The safest temperature for a baby’s room - our advice - Little Lullaby
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The safest temperature for a baby’s room – our advice

Little Lullaby
Little Lullaby

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). Our advice on the safest temperature for a baby’s room. 

The safest temperature for a baby’s room

Overheating can be caused by the room temperature being too high. Also if your baby has 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. Accompany this 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.

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 info@littlelullaby.org.uk.

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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