The Ideal Temperature for Your Baby’s Bedroom

December 02, 2017 08:14 PM

The Ideal Temperature for Your Baby’s Bedroom

December 02, 2017 08:14 PM

Naturally, the bedroom temperature of your baby can significantly affect his mood. If sleeping in an extremely hot or cold temperature, your baby will likely get upset and cry. Therefore, you must pay attention to your baby’s room temperature, making sure that it remains within 16-20 degrees Celsius.

 

Helping your baby sleep comfortably during extremely hot seasons:

Summer heat can be intolerable, especially in the Gulf region. Therefore, we recommend that you keep your baby away from the direct heat of the sun, especially during peak hours.

Also, avoid thick layers of clothing, as this can make your baby feel uncomfortable.

  • Make sure to dress your baby in comfortable cotton nightclothes (or pajamas).
  • Increase your breastfeeding sessions to keep your baby hydrated.
  • Avoid covering your baby with more than one layer.
  • You can check if your baby is feeling hot or cold by feeling his stomach (as the limbs are usually cold). If your baby is sweating or showing red flushes, this would indicate that he is feeling extremely hot.
  • Keep the curtains closed to prevent the room from overheating.
  • Giving your baby a warm bath can help keep his body cool while sleeping. You may also want to try putting a damp towel around the bed.
  • Keep the bed properly ventilated by removing any covers or pillows which could prevent the air from flowing.
  • As the Gulf area can get extremely hot during the summer season, using air-conditioning is a must. However, be careful to avoid your baby being exposed directly to the AC’s airflow.
  • Avoid using extremely low temperatures when using an air- conditioner, as this can make your baby sick.
  • Avoid exposing your baby to sudden changes of room temperature.

 

Helping your baby sleep comfortably during extremely cold seasons:

  • Infants need a suitable room temperature while sleeping, as their metabolic rate and body temperature drop. This is why you need to ensure your baby is feeling sufficiently warm while sleeping, especially during winter.
  • Make sure that the room is well heated during the winter season, while avoiding exposing your baby to low temperatures.
  • Avoid dressing your baby in heavy winter clothes, as this could lead to extreme sweating, making your baby more susceptible to illness.
  • Use the proper covers for your baby, avoiding restricting his movements, while allowing him to breathe comfortably.
  • Keep your baby’s crib in a perfect place away from noise or possible cold airflow.
  • Never leave your baby close to a heater.
  • Make sure you feed your baby properly, to help keep him warm.

 

References:

www.parents.com

www.madeformums.com