Babies are not the only ones who can benefit from the coziness that sleep sacks offer. Now, you can actually find a whole new meaning behind the term “bundle of joy” with sleep sacks for toddlers. Think of these as the kid-friendly versions of our sleeping bags that also happen to be cute-looking.
These wearable blankets are as comfortable as ordinary blankers, without the dangers posed by loose bedding. At the same time, they come in a variety of designs and materials, so there’s no doubt that you’re child won’t find the best one for him/her.
However, like with many children paraphernalia, there are some things that you must consider before buying one. But don’t worry, because we already wrote a buyer’s guide that discussed these topics. And to even help you further, we have listed below our top picks for the best toddler sleep sack in the market. So what are you waiting for? Scroll this page down, and let’s get started!
Best Sleep Sacks For Toddlers Comparison Table
|Product||For Ages||Material||TOG Rating||Sleeves||Price|
|Woolino 4 Season||2 months to 2 years||Wool||N/A||No|
|Baby Deedee Sleep Nest||18 to 36 months||Cotton||2.5||No|
|Tealbee DREAMSUIT||N/A||Bamboo cotton mix||1.2 to 1.5||No|
|RESTCLOUD||6 to 36 months||Cotton and polyester||2.5||Yes|
|G' abigale Fairy||N/A||Cotton||N/A||Yes, detachable|
|Burt's Bees Baby||0 to 18 months||Cotton||0.5||No|
|HALO Early Walker||N/A||Polyester micro-fleece||1.0||No|
|Halo Early Walker||12 to 18 months||Polyester||0.5||No|
|Vaenait Baby||1 to 7 years||Polyester||2||No|
|PEACE MONKEY||0 to 2 years||Cotton||N/A||Yes, detachable|
Best Sleep Sacks for Toddlers Reviews
Woolino 4 Season – Editor’s Choice
The first sleep sack on our list is from Woolino, and it happens to be our top suggestion if you’re looking for the best sleep sacks for toddlers. And to impress you more, it is worth noting that this sleep sack is the Top Choice of the year of Creative Child in 2018, and it is also holding the Mom’s Choice award.
One Product from 2 Months to 2 Years of Age
This simple-looking sack is made from 100% organic cotton on the outside and 100% merino wool on the inside. You can also choose from 10 designs, and it comes in a universal size suitable from 2 months to 2 years of age.
We choose this product among the others on our list because of the hypoallergenic Oeko-Tex 100-certified merino wool lining. This type of fabric is suitable for any season, so you’re getting the most of your money. Compared to your usual wool, merino wool is thinner, finer, and softer, so it offers better air regulation and moisture-wicking abilities.
With Dressing Guide and Nursery Thermometer
At the same time, you feel confident that your child will always be comfortable in the sleep sack without the risk of allergic reactions. We also like that it doesn’t come with tags that can irritate your toddler. Lastly, Woolino comes with a dressing guide and nursery thermometer to make sure you’re providing the proper body temperature on your little one.
Soft, Moisture-Wicking, and Suitable for Any Weather
Besides the soft and temperature-regulating merino wool lining, the outer cotton fabric of this sleep sack is also comfortable and safe to your child’s skin. It is Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)-certified organic, so you know that it is a quality fabric without dangerous chemicals.
Easy to Wear and Remove with Underarm Snaps
Now, the overall design of Woolino is, like we said earlier, simple. It doesn’t have sleeves and it is easy to wear because of the snaps on both shoulders. You can even get your toddler a better fit because there are also snaps under the arm to get the armholes smaller or bigger.
You might also be thinking about how easy will the sleep sack remove for changing, especially at night. Well, the good news is you can quickly remove it in the dark and even if you’re still slightly sleepy. This is thanks to the fact that it uses a two-way YKK zipper with Oeko-Tex 100 certification.
Quality and Safe Closures
And if you’re worried about the zipper, it is inside the lining so it wouldn’t be rubbing on your little one’s skin. There is also a guard that keeps curious mouths from chewing on the zipper puller. Overall, you’ll be pleased that both snaps and zippers are free from harmful chemicals like nickel, lead, and phthalates, as well.
Closable Seat Belt Slots and Machine-Washable Material
You can also take advantage of the seat belt slots if you are transferring your child from the crib to the bouncer or changer. And afterward, you can simply close these slots. Once your child is done using the sleep sack or if it needs cleaning, simply put it in the machine. The only downside to this quality sleep sack is that it is prone to forming stains if you don’t clean it well.
