These are a selection of what we are asked frequently, for more information please email us HERE
Why use a baby sleeping bag, baby sleep sak, baby sleep bag, baby sleeping sack?
Using the Lola & Ben® Baby Sleeping Bag '4 Seasons in 1 Bag®' will keep your baby at the optimal temperature for sleep, remove the risk of them waking cold after wriggling out of their blankets and/ or becoming trapped under the blankets.
By using a Lola & Ben® Baby Sleeping Bag '4 Seasons in 1 Bag®' will help baby settle to sleep and by having the comfort of their sleeping bag will help baby to settle and sleep away from home also.
How does the Lola&Ben® baby sleeping bag work?
The Lola & Ben® Baby Sleeping Bag '4 Seasons in 1 Bag® has a unique diagonal zip. We've designed it this way to ensure that it is easy to lay baby into and simply zip up. The two way zip allows for easy diaper /nappy change times without unsettling baby.
Why use a Lola & Ben® Baby Sleeping Bag '4 Seasons in 1 Bag®'?
- Prevents your baby from waking up cold after kicking blankets off.
- Baby remains at a comfortable temperature during sleeps.
- Merino regulates temperature and moisture, keeping baby comfortable through it's naturally insulating properties.
- Babies associate the bag with sleep, creating a positive sleeping environment at home and away from home.
It's so hard to know if baby is too hot or cold?
With the Lola & Ben® Baby Sleeping Bag '4 Seasons in 1 Bag®' you can select from either the heavier weight merino liner for winter, the I'm Snug Liner, or a lighter weight 'Seasons' merino liner, part of the '4 Seasons in 1 Bag®' pack, which is best suited for spring, autumn (fall) and cooler summers nights, mild winters.
Use the Lola & Ben Organic Cotton Baby Sleeping Bag during hot summer days or when you would only use a sheet on for your own sleeps.
How many layers should my baby wear under their Lola & Ben Baby Sleeping Bag?
Please layer underneath the baby sleeping bag accordingly. We recommend only using natural materials such as Cotton Baby Clothing, or Merino Baby Clothing. It is also recommended to keep your baby's room at 18 -20 degree celcius.
Why are baby sleeping bags sleeveless? Will my baby get cold?
The armholes allow for free circulation of air something essential to prevent the dangerous overheating of your baby. Simply put your baby to bed in the appropriate garment for the season and room temperature.
The Lola & Ben®Baby Sleeping Bag '4 Seasons in 1 Bag®' is an accessory which complements your baby's sleepwear and room warmth, together keeping them comfortably warm all night long. It is important that baby's hands are kept free (except in very cold climates) as this helps temperature regulation, and some babies like to access their thumbs as a natural self settling aid.
What other bedding will I need?
Use only a flat or fitted bottom sheet on the bassinet/cot/crib and place your baby in the Lola & Ben® Baby Sleeping Bag '4 Seasons in 1 Bag®'. There is no need to use blankets, top sheets or duvets when using the Lola & Ben® Baby Sleeping Bag '4 Seasons in 1 Bag®'.
This makes our sleeping bag a very cost effective bedding option for parents and caregivers.
How do I wash my Lola & Ben® Baby Sleeping Bag '4 Seasons in 1 Bag ®'?
It is very important that you follow the washing instructions found inside the garment. Please separate liners for washing and treat the Merino Liner with only an approved wool wash. Follow the specific care instructions on each garment.
When do you recommend using the Lola & Ben® Baby Sleeping Bag '4 Seasons in 1 Bag ®'?
Suitable from birth - 2+ years. We have added to the length of the orginal design, now it measures 94 cm (on toddler dome setting) from Shoulder to Base. The neck opening is adjustable to suit your baby as they grow. This has been specifically designed based on European guidelines. Allowing for comfort as baby grows and also ensuring extra insulation to reduce warmth escaping when cool.
Fire regulations for children's nightwear All Lola & Ben ® Baby Sleeping Bags are fully compliant with the AS/NZS 1249:2003 safety standard and as such fall into the category for sleeping bags requiring a High Fire Danger Label.
Please note that all fabrics burn and the margin is 1 second between the test for Low Fire Danger and High Fire Danger Labeling. Please take special care around fires and open flame sources with your children.
What is a Tog Rating?
The British "TOG" value is the international standard measurement of all blankets' thermal effectiveness (how well it keeps you warm). It is widely used in the UK to describe warmth levels of duvets and synthetic sleeping bags which quickly can become too hot. Merino being a natural fibre reduces the likelihood of baby overheating.
At Lola & Ben® we advocate that parents ONLY use natural fibres with their children.
The TOG system can be a guide when using synthetic materials with baby, but nothing beats a parent's intuition and guidance in ensuring baby is kept comfortable.
Please see the below Room Temperature | Sleeping Bag Guidelines
Does Lola & Ben make a toddler sleeping bag for children aged 2-4years?
We often get asked this question. Whilst the Lola & Ben® Baby Sleeping Bag is ideal for baby up to 2 years of age, we have decided not to make a toddler sleeping bag as well.
We know with our own children that they were growing out of their cots, ready for beds, and toilet trained or training by 2. So a toddler sleeping bag would not have been suitable for them. Toddlers are often 'ready' for that next stage by then and ready to leave their sleeping bags.
We invested and dressed our own children in good quality merino pyjamas and socks to get them through their first winter in beds, while they were getting used to blankets. This was a more economical and practical sleep solution as they got good use out of these garments for the next 1 or 2 winters.
Keeping their bedrooms at the recommended temperature also prevents them from waking up cold.