We have 2 sizes in our FeetBags: 0-3yrs and 2-5yrs
If your 12 month baby is of average or above average weight and height you can safely choose the 2-5yr size. However you will only be able to use the bag with the feet attachments tucked inside the bag (like a regular sleeping bag) until your baby turns two years.
If you have a 12 month baby that is wriggly and you would like to use the Feet attachments right now, we advise to choose the 0-3yr size. It is plenty big and will last until your little one is at least 3 years old.
SNUGBAGS SELECTOR TOOL If you are not sure which SnugBag or FeetBag to choose, we are more than happy to help! We offer a personalized service where Kim will get back to you with a recommendation specific to your baby and circumstances. Please fill out the questions on our SnugBag Selector Tool page and Kim will get back to you as soon as possible (generally in a few hours).
DO YOU OFFER BUNDLE DEALS? Yes we do! Most of our customers buy a combination of different weights. Click here for more information on our Bundle Deals.
WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD WEAR UNDER THEIR SNUGBAG?
CLOTHING LAYERING GUIDE We recommend pyjama's and under garments from natural fibres preferably Merino. Please use the above layering guide as a guideline - requirements may vary for different children.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY BABY IS TOO HOT OR TOO COLD? The best way to check if your little one is the correct temperature is to put your hand on the child’s chest, back or head. Does they feel comfortable and warm? It should not be hot, sweaty or clammy or cool to your touch. Touching your baby’s hands and feet is not a good way to determine if your child is warm enough. When our babies are born they have very poor circulation in their hands and feet which makes the hands and feet feel cold to your touch. Sometimes the extremities can even look slightly blue. As the child grows the circulation improves. Use your babies core to as a guide for how many layers to put on your child, not their hands or feet.
WHAT ARE THE MEASURMENTS OF YOUR BAGS? The length of the regular sleeping bags are: 0-2yrs approx. 90cm and 2-4yrs approx. 110cm
The length of the FeetBags are: 0-3yrs approx. 97cm and 2-5yrs 117cm
For both styles, the width of the chest is approx. 25cm and 28cm
WHY DON'T YOU HAVE BRIGHT COLOURS AND PRINTS? Because we choose to eliminate potentially harmful chemicals from our range of 100% natural Merino wool and organic cotton sleepwear, all of our fabrics have colour and patterns woven into them instead of printed. Current screen printing production involves the use of chemicals that can be harmful to the skin or release toxins into the air during production and usage. We choose ethics over colour of the year swatches because we care. Our ‘Prints and Stripes’ are woven using unbleached and naturally coloured organic cotton and prove that gorgeous doesn’t have to be vivid. Our fabrics are made to last and do not fade, they never lose their style, matching with any colour in your nursery.
WHY USE MERINO? Merino is the safest fibre to dress your child in as it breathes and has the unique ability to regulate body temperature and wick away moisture. It has a unique ability to create a micro environment over and around the skin. In both cold and warm conditions, maintaining an ideal temperature and keeping your child dry and warm without the risk of overheating. Merino is also extremely soft and gentle on the most delicate skins. The lanolin residue on the merino fibres is naturally anti allergen and prevents the build up of odours.
WHY IS MERINO SAFER THAN POLYESTER? Experts highly recommend wearing merino or other natural fibers and to not buy synthetic sleepwear for your child. Although being attractive by price, polyester or polar fleece does not breathe and does not allow moisture to evaporate. As a result, your child will easily perspire and remain wet. Babies can either dangerously overheat, or get extremely cold if the temperature goes down after they have perspired and the sweat cannot evaporate.
CAN I WASH MERINO EASILY? Yes, you can cold machine wash our products on a gentle cycle or hand wash with wool friendly liquid only. Your SnugBag doesn't have to be washed often. You can simply let it air inside-out over the cot rail and it will remain fresh for a long time. Please see our full washing instructions here.
WHY IS A SLEEPING BAG SAFER THAN A BLANKET? From the age of 3 months, or sometimes just a few weeks after birth, babies will wriggle a lot and kick anything out of the way, even a tightly tucked blanket. To make sure baby keeps warm and dry, it is essential to have them sleep in a quality natural fiber sleeping bag. As a result, baby will be well rested and content, and so will the whole family. When baby sleeps, everyone sleeps!
WHAT IS A TOG RATING? A tog rating is a measurement of thermal insulation: the higher the tog, the warmer the product. It describes the warmth or 'thermal effectiveness' of a product and is widely used in the UK to explain warmth levels of bedding and sleeping bags made from man-made materials. Since all our SnugBags are made with highly breathable and all natural merino ensuring your baby maintains an even body temperature, they officially do not need a tog rating. However since it is such a widely known measurement we have chosen to include the average tog rating on our products, to make it easier for our customers to choose and compare.
FROM WHAT AGE TO BABIES START WEARING SLEEPING BAGS? Most babies will start wearing a Snugbag from approx 8-12 weeks old.
WHY USE A MERINO ZIP UP SWADDLE? Little babies love being swaddled as it mimics their time in the womb and it stops the startle reflex which can wake babies up. Our Snugpod is the easiest and safest way to swaddle your baby as it is the perfect swaddle every single time! No matter how often you pick baby up, feed her or put her down, she will stay securely swaddled. No complicated instructions and no bits of fabric to tuck away and come undone. Simply zip baby her pod and she is safe and secure no matter what.