Setting The Climate for Magical Dreams
As your little one transitions to life outside the womb, you might notice that sleep is an elusive stranger.
This is a natural phenomenon, however, as your newborn is still learning how to acclimatise to a new environment.
Think of how you can sometimes feel on the first night of a vacation… “The pillow’s too high, the mattress is too soft!”
But the good news is, there are many tricks in the parenting book to help ease your baby into this next phase smoothly, safely and oh-so snugly.
In this blog, we’re going to reveal one surprisingly simple yet smart hack to fostering long and restorative periods of slumber for your bub.
Why is your baby’s room temperature such an important factor?
Well, it’s not just about ensuring comfort; an ideal room temperature is also a critical safety consideration.
This is simply because newborns cannot regulate their body temperatures as well as older children or adults can.
In fact, did you know, a baby's body surface-to-weight ratio is approximately three times that of an adult?
Yes, they are at risk of losing heat very quickly.
What’s more, when their body temperature drops below the normal range, infants are not able to shiver in order to bring it back up again.
And it’s not just a cold room that’s unconducive to a child.
If the room is too hot, the little one could overheat.
It’s a catch 22 situation!
What is the ideal room temperature?
Bear in mind, the ideal temperature will be influenced by a number of factors including which part of the world you live in and the climate that your baby is accustomed to.
That being said, it is generally recommended that a nursery stay within the range of 21 and 23 degrees Celsius.
This not only ensures comfort, which is a prerequisite for good sleep, but allows for a healthy response to auditory signals, which lowers the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
The question arises,
How do you maintain the ideal room temperature?
Well, as a mama, you’ve got that in-built maternal instinct.
So, tap into that intuition and feeling.
Check in on your little one regularly, and observe their cues and signals.
Suffice to say, use a handy thermometer to regulate the room temperature and ensure it stays within the ideal range.
You could even purchase a wearable baby monitor that keeps track of your little one’s vitals.
Speaking of wearing,
What sleep essentials do you need to preserve the ideal room temperature?
We’ve curated a list of some of our top buys that will help keep your little one warm, cosy, comfortable, safe and unrestricted.
Explore these amazing products:
- Greendigo Baby Blankets
- Greendigo Bedding Sets
- Greendigo Half Sleeve Onesies & Bodysuits
- Greendigo Swaddles
We’d love to hear how the above fared in your baby’s journey to wonderful sleep.
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