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Blankets and other soft baby bedding raise the risk of infant suffocation and sudden infant death syndrome. So how can parents keep their babies comfy and safe in their cribs?

Baby sleep sacks, recommends the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Also known as wearable blankets and baby sleeping bags, they are a practical, safe alternative to a blanket. Baby sleep sacks combine the softness of a baby blanket and the cozy cocoon-like design of a sleeping bag.

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Sleep sacks keep babies comfortable throughout the night, because they can’t be kicked off like a blanket. And while sleep sacks stay secure on your baby, they do not cover her face. So, they don’t pose a suffocation risk.

Sleep sacks are worn over a baby’s sleeper. And the baby’s arms fit through armholes, which permit free circulation of air to prevent overheating.

Baby sleep sacks combine the softness of a baby blanket and the cozy cocoon-like design of a sleeping bag.

A Safe Solution for All Seasons

Wearable blankets typically are made of breathable cotton to prevent overheating. And they are available in a variety of fabric weights appropriate for the season. They are not a substitute for sleepers, but complement the sleep garment you dress your baby in, keeping him snuggly and warm all night long. While safety is the primary advantage of wearable blankets, they offer sleep-deprived parents a secondary benefit. Because a baby can’t kick off a blanket she’s wearing, she’s more likely to stay comfy and asleep — and give you a better night’s sleep too.