Worried about overheating or being cold overnight?
Always a hot topic! I’ve had LOADS of questions about dressing bubs for sleep in this weather. Lots of concerns from parents about over heating and also how to know if bub is too cold. I briefly addressed this a few days ago in stories but wanted to give this a permanent spot, so bookmark this for ease of reference. How to tell if your little one is COLD. Common signs include:
How to tell if your little one is COLD. Common signs include:
▪️ Crying in the cot but generally settles quickly and easily in arms (because you are warm)
▪️ Sleeping arms but wakes within 10 or so minutes after being placed into the cot
▪️ Sleeping with bum up in the air.
▪️ Arms tucked under their body when sleeping on their tummy.
▪️ Early rising and/or regular wakes during the coldest part of the night eg: 3-5am
▪️ Moves around the cot and unsettled while doing this.
▪️ Usually found in the corner of their cot
How to tell if your little one is HOT. Common signs include:
▪️ Wriggles out from under their blanket but without fuss and then sleeps well
▪️ Wakes early and is or has any of the following:
▪️ Red faced
▪️ Heat rash evident on waking
Remember, use only cotton, wool or bamboo sheeting and blankets. No synthetic materials.
If your little one is rolling, only use a tog rated sleeping bag and remove all blankets from their sleeping environment as per the @rednoseaustralia safe sleeping guidelines
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