SLEEPY HUGS sleep suit. If your baby already uses a tog rated sleeping bag, you can have this on top of the SLEEPY HUGS sleep suit to ensure baby is warm. Alternatively, cotton blankets on top is also fine. In super chilly nights, it is best to keep baby’s room temperature between 20-21C. As long as baby is dressed in natural cotton or bamboo clothing and their sleeping bag and blankets are also made of natural materials, they will not sweat or overheat.
Summer – baby can simply wear a singlet and nappy/diaper under the SLEEPY HUGS sleep suit to ensure they are not too hot . With soaring temperatures, it is best to keep baby’s room temperature between 18-20C. Avoid dressing baby in synthetic or un-natural materials including bedding as this will cause them to sweat and overheat.
How do I know if the SLEEPY HUGS sleep suit is right for my baby?
The best guide to knowing if the SLEEPY HUGS sleep suit is the next step for your baby – is none other than your baby. Apart from the obvious signs that your baby is no longer sleeping as well as they used to, here are some signs to watch for:
Tummy roller – when your baby starts rolling onto their tummy and they are still fully swaddled. This can pose a safety hazard.
The SLEEPY HUGS sleep suit is the perfect solution for tummy rollers as the free arm movement allows baby to use their arms naturally to allow themselves to roll-back.
Escape artist – when your baby starts breaking out of their swaddle and/or the swaddle is no longer able to give them the security and comfort they need.
Although many babies love the feeling of being swaddled, many of them hate having their arms restricted tightly against their bodies. The SLEEPY HUGS sleep suit gives them that feeling of enclosure without the restriction of a swaddle wrap.
Cat-napper – when your baby starts waking more frequently and is unable to resettle back to sleep, and/or they are waking upset.
It is well known that babies go through periods of sleep regression and may experience periods of severe startle reflex, which is what causes them to wake up feeling upset (due to feeling a loss of security). The SLEEPY HUGS sleep suit gives them the feeling of security and comfort and can help them self settle back to sleep.
How/why does the SLEEPY HUGS sleep suit work?
In essence, the SLEEPY HUGS sleep suit has been designed to allow your baby to move their arms freely while still providing an enclosed, secure feeling that they enjoy. It is designed as a totally enclosed sleep suit but with a slight resistance in the arms so that they can move their arms around freely yet gives them that ‘edge’ feeling. So, when they experience a startle reflex, they immediately feel secure.
Visit our FAQ section for information about how to know if the SLEEPY HUGS is right for your baby, TOG ratings, appropriate bedding and other useful information.