Baby Deedee Sleep Nest – Best Sleep Sack for Winter
Up next on our list is another sleeveless sleep sack, and it is the Sleep Nest from Baby Deedee. Unlike our first product from Woolino, the Sleep Nest is made of 100% cotton exterior and duvet interior. However, Baby Deedee also offers fleece and faux fur if these materials are more appealing for your toddler.
Three Sizes up to 36 Months
Nonetheless, the Sleep Nest is quilted and soft to the skin, and the sack also has a polyester filling to add to the comfort. It also comes in 10 color combinations and designs, and you can even wash it in the machine for clean-up. You can get Baby Deedee in three sizes, with small for 0 to 6 months, medium for 6 to 18 months, and large for 18 to 36 months.
Warm Yet Breathable
If you’re thinking about the appropriate environment for this sleep sack, it has a Thermal Overall Grade (TOG) of 2.5. This means Baby Deedee is best for room temperatures between 16°C to 20°C or 16°F to 74°F. Because of this, Baby Deedee is our recommendation for winter. The quality of the fabric is good for providing warmth, but still is offering ventilation compared to heavier materials.
We have discussed the importance of the TOG rating in our buyer’s guide to familiarize you more with this feature. But to give you an idea, overheating is dangerous, so it’s important that the sleep sack has an appropriate TOG rating for your home.
Easy Fitting and Removal with Reverse Zipper
Fitting Baby Deedee is also going to be a breeze because it has shoulder straps like the previous Woolino. The zipper in the middle is also reverse, so you don’t have to worry about your toddler pulling and playing with it. It is also large and thick, so we’re confident that it will last well.
What We Don’t Like
The downside we have with Baby Deedee is we wished the neck hole is wider or at least adjustable. Especially with fast-growing toddlers, it is important that it offers adjustability in this area because we find it smaller compared to other products.
Tealbee DREAMSUIT – Best Sleep Sack for Active Toddlers
Not breaking the trend of our sleeveless sleep sacks is the Dreamsuit from Tealbee. You can also get a design with sleeves, and the other options vary from 1.2 TOG and 1.5 TOG ratings. There are no specific age guides for these sleep sacks, but Tealbee offers two sizes that can accommodate a maximum of 36 inches and 38 inches-tall toddlers.
Breathable and Lightweight
The specific Dreamsuit that we have here has a TOG of 1.2. We can say that this rating is somewhat in the middle in terms of providing heat and ventilation. This rating is probably from the fact that the product uses a mix of bamboo and cotton for the fabric. Still, this material is suitable for the climates all year round thanks to its moisture-wicking ability.
And while the design is similar to our previous product, this sleep sack is more lightweight. It has double layers with quilted inner and polyester padding for the softness. The material of this sleep sack feels durable, so we think even after washing it a lot of times, it will still retain the soft texture.
You might be thinking why the Dreamsuit is our recommendation for active toddlers. The reason behind this is that this product has a unique design feature. In particular, you’ll see in this sleep sack that its bottom part does not look like a traditional sack. It has openings for your little one’s feet, which we think are suitable, especially for toddlers. This gives them better mobility and fewer risks for tripping in case they decide to stand up.
However, there are also other sleep sacks on this list with leg parts. Nonetheless, the durability of the Tealbee is what makes it our top recommendation, especially for active kids.
The Design Flaw
Is this product easy to put on and remove? Tealbee placed the zipper in the middle, and the movement for this is by zipping it from the bottom. This placement is nice because it gives better mobility. However, we wish that Tealbee put a piece of fabric to cover the top part of the zipper like our first product.
RESTCLOUD Baby Sleep Bag – Best Sleep Sack with Sleeves
Some parents prefer using sleep sacks with sleeves. This way, you don’t need to use additional clothing that covers your little one’s arms. The sleeves are also usually as soft as the material on the body, so your child is getting an overall feeling of comfortability.
Can Accommodate 4-Year Old Kids
The sleep sack that we have here is the baby sleep bag from Restcloud. It comes in two colors, and the largest size can accommodate 2 to 4-year old kids. It has a TOG rating of 2.5, and the addition of sleeves makes this perfect for the cold weather and room temperatures from 64°F- 70°F.
Soft Body with Leg Openings
The material that the manufacturer used is similar to our previous sleep sacks where they use organic cotton and polyester filling, so the end result is a soft suit. Restcloud also has a similarity with the previous Tealbee wherein it has openings on the bottom for the child’s legs. For toddlers, this design feature is more suitable for them because they are more mobile than babies.
This sleep sack also looks like your usual product in terms of its opening. The zipper is in the middle and runs fully for easier changing. We are also pleased to know that Restcloud uses YKK zippers, so you know that they are durable and won’t pose risk when damaged.
With any sleep sack or baby paraphernalia, it is important to check the zippers because kids can be tempted to pull them out. At the same time, we appreciate that you can tuck the top zipper in this Restcloud sleep sack, so it won’t poke on the skin, and your child can’t easily play with it.
An Advantage or Disadvantage
A design flaw that we notice in the sleep sack is that it doesn’t have an end bar on the zipper. It may be a good thing for some because this absence means less choking hazard. But the downside to this is that the sack easily comes apart.
G’ abigale Fairy – Best Sleep Sack for Bigger Toddlers
Sometimes, the options in the market can be limiting in terms of sizes. So if your little one is not as “little”, it can be harder to find a perfect-suiting sleep sack. The product we have here, which is the G’ abigale Fairy, is your best choice if you need something that can accommodate bigger kiddos.
Comes in Extra Large
G’ abigale offers three sizes ranging from medium, large, and extra large. The medium size at maximum can accommodate a 31.5-inch child, while the extra large suits a 43-inch tall toddler. You can also choose from 5 colors for a more customized feel.
With Leg Holes
What about the quality of the material? G’ abigale is 100% cotton and feels nice to the skin. You can also notice that it has separate leg holes, which we expect, considering bigger toddlers can use it. The zipper runs in the middle as well, and the end has a fabric flap to keep curious hands from pulling it down. And speaking of which, be wary when zipping up because the zipper feels flimsy.
On the bright side, what’s unique with G’ abigale is that you can detach the sleeves! Yes, you read that right. You can transform this sleep sack into a vest or use it as fully sleeved wearable blanket depending on the room temperature and weather. If you can’t decide whether to commit to a sleeveless, or you don’t want to buy too many sleep sacks, those with removable sleeves like G’ abigale are incredible options.
Burt’s Bees Baby – Best Sleeveless Sleep Sack
We are halfway in our review, and what we have here is the wearable blanket from Burt’s Bees. While the majority of the products in our review have no sleeves, this particular brand is our top pick if you’re on the hunt specifically for a sleeveless sleep sack.
For starters, this sleep sack has a TOG rating of 0.5. This is the lowest TOG rating that a sack can get, and is best if your toddler’s room already has a heater. At the same time, if the environment is not too cold, Burt’s Bees is perfect for adding slight warmth. If you live in a cold place but using a thick sleep sack makes your kid uncomfortable instead of the opposite, Burt’s Bees is also a nice consideration.
GOTS-Certified Organic Cotton
In terms of the material, Burt’s Bees is 100% cotton. It is also GOTS-certified organic like our previous cotton sleep sacks. For us, it feels breathable and soft, and the certification just verifies that this material is going to be safe for a child’s sensitive skin. You can be assured that the materials starting from the fabric up to the snaps are free from any potentially harmful chemicals.
This sleep sack comes in 3 sizes ranging for babies up to 18 months of age and 35 inches tall. This might be smaller compared to our previous products, so we think it’s best for very young toddlers before transitioning them to sleep sacks with leg holes.
Zipper Guards Inside and Out
The zipper closure is inverted, so it’s easy to open and close for changing. You can also notice that it has a zipper guard inside and a separate snap tab pull cover outside. We appreciate these zipper covers for keeping curious hands from pulling or biting on the parts. At the same time, Burt’s Bees also used YKK zipper, so you know that it is durable in the long run.
HALO Sleepsack Early Walker – Runner-Up Favorite
If you remember the G’ abigale Fairy, it is our pick if you want a sleep sack for your taller or older toddler. However, we also think the Early Walker from Halo is suitable if you have a little one who isn’t as “little.”
Like the G’ abigale Fairy, Halo comes in medium, large, and extra large. The medium is suitable for up to 24 pounds, while the extra large can accommodate up to 26 pounds. You might notice that this sleep sack is larger when worn by your toddler compared to other products. However, Halo actually designed this sack to keep your little one’s feet inside with the option of them using the leg holes all the way through in case they need to stand.
It also unzips from the bottom like the majority of our sleep sacks, which helps in changing afterward. Other than that, we’re pleased that this product is free from any chemicals like flame retardants, BPA, latex, lead, and phthalates, as well.
Lightweight and Cozy
Halo’s material is polyester microfleece. To give you an idea of its quality in terms of providing warmth, it has a TOG rating of 1.0. It is soft, lightweight, and breathable, and the large sizing is amazing for mobility while also leaving room for growth.
The only negative we have for Halo is that the stitching tends to come undone after some time.
Halo Early Walker SleepSack – Best Sleep Sack for Everyday Use
The next product on our list also comes from Halo, and it is the polyester-only version of our previous Halo sleep sack. As you can see in our buyer’s guide, this sleep sack has the lowest TOG rating along with Burt’s Bees. Therefore, we think this makes this version of Early Walker excellent for everyday use.
If you like the Burt’s Bees, but your toddler needs large sizes, we recommend this version of Early Walker.
Good for Warm Climates
Like we said earlier, this version is polyester only compared to the previous Early Walker with microfleece. If you live in a warmer climate, you can easily layer this Halo sleep sack with a comfortable sleepwear. It is also sleeveless, so ventilation is out of the question.
It comes in 3 sizes from medium to extra large, and you’ll get three designs to choose from. And as you can expect, it looks similar to the polyester microfleece Early Walker. There are also leg holes, and the zipper unzips from the bottom as well.
Overall, the only thing that you might not like with this version of Early Walker is that after some washes, it tends to pill.
Vaenait Baby – Best Value for Money
So far, while all of the sleep sacks we reviewed are cute, nothing is more eye-catching than the Vaenait Baby sleep sack that we have here. It comes in 16 designs to choose from, and the sizes ranges for use of 1 to 7-year old kiddos.
No More Pilling
First of all, the overall quality of Vaenait Baby solves the drawback of our previous sleep sack. This sleep sack is also made from polyester, but the fabric does not pill over time. The lining inside also adds coziness on your little one thanks to the brushed fleece. Overall, the TOG rating that this sleep sack offers is 2, so the plush feeling is going to be able to provide warmth and not just for aesthetic only.
The zipper pull also has a zipper flap-like our previous sleep sacks. At the same time, you can unzip it from the top to the bottom, so wearing and taking it off is going to be much faster. Another design feature that you might notice is the leg holes.
Compared to the other sleep sacks, the bottom part of the legs gives a snug-fitting result. This way, your active toddler won’t wriggle his/her legs out of the sack. However, be wary of the seams, especially at the leg part.
PEACE MONKEY Baby Sleep Sack – Best Affordable Sleep Sack
If you are on a budget, you can still give your child a comfortable and warm night time with the Peace Monkey baby sleep sack. At this price point, you’ll get an organic cotton sleep sack that is lightweight and soft to the skin without the dangers of chemicals.
The overall style of Peace Monkey is also similar to our previous products in which it unzips from the bottom. We appreciate that the sleep sack still has a fabric flap on the zipper pull as a safety precaution as well. However, we think a compromise with the price is the quality of the zipper. It doesn’t run as smoothly as the ones on our previous sleep sacks, so be careful in using them too harshly.
On the bright side, you can choose two sizes for ages 0 to 2 years. We also like the fact that you can remove the sleeves similar to the one we reviewed from G’ abigale Fairy. The sleeves have a snug fit close to the hands, so even active movement won’t roll them upwards. And again, this removable sleeve design feature makes the sleep sack versatile for any weather conditions.
Types of Sleep Sacks
Based on Design
- With Sleeves
You might be familiar with these sleep sacks that almost look like jackets. This way, you don’t need additional covers for your baby’s arms.
Some children are more comfortable with sleeveless sleep sacks. They are much easier to put on and take off because they only have snaps for closure. And because they don’t have sleeves, they have better air circulation perfect for hot weather.
- With Reversible Zippers
The common design of sleep sacks is that they have their zipper closure in the middle. However, you can find brands with reversible zippers, which are more convenient to use, especially during clean-up.
Based on Material
You can choose different types of sleep sacks based on their material. For example, cotton is best if you live in a warm climate because it is much more breathable. It is also lighter in weight, so it wouldn’t be uncomfortable if your kid gets sweaty.
- Fleece or Wool
Speaking of weight, both fleece or wool is going to be heavier and thicker. Because of this, these materials are suitable for cold climates. This way, your child won’t need additional covers to regulate his/her temperature.
Factors to Consider When Choosing a Sleep Sack
We can all agree to the fact that comfort is something that any sleeping item should prioritize. Especially with toddlers, they are much more prone to getting easily distracted, so it’s important that their sleep sack wouldn’t disrupt or prevent them from getting a good night’s sleep.
As we have discussed previously, there are different types of sleep sacks based on their designs and materials. You should check which of these are going to be preferred by your little one. For example, is it going to be more convenient for you to get a sleeveless design? Or do you live in a warm climate? If so, choose a design and material accordingly.
Another factor to consider here is the feel and quality of the sleep sack. Of course, it shouldn’t feel itchy and irritating. At the same time, it should have adjustable or elastic parts, so it fits well with your child’s body. Your toddler should also not slip out of the sack, so make sure the holes for the arms and neck are not too big.
You can opt to choose sleep sacks that already come with their own sleeves. However, you can find designs where the sleeves are removable via zippers so you can transform the sack depending on the weather. This way, the sleeveless sleep sack will offer better air circulation on sweltering conditions.
Another design feature is the zipper. Of course, it should be in a location that is easy to use so changing in and out of the sack is going to be quick. The zipper should also be made of quality material. Remember that if they break off easy, they can rub against the skin or pose as a choking hazard.
Lastly, the overall adjustability of the sleep sack using straps or bands is also important. This way, the product will grow alongside with your child. This saves you money in the long run, and your child will always feel comfortable using it.
Age and Weight Recommendations
Previously, we have discussed the sleep sack’s adjustability. You can get a good gist on how long your child can use the product based on the manufacturer’s age and weight recommendations. Not only you should get the appropriate size, but you can also opt for a product that has a wide range of these numbers, so your child can use it longer.
It may be wider or longer-looking, but for sleeping, this space adds comfort in terms of legroom. The age and weight recommendations also dictate the design that’s more appropriate for your child, so that the sack will be more comfortable and safer.
Besides being comfortable, we’re sure that parents look at the safety of the sleep sack. You don’t want to get a design or material that can pose any injury or health risk to your little one. For example, be diligent in the materials used by the manufacturer and make sure your child will have no reaction to them. The overall design should also be breathable and suitable for the environment and your child’s age and weight.
Before we venture into our last factor, we should first discuss the TOG rating. You’ve probably seen a handful of manufacturers mentioning this feature in their sleep sacks. But what is the significance of this factor? TOG or Thermal Overall Grade, from the name itself, is the measurement of a product’s thermal insulation. You can typically see the TOG rating in the textile industry because they are used for sleep garments.
So depending on your weather condition, the sleep sack should have a TOG rating appropriate for that. The higher the TOG rating, the warmer that the sleep sack will be for your little one. Therefore, if you live in an extremely cold area, we recommend getting a sleep sack with a high TOG rating.
We might sound redundant at this point, but the material of the sleep sack is a significant consideration. First of all, your toddler should not be allergic to it if it is made of polyester or fleece. At the same time, it should be compatible with your location’s temperature so your child won’t run the risk of overheating or getting uncomfortable throughout the night. Ideally, you want the fabric to absorb moisture so that your toddler will be dry and less likely to develop rashes over night.
Another consideration here is that some materials like cotton are sometimes prone to shrinking a bit when they are placed in the dryer or washer. And speaking of clean-up, the sleep sack should be easy to clean so that over time, it will still feel and look brand new. Overall, we recommend hand washing and line drying, but the option of being machine-washable is also better as it’ll save you time.
Don’t you just wish that they make sleep sacks for adults? These wearable blankets give your little one a more comfortable and cozy sleep time without you needing to worry about the dangers of loose bedding.
Our top pick is the Woolino 4 Season. From the name itself, your little one can use this sleep sack on whatever type of climate you have. This makes it versatile all year round! However, our selection of sleeveless and sleeved sleep sacks will surely accommodate the needs of every child. Just make sure to keep the factors we discussed in mind before choosing a product.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask us here.