sleep tips for babies in summer 2020

Sleep Tips For Babies In Summer 2020

If you struggle to sleep in the Aussie summertime heat, you’re not alone. Now is the time that people are stocking up on fans, having aircons installed and putting away their fluffy doonas to prepare for the summer months. So, how can you make sure your baby is as comfortable as possible from now until things start cooling off again? Check out my top sleep tips for babies in summer 2020 below…

3 Best Sleep Tips For Babies In Summer

The darker the room, the better

A dark room equals a room without distraction. That means baby will have an easier time getting to sleep. It’s hard in the summer months to get baby’s room completely dark, daylight savings doesn’t help and the sun is much brighter throughout the day. Block out curtains can really help when you’re struggling to keep your little one’s room free of light for a better sleep. One of my previous posts lists a few of my favourite block out blinds that work super well for summer (and for travel as well).

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Stick to regular nap schedules

It’s hard, I know. When the sun is shining, it’s a beautiful day outside and your little one just wants to go and play it can be hard to convince them to stay indoors and stick with their regular nap schedule. The more you stray from their regular schedule though, the harder it will be for them to sleep sweetly and deeply through the night. So, maybe try to get in some outdoor time in the morning before the sun is at its peak. That way your little ones should be pretty tuckered out by the time their nap rolls around and you don’t have to worry about them being out in the harshest part of the day.

Cool the bedroom down a little (but not too much)

It’s important that your little one has a comfortable environment to sleep in. You can put them in lighter clothes for sleeping to help them cool down. Whether you use a fan or you have aircon installed, be careful to monitor just how cool it gets while your little one is asleep. If they’re going from hot to cold constantly, their body will have trouble figuring out which temperature it should be dealing with. Some sources note around 20-22 degrees Celsius as a good temp when it comes to keeping your baby’s room nice and comfortable but it’s good to do your own research too.

I hope you’ve found these sleep tips for babies in summer helpful! As always, if you have any questions at all about getting your baby to sleep through the night, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I’m offering FREE 20-minute sleep consultations for new clients – don’t miss out!

Sleep sweet and sleep deep x

Read our best tips for parents with more than one child here!