Aden + Anais Classic Sleeping Bag Review

Being a parent of a newborn infant, you probably have some questions or concerns about how to keep your baby’s crib safe. If you read our guide to baby blankets you might have seen our suggestion to think outside the blanket – we were referring, of course, to baby sleeping bags.

With loose bedding being a potential hazardous trap for babies, you may worry about the risks that are involved with your child’s sleeping arrangements. But this leads to a conflicting dilemma because you also want to give your baby warmth and comfort during the night (and naptimes).

That is why baby sleeping bags are a great, safe solution; one which gives your child comfort and warmth, without putting them in harm’s way.

Product Features

The Classic Sleeping Bag from Aden + Anais works like a wearable cozy blanket that easily slips over baby’s pajamas or clothes. It was designed with your infant’s safety and comfort in mind, as your baby is wrapped in a soft sleeping bag that gives plenty of room for your squirming child’s legs to wiggle around, yet remaining impossible for their cute little feet to kick off.

The material is an incredibly breathable and lightweight cotton, helping regulate your infant’s temperature; giving the relief of being either warm or cool without the worry of overheating. And since it is crafted with 100% cotton muslin, it gets even softer with every wash.

What We Like

We like that the Aden + Anais Classic Sleeping Bag give’s your baby comfort and safety without having to worry about the dangers of overheating or becoming a hazard like traditional loose blankets. The feel of the fabric is pleasant to the touch since it is made with soft materials that are light and extremely breathable, just perfect for all types of weather. You won’t get bored of the same look either as there is a variety of cute designs to choose from; so you can pick the right selection that fits your tastes, and make your baby look adorable.

Finally, we found that the zipper positioned in the front made it conveniently easy to quickly change diapers during any part of the day or night.

Overall, we think this cozy sleeping bag is a must have item for anyone who has a newborn as it undoubtedly gives you a lot of value, the most important one being a good night’s worry free sleep for you and baby.

Pros

  • Made with 100% cotton muslin – a lightweight and breathable material.
  • Eliminates the threat of unsafe loose blankets in the crib.
  • Front zipper makes mid-night changes easy.
  • Only gets softer with every wash.

Cons

  • If you are swaddling your baby, the sleeping bag will only be useful for a relatively short few months (between when your baby no longer stays swaddled, and when they outgrow the sleeping bag). Still, how sorry we were once our little one outgrew her sleeping bag is a clean indication of how much we loved it.

Do Kids and Babies Need Sunglasses?

The short answer is yes. Because the cornea, lens, and fluids in children’s eyes are much clearer than in adult eyes, shortwave light (such as harmful ultraviolet rays) can more easily reach and damage the retina.

Add to this the fact that the younger we are the more likely we are to spend more time outside (experts estimate that between 60-80% of sun exposure in a person’s life happens before the age of 18), and the answer becomes an even more resounding yes.

But this is often easier said than done. Many babies will attempt to take off sunglasses as soon as you put them on. If they do, there is no need for you to fret over it. You can put a wide-brimmed hat on your baby. But before you do that, be sure to check out special baby sunglasses. These sunglasses have a stretchy band that goes around your baby’s head; making it harder for your baby to pull off these sunglasses.

Choosing the Right Pair of Sunglasses

When it comes to sunglasses (for kids, as well as adults), the quality of the lens really matters. Make sure glasses meet ANSI (American National Standards Institute) requirements, and that the labels clearly states that they block UV absorption up to 400 nm (nanometers), or 99 to 100 percent of both UVA and UVB rays.

Keep in mind that it does not matter how light or dark the sunglasses are. The lenses have a chemical in it that block out the ultraviolet rays.

Finally, make sure you buy sunglasses from a reputable source. Any pair that is labeled appropriately in an established store or online should be fine, but stay away from street vendors when it comes to sunglasses.

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