I have never even heard of these things. I have babysat a lot of infants and I have seen swaddle blankets which I hate and will not be using.
I find that when babies wake up or don't sleep it is easier to soothe them if I can run their arms and sing to them then if they are wrapped up like a cigar. You also cant lift them as effectively and I have had a problem once where I had two young children one swaddled and the place I was babysitting went on fire, and I instead of picking up a sleeping baby I had to unwrap them to hold them both comfortably, and carry them down 40 flights of stairs. It was a lot more trouble than it was worth in an emergency situation and not saying it will happen to me at my home, but putting a jacket on a sleeping baby is easier when you dont have to unwrap them...
It is just my personal experience with any swaddling babies, that it is harder to soothe them, at least for me and I don't plan to do it. Is there a good reason to swaddle that I may not know of? Does anyone know?
Anyway this post isnt about swaddling, but I have seen on here people take about sleep vests? and sacks? and other sleep items I have never even heard of. I may have seen them or used them babysitting and not have known...but I dont even know what they are. Can someone please explain this to me? Why are they important? Are they important? I googled it, but googling vest really didnt do much good
I never swaddled my daughter she didnt like being trapped.
We have always used a grobag ... its like a sleeping bag but their arms are out. For Amy she always kicked her blankets off and then got cold and would cry ... a gro bag stays with her so she can roll around and do what she likes but isnt in danger of suffucating and she stays warm which means better sleep for her! We will be doing the same with this baby as well!
These are English terms hun I think a vest is a onesie and a sleep sack is just a sleeper with no feet, looks like sleeping bag, zips up...look up Halo sleep sack, you'll get a gist of what these are xx
A vest to me is an all in one body that poppers at the crotch, I've got a selection of sleeveless, short sleeved and long sleeves in various colours lol, and he wears them under his clothes and baby grows. I've used sleep sacks (or sleeping bags in the uk) from the start, they're quilted bags the baby sleeps in which usually zipper up.
They come in different togs depending on the weather :-) I hope I made sense I'm so tired lol
I have never seen an American baby with a sleep sack, the one with the arms out actually, but I have babysat for a German couple who was visiting and their daughter slept in one. I never knew what it was called, but I thought it was pretty cool actually. Now that I know they are "grobags" I am going to buy one, or two...just in case the first one gets dirty.
LOL it occurred to me that it might be English terms, but I still had to ask because google was getting me no where. I was like "why are people buying all these vests" but now I understand babies go through onesies insanely, you can never have enough
I live in the US and my hospital classes talked about these sleep sacks and they even gave me one just like this in my take-home bag when I left the hospital. I put my son in a long-sleeve onsie that has no leg covering underneath, and he is actually warmer than with just a pajama onsie. I think these are very easy to use and his legs are warm and free just like with a blanket, but there is no risk of suffocation or anything.
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