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FAQ – Slumbersac Sleeping Bags

  • Why are Sleeping Bags a better alternative to sheets and blankets?
  • What ages are Slumbersac Sleeping Bags designed for?
  • Can I use a Travel Bag in the cot?
  • What size do i need?
  • What does TOG mean?
  • What should my child wear inside a sleeping bag?
  • Could my child become too hot?
  • Do bags wash and dry easily?
  • Do i need more than one sleeping bag?
  • Why are Sleeping Bags thinner than the thick blankets you put on your own bed?
  • Why don’t Sleeping Bags have Sleeves?
  • Why do all sleeping bags have centre zips?
  • What are the Press Studs on the arm holes for?
  • What is the filling made of?
  • Where are Slumbersac products made?
  • Why a ‘High Fire Danger’ label?
  • Where can i buy Slumbersac Sleeping Bags Wholesale in Australia?

WHY ARE SLEEPING BAGS A BETTER ALTERNATIVE TO SHEETS AND BLANKETS?

Sleep sacks allow the child to maintain a constant temperature throughout all sleep times, without the risk of kicking off covers or getting tangled up in bedding, while still allowing them to move around freely. They are far lower maintenance for parents than conventional bedding and can provide security and familiarity when children are staying away from home or transitioning from a Bassinet into a cot.

WHAT AGES ARE SLUMBERSAC SLEEPING BAGS DESIGNED FOR?

Our Sleep sacks come in six sizes and cater for newborn babies up to ten-year-old children.

CAN I USE A TRAVEL BAG IN THE COT?

Yes, all our Slumbersac Travel Sleeping Bags can be used in a cot as well as in a pram or car seat. The vent at the back can be closed with a velcro fastener when not in use.

WHAT SIZE DO I NEED?

When choosing a sleeping bag, you need to make sure that you get the right weight and size. If the bag is too large, your child can slip into it and their head might become covered. Additionally, children in sleeping bags that are too big will lose body heat more quickly. On the other hand, a bag that is too small will be uncomfortable and might restrict movement too much, which will lead to restlessness and less sleep for both child and parent!

Slumbersac Sleeping Bags ~ Size Chart

** Size || Height || Weight || Age **
– Size 1 || 70cm || 4kg/8.5lbs || 0-6 months
– Size 2 || 90cm || 8kg/17.5lbs || 6-18 months
– Size 3 || adjustable 90-110cm || 11kg/24lbs || 1-3 years
– Size 4 || 130cm || TBC || 3-6 years

WHAT DOES TOG MEAN?

The weight or thickness of a sleeping bag is indicated by its tog value; the higher the tog value, the thicker the bag. The general rule here is that you should use thinner sleeping bags in the summer and thicker ones in the winter. Please follow our recommendations to determine the correct TOG to choose at which temperature.

  • 0.5 tog summer sleeping bags are completely unpadded and for use in hot summer months, suitable for room temperatures above 24 degrees.
  • 1.0 tog sleeping bags are slightly padded and for general year-round use in rooms between 19 to 24 degrees, suitable for cooler summer nights and warmer winter nights.
  • 2.5 tog sleeping bags are padded and for use in the colder winter months, suitable for room temperatures between 15-21 degrees.
  • 3.5 tog sleeping bags are very well padded and for use in very cold locations, suitable for room temperatures below 18 degrees.

WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD WEAR INSIDE A SLEEPING BAG?

The main factor when deciding what to wear is the temperature of the room your child is sleeping in. Remember it is better to be cool than hot and it is quite normal for your child’s hands and arms to be cool, just like us. Best way to determine your child’s core body temperature is to feel the back of the neck (not the forehead) – if it is hot or damp then your child might be too warm, if it is cold then your child might be too cool. We recommend using a thermometer to determine room temperature.

Slumbersac Sleeping Bags ~ Sleepwear Guide

COULD MY CHILD BECOME TOO HOT?

As long as the room is at a safe temperature and the right tog sleeping bag is used, there is no danger of children overheating. Never use any clothing with hoods and avoid using additional sheets or blankets. The only additional bedding required is a sheet for the cot/bed mattress. For more safety information, please contact us.

DO BAGS WASH AND DRY EASILY?

Yes, due to the quick-dry lightweight polyester fleece filling they wash easy and dry quickly. All our baby sleep bags can be machine washed at 40 degrees and tumble-dried on a low heat. We recommend you wash our sleeping bags inside out and keep zips closed for washing and drying.

DO I NEED MORE THAN ONE SLEEPING BAG?

We highly recommend, for your convenience, to have at least two sleep sacks at all times. Particularly handy when it comes to unplanned night-time changes, changes from number 3’s or if one is in the wash or wet! If your child attends childcare or other regular outings, we recommend additional sleeping bags at all times.

WHY ARE SLEEPING BAGS THINNER THAN THE THICK BLANKETS YOU PUT ON YOUR OWN BED?

There are a number of factors that determine the Tog Rating of a Sleeping Bag but the easiest way to explain; Your bed has a sheet and then Blanket/s on top. A Sleeping Bag essentially is like having a Blanket on the top and a Blanket on the bottom, then the air inside is circulated and escapes via the arm holes, thus creating a comfortable regulated temperature inside.

WHY DON’T ALL SLEEPING BAGS HAVE SLEEVES?

As explained above, the air circulates inside the Sleeping Bag and escapes out of the arm holes, this is recommended for assisting in regulating temperature in warmer climates. However, sleeves are recommended in colder climates only.

WHY DO ALL SLEEPING BAGS HAVE CENTRE ZIPS?

All Slumbersac sleep sacks now have centre zips. Centre zips are designed to make for easy access when changing your child during the night. As children become bigger and stronger there is a risk they can force open the ‘snaps’ at the shoulder so we no longer use snaps. All sizes of travel bags have a two-way centre zip to facilitate harness fixing.

WHAT ARE THE PRESS-STUDS ON THE ARM HOLES FOR?

The press-studs are to prevent the child’s arm from slipping inside the bag, they also help to prevent the Sleeping Bag from sliding up over the chin on smaller children. Press Studs are to be done up at all times until the child’s arms are too big.

WHAT IS THE FILLING MADE OF?

Slumbersac sleep sacks are rigorously tested to meet all Standards. The filling is made from a quick-dry lightweight polyester fleece to prevent migration and allergies. NOTE: no polyester touches the skin, only the cotton lining and exterior.

WHERE ARE SLUMBERSAC PRODUCTS MADE?

Slumbersac products are designed in the UK and then made in various factories in Portugal, India and China. All our factories are visited on a regular basis to ensure good working conditions are maintained.

WHY A HIGH FIRE DANGER LABEL?

Sleeping Bags are labelled as ‘High Fire Danger’ to comply with labelling standards set by Standards Australia, these Standards are very strict, some of the strictest in the world! Most sleeping bags are classified as ‘category 4’ and MUST carry the high fire danger labels with no exceptions.

WHERE CAN I BUY SLUMBERSAC SLEEPING BAGS WHOLESALE IN AUSTRALIA?

Slumbersac Sleeping Bags are proudly distributed by us, Little People and Me. We Wholesale Slumbersac Sleeping Bags as an Australian Distributor for Slumbersac Sleeping Bags and the Slumbersac Range.

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