Are you preparing your future baby's trousseau? Looking for a gift for a birth?
You know you need a sleeping bag and an angel's nest but what is the difference between these two models? Are they used differently? We present you the advantages of each and their differences.
The sleeping bag
Also known as a turbulette, the sleeping bag allows baby to wriggle while remaining perfectly covered. It looks like a mini sleeping bag with straps that keep the child in a good position while sleeping. It keeps baby at the ideal temperature and without overheating because hands (and often arms) remain uncovered. It ensures a safe sleep by limiting the risks of suffocation by avoiding that baby's face is covered.
On the practical side, it allows an easy installation of the child thanks to its snaps on the shoulders and its wide zipper on the side and bottom which allows a total opening. It is advisable to have several copies, as it will be used every night and during the siesta. It is an article that can be used indoors and stays in the baby's room. Having 2 or 3 sleeping bags means that one is always available in case baby regurgitates.
The sleeping bag is chosen according to the temperature of the room and the season. You will choose a winter sleeping bag with soft filling for the winter season and for a room temperature between 16 and 18 degrees and a summer sleeping bag with light filling for the warm season and for rooms with temperatures above 20 degrees.
The angel's nest
The angel's nest is designed as a small sleeping bag with a hood to protect the child's head. It opens wide with a zipper to allow easy installation of baby. Its shape is optimal to keep baby warm as it allows him to be completely covered by wrapping his arms and protecting his head.
It can be used as soon as the child leaves the maternity ward and for about 4 months. It is an article that creates a cozy little cocoon for baby while leaving him free to move.
In contrast to the sleeping bag, the angel's nest covers the entire body of the child, including the arms. The main difference comes from the use. If the sleeping bag is an indoor accessory, the angel's nest will take over with baby for all outdoor outings.
It is designed to be used in a pram. It allows the child to sleep when he returns from a walk, just open the angel's nest completely, including the hood, so that baby can quietly continue his nap.
As it does not have straps to hold baby, the angel's nest is not designed to accommodate baby overnight, because even if it does not move much during its first months, it is better to avoid any risk of it slipping and covering its face.
For all car seat and carrycot trips, it is advisable to use an angel's nest with perforations to allow the safety harness straps to pass through.
A single angel's nest is sufficient to make up baby's wardrobe, as it will only be used for outings in a pram or for naps in a bassinet.
Sleeping bag or angel's nest, don't neglect quality
To recap, the sleeping bag is an indoor item that stays in the crib to ensure safe nights, while the angel's nest is an outdoor item to be used for pram rides.
For the choice of these 2 articles it is essential to opt for a natural material to ensure a healthier sleep for the child. Choose an organic cotton sleeping bag or a angel's nest in organic cotton is to ensure your child is more gentle but also less exposed to chemical treatments and insecticides.
In fact, the sleeping bag and the angel's nest will constitute the protective cocoon in which the newborn baby will sleep for long hours during its first months. It will therefore be in almost permanent contact with the fabric of which they are made. Demand Oeko-tex certification, which ensures that the fabric is guaranteed free of substances that are harmful to the skin and the environment.