Wondering what to dress your baby in when the weather turns warmer? The most important thing to remember is to dress them based on the temperature in their room.
First, let's consider the material of their pyjamas and bedding. Lightweight, breathable material is the best way to ensure that your baby stays comfortable overnight. Organic cotton sleepwear is naturally breathable, thermoregulating and moisture-wicking.
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What to dress them in:
As a general rule of thumb, you should dress your baby in one more layer than you'd be comfortable in. A safe and comfortable combination would be a short-sleeved babygrow or sleepsuit together with a lightweight sleeping bag. On very warm nights, your baby may be more comfortable in just a bodysuit. Remember that if you decide to run a fan in the room, to ensure it is faced away from your baby.
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Baby Sleeping Bags:
Baby sleeping bags help to keep your little one at a consistent temperature, while allowing them to wiggle and kick their legs. This avoids any unwanted tangles. Here's a quick guide to understanding the different tog ratings.
- • 2.5 Tog: Ideal for use all year round and suitable for temperatures between 16-20C
- • 1.0 Tog: Recommended for summer months when temperatures are between 21-23C
- • 0-1 Tog: Suitable for use when temperatures are between 24-27C
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Swaddling your baby:
Again, ensure that the material is breathable to keep your baby comfortable. These 100% cotton muslins are lightweight and beautiful. The lightweight material won't add much more warmth than the top sheet on your bed would. Depending on the temperature, you'd add a short-sleeve onesie under the swaddle. On slightly cooler nights, where you'd use a comforter on your own bed, then consider a short-sleeve bodysuit underneath long-sleeve footed pyjamas.
For the first few nights it will be a bit of trial and error to figure out what works for you and your baby. Pay close attention to how hot your baby gets by checking the temperature on their stomach and neck rather than their hands or feet.