In a nutshell

An attractive, affordable sleeping bag that washes well, making it a really practical option for busy mums.

What we tested

  • Ease of use
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Comfort
    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.
  • Ease of washing
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Style
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Quality
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Worth the money
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.


  • Comfy and soft even for sensitive skin, great fit, shoulder poppers make it easy to put on, washes well, can be tumble dried


  • Need to pop your baby in before they fall asleep

Easy to get your baby into and just as simple to wash and dry, the John Lewis Baby Stripe Sleeping Bag performs well, even after many washes and regular use.


Made from 100% cotton outer and 100% polyester inner lining, the John Lewis Baby Stripe Sleeping Bag has popper fastenings at the shoulders and either a zip along one side, for the 0-6 month size, or a front zip, for sizes 6 months+.

While our tester Jenny and her now 8-month-old baby tried the 2.5tog in the bold blue stripes, it is also available as a 1 tog and in other colourways. It comes in three sizes - 0-6 months (£20), 6-18 months (£22), and 18-36 months (£24).

The bag is machine washable at 40 degrees and John Lewis suggests it can help prevent your little one scratching their eczema or ease the transition from Moses basket to cot.

What we love

The John Lewis Baby Stripe Sleeping Bag is a stylish, eye-catching sleeping bag.

The poppers at the shoulders mean it’s really easy to get your baby into it when he’s tired at night, though you’ll probably find you do need to put your baby in before he falls alseep. Mum Jenny found the sleeping bag a good fit, and with the 0-6 month size, because it zips under the arm and has a little flaps that go across the top, her son couldn’t figure out how to escape!

The 2.5 tog weight was absolutely fine for Jenny. It’s really thick so her baby wore just a long-sleeved vest.

The sleeping bag is a lovely soft cotton material so it feels lovely and doesn’t irritate skin at all. Jenny’s baby has eczema and it doesn’t bother him at all.

The John Lewis Baby Stripe Sleeping Bag washes really well, and can be tumbled dried, which is very practical. While it does bobble a bit, Jenny’s washed it lots and uses it almost every day.

What to watch out for

The John Lewis Baby Stripe Sleeping Bag is quite low on the front, so Jenny’s baby could reach down and suck on the front bit, though this doesn’t happen often and usually only when he’s restless. As he suffers from eczema, that can scratch the top of his chest.

Who is the John Lewis Baby Stripe Sleeping Bag best for?

Mums after a durable option that’s kind to even the most delicate skin


MadeForMums verdict

The John Lewis Baby Stripe Sleeping Bag is a comfy option that won’t irritate skin. It washes well and is competitively priced, so offers good value for money.

Product Specifications

BrandJohn Lewis
ModelBaby Stripe Sleeping Bag
Available sizes0-6 months, 6-18 months, 18-36 months
Suitable for
Child age (approx)Up to 3 years
Tog rating / Warmth level1 tog, 2.5 tog
Washing instructionsMachine washable and safe to tumble dry
  • 100% cotton outer
  • 100% polyester inner lining
  • poppers at both shoulders
  • zip along side or front (depending on style)
  • machine washable and able to be tumble dried
  • available in two tog ratings