How to Create a Perfect Sleeping Environment for Your Baby
The characteristics of a baby’s sleeping environment can influence the formation of healthy sleep habits. Read on for some important baby sleep tips to create a safe and perfect sleeping environment for your baby.
A well-designed nursery must leave your baby free from any distraction. Make sure all elements of the nursery environment, from turning the lights down and toning down noise levels to keeping the room temperature cool and keeping the crib clutter free, are taken care of to help your baby get a good night’s sleep.
Newborns and small babies spend more than 15 hours of their time sleeping in their cribs or baby beds, hence it is important to make sure the crib offers a safe and comfortable sleeping space for your baby. A crib is a better choice for babies under the age of three.
A high quality and comfortable mattress is the next basic sleeping essential for babies. Make sure the crib mattress your baby sleeps on is breathable, firm yet soft, fits snugly into the crib and made from natural fibres to ensure long-lasting qualities for the entire duration of time your baby uses it. Have a look at our baby mattresses.
The crib bedding set must have all the elements to create a cosy bed for your baby. Look for crib bales sets that come with crib bumper, fitted sheet and coverlet, and choose a harmonious colour scheme that promotes your baby’s sleep.
Use fitted sheets that are safe, made of organic fibres, warm and comfortable for your baby’s crib. The American Academy of Paediatrics recommends using tight fitted sheets for babies younger than one year to prevent the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome from suffocation, or rebreathing exhaled carbon dioxide trapped in the folds of the sheets.
Dressing your baby appropriately for the room temperature holds a lot of importance in creating a perfect sleeping environment. Dress your baby in layers to keep them warm in the cold climates. A warm, soft and comfortable baby blanket sleeper, or cosy baby pajamas that are as warm as a blanket but can't be kicked off overnight, or a baby sleeping bag is perfect for night-time sleep.