We all know how frustrating it is to feel too hot to sleep at night, but unlike babies, we can put on lighter bedding, change our nightwear, and go get a drink of cold water. You must consider the temperature you put your baby down to sleep or for a nap.
Undoubtedly, you will want your baby to get to sleep quickly and smoothly, and sleep is vital to your baby’s growth and development, so we have a look at some tips to ensure they can get to sleep and get quality sleep during the warmer months.
Your nursery should be between 16ºC and 20ºC, but when the temperatures climb outside, you need to take extra measures to ensure your baby is cool while they sleep, and they do not get too hot, so ensure you have light bedding and nightwear. Makes sure that any sleeping bags are the right tog for the season, and that it is safe and comfortable.
If your baby is wearing a nappy, vest and a sleepsuit, they then will only need a sheet or a very low tog sleeping bag. If they still seem too hot, then it is fine for them to sleep in just a vest or even just a nappy. Opening a window and doors in the room can help provide a cooling breeze.
There are many ways to help keep your baby cool and comfortable:
- Keep a thermometer in the nursery, to keep an eye on the temperature.
- Make sure your baby’s cot isn’t placed in a shaft of direct sunlight.
- Keep the nursery cool by closing the curtains or blinds during the day.
- If you’re driving long distance and your baby is in a car seat, make regular stops to take them out.
- Try using a fan in the room your baby sleeps in but don’t point it directly at your baby, and ensure that the nursery door is open.
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