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Proper Baby Sleep

Proper Baby Sleep

Sleep is a very important aspect of a young child’s life given the fact that they spend most of their time sleeping during their infant months. In fact, proper sleep habits are very important for their development making it important that parents ensure they make their babies as comfortable as possible and set the temperature

Sleep is a very important aspect of a young child’s life given the fact that they spend most of their time sleeping during their infant months. In fact, proper sleep habits are very important for their development making it important that parents ensure they make their babies as comfortable as possible and set the temperature just right for the environment and time of year that they are sleeping in.

One great way to check both of these requirements off the list is to invest in baby sleeping bags. Baby sleeping bags are a safe bedding option that is available in many different formats. They are usually much more comfortable for the child since the baby fits snugly into the wrapped fabric and are considered much safer than traditional sheets and blankets. Another perk of baby sleeping bags is the fact that they move with the baby so that the child stays at one constant temperature throughout the long night like blankets and sheets which will rearrange as the child sleeps at night.

Most baby sleeping bags come in a standard shape that is pretty much a bag that has shoulder straps to hold them onto the child and holes for the baby’s arms.  The arms are not kept under the bag due to the fact that the goal of the sleeping bag is to keep the body of the child at the perfect temp. Some have zips that run down the side of the sleeping bag while others have a zip that runs down the middle.  Both ways are safe since you can simply open up the bag and then secure the baby neatly inside of it. The sleeping bags come in many different sizes with different weights so that every child can find the perfect fit for their size and to match the different temps that occur during different seasons. They tend to range in sizes that fit infants up to 36 month old babies with different tog ratings between 0.5 tog and 2.5 tog. The 2.5 is the best one for year round use and will ideally keep a child warm when the temp measures between 10-20 C.  The 1.0 tog is the best one for summer months as the temps tend to get a bit higher and the 0.5 tog is the right choice for extreme heat when it occurs.

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The best part about baby sleeping bags is that if you choose to use the 2.5 tog option you can just dress the baby to match the weather. For example, during warm months a baby grow may be all that is needed while in colder temperatures you may want to dress the child in a thicker sleepsuit in order to increase their natural temps and adjust to the differences in the weather. The best way to regulate your child’s temperature is to feel their chest for warmth as their hands will almost always be cold regardless of their actual temperature.

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