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I remember reading somewhere not to use them but cant remember why.<br><br>
Right now I still use the miracle blanket off and on and usually only for the first stretch of the night. DD doesnt really need it anymore to sleep but I like that it seems warmer (we cosleep, so i feel like the regular bed covers/ quilt we have might not be warm enough)<br><br>
Sooo I was thinking of using the sleep halo we got before she was born as a blanket.<br><br>
Is suffocation the problem?
 

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We use ours nightly, without the swaddling bits. He sleeps the first half of the night in his swing, the second half with us, and like you said, the covers we use don't seem like they 'cover' him enough to keep him warm.<br><br>
I can't see how a sleep sack that fits could be a suffocation risk. We love ours (but we call it the baby fartsack, as he rips 'em all night in there!).
 

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I thought that the whole point of the things was to keep babies fromsuffocating under blankets? I really like sleep sacks, i had no idea that they were bad so please i would like someone to tell me why i shouldn't use them if they really are dangerous. I can't keep track of this stuff anymore.
 

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We use one on DD every night. To me they've always seemed safer than a blanket, but still cozy.
 

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I love sleep sacks!!! How are they unsafe? Their whole purpose is to remove the suffocation hazard of loose blankets! I suppose if you had one that was too big that could be a problem. My favorite are the Grobags, even though they are quite pricey.
 

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This is were it was:<br><br>
This is from preventsidsdeath.com site, where you can buy mattress wraps<br><br>
3) Do not use any of the following items:<br><br>
Sheepskin or sheepfleece underlay<br>
Moisture-resistant crib mattress protector<br>
Any blanket which contains polyester<br>
Any blanket which contains acrylic<br>
Sleeping bag<br>
Duvet<br>
Pillows or cushions<br><br>
4) Do not sleep your baby in any “clothing” item which is in the form of a bag.<br><br>
I guess i am assuming 4 means sleepsacs? and what is wrong with polyester? I read somewhere that it off gases and that fire retardants are actually in polyester like inside the material or something on the other hand I read that polyester because of the fire retardant insertion or whatever is less likely to offgas this stuff is so confusing<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I have so many winter stuff that is so cozy and soft and 100% polyester is that bad? ok totally different subject haha
 

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I'm pretty sure they mean sleeping bags or really big blanket sacks, not sleep sacks. The polyester and acrylic thing is for bedding. They aren't breathable, so if the kiddo gets face all smushed up in them, it could be bad.<br><br>
I'm thinking of getting one of the adult sleep sacks from plow and hearth. It's getting cold and I can't pull blankets over my head now that we're co-sleeping.
 

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The only other risk I can think of, is if you're co-sleeping, a sleep sac might be way too warm. We have one, but only use it when we're staying at MILs, because it's cold enough in their basement to warrant it.
 

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I think some people might be concerned with the flame-retardant chemicals that are on a lot of infant sleepwear, but I don't think there's anything wrong with the the product inherently. I've seen organic cotton ones, but they are pricey.<br><br>
Unfortunately we can't protect our children from every chemical and toxin, and we have to make decisions that are best for our family and our budget!
 

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Just wanted to add that we love our wool sleepsack from tinybirdsorganics.com for winter time. Adds an extra layer of protection for his diaper cover, and he stays warm without overheating! so cozy. A little pricey but so well made, and you don't have to wash after every use.
 

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We've been using Carter's sleepsacks for the past two months (seems like longer...) and they've been great. I like that it keeps her warm without needing a ton of layers.
 
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