Most children are ready to transition to a sleep sack designed specifically for walkers between 12-18 months. Look for signs your baby is pulling up, cruising, or walking independently in the crib before making the switch. Sleep sacks for walkers have extra roominess through the hips and legs and shortened length to prevent tripping. Try the sack during awake times for practice walking first. Ensure the arm holes allow free range of motion. Proper fit promotes mobility while keeping your active tot cozy and secure.
Using a sleep sack with feet, also known as a footed sleep sack, offers several benefits for babies:
1. Warmth: Footed sleep sacks keep the baby's feet covered and warm, eliminating the need for separate socks or booties.
2. Convenience: Footed sleep sacks simplify bedtime, as there's no worry about finding matching socks or booties.
3. Safety: Footed sleep sacks prevent the baby from accidentally kicking off blankets, reducing the risk of getting cold during the night.
4. Mobility: Footed sleep sacks still allow for free movement of the baby's legs, enabling them to kick and move around while staying cozy.
Babies typically start walking independently between 9 and 15 months of age. However, there is a wide range of normal development, and some babies may start walking as early as 8 months or as late as 18 months. It's important to remember that every child is unique and will reach developmental milestones at their own pace.