Tips to help your children sleep in the heat

Tips to help your children sleep in the heat

Hot weather and sleep don’t really mix and if its bad for us, think about how it feels for the little ones? Here are a few tips to help your children sleep during our current heatwave.

  • Keep blinds and curtains closed during the day to stop direct sunlight from entering the room and overheating.
  • If you’re using fans, place bowls of ice in front of them to get cooler air circulating around the room.
  • For those of you with air conditioning, make sure to add some humidity back into the room with a diffuser or humidifier.
  • For young children, try making milk ice pops for a quick, cool drink during the night.
  • Similarly, if it is hot, babies, in particular, will be more thirsty during the night and will need more feeds, try not to put this off as they can easily dehydrate in a hot room.
  • Consider pushing bedtime back until it is naturally cooler
  • Rather than putting your child to bed in just their nappy or underwear in hot weather, make sure they are wearing a thin vest or shorts, strangely this helps regulate body temperature more than wearing nothing at all.
  • Give them a warm bath before bed, it sounds strange but it will actually cause the body to work harder to keep cool and help them sleep better.
  • Try to create a cross breeze by keeping interior doors and windows open, this way air will move easier around the house and help with sleep. If you have a loft, you can also open this so hot air can escape upwards.

Hopefully, with these tips, you can ensure your child gets a good night’s sleep as this hot spell continues!

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