Can you believe it’s already December? HOW! As we approach the end of the year in Seattle, the temperature keeps dropping. I don’t know about you, but I am ALWAYS worrying about my baby being warm enough at night. It’s like a nightly internal script playing in my head where I question myself (10 times, minimum) if the baby is warm enough for the night. A warm winter sleep sack is the answer.
Who’s with me?
Below are a few of my favorite winter weight, wearable blankets to take you through the fall and chilly cold winter (priced lowest to highest). See also: “regular” wearable blankets.
Note that these are designated with a “TOG factor,” which denotes the level of thermal insulation used in the textile trade. They range from 0.5 to 3, with 3 being the warmest.
Halo Winter Weight Sleepsack ~ $29 – $35
My babes have worn HALO since birth, so I’m a big fan. Out of all the HALO swaddles and sleepsacks I have purchased, their “winter weight” sack is my fave. It’s their heaviest weight (TOG 2.5), super soft cotton, (doesn’t pill after washes) with a comfy quilted interior. My only qualm, I wish the sizing went through 24 mo.; we are bummed we’ve grown out of ours!
Hanna Andersson Baby Wearable Blanket ~ $54, on sale $27
In the midst of my search for a winter sleep sack, I discovered this gem! Available in grey, cream and red. Not only is this sack gorgeous, but it’s so amazing for climates where is gets freakin’ COLD. The outside is a quilted cotton and the zipper conveniently runs downward. Who wouldn’t want to sleep in a bundle of sherpa fleece?!
Baby Deedee Sleep Nest Teddy ~ $38+ Top Pick
Full disclosure: I received the Sleep Nest Teddy as gift from Baby Deedee and thank goodness I did. At ABC Kids Expo in October, I mentioned I was rounding-up winter sleep sacks for our readers and they said I HAD to try the Teddy. They were so right!
I love the shoulder snaps/openings the sleep nest is known for and the over-sized, dual-entry zipper. The best part is that I have washed it countless times at this point and the fleece is still lovely and plush. This is my current fave for my 1-year-old — he sleeps so well in this cozy sack (TOG Factor 2.5).
Gunapod® Bamboo Duvet Sack ~ $49 – Most like an actual duvet!
This versatile sack has features we’ve all thought about during a middle of the night diaper change. It literally unzips across the entire bottom of the sack for complete open access. SO GOOD! This sack is definitely made for cooler climates (2.6 TOG), but the bamboo fibers are also temperature regulating to help prevent overheating (MUCH better than polyester!!).
You can also choose to leave the bottom zippers a bit open to allow extra airflow if you wish. File this under, “why can’t I get one in my own size.” This sack is awesome and very highly rated. Best of all, it goes up to 36 months!
Kip & Co. Sprinkles Rainbow Sleepsack ~ $55 – Most Beautiful!
New this year from Australia, we came across Kip & Co. at the ABC Kids Expo in Vegas this fall. I walked by their booth and stopped dead in my tracks: gorgeous!
I love the vibrant colors they use in their designs (they basically inspired me to re-decorate my home, but that’s another story!) and I LOVE their thick, winter weight sleep sack (TOG factor 2.5). Their prints are so bright and the sizing will take you far. My personal fave feature: the arm openings have a snap to adjust for snugness as baby grows. Brilliant!
See also Wearable Blanket Smackdown