Weighted Sleepy Sac – end of range

R350.00 R220.00

Did you know that firm touch (deep pressure) and joint compression enhances sleep? This is the reason we sleep so well after a long hike or a soothing massage and why babies sleep better with mom’s hand on their back. Weighted blankets can provide just the right pressure to help light sleepers and unsettled babies sleep soundly.

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Did you know that firm touch (deep pressure) and joint compression enhances sleep? This is the reason we sleep so well after a long hike or a soothing massage and why babies sleep better with mom’s hand on their back.

Weighted blankets can provide just the right pressure to help light sleepers and unsettled babies sleep soundly.

Baby Sense’s innovative Weighted Sleepy Sac has weighted pockets that provide the perfect amount of pressure, and as a result enhances the sleep of little ones over 4kg.

  • Safe: weighted bag is securely placed in sleeping bag
  • Practical: zips open in the front for easy night-time changes and compatible with baby car seats and prams.
  • Comfy: lined with soft fleece for extra warmth
  • Durable: machine washable

Babies under 6 months of age wake frequently at night requiring feeds. This is to be expected. But when a baby wakes more than 3 times a night or is very restless between feeds, it can be very frustrating for parents.

Of the 7 senses, proprioception is one of the most important when it comes to sleep. Proprioception is the sense stimulated by deep pressure and joint contraction, which we get from our joints and muscles, telling us where we are in space. Going for a jog or having a massage is a good way to access the proprioceptive system. This explains why we sleep so well after exercise or a relaxing massage and how your baby seems to sleep better with your hand on him.

How does this work? In terms of sleep, proprioception is associated with the release of serotonin, which is a vital regulator chemical in the brain. Serotonin is not only a ‘feel good’ hormone but has also been associated with sleep through its effect on melatonin. Melatonin (the sleep neurotransmitter) is actually manufactured from Serotonin. (Food and Mood Somer, Elizabeth, M.A., R.D. 1999.) So it stands to reason that we can use proprioception to release melatonin and enhance our sleep patterns.

For a number of years, therapists working with people with sleep problems and those with sensory processing disorders, including those with autism, have used deep pressure and proprioception to enhance sleep. Weighted blankets are the most effective way to provide pressure during sleep and have been proven to enhance sleep. Weighted blankets act as a deep massage and help babies to sleep well, but need to be carefully adjusted for little ones.

weighted sleepy sac_sleeping bags_how to use

  • Open the zip of the sleeping bag and secure the weighted blanket in place by adhering the four Velcro attachments
  • Place your baby on the open sleepy sac. Close the sac by placing the weighted side on top of your baby, then zip it closed
  • Ensure that your baby’s arms are in the armholes and that her head does not pass through the neck hole when the studs are fastened
  • Lie your baby on her back in her cot. Your baby must not sleep on her side or tummy

Weighted Sleepy Sac size chart

Age of baby Length of baby Weight of baby
Newborn over 4 kg to 6 months 52 cm – 70 cm 4 kg – 8 kg
  • Only use with your baby sleeping on his back. The risk of cot death is increased with babies sleeping on their stomachs
  • Do not use if your baby’s head can pass through the neck hole when the product is fastened
  • Do not use the Weighted Blanket unless fitted inside the Baby Sense Weighted Sleeping Bag
  • Do not use on babies under 4kg
  • Ensure your baby is not too hot while sleeping
  • Ensure the sleeping bag does not cover your baby’s face