Bedtime has arrived and it's time for baby to slip into his cosy pyjamas for a good night's sleep. Depending on the season, but also on the temperature of the room, you will have to adapt your choice of pyjamas so that baby feels comfortable at night. Here are some tips on how to choose pyjamas for baby in summer and winter.
How should I dress my baby for sleep in the summer?
During the summer, temperatures can rise quickly and it is often difficult to keep the room around 18-19°C as recommended. To ensure that your little one doesn't get too hot and sweaty in bed at night, you'll need to choose the right summer pyjamas for baby and adapt your outfit.
What materials and shapes of pyjamas should I choose for my baby in summer?
For baby's pyjamas in summer, turn to natural, light and breathable materials such as jersey cotton or linen. This will provide maximum comfort for your little one without making him too hot to go to bed.
Even in summer, newborns need to stay covered, as they are not yet regulating their body temperature well. So make sure that you choose pyjamas such as sleepwear, made of a light fabric that covers the whole body and the feet.
For older children aged 6 months and over, it is perfectly possible to choose a short-sleeved knee-length suit.
How do you adapt your summer sleepwear to the temperature of the room?
Up to 20°C it is best to dress your baby in a short-sleeved bodysuit, light pyjamas and a thin, light sleeping bag designed for summer. On the other hand, if the temperature rises sharply, it is advisable to lighten the nightwear.
For hot summer nights between 22 and 23°C: light cotton pyjamas and a summer sleeping bag will suffice.
Between 24 and 25°C: baby can only sleep in light pyjamas or combishort. You can also decide to leave out the pyjamas (except for newborns) and keep only the short-sleeved bodysuit and the summer sleeping bag. Cotton gauze or honeycomb sleeping bags are particularly pleasant on the skin.
From 26°C: a simple short bodysuit is sufficient for sleeping. You can also opt for a combination of a nappy and a light sleeping bag, which will allow baby to feel like he is in a reassuring little cocoon, without being too hot.
In hot weather: you can simply put baby in a nappy!
How to dress baby for sleeping in winter?
In winter, your baby must be well covered so that he doesn't get cold at night, but without going overboard, as houses are often very, very hot at this time of year.
What materials and shapes of pyjamas should baby choose in winter?
Baby's winter pyjamas, or sleepwear, should be made of a thick, warm material that is perfect for chilly nights. The ideal is to choose pyjamas for baby in cotton fleece or velvet. Of course, long-sleeved pyjamas with integrated feet are the best choice.
What to wear with pyjamas on winter nights?
20-21°C: a long-sleeved bodysuit, cotton pyjamas and a sleeping bag.
Around 18-19°C: opt for a long-sleeved bodysuit, velvet pyjamas and a sleeveless winter sleeping bag or fleece over-suit, for example.
17°C: you should add socks over the pyjamas before putting on the sleeping bag and choose a wool and cotton bodysuit to provide extra warmth.
How do you know if baby is too hot or too cold?
If you are worried that you have overdressed or underdressed baby for sleep, here is a simple tip: if baby's tummy is warm and his feet are slightly cooler, you have chosen the right pyjamas. On the other hand, if his tummy is cold, you should dress him in warmer pyjamas. On the other hand, if he sweats at the nape of his neck, take off some layers.