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The Met Office recently issued an amber warning to weather forecasts as a relentless heatwave makes its way to the UK. The alert comes as temperatures hit the highest of the year, and warned to keep children out of the sun as much as possible – easier said than done during the summer holidays we know!
So you may be wondering what you should be dressing your baby and young children in at bed time. We’ve got some top tips here, and don’t forget to check out our video where we give you loads more info for keeping your little ones cool.
What is the ideal bedroom temperature?
A bedroom temperature of 16-20 degrees is ideal but during these hotter spells it is sometimes just not possible to keep bedroom temperatures below 20 degrees.
So what can I do?
While it may be difficult to keep the room to that temperature range, there are things you can do to help keep the room and your baby as cool as possible.
When should I be worried?
Sweating is normal and a natural way for our bodies to cool us down, some babies will be sweatier than others, check to see how hot they feel rather than relying on sweatiness as an indicator of their temperature. If you are concerned or want a more reliable indicator use an in ear thermometer.
The higher temperatures can also make your baby sleep more soundly than usual; the heat can make us all lethargic so this isn’t anything to worry about unless you have problems rousing your baby or they are displaying unusual behaviour.
*This information has been checked and approved by our in house Health Visitor, Maggie Fisher.
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