What is a Safe Sleeping Bag?

A safe baby sleeping bag is constructed in such a way that the baby cannot slip inside the bag and become completely covered.

The sleeping bag should be the correct size for the baby with a fitted neck, armholes (or sleeves) and no hood.

Safe Sleeping bag

When using a sleeping bag, ensure that baby is dressed according to the room temperature.

In cool climates, dress baby in layers of clothing within the sleeping bag.

If additional warmth is needed, use a single, lightweight blanket over the sleeping bag, ensuring baby’s feet are at the end of the cot and the blanket can only reach as far as baby’s chest and is tucked in firmly so it cannot ride up and cover baby’s head during sleep.

Last modified: 8/9/23