There is nothing sweeter than a pair of boys, clean and fresh from the bath, in a pair of pyjamas ready for bed. The problem I was having was what to dress them in at bedtime.
The temperature of our bedroom wasn’t really something I’ve given much thought to. If I was cold I’d snuggle up under my duvet, if I was hot I would kick them off.
And then I had the boys and with them the increased worry and obsession over everything. From room temperature to sleeping bags. More clothes or less clothes. Is the room too warm or too cold? Is the BABY too warm or too cold?
Overheating is considered a risk factor for SIDS according to various experts from around the world. It’s also something that we have a modicum control over as we can modify the environment to suit, namely by adapting what they wear to suit the room temperature.
But how do you know what the room temperature is?
In the UK we had fluctuations from the heating going on and off, in Dubai it’s the air con. The control panel might say it’s cooling the room down to 23degrees but is it really?
For peace of mind we use a nursery thermometer from ETI with a large digital display telling us the exact temperature and humidity of the room. It really does give us peace of mind that we are dressing him right for the room temperature. As well as confirming that our air con unit is actually cooling the room down to the temperature that it saying it is on the control.
Back to the dressing for sleeping, I follow the guide one more layer than myself, but for a more comprehensive guide I follow Barycentre UK medically approved guides on dressing a baby when it we have a warm summer or a cold winter.
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