Mikey has used sleep sacks over night sine he was a little baby. While he did ‘graduate’ out of sleep sacks at one point we found he was most comfortable sleeping in one so went back to them. Mikey can be quite a wriggler in his sleep, and kicks off all his sheets and blankets. He’s not yet able to pull them back up which means he wakes up cold.
He’s now 6 and sourcing a sleep sack that is big enough for him is sometimes a challenge. However there are a few on the market and I want to share them with you.
We have used Ergo Pouch sleep sacks for both the boys and have always found them to be excellent quality.
Until recently Ergo Pouch only had these options available but they have released an older kids range, including a kids sleep onesie. Wooo hooo!
In the 6+ years age range they have:
Kids Sleep Suit Bag 1.0 TOG
Kids Sleep Suit Bag 2.5 TOG
Kids Sleep Onesie 2.5 TOG
Their TOG guide is super helpful to work out what to buy and how to dress your kids for bedtime.
Their website is easy to navigate – you can shop by age which is super helpful!
SNUGGLY BAGS BY ELLIE
Snuggly Bags by Ellie is an Australian brand created by Suzanne Young, grandmother to Ellie. Like Mikey, Ellie’s disabilities make sleeping under covers difficult so she always used sleeping bags. When she outgrew what was available, her clever grandmother started making them for her.
We have purchased their Summer Snuggly Bag for Mikey.
I find the Summer Sleep Bag a little tight around the neck so I leave it unzipped slightly. It's also a big snug getting Mikey's arms into the sleeves.
The double way zip makes late night changes easier.
I love that you have the option to have a slot for a feeding tube sewn into either sleep bag when you purchase.
Sleep Bags by Ellie also offer a long sleeve winter sleeping bag that looks super cosy.
You may be able to use NDIS funding to purchase suitable sleep bags for your child. If you’re unsure then chat to your support coordinator or therapist.