Parenting 101: Making your Baby’s Room Cozy for the Holidays
December 16, 2014
In previous articles we introduced useful and practical tips on how to best set the sleeping schedule and pattern of infants. Now in this edition of Parenting 101, let’s talk about prepping up your baby’s room! Christmas is fast approaching, and with it comes a chilly weather that can make your little tyke’s time on their bed foam uncomfortable. So this December, you’d better make sure that your kid’s room is as cozy as it can get! Here are a few things you can do:
Reposition your Baby’s Crib
Start by positioning your baby’s crib at just the right spot. As much as you can, keep the crib away from windows and doors so as to not let any cold air outside give your sleeping baby any chills. Also, keep the crib away from the air vents as well as from any electric fans so that no breeze would disturb your little one from his or her dreams.
Cover the Bed with Fleece or Flannel Sheet
Fleece and flannel blankets provide excellent insulation for they are able to absorb and rebound heat. Use either or both as a cover for your baby’s bed and they’ll enjoy a warmer sleep every night. In addition to this extra warmth, fleece can also help absorb moisture, so in case your little tyke spills milk or urinates, the bed mattress won’t feel soaked.
Preheat the Foam with a Heating Pad
Place a heating pad under your baby’s crib to warm it before bedtime. But in case you don’t have one, make do with a hot water bottle. Remember though to place the pad at the right spot so that the crib won’t be too hot for your baby to sleep on; under the mattress, sheets or blankets is your bed bet. Don’t forget to remove the pad before putting your child to sleep.
Install a Thermostat and Heater in the Room
Unless you live in a neighborhood where the lowest daily temperature averages from 38 °C to 40 °C, get these climate control system installed in your kid’s room. This is actually one of the best ways to make your baby’s room as warm and cozy as possible!
Nowadays, there are lots of heaters available as you can choose from analog thermostats to their digital counterparts. Some new models even have a notifying mechanism that alerts you if the room’s temperature is too hot or cold. And installing it won’t be too much of a problem either, but just to make sure it’s set up properly, better call in a professional electrician to do it for you.
A warm and cozy bedroom with a welcoming crib is the best Christmas gift you can give your infant. Better make they get the best slumber possible–or else! You don’t want your own beauty sleep disturbed now, do you? And while you’re at it, why not prepare a bottle of warm milk for your little tyke as well? That way, it would be easier for them to drift off to Dreamland.