Sleepwear should be loose enough to enable freedom of movement but not too loose that it can come off during sleep. Sleepwear that includes a covering for feet is popular because it means their legs aren’t exposed to cool air.
While your baby should be warm their sleepwear should not be too warm. The risks of SIDS increase in babies who have become overheated during sleep. It is better to dress your baby in warmer clothes and allow for lighter bed coverings in case the coverings come off altogether. One-piece outfits with a zip or press studs up the front are ideal for sleepwear, especially if they are made of cotton. They sustainable loungewear are warm, comfortable and non-restricting though do ensure your baby’s legs have room for full movement. Some one piece sets tend to be too short and can be quite restrictive.
Check your baby to see if his face feels warm or cool to the touch and adjust the bedclothes accordingly. While your baby may have cool hands or feet this is not an accurate measure of their warmth. The best measure is to feel their chest area as their feet may feel cold to the touch but their chest area is nice and warm. Try to maintain a bedroom temperature of around 70 degrees for optimal comfort. During warm weather your baby can sleep without extra layers. Just keep her away from direct air conditioning vents and drafts.
There are so many beautiful pajamas on the market that are just so cute but don’t be seduced into buying them simply because of this. When it comes to babies their sleepwear should be practical and safe is always the best option.