It is bedtime but your baby’s room is pretty warm, particularly 24 degrees. There comes the issue of what your baby should wear to bed at that temperature.
Your baby cannot talk, so choosing the right outfit for the weather can sometimes be tricky and a bit tiring, to be honest. Considering temperature is not always static, especially in the night, your job of finding a suitable outfit for your baby has not been made easier.
A room temperature that is at 24 degrees is hot, which means less clothing. However, your baby could get a cold if you take too much clothing off. One thing you need to realise is 24 degrees is not an ideal room temperature for your baby. If you can change this, it is more advisable to make it cooler. However, if you cannot, there is always a way around it.
What Is The Ideal Temperature For Baby’s Room?
Well, just like you strip when it gets hot, your baby will also need to have little clothing on when it gets hot. The same goes for when it gets cold; you will need to add more clothing.
What then is the ideal temperature for your baby’s room?
The ideal room temperature for your baby has to fall between 64°F and 68°F that is, (18°C and 20°C). That looks a little bit cold, isn’t it? Yes, you are right.
As a parent, you need to understand that your baby is more comfortable in a cool room while being properly covered. This situation changes when the room is warmer.
Your baby will tend to become very uncomfortable, and of course, you do not want those loud and shrill noises when it’s time for bed. If you have the means to reduce the temperature, a floor or ceiling fan will come in handy to keep your baby’s room at an ideal temperature. However, you cannot place the fan at just any location in the room as it must be placed strategically.
The safest and best place to keep the fan is away from your baby on the opposite corner of the room. Remember, the purpose is to keep the room temperature at an ideal level and not necessarily your baby’s body temperature.
What Should a Baby Wear to Bed at 24 Degrees?
Maybe you are camping or at the neighbours for the night, and there is little or no chance of reducing the room temperature, your baby still needs to sleep.
Now that you know what your baby’s room temperature should be ideally, what then should your baby wear at 24 degrees? A room temperature of 24 degrees falls in the range of 75°F and 77°F, which is warm. Your baby should not wear too much clothing.
What then is ‘too much clothing’ and what is ‘not enough clothing’ for a baby?
At this temperature, your baby should NOT wear pyjamas. A short sleeve bodysuit coupled with a sleeping bag is enough for the night. The sleeping bag should be 0.5 TOG.
What should a baby wear at 23 degrees?
23 degrees is pretty much warm still just like 24 degrees but not as warm. So what if the room is not as warm as 24 degrees but a bit less just at 23 degrees?
Although your baby will wear something different, the differences are not that much.
At 23 degrees, your baby should wear a short sleeve bodysuit as well, but this time, it should be with a 1.0 TOG sleeping bag. You can also choose to wear Pyjamas and use the sleeping bag but DO NOT wear both pyjamas and short sleeve shirts for your baby.
What should a baby wear at 22 degree
If your baby’s room temperature falls under 22 degrees, it’s pretty much the same with 23 degrees. You are allowed to treat this room temperature like you would if it were a degree higher.
Therefore, the same form of dressing above applies here.
Note that the average baby blanket has a TOG rating of 1.5 to 2.0. This will help when measuring your sleeping bag’s TOG.
You should also know that when you fold the blanket, you have doubled its rating.