The safest temperature for a baby’s room

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As summer approaches, it’s important to make sure your baby doesn’t overheat. Babies who get too hot are at a higher risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).overheating-tiny-png

Overheating can be caused by the room temperature being too high or if they have too much bedding or clothing on. As your baby can’t control their own temperature, it’s really important that they’re not too hot or cold.

We recommend keeping the room where you baby sleeps at a fairly cool temperature of 16-20 degrees C, accompanied with light bedding and a light, well-fitted baby sleep bag.

We understand that room temperature can be hard to accurately judge, so we highly recommend using a room thermometer in any of the rooms your baby sleeps. This will help put your mind at ease and monitor the temperature.

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If you’re a young parent in the UK, join our community and receive a free room thermometer. All you have to do is create an account and then email us to ask for your free thermometer. It’s as easy as that!

If you have any questions or queries about the safest room temperature for your baby or safer sleep advice, please feel free to get in touch at

You can find more information about sleeping your baby safely and reducing the risk of SIDS on our safer sleep for babies advice pages.


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