In your baby’s early stages, he is still unable to regulate his body temperature. Hence, we help him do so by making him wear layers of clothing especially when we put him to sleep. However, there is always a right way of dressing up your baby as it always depends on the weather and the room temperature. If you encounter the same problem, we have provided an answer in this article.
How do we really dress a baby for bed? During cold weather, the rule of thumb when dressing your baby is to base on the number of layers you wear plus add another layer. During hot and humid weather, take away the layers of your baby’s clothing and go for thinner ones. Lastly, on mild weather (neither hot nor cold), it is still advisable that you put enough layers while making sure that he does not sweat too much.
How Do You Dress A Baby For A Cold Weather?
Dressing up a baby for the cold weather is the most tricky part. It gives you uncertainty whether you have dressed him too much or too little. Hence, the best and simplest tip when dressing your baby for the cold weather is to base on how many layers you are wearing and add another layer for him. Aside from that, here are other tips that you should be taking note to assure that your baby is bundled up well:
How Do You Dress A Baby For A Hot And Humid Weather?
In a time of hot or humid weather, the ways of dressing up your baby are the opposite. To guide you, here are the tips you need to consider:
How Do You Dress A Baby For A Mild Weather?
It is hard for you to distinguish what to let your baby wear when the weather’s mild - neither hot nor cold. In this case, no definite number of layers can be suggested as the temperature seems to be a little unpredictable.
However, what mostly recommend is that you still go for layers, but not as many as the layers for cold weather. Enough warmth will help your baby regulate his body temperature. Of course, mittens and socks are always present. The presence of hat depends upon the need.
To check whether you have put on enough layers to your baby, check his back and head from time to time. If you feel too much sweat and damp, you might want to decrease the layers you have put on. On the other hand, if his skin feels a little cold, add some layer so he can have the warmth he needs.
What Is The Ideal Room And Body Temperature For Baby’s Bedtime?
The ideal room temperature for your baby is 68 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature is just enough for him not to feel hot nor cold. You should also be careful in tracking whether the temperature drops beyond the range as babies are more susceptible to hypothermia. If he starts feeling too hot, he might then suffer from too much discomfort in sweating.
Further, the ideal body temperature of your baby should always be between 98 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
What Should I Look Out In My Baby’s Dress?
Layers are enough for the weather, and the room temperature is perfect for your baby’s bedtime. However, pins and loose threads are often overlooked in his clothes! So, let us go back to the basics and remember the below helpful tips for our babies' clothing:
Should babies wear socks?
Yes, babies need to wear socks especially if the room has a very low temperature. The babies’ feet is considered as a thermal regulator of your baby's body. Hence, making him wear a nice pair of socks can give him the warmth that he needs.
Is it normal for babies to have cold hands and feet?
There may be times when you feel your baby’s hand and feet a little cold. But before you wrap him up with another layer, you should first check his torso if it is pink in color and if it is warm. Since your baby’s body is still developing, some passages of his blood circulation may still be shunted.
Can you swaddle a baby too much while he sleeps?
As we get so overwhelmed with our baby too much, we tend to swaddle him up a lot. Little swaddling is okay, buy swaddling him too much especially on the chest area may give him a hard time to breathe.