It sometimes feels like a bit of a guessing game when it comes to creating the perfect environment for our babies to peacefully sleep. Are they too hot or too cold? Do they need more layers or less? If you’re a little overwhelemed by all the conflicting information and about how to make your baby as comfortable as possible over autumn and winter, here are some tips.
A baby’s room should be between around 18°C give or take, it’s best to gauge this by feel.
To check your baby’s temperature, just put your hand on their chest, or back. This is the best way to feel if they are too hot or too cold, don’t use hands or feet as a guide. Often your baby’s feet or hands will actually feel cooler than their core temperature. It’s really important to dress your baby correctly to accommodate the temperature of their room while they’re sleeping. The reason we recommend using merino wool while sleeping is that no other fibre can replicate the thermal properties, it’s unparalleled ability to “breathe” means it helps regulate your child’s temperature. So use it without the risk of overheating. This helps give parents and care givers peace of mind. No need to use sheets or blankets which can disturb a child’s sleep when it wriggles free or gets tangled up. Your child will WAKE LESS inside the safety of the Go Go Bag™ but it can still kick and move around naturally. Simply add clothing layers when nessery for under the sleep bag for extra warmth if required.
Babies associate the bag with sleep and will settle more easily in unfamiliar surroundings.
The Merino Kids™ Go Go Bag™ has a CLEVER DESIGN and is suitable from 3 months through to 2 years old and in a larger size from 2 to 4 years old. Simply close the armhole poppers to adjust the sizing for smaller children – this stops them from moving around in the bag. Shoulder poppers and a full length zip along the bag allow the Go Go Bag™ to be opened out completely flat for nappy changes. A zip flap cover keeps the zip end away from skin and makes it more difficult for little fingers to undo. The bottom half is generously sized to allow freedom of movement. The Go Go Bag™ can be taken anywhere with its unique safety belt aperture – simply transfer your child from car seat or buggy straight into their cot or bed. Our Merino is superfine, luxuriously SOFT, LIGHT, non-itchy and hypoallergenic, helping kids with sensitive skin & eczema problems. Its ability to readily release moisture means NO CLAMMINESS next to the skin, creating a perfect micro-climate around the body. The material also retains LESS ODOUR and nasty smells, reducing the need for frequent washing, and kinder on the Go Go Bag® and the environment. When washing is required, it is machine washable on a wool cycle only, maximum 30°C. We also recommend using a non-bio detergent. Hang dry. LOW FIRE RISK. Wool is the least flammable of fibres, and the safest to have next to your body. It is naturally self-extinguishing and, unlike synthetics, it won’t melt and stick to your skin. The Go Go Bag™ has passed rigorous fire safety testing.