Safe Sleep for Babies
Regulating Baby’s Temperature
As a general guide, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends dressing baby in no more than one layer more than an adult would use to be comfortable in the same environment. Baby’s head should be uncovered. Many of us think that we need to layer our babies with clothes and blankets to stay warm at night, but chances are you are already keeping the temperature of your home comfortable.
Baby’s temperature can be assessed with reasonable precision by human touch. Their abdominal temperature is representative of the core temperature and it is reliable in the diagnosis of hypothermia.
For many years it was considered okay if baby’s hands and feet were cool. The belief was the coolness was due to baby’s immature circulatory system. However, recently, the World Health Organization states that baby’s hands and feet should be pink and warm. Warm and pink feet of the baby indicate that the baby is in thermal comfort. But when feet are cold and the trunk is warm it indicates that the baby is in cold stress.
100% Cotton Wearable Blankets for Summertime
What makes SwaddleDesign’s zzZipMe Sack different than other sleepsacks or wearable blankets is the 2-way zipper (shown above). If you’ve ever had experience with wearable blankets, you’ll know that midnight diaper changes are a bit of a struggle when the zipper comes down from the chin-area of the baby. With this wearable blanket, you can unzip from the top or bottom, and both zippers have a protective flap to prevent injury.
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SwaddleDesigns was founded by Lynette Damir, RN, Designer and Mom of two. SwaddleDesigns is known for their premium quality fabric, fabulous colors and prints, and their innovative 123 Swaddle® pictorial instructional label sewn to the edge of their Swaddling blankets that makes learning how to swaddle so easy.
If you are interested in learning more about swaddling, transitioning from a swaddle to a wearable blanket, TOG ratings or browsing the entire line of products from SwaddleDesigns, you can visit www.swaddledesigns.com.
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