How To Regulate Baby’s Temperature
Essentials you need to help regulate your baby’s temperature this spring
Trying to regulate your baby’s temperature can be hard, especially now that the weather is getting warmer. Are they too warm? Too cold? Are they wearing enough layers? It can be difficult to tell, so here at Ziggle we have put together all of the baby essentials you need to make regulating your baby’s temperature a little easier now that the weather is getting warmer.
First up we have our cellular blanket. Cellular blankets are super soft and kind to baby’s skin as they are made from 100% cotton. The material consists of tiny holes to allow airflow, making them the perfect option for nap time for your baby as their warmth is controlled. Cellular blankets are also super easy to layer whenever needed. The general room of thumb is:
- 24°C room temperature – 1 sheet21°C room temperature – 1 sheet plus 1 layer of blanket
- 18°C room temperature – 1 sheet plus 2 layers of blanket
- 15°C room temperature – 1 sheet plus 3 layers of blanket
Next up we have muslins. Muslins are your best friend! They’re not just for mopping up the mess, you can use muslins as a cool surface to lie on or even as a cover for nap time (older babies and toddlers.) You can even use Muslins for a quick
cool down on those really hot summer days by running it under a cool tap, then just lay the muslin on your baby’s back for a few minutes too cool their warm skin.
Hats are another great way to help you regulate your baby’s temperature but as it gets warmer and the days get sunnier it’s time to change your baby’s thick woolly hat to a thinner hat or cotton sunhat so that your baby’s head is protected from the sun.
When April arrives so does April showers so don’t forget a pram cover! Not only will this keep your baby dry but It will also act as a shelter from the wind if it begins to pick up, keeping you baby as snug as a bug!
Lastly, socks! Most of a baby’s warmth escapes through their heads and feet, so keeping those areas protected with socks and a hat will
help keep your baby comfortable and warm. A good rule to follow is add one more layer of clothing than you yourself would be comfortable wearing. It’s completely normal for a baby’s hands and feet to feel slightly cooler, but if they look blotchy or blue, slip them into some warm socks. The best part of socks is that they are easy to put on and take off, which especially handy when you’re living in the UK where the weather changes when you cross the road!
Making sure your baby is comfy is key to a happy and healthy baby! If you have any tips and trick you would like to share on regulating your baby’s temperature, make sure to let us know over on our Instagram!
Team Ziggle x