The Key Benefits of Weighted Sleep Sacks for Babies

Baby sleep sacks, also known as baby sleeping bags and wearable blankets, have been used by parents for decades now and they’re a popular alternative to traditional blankets. In addition to standard sleep sacks, you can also purchase weighted sleep sacks these days and although they’re still relatively new to the market, they are very popular for babies and toddlers. 

Weighted sleep sacks are filled with poly-pellet beads that evenly distribute weight over your little one’s body, providing a comfortable and secure sleeping experience. These sacks are safe for babies of different ages as long as they meet the minimum weight requirements and you can check a size guide to ensure you’re purchasing the right size for your baby’s height and weight.

As weighted sleep sacks become more sought-after in the UK, more parents are starting to question why they are so popular. Below we have explored some of the many benefits of weighted sleep sacks for babies. 

Improve Sleep Quality

All parents want their little ones to get the best sleep possible. Many will exhaust all resources to ensure their babies or toddlers are getting the quality sleep they need, but sometimes it can be a real struggle. Weighted sleep sacks are a great sleep aid that can help create a sense of calm and relaxation during sleep.

The gentle pressure provided by a weighted sleep sack can help your little one to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. This can lead to more restful sleep, which is so important for their overall health and development in their early years. The gentle weight can also help babies stay in one position for longer periods of time, enabling them to sleep more soundly. 

If your little one has difficulty settling or is easily startled, a weighted sleep sack can be hugely beneficial. It can help to soothe and calm restless babies, making them more likely to drift off to sleep. Lots of parents use weighted sleep sacks whilst they’re sleep training their babies and consistently using a sack can help to get your baby into a routine. They will form a positive sleep association with the weighted sleep sack and it may even become a sleep cue for them. 

Provide Comfort and Security 

Weighted sleep sacks are designed to provide gentle, comforting pressure on a baby's body, which can mimic the feeling of being held by a parent. This can help your little one to feel safe and secure when they’re going to sleep, reducing anxiety and helping them to settle. It isn’t uncommon for people to use weighted sleep sacks when their little one is too old to be swaddled and it can have the same comforting effect as being hugged. 

It’s not just the feeling of being held that can help to improve sleep, the softness and warmth of the fabric can help your baby feel more comfortable. The weight of the beads can also keep your little one’s body warm whilst helping to regulate their heart rate and breathing, creating an overall calming effect. Whether they’re napping during the day or going to bed at night time, a weighted sleep sack can help to make your little one cosy as they drift off to sleep. 

Keep a Baby Safe Whilst Sleeping

Lots of new parents don’t know what to put their babies in at night time to keep them warm, but also safe. It’s not recommended that you use loose blankets until your little one is at least a year old as blankets can put them at risk of suffocation and entanglement. Similarly, pillows and soft toys can be dangerous and shouldn’t be left in a cot, crib or moses basket.

Putting your baby in a weighted sleep sack can help to keep them safe whilst they’re sleeping. The sack is designed to move with them as they wriggle around in their sleep. Some sleep sacks even have a reversible neckline so they are suitable for both back and tummy sleepers. 

Ordering a weighted Sleep Sack in the UK

If you’re interested in trying a weighted sleep sack to see how it can benefit your baby or toddler, explore the Dreamland Baby website. We supply beautifully-designed weighted sleep sacks in the UK and our founder Tara has experienced first-hand just how much of a difference an evenly weighted wearable sleep sack can make. 

Many parents have seen incredible sleep results within the first week while using Dreamland Baby and if you’re sleep-deprived, stressed and desperate for help, it’s undoubtedly worthwhile trying a sleep sack. Putting your little one in a weighted sleep sack could help them to fall asleep calmly and quickly, and you can get some much-needed sleep too. 

Dream Weighted Sleep Swaddle, 0-6 months