Sleep Sacks: Our Favorite Picks

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This sleep sack from Gus & Max is luxuriously soft. Credit: Allmodernbaby.com

If you have to make nighttime diaper changes, you know how tricky they can be. You don't want to unnecessarily wake your baby, but sometimes you can't help it when you have to take off her pajama bottoms to make the diaper change.

To solve this dilemma, consider using a sleep sack for your baby's sleepwear. Similar to a baby sleeping bag, a sleep sack allows you to change diapers easily and quickly at night through the gathered bottom opening. Take a look at these different styles of sleep sacks to discover the perfect sleep sacks for your baby.

Go girlie. If you have a daughter, you'll love the varieties of prints from Dwell Studio Sleep Sacks. With adorable choices from sparrow lilac, owls sky, paper doll petal, gio agua, dots chocolate and garden blossom, it's really difficult to only select one of these pretty baby sleeping bags. Perfect for the warmer months, this sleep sack will keep baby from overheating since it's sleeveless. Made from 100 percent cotton percale with a plush interior for soft slumber, these sleep sacks are machine washable. While the $44 price tag is a bit steep, the cute factor may make it worth it.

Budget style. For a bargain-priced sleep sack, check out the Simply Colors Baby Sleep Sack. Available in aqua blue, navy blue, red and pink, these 100 percent super soft cotton sleep sacks will keep your baby snug all night long at the low price of $16.95. With a 6-12 month size and a 12-18 month size, your baby can wear one of these all the way through the beginning of her toddler years. A cool feature of this European-style baby sleeping bag is that you can personalize this sleep sack on the front with your baby's name or whatever you choose.

Great gift. One of the best brands in sleep sacks, the Halo Sleep Sack Microfleece Swaddle in Cream would make a great baby shower gift, especially when it's packaged with Dr. Harvey Karp's "The Happiest Baby on the Block" CD of soothing sounds to lull baby to sleep for just $25. If you're a believer in swaddling your baby to comfort her, you'll love this baby sleeping bag as it features a two-in-one design with a removable swaddle band that adjusts for the perfect swaddle every time. The reverse zipper closure allows for quick and easy diaper changes, and the 100 percent polyester microfleece fabric keeps your baby warm and cozy throughout the night.

Eco-friendly.
If you're into organic fabrics, take a look at the Under the Nile Baby Sleep Sack Organic Kimono. In a cute kimono style, this sleep sack features easy side snaps as well as an open bottom for convenient nighttime diaper changes. Made from 100 percent Egyptian organic cotton, this is a good choice for parents who are committed to green living. And, with a $20 price tag, it's affordable, as well.

Another eco-friendly sleep sack, the Gus & Max USSS Ultra Soft Sleep Sack is made from a luxuriously soft 100 percent poly chenille. Featuring an opening for a five-point harness, you can keep baby in this baby sleeping bag even as she's riding in the car. Available in birch tan, pumpkin orange, sweet lilac pink and tea rose pink, this sleep sack is a bit pricey at $36, but you're guaranteed to have a sleep sack that wasn't produced with formaldehyde or any harsh dyes.

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