While finding the best temperature to help your baby sleep may seem like a complex task, it’s actually relatively straightforward. As long as the temperature in your baby’s room is just right and suitable clothing is used to help them drift to the land of nod, there really isn’t much more to worry about! Here’s what you need to know.
What’s the perfect temperature?
According to The Lullaby Trust, the perfect room temperature to keep your baby warm and comfortable throughout the night ranges between 16-20°C. As the chance of SIDS increases for babies that get too hot, it’s best to keep their room temperature just right - not too hot and not too cold.
If you’re not sure if the room temperature is right for your baby, simply buy a room thermometer so you can rest easy knowing the exact temperature at all times.
What else should I keep in mind?
While it’s important to make sure your baby’s room temperature is within the instructed range, it’s also important to be mindful of clothing and bedding choices. The last thing you want is for your precious bub to feel weighed down by heavy pyjamas and bedding, so it’s best to stick with lightweight options that fit well and let your baby breathe.
The great thing about Zipsters is that they’re made from 95% bamboo and 5% elastane. Not only are they gentle and cosy on your little one’s skin but they’re lightweight, too! Perfect for worried parents looking for a warm and lightweight solution to help their baby rest easy at night.
In addition to Zipsters, we also have bamboo sleeping bags in 1.5 TOG and 2.5 TOG. Made with thermoregulatory and breathable qualities, our sleeping bags have been designed to keep your baby cosy in all seasons. Similar to our Zipsters, our sleeping bags also have a 2 way zip, helping your little one stay warm and snuggly while you change them during the night.
What about bedding?
Chances are you’ve looked back at a photo of yourself when you were a little baby and noticed that you were tucked up in layers of blankets. Is piling on the bedding a safe alternative to sleeping bags?
Unfortunately, soft bedding increases the risk of suffocation and SIDS. So while you may feel tempted to tuck your little one up in your beautiful baby blankets, this can actually do more harm than good. That’s why it’s best to stick with a sleeping bag to ensure your baby is comfortable and doesn’t overheat. This also helps put parents’ worries to bed while they drift off peacefully knowing that their babies are safe. That is until they’re woken up by baby again!
Best temperature for baby’s sleep
So there you have it! It’s best to keep the temperature in your baby’s room between 16-20°C and to dress them in warm and lightweight clothing. If you’re ever unsure about the temperature, simply buy a room thermometer so you can always rest easy knowing exactly how warm or cold your baby’s room is at all times. Happy sleeping!