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These Are The Best Sleep Sacks To Keep Your Kiddo Warm This Fall

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When you’re pregnant and blissfully picking out items for your baby’s nursery, you think you’re covering all the necessary grounds by purchasing a crib, changing table, glider and cutesy wall decor. As it turns out, your baby is going to need a whole lot more to snooze soundly, like a sound machine, black-out shade, your boob or a bottle on-demand 24/7, and a sleep sack.

What is a sleep sack?

What is a sleepsack, you might be asking? If you don’t know, let’s educate you, stat. Sleep sacks are wearable blankets that are designed for babies to sleep in once they graduate from the beloved swaddle. As sad as it is to come to terms with, seeing as most babies can’t get enough of the swaddle, they are really only safe for use until about four months of age, when your little one starts rolling. Luckily, sleep sacks are a great alternative, since they give your child the comfort of being wrapped up in a blanket without preventing them from using their hands should they need to turn over.

Sleep sacks are a must for colder weather, especially when your child’s under the age of 1, since the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against blankets, stuffed animals or lovies in the crib. Most sleep sacks have what’s called a TOG rating or “Thermal Overall Grade,” which is a unit of measurement designed to calculate how thermally insulated a textile is. This helps give consumers an idea of how warm a certain sleep sack will be.

There are a lot to choose from and most have some pretty cool features including inverted zippers and open closures on the bottom for easy diaper changes. Here are some of the best sleep sacks on the market for cool and crisp, fall nights.

Best overall sleep sacks

Best sleep sack with sleeves

Best weighted sleep sack

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