Preparing your baby’s room
- Make sure your baby’s room is neither too hot or too cold. Experts recommend between 16°C and 20°C: 18°C is the perfect room temperature.
- Air the room sufficiently: about 10 minutes a day is ideal.
- Make sure there are not too many toys in the immediate vicinity of the bed. This room is a place of rest for your baby and should not contain too many distracting toys.
- Choose blackout curtains so that your baby does not wake up when the first rays of sun pour into the room. Blackout curtains will also help your little one to take a nap during the day and to keep the room cooler in summer.
How do I make a safe bed?
Safety, hygiene and support are the most important keywords for choosing a bed and bedding. Babies can’t regulate their own body temperature properly yet and they can't tell us when they are having trouble breathing. Their bed must be very well equipped.
- Choose a bed or crib with bars and a slatted base that allow the air to circulate. This stops your baby from getting warm too quickly.
- The mattress must be firm enough to guarantee optimal back support. Cold foam mattresses or their ecological alternative offer proper firmness, good air permeability and rapid moisture evaporation.
- Use the 3D mattress protector on the mattress in combination with our fitted sheet. This combination ensures that your baby can always breathe freely, even when your little one has rolled over from back to tummy. The 3D structure will ensure that your baby does not come into contact with bacteria or allergens.
- Attach the AeroSleep bed bumper to the bed. Our bed bumper has the same open 3D structure as our mattress protector. This will ensure that your baby can continue to breathe freely even when his or her nose is pressed against the bumper. It will also protect your baby’s head when it bumps against the bars.
Putting your baby to bed
- Experts recommend always putting your baby to sleep on his or her back, as this is the safest sleeping position. If your baby does roll over from back to tummy, the 3D mattress protector will ensure that your little one can breathe freely.
- Use a sleeping bag rather than a blanket. A sleeping bag will give your baby the same sense of security as mummy’s tummy all those months before. Puckababy is a true innovator in this regard. Puckababy sleeping bags for little ones are a safe alternative to swaddling. Because your baby has less room for larger movements, there is also less of a chance that he or she will roll over or wake up. It will also help your baby to wind down more quickly.
- A fixed bedtime routine will help your baby to relax more quickly after all the excitement of the day.
We hope that this allows you and your baby to both enjoy a good night's sleep.
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