Published on July 20th, 2016 | by Balanced Family0
Encouraging a Good Night of Sleep For Your Young Baby
Babies and small children require a lot of sleep. They may struggle to fall and stay asleep, but then they are crabby and restless as a result. A parent attempts to regulate a child?s schedule by planning specific sleep schedules and planning feedings and play times around sleeping schedules. However, a commonly overlooked way to improve children?s sleep habits is with their bedding. Babies have a lot of soiled bedding and young children may have a lot of accidents, leaving parents to put cheap bedding down for them. This can really affect their sleep, and the overall sleep of the entire home. The quality of the bedding, even for a baby or a young child is important for a great night of sleep.
Small babies want to be cuddled and kept warm during sleep. This is when they are most comfortable and relaxed, which in turn, promotes sleep. They also want to stay clean and free of any wetness. This is why changing a baby?s diaper often is so important. Babies need two to three baths a week in warm, not hot water to stay clean. The first step to a great baby bath is to find the perfect temperature and then fill the bathtub with no more than two to three inches of water. Finding the perfect bedding temperature is also important for a good night of sleep.
Considering that babies want to remain clean and free of any wetness, it is important to keep them in bedding that is the same. A waterproof fitted sheet single can help keep the bedding clean, even following an accident. A baby crib sheet should both comfortable and should include potty training sheets that have the ability to absorb moisture and wetness. Protective pillow cases can also be helpful in preventing wetness and accidents from soiling the pillows.
A babies bedding should also be the appropriate temperature to further promote comfortable sleep. Anything too cold will prevent sleep and anything too warm can overheat the baby and cause harm to them. This is similar to having a baby in the sunlight, too. Babies can be exposed to sunlight once they are 6 months old, but apply sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30 all over exposed skin. Apply the sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going outside for the best protection. With underdeveloped sweat glands, babies are very susceptible to heat rash. These same underdeveloped sweat glands can easily overheat a baby during sleep. The waterproof fitted sheet single and the mattress protector should both be temperature controlled. They should have the ability to cool down an overly warm baby and also have the ability to warm a baby that is too cold. The fabric of the bedding will have an effect on the warmth or the coolness of the bedding.
Noticing your babies sleeping habits can help you to choose the best type of bedding for their sleep habits. Babies who get warm easily need a lighter and cooler waterproof fitted sheet single and babies who get cold easily need a waterproof fitted sheet single that is thicker and provides heath.
The thread count will be important in deciding on the best fabric for the sheet sets and the pillowcases. Simply put, thread count is the number of threads woven into one square inch of fabric. This number is based on the threads woven horizontally (weft) and vertically (warp). Extra threads can also be woven into the weft threads to increase the thread count.
Babies require a lot of sleep. However, their sleep is often disturbed by being too hot, too cool or by accidents that make the bedding uncomfortable. It is important to choose the best type of bedding for your child that will make them comfortable and will promote a good night of sleep. When a baby receives a good night of sleep, they are happier and easier to care for. This, in turn , makes the parents happier and it makes the entire child raising easier.