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Room temperature

It’s important to make sure that your baby’s room is a comfortable temperature – not too hot or too cold.

Little Lullaby
Little Lullaby

It’s important to make sure that your baby’s room is a comfortable temperature – not too hot or too cold.

The chance of SIDS is higher in babies who get too hot, so we advise you to try to keep the room temperature between 16 -20°C.

Use a room thermometer

It’s not always easy to judge the temperature in the room, so we advise using a room thermometer in the rooms where your baby sleeps.

How to check if your baby is too hot or too cold

You can check this by, feeling your baby’s tummy or the back of their neck (it’s normal for your baby’s hands and feet to usually be cooler). If your baby’s skin is hot or sweaty, just remove one or more layers of bedclothes or bedding.

Our advice on bedclothes and bedding

If your baby is unwell, they will need fewer, not more bedclothes. Babies also should not wear a hat indoors or sleep under a duvet or quilt.This can cause them to get too hot.

Please read our fact sheet on room temperature.

If you have any questions about room temperature and safer sleep, please feel free to contact info@littlelullaby.org.uk and a member of the team will be in touch.