Babies are not capable of expressing how they feel with words, they just cry and smile. This is a bit of a challenge when it comes to dressing them up, especially during bedtime. A baby’s skin is extremely sensitive to temperature, and they easily become uncomfortable. In fact, overheating can cause serious risk to a baby’s wellbeing. The goal is to choose clothing that will keep them safe and comfortable during sleep time. We have listed some tips in picking the right clothing to help baby sleep better.
Not too hot
If you find yourself comfortable wearing a shirt and shorts at bedtime, then most probably, your baby will feel the same. On warm days, make sure to choose breathing fabrics like cotton to avoid overheating. If you want to be cautious, you may use a nursery thermometer to gauge the temperature. Generally, a baby’s room should be maintained at around 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
Not too cold
Blankets are good to keep babies warm during cold days, but can be easily kicked off plus there’s a great risk of suffocation. This is definitely not the best option, for your bundle of joy. In this case, it is best to use sleeping bags or sacks. This will assure you that your baby’s feet are covered and should stay warm throughout the night. You may also use footed pyjamas which are basically wearable blankets like sleeping bags.
Look for clothing or sleeping bags with snaps located up and down the legs. This will provide a convenient way to change your baby’s diaper without having to completely undress them, making sure you don’t wake them up in the middle of their sleep.
Safety first. Never leave pillows, blankets and stuffed toys in the crib while your baby is asleep. They’re cute but are suffocation hazards for babies. Make sure the crib is free from anything that will be a risk to your sleeping angel.