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Slumber Bags for beds

Jan 2004

When I was a kid, we used ''slumber bags'' as bedding on our bunk beds, along with a regular fitted sheet. These were essentially light, indoor sleeping bags made of quilted bedding- patterned material. It was much easier to make beds outfitted this way as opposed to tucking in sheets and blankets, arranging comforters, etc. Now I'm looking for something similar for my daughter's new bed, but the several (linen and department) stores I've checked don't carry such an item. Does anyone have any ideas regarding a retail or catalog source for Slumber Bags? Or perhaps there is someone out there who could be hired (I'm in South Berkeley) to sew zippers onto a pair of twin comforters in order to custom-make this bedding? Jenny

The Lillian Vernon catalog has sleeping bags that sound like what you're describing, in a variety of ''themes'' (dinosaurs, trucks, butterflies) and colors. They can be personalized with the child's name, too. You might also consider Land's End kids' bedding. Their sheets are sold in sets with the bottom of the top sheet sewn to the fitted sheet, and the comforters have fitted corners, so there's less tucking and tugging to do. Holly

Warm Bag for Cold Mommy


I'd like to buy a sleeping bag. It will be mostly for indoor use. I tend to run *extremely* cold, so would like a *really* warm bag, but I hate mummy bags.Can anyone recommend a store or model? camelia

REI has a wide selection of bags with really knowledgable sales people. For indoors you might be able to get away with a less expensive bag from Big 5. They have an OK selection but the problem I find at Big 5 is finding anyone to help. Good luck. June

REI has a terrific garage sale on the first weekend of every month where they sell sleeping bags, tents, clothing, back packs, and lots of hiking boots. Many of the items are slightly used, but the prices are GREAT! If you're a member, you also get a 20% discount on top of the discount. Also, if you're in the store on Sunday afternoon, at some point, the sale items are discounted even further, like to $10.00 per item. Toby

Sleeping Bag for Daycare Naps

July 2001

Does anyone know where I can buy my 14 months old baby who is starting daycare soon, one of these sleeping bags that they take naps in during the day? Any info is greatly appreciated. Liana.

Check out: and search for nap mat. Lands' End carries cute nap mats that cost $34. They have little built in pillows and roll up to store. Ilana

I saw something great in the Land's End Kids catalog. It is called a Nap Mat and costs $34. They also have soft sleeping bags that they call Slumber Bags, and those cost $69. Their website is: Michelle

I found a great lightweight junior size sleeping bag at WalMart last year. It was the perfect size for my (then) 3-year-old, just red and yellow, and has cutouts for his arms, which alleviated the claustrophobia some kids experience with sleeping bags. I think I paid around $10 for it. His teachers like it because it's just one piece and easy to set up. I like it because it doesn't have any Disney, Mattel or Warner Brothers characters CWilson