Here's how your baby will sleep like a rose!
Brrr... Winter nights can be pretty chilly. The last thing you want is a baby waking up from the cold. But how do you ensure the perfect sleeping environment? And how do you know your baby is not too cold or too hot?
The right bedroom temperature is key
A temperature between 16 and 20 degrees is best. 20 degrees is the ideal temperature for a baby up to eight weeks and 16 to 18 degrees for older babies. Handy: most baby monitors have instant temperature readings, but a separate thermometer will do just as well. In the cold months you use the heating more often, so a humidifier in the baby's room is not a luxury. This prevents the air from becoming too dry and - more importantly - prevents a lot of unnecessary coughing.
Based on the temperature in the baby's room, you decide what to put on your baby in its cot. The TOG-value indicates the level at which blankets, sleeping bags and sheets retain heat. The higher the value, the warmer the product. So you can better estimate what your child needs in bed at what temperature. An extra blanket or no blanket, pyjamas or no pyjamas?
Autumn also marks the start of 'cold' season. A stuffy nose can seriously disrupt your little one's (and your) sleep. To alleviate the cold, you can give your baby a warm bath in the evening. Another aid is a special nasal spray or put a sliced onion in the bedroom.
Lined, comfortable and made of soft materials, these winter sleeping bags come with or without zip-off sleeves. They are specially designed to keep your baby wonderfully warm during the colder months. Winter sleeping bags usually have a TOG-value of 2.0 - 2.5.
Of course, autumn and winter cannot go without warm and soft fabrics. A blanket is therefore perfect as an extra layer of warmth. All Meyco Baby blankets have a TOG-value, so you immediately know how much warmth they give your baby. Looking for extra warm blankets for cold nights? The Meyco Baby blankets with velvet or teddy consist of two layers and keep your baby warm.
Restless? Cold? No success factors for a contented sleeping baby. The solution is swaddling! The result is a relaxed and warm baby. What is swaddling exactly? You wrap your baby from the shoulders to the feet. The arms are wrapped tightly along the body and the legs a little looser. This creates the same warm feeling for your baby as your womb. Safe and warm. Another advantage? Your baby no longer wakes itself up unnecessarily with its swaddling arms and legs. You can swaddle your baby from day one. If your baby starts to turn over, it is time to stop, because this can be dangerous.
Everything for cold nights