What your kids should wear when they go to bed?
Grown-ups aren’t actually worried about snoozing. They consider that as normal. But, when kids face the same problem, they can have difficulty while drifting off into dreamland. Perhaps once they’re in bed, they just can’t get comfortable and they’re tossing and turning all night – keeping parents awake all night. Your child’s good sleep revolves around how much sleep they’re getting and how well they’re sleeping once in bed.
Children are very sensitive and need to be taken care of very closely and attentively. There is nothing that can go overlooked in how we ensure the proper care for our children. The most crucial phase in a child’s growth is sleep. Sleep just doesn’t aid proper mental and physical growth but is also the time when the child is most vulnerable. Of course, in different age groups, different aspects emerge as to how we dress a child for bed, however, there are few basic things that still require close attention. One thing you must keep in mind- your child’s body reacts the same way as your body, if you are feeling hot, so will your child. Similarly, if you are feeling cold, the child will feel the same way, the only difference being that your child’s body will require more care than yours.
Children have their own sleep needs. These needs change over time - that’s right, what works for a toddler differs drastically from a teen or an adult.
Many parents make understandable mistakes when first approaching the mystery that is their child’s bedtime attire. When it comes to dressing your child, the goal of dressing is exact opposite of what lies beyond– and that can make certain amount of confusion.
While dressing, parents should always keep in mind that their children should wear fitted pajamas, not too heavy and the ones that don’t get tangled easily. Expect and encourage your child to tumble around as they should feel free to move unencumbered. At first, children