Our Pick: Winter Sleep Sack
I've decided to split the sleep sack pick into summer and winter because this past weekend we went to Lake Tahoe (little guy's first time) and we ended up forgetting his winter sleep sack at the lodge, and I'm dedicating this post to our lost sack - the Baby Deedee Sleep Nest. You don't know how important something is until you lose it, and we miss our sleep sack! Like everything else, it took us a few tries to find "the" perfect sack and we love it because 1. soft cotton and fluffly like a blanket - baby looks cozy and comfy everytime I zip him up 2. The design is thoughtful and convenient - unlike other sleep sacks, not only can you zip your baby in, you can also unbutton the straps so you don't always need to put your baby's arms in and out of the holes 3. cute color choices - you know me, I love my colors! We bought the white sack with the green zipper (glow in the dark green!), but now that we lost that one, I think I'll go with the khaki one next. But really the biggest reason is the "feel" of the sack, it's like wrapping your little one with a fluffy duvet!
Sleep sacks are truly one of the most wonderful baby inventions! I really don't know how little feet would stay warm during winter nights without them. I have tried putting on more layers of clothing, but Seiya's hands and feet would get so cold. I personally don't think going to bed with socks on is very comfortable, so I've never done that with baby, and he has a hard time keeping the blanket/duvet on him overnight, therefore the sack is the only solution. I've also realized that having the sack has taught our baby to stay in one place on his bed. Without it he would lose the blanket and end up at the most random corners of his bed, but with it he stays on his pillow and he stays in the right direction.
I just added our new sack to the shopping bag. Yes, it costs $48 (not cheap compared to some other sleep sacks), but worth it. You can buy yours HERE!