Sleep sacks

Toddler Sleep Sack
Now doesn't that look comfy

You know when you are shopping for swaddles for your newborn and you see the sleep sacks for toddlers. You go HOLY MOSES MY CHILD WILL BE THAT BIG?!?! and then ‘Who the hell would have their toddler in a sleep sack?’ Well hi. That would be me. Landon has been wearing a sleep sack every night since about 4 months old. Now he doesn’t wear one for nap at school but he does at home. It is like another sleep cue. He never fights it. He knows it means sleep and it works like a charm. Perfect right?

Well it is time to look into the next size. The next, freakishly large size. I am trying to decide whether to bite the bullet and shell out the cash OR introduce a blanket. My dilemma is that the kid spins circles all night. How would he stay under a blanket? I actually let him take a blanket with him starting last week to just have. Then I could spy on him over the video monitor and see what he does with it. He covers his animals. Lovely. So while trying to come to terms with spending a fortune on another set of these bastards, I have come up with a list of why they are the cat’s pajamas:

  • Hinder climbing – now I know sleep sack kids can still do it but I haven’t seen an attempt yet. He rarely even stands up.
  • No limbs through the slats – we never did a crib bumper…so LT’s crib kinda resembles what I imagine a baby jail would look like. Whatever. He is happy and we aren’t getting up at night to stick limbs back in.
  • No crib poop massacres – This is courtesy of Miss Melissa at daycare who’s daughter recently crammed her hand down her diaper and smeared shit all over the carpet. Just think of what would happen in a crib left unattended all night. Barf. Landon can’t get his hands in his sleep sack (can get his head…different story. I have a turtle baby). So we don’t have to fear that mess…yet.
  • No worries about a missing blanket – I mean DUH
  • No undressing himself – no missing socks in the night. No naked baby to get up. No poop…see above.

So basically what it comes down to is I don’t wanna have to get up in the night and/or clean poop. Seems reasonable, right? Does your 2 yr old have a blanket? How does that work? Or are you rockin the sack too (giggity)? If so, fist bumps, my friend.

10 thoughts on “Sleep sacks

  • October 4, 2011 at 9:18 am

    We LOVE the sleep sack. I’ve been using them since about 4 mos old too. My son is now 19 mos and we “upgraded” to the toddler sleep sack (with feet holes). It’s the same sack, just has 2 holes at the bottom where his feet can sitck out. That way he can stand up without tripping over it. He never uses a blanket either and I’m always worried about him being cold. Anyway, I say stick with the sleep sack. I probably won’t introduce a real blanket til he moves up to a “normal” bed.

  • October 4, 2011 at 10:03 am

    We are blankets… but we also ditched the crib at 23 months because I hated changing the sheets in it. 🙂 So she’s been in a twin bed for almost a year now with just a fitted bottom sheet, and then 450 stuffed animals and a blanket. Her fav blanket is still a receiving blanket! She wears fleece zip up footie pj’s (sleep sack with legs??). All good – she still doesn’t get out of bed until one of us goes in there.

    • October 4, 2011 at 1:28 pm

      Thanks! My MIL has actually responded that she is going to try and make some! Cna’t be rocket science.

  • October 4, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Archer uses a blanket and has since he was an infant (DANGEROUS, I know), but I’ve been toying with the idea of introducing a sleep sack recently because, now that the weather is turning, he’s waking up cold.

    That said, his fleecy+footie pajamas go a long ways towards keeping him warm.

    Do you dress him in jammies under the sleep sack?

    • October 4, 2011 at 3:05 pm

      Yeah he wears cotton long sleeve jammies underneath yearround. We own no fleece. Blech

  • October 4, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    I want to see a pic of Lando in the sack 🙂 I’ll bet it’s cute!!!!

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