Both sleeved and sleeveless sleep sack styles can be used safely. Sleeveless sacks allow for more arm mobility and airflow to prevent overheating. The sleeveless design makes layering with short sleeves easy. But sleeves provide more coverage that some parents prefer for security and warmth. Consider baby's age and room temperature - sleeveless can work better in summer or for active babies. But sleeves add comfort in winter.
Yes, sleep sacks with long sleeves can be safe for babies if used properly. Ensure that the sleep sack fits well, allowing enough room for movement but not being too loose to cover the baby's face. Opt for breathable fabrics like cotton to prevent overheating. Always follow the recommended age and weight guidelines provided by the manufacturer. Keep the sleep sack free from loose threads or other potential hazards. Regularly inspect the sleep sack for wear and tear.
NO. Sleep sacks themselves are not a SIDS risk. In fact, sleep sacks are considered safer sleepwear options for babies compared to loose blankets or traditional swaddling. They help reduce the risk of SIDS by eliminating the hazards associated with loose bedding.