It can be daunting to see the number of “don’ts” that come with a new baby: don’t put pillows or blankets in the crib, don’t let baby get too hot, don’t let baby get too cold. As the parent of a baby born in winter, I was always concerned about keeping her comfortable during the coldest months of the year without using a blanket. It was a magical moment when I learned about merino wool sleep sacks. Not only are they the perfect weight for winter months, but merino wool also boasts the benefits of being breathable, temperature-regulating, easy to wash and naturally flame-retardant. While there are several on the market, both the Woolino
and Merino Kids
brands below garner rave reviews from parents around the world, plus both offer sizes that fit toddlers as well.
Woolino 4 Season Baby Sleeping Bag, from $90, woolino.com
Fits babies and toddlers from 3 to 24 months. Available in cream, blue and pink.
Merino Kids Cocooi Sleep Bag, $100, merinokidsusa.com
For newborns up to 3 months.
Merino Kids Baby Sleep Bag, $149, merinokidsusa.com
Available in two sizes: newborn to 24 months and 2-4 years.