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Slumbersac Summer Sleep Bag

With the on and off heatwaves we’ve been having in the UK this summer my apartment is averaging around 24C but at one point rose over 30c! This is way too hot for baby with his original 2.5tog sleeping sack, so I bought the Slumbersac Summer Sleeping Bag at 0.5 tog which is to be designed at 21c+. The design I went for was Simply Owl and it is a really nice unisex design, with colourful little owls and a light turquoise lining. The quality is excellent, with a simple zip straight down the center. If your baby is used to swaddling you may need to go for one with arms (his 2.5tog one has optional detachable ones) but William hates being swaddled and really likes having his arms free.


It comes with a guide written on cardboard which demonstrates the temperature recommended for sleep sacks, but it’s written in German. It does have pictures though so it’s easy to decipher, but here’s the information it gives:

Tog 24c+ 21-24c 18-21c 15-18c 15c or under
0.5 Short vest Short arms
Long legs
1 Short Vest Short or long arms
Long legs
2.5 Short or long arms
Short legs
Long arms
Short or long legs
3.5 Long arms
Short legs
Long arms
Short or long legs

I purchased this off Amazon for £22.99, as I like the fact that I get Prime deliveries next day included free, making it good value, but they do have a website where you can buy direct also which has periodic sales on that make them a good price too. They are more expensive than the ones you can buy in the supermarket, but the quality and designs really are perfect.

There are quite a few designs available in lots of different sizes, here are some examples off Amazon:

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I would highly recommend a sleeping sack for the night time, whatever brand you go for.

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  • Reply Heilig December 1, 2017 at 5:27 am

    I keep seeing people talk about sleeping bags but here in Australia we just use blankets in the winter. Why do people in the UK use sleeping bags like this?

    • Reply Christy - WelshMum December 1, 2017 at 9:02 am

      They are recommended by the NHS here as blankets can be pulled up over the face or twisted around the neck which can result in suffocation or sleeping problems. Since the sleeping bag is attached to the body it doesn’t move around and the child can move freely/safely. A lot of people also find sleeping bags with blankets a good alternative to swaddling as the baby feels safe and secure with the arms pinned – although my son hated that so I’ve always used bags without arms.

  • Reply Minnie's World December 13, 2017 at 10:37 am

    I love the design on this and think it’s great it’s suitable for boys and girls.

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