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2023 Author: Lynn Laird | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 21:10
In summer, it can sometimes be difficult to put your baby to bed. To spend good summer nights, the newborn does not need a Feng Shui decoration in his room, but rather to be well protected from scorching temperatures. So what is the ideal temperature in a baby's room during the summer? Should we keep our cherub cool when the weather is nice and hot? How should we dress it so that it is neither too hot nor too cold? To find a compromise and avoid a difficult bedtime, we give you our best tips!
Neither too hot nor too cold, what is the ideal temperature in the baby's room in summer?
For many of us, sleep plays an essential role in our daily lives. Its lack often rhymes with fatigue, irritability and difficulty concentrating. As for our little ones spending most of their time dreaming, healthy and restorative sleep is essential. In reality, it is the key to the development of their brains and in general. What is more, sleep is the time when babies store information encountered during the past hours and make memories important for their proper learning and rapid biological maturation.
According to some studies, the majority of six-month-old newborns do not sleep eight hours at a stretch, usually due to nocturnal awakenings due to physiological needs like hunger, fatigue, and in some cases heat. Indeed, for the baby to feel good in his environment, the temperature of his bedroom must be generally between 16 ° C and 20 ° C. After his birth, the thermoregulation system of each baby is not mature., which means that it cannot easily adapt to changes in temperature. Summer and winter alike, it is therefore important that your little cherub's room is at a stable temperature. The ideal will be 18 ° C.
Tips for managing the temperature in your baby's room in summer
To keep the temperature of the baby's room constant in summer, it is better to position the crib near a heat source such as a window, for example. A good reason to install the cradle away from windows is to avoid drafts or the risk of falling. Regarding the question "how to dress your newborn according to the temperature in the baby's room in summer?"”, Know that it is useless to cover your little one too much. A simple bodysuit will do perfectly to avoid as much as possible the risk of suffocation. He can also sleep just with his diaper on.
Also avoid putting him to bed with thick blankets and remove all objects that can clutter his bed (lint, sheets, bedspreads and cousins). Newborns often have cold hands and feet, unlike the rest of the body. To check if your little one is comfortable enough, put your hand on his stomach. If you think it is too hot, remove a layer of sheet or blanket. A few minutes later, check its temperature again.
If you are worried that it will still be too hot in your baby's room, you can opt for an indoor thermometer to install near the crib so that you can more easily measure the temperature in the room. Otherwise, there are also temperature sensors that automatically control the interior temperature and signal the slightest variation. Easy to transport, they are perfect for travel. You can therefore take them everywhere to ensure the protection of your baby.
Certainly, the right temperature in your baby's room requires the adoption of a healthy and well-cleaned environment. In other words, ventilating the baby's room regularly several times a day is essential. In the morning and evening, open the windows in the other rooms to create a light draft. A simple ritual that will undoubtedly help you reduce the risk of bacterial illnesses.
In addition, fans are also a good option to ventilate and combat the heat in the baby room. However, they should not be directed directly at the child. So, before bedtime, turn on the fan and let it cool the space. Turn it off after the room has cooled.
And because the right humidity is also of great importance in the nursery, get a humidifier that will allow you to ventilate and clean your newborn's favorite object: the mattress. In fact, hanging wet towels from shutters or windows during the day is also a great way to cool and humidify the room during hot weather.
It is well known that one is falling asleep, the body temperature drops by a few degrees. In the case of the little ones, the cool atmosphere is compulsory so that they can have sweet dreams. This is why, we offer to his little cherub an optimal hydration which consists in regular contributions of liquid, daily baths and the installation of damp cloths on the body.