How to keep Baby warm at night safely
What to dress Baby in now the weather is getting cooler
Welcome to my blog all about how to keep Baby warm at night safely.
The weather is definitely starting to cool down isn’t it?
You may have switched your heating on already and with the evenings getting darker, it’s time to batten down the hatches and get ready for Winter.
But what does all this mean for Baby? If us adults get cold, we think nothing of throwing on an extra blanket, dressing in our warmest PJs or even bringing a hot water bottle to bed.
But what are we allowed – and more importantly – not supposed to do keep babies warm at night?
Of course you want to keep Baby all snug and cosy toes. But you wan’t to do it safely.
It always amazes me the temperature that’s recommended for babies at night – and the layers of clothing they should be wearing – as whatever the advice says, it always seems a little too cold for me!
I’m a ‘cold fish’, always have been. I feel the cold really easily. So I find myself having to really try hard NOT to put on another layer over my sleeping infant.
But I’ve come to understand that babies really don’t need as many layers or blankets as I think they do.
The NHS website says:
“Babies do not need hot rooms. All-night heating is rarely necessary. Keep the room at a temperature that’s comfortable for you at night – about 18C (65F) is ideal.”
If you have a thermostat heating system that’s ideal as you can set it not to go over 18C.
When I’m photographing babies and wrapping them up all nice and warm in my studio, I’m also conscious about doing this safely so that I’m not over-heating her. It’s so important to get this right.