Keeping your baby safe is top of the list for any parent. Infants are very vulnerable, and are able to take little action themselves if they start becoming too hot or cold. That means it can be difficult for the new parent to try and figure out what the optimum sleeping temperature is for their little one.
This topic is more important than you might think at first, as being too hot or cold can increase the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), as can having inappropriate blankets and bedding.
One of the simplest and safest ways of ensuring your baby is safe in their bedding is by using a lightweight, well-fitting sleeping bag.
The sleeping bag enables movement of arms and legs, without the risk of tangling, which can be a concern with blankets. It also ensures that the head is protected from becoming covered or tangled.
A sleeping bag also helps maintain a safe and regular temperature for your baby, by ensuring their legs and body will stay warm, but also enabling them to lose any excess heat from their heads.
Oh, did I mention as well that a sleeping bag is convenient! It is easy to take a baby in and out of them, and by leaving the arms and head secure but uncovered, you can feed and nurse a baby without having to take them out of the sleeping bag. This ensures that those late night changes and feeds are as convenient as possible.
This table will show you the right tog in relation to temperature for your baby, to help you make better decisions for your child's temperature and bedding!
There are a number of reasons to get a sleeping bag, so have a look today!