Babies love sleeping, and that is what your newborn will do for the first couple of months!
More than sixteen hours of sleep a day! That`s why you need to think about a suitable environment for your baby!
You need to think about the bed, bedding, blankets, and room temperature! In this short article, we will give you a brief overview of the ideal conditions for a newborn, and we will talk a bit more about blankets!
Having said that, we want to emphasize the following elements:
Bed or the crib
With the crib, you need to be sure that it is deep enough. The crib bars have space about 1 or 2 inches wide, not less, not more.
Baskets should be sturdy enough, and if you want to transport the baby in it, you need to be sure that the basket is strong enough. Be sure that the mattress is not too soft as it needs to support the infant while it sleeps.
There should be no pillows or anything similar, the infant should have a flat surface in its crib. Cotton sheets and blankets are the best way to go, as you can remove them if needed to keep the newborn from being too warm. Be sure that the size is right, don’t use covers that are too big for its crib.
Parents can also think of getting baby sleeping bags as those can be practical as the baby can’t push it off.
If the infant was born prematurely, be sure to keep the space extra-warm, above 20°C. Generally speaking, 15 to 22°C is optimal for your loved one. In lower temperatures, try not to cover the baby with too many layers!
To check your babies’ temperature, you can feel its stomach. If it is hot, that means the child is warm. Be aware that it’s normal that the hands and the feet of the infant are cold.
You want your newborn to feel the most comfortable! So choosing the right baby blankets, either for traveling or sleeping can be a bit tricky. Always go for natural fibers and think about what do you need the coverage. Maybe a lighter blanket for the bed and a thicker one for the outside. We will present our shortlist of best baby blankets so you can spend more time with your newborn with no need for searching online what coverage to get! So that you know, we have three types of baby blankets:
1. HALO SleepSack Wearable Blanket
These are designed with sleep in mind, keeping babies safe and warm. They diminish the chance that the newborn pushes the cover from him when he sleeps. This company created this concept after the founder’s daughters lost her life to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in the ’90s. Mr. Bill Schmidt thought of the idea to keep children safe while they sleep.
So their products are our top pick for a sleeping baby blanket! Some more details about it are:
- Inverted Zipper for a fast diaper change
- Designed with the babies hips in mind
- Sleeveless design helps to reduce overheating
- Warm and cuddly and users report that it gets softer with washing
2. Copper Pearl Swaddle Blanket
With this one, we want to talk a bit about swaddling, which is a method of wrapping the baby in cloth to mimic the womb. Swaddling will limit the movement of your little one, so it doesn’t hurt himself. The blanket by Copper and Pearl is one of the stretchiest and softest around.
- 46″ x 46″ size will last you a long time
- Made from Polyester and Rayon
- A bit cheaper but highly recommended
- Lightweight and suitable for all purposes also
3. aden + anais Muslin Blankets
Let’s talk about muslin! Muslin is one of the oldest types of fabric originating in Bangladesh in the 13th century. Muslin has a loose plain weave, is a 100% cotton, which is perfect for the blankets your little one should have. These blankets are top of the line and are considered a premium brand. We can assure you that your money will be spent well and you can also check the hundred of reviews!
- A satisfaction warranty, if you are not satisfied, you can contact the company and get your money back
- 47″ x 47″ size ensures your loved one won’t outgrow it soon
- Muslin prevents overheating and will keep your baby safe and comfy
4. Hudson Baby Plush Blanket + Security Blanket
Hudson Baby is one of the newer companies in the market, established in 2016. Still, they showed enough quality with their sets and clothes for the little ones. This one has a cute security blanket, and there are so many cute options of what combo of animal and color you would like.
- 100% Plush Polyester
- 30″ x 36″ inches is a bigger one; the security one is 14″ x 14″
- Affordable but still of very high quality
5. Burt’s Bees Baby – Reversible Jersey Blanket
One of our top choices for a thicker blanket for the stroller or the bed. A 100% organic GOTS cotton with a polyester fill for warmth. It can be washed in the machine, and for the price, we think it’s a real steal honestly. If anything, it’s perfect for your bedding the crib if anything else.
- A bit heavier
- 30″ x 40″
- Extra soft and durable,
- Especially good for those colder days
6. Luveable Friends Cotton Flannel Receiving Blankets
Receiving blankets are all-purpose cloths that are not usually used for swaddling, as they are a bit smaller and they are less elastic. This type of cloth will provide warmth and softness, but it can also be used for cleaning when feeding, burps, and similar tasks.
- These are 100% Cotton
- Soft and gentle
- Suitable for daily use and all purposes
So with that, we want to end our article! Be sure your baby is covered on all sides and make you don’t shy away from making your life easier with blankies and different covers.
If you are still worried about how your infant sleeps, be sure that you are not alone. Keeping their children safe is something that holds a lot of parents awake! If you would like to add a layer of security, you could also try installing a monitor, which will allow you to keep an eye on your loved one constantly when you’re away!
Always be sure to put your baby to sleep on her back. We advise sleeping in the same room for at least the first six months of your babies’ life. As we already mentioned, no pillows nor too many toys in your baby’s bed when it is sleeping!