Winter storm continues to blanket north eastern USA under heavy snow. Winters are really harsh this time around and no sign of mercury rising. During these weather conditions it can be a challenge to keep your baby warm and comfortable at bed time. Most of the babies keep rolling and kicking a lot only to wake up cold multiple times. They might need their parent's assistance to comfort them and fall back asleep. Babies sleep better if we keep them at the right temperature throughout the night.
Pediatric sleep expert suggest 65 -70 degrees F is an ideal temperature for baby's room. It is a safe and comfortable temperature for your baby to sleep in. Overheating may have a negative effect on sleep quality. Keeping them at the moderate temperature will have a positive effect on the quality of their sleep. You can help your little bundle of joy snuggles down and stay safely warm in cozy winter sleep sack. Something warm and comforting like a cocoon bag to help them feel warm and secure. Sleeping sacks are like wearable blankets with zip/velcro. Perfect for little ones who kick off blankets or sometimes entangle themselves with that.
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Selecting right bedding has a close association with your baby's sleep habits. It is equally important and you should choose it with care according to ongoing season and temperature of baby's room. For the mattress, fitted crib sheets are ideal for saving time and upkeep. It is not advisable to use sheets and blankets to cover the baby, which can be kicked off. If you have a wriggly baby like mine loose covers come off easily waking up the child. They can go over baby's head resulting breathlessness, especially in winter as an infant may not be able to pull a heavy blanket off his head. Winter baby sleep sacks are safe and ideal alternative to sheets and blankets.
Sleep sacks come in different tog ratings, so you can keep your child covered and comfortable throughout the year. 2.5 tog is recommended for most year round use in US except peak summer month. Layering of sleepwear should be adjusted according to temperature of the room. Like a footed pajamas for colder temperature, warm quilted sleepsies or bodysuit for even chillier nights and just a vest underneath for warmer temperature.
Newborns and infants are not able to regulate their body temperature like others so make sure that they are kept at the right temperature. You might need to be sure whether your baby is too hot or too cold. The best way is to touch tummy or nape of back. It should feel warm and nice. Their hands and feet may feel cold and not in sync with their actual body temperature.