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Safe Sleep Advice

Safe Sleep Advice 

This has been taken from the Lullaby trust website please look at their site for the most uptodate advice The safest room temperature for babies - The Lullaby Trust.

Birdys Babywear Boutique take no responsbility for the accuracy of this information and reccomend that Safe sleep advice is discussed with a registered health proffesional. This information is provided in good faith to support new and expectant parents in the prevention of SIDS. 

It is important to make sure that your baby is a comfortable temperature – not too hot or too cold. The chance of SIDS is higher in babies who get too hot.

A room temperature of 16-20°C – with light bedding or a lightweight, well-fitting baby sleep bag– is comfortable and safe for sleeping babies.

Use a room thermometer

It can be difficult to judge the temperature in the room, so use a room thermometer in the rooms where your baby sleeps.

How to check if your baby is too hot or too cold

Every baby is different and our advice on room temperature is intended as a guide. So while it’s important to be informed about overheating, you need to check your baby regularly to see if they are too hot.

Feel your baby’s chest or the back of their neck (your baby’s hands and feet will usually be cooler, which is normal). If your baby’s skin is hot or sweaty, remove one or more layers of bedclothes or bedding.

Advice on bedclothes and bedding

Babies who are unwell need fewer, not more bedclothes.

Babies do not need to wear hats indoors, nor sleep under a duvet or quilt.

The benefit of sharing a room with your baby

Remember that the safest place for your baby to sleep is in the same room with you for the first six months – this will be especially helpful in judging the temperature they will be sleeping at.