The summer season is normally hot. The hot weather conditions experienced in this season affects comfort within the house especially that of the baby. If the baby fails to sleep with comfort, the parents and the entire family are subject to disturbances that affects the entire operations of the family. This however is not a major problem if the parent observes some simple practices during the season to keep the baby comfortable.
The parent needs to keep constant check on the temperatures during the summer season. Experience of hot temperatures by the parent is enough proof that the baby is feeling it more owing to its agility. In such an event, the parent may consider using light beddings such as sheets for the baby and getting rid of the blankets. The baby should also be dressed lightly at the time of sleep mostly in a vest and a diaper only.
During summer, the whole family can benefit greatly from a cool home. Doors and windows being the main openings of the building should be left open to allow for adequate circulation of air and to allow cool breeze into the house. Parents should also consider having adequate ventilation of the baby’s room to reduce prevalence of the hot air and offer better comfort.
Installation of cooling appliances is also a major step in maintaining cool conditions within the house. A major appliance in this regard is use of fans that help cool off the hot air in different rooms in extreme conditions. Being an important appliance in the baby’s room, it should be switched on some minutes before the baby gets to bed. Concerns to switch off the fan need to be considered after the baby falls a sleep more so if there are fears in safety of the baby from the running fan.
Traditionally, cold towels have been used to offer cooling effect in summer seasons. In modern times, use of towels is still an applicable practice that can be used to keep the baby’s room cool. This process helps bring down temperatures within the room and essentially offers the baby an opportunity to sleep comfortably.
Sleep is an important part in the baby’s development. A comfortable baby’s room is among the important considerations that enhance better sleeping conditions for the baby. Cool air within the house is important for the baby as well as the entire family. Parents therefore have the major responsibility to ensure there is adequate supply of cool air within the house especially during the extreme hot seasons. The simple steps when applied by parents are a great way to ensure there is adequate peace from the baby and the entire house.