You sometimes notice your child can’t sleep. They keep crying when you put them in their crib, and they calm down for barely a few minutes before they start crying again. It starts becoming clear to you that there’s a problem. You look at them closely and notice their forehead is covered in sweat. This means they’re hot—so what should you do?
Why Are They Hot?
When feeling hot prevents your child from sleeping, you’ll start looking for a solution. Watch out, though! It’s best to know the cause of the problem first.
- A thick cover: You want your child to be warm, so you sometimes dress them in several sweaters and cover them with one or more thick covers. You don’t realize this will make them feel hot and upset.
- Here’s a tip for you, then: On hot days, have them wear just one sweater. Take the sort of cover that you prefer and add another similar one; this is how to get the ideal cover for your baby.
- You may find that the problem is with their clothes. Maybe they’re made of a material that’s making them hot. Choose cotton clothes for them and pay close attention to the detergent you wash them with. Avoid anything that might cause skin allergies and irritation.
- If the temperature in the room is high, your child might not be able to sleep, either. Keep an eye on the temperature of the air conditioner. It’s best to keep it between 18°C and 20°C. If you use a fan, don’t aim it directly at your baby to keep them from getting sick. Be sure to air out their room whenever you can.
Before your baby’s bedtime, bathing them with 32°C water is the best way to make them feel refreshed. After that, their body temperature will begin to decrease gradually, and they’ll feel comfortable. This way, they can fall asleep immediately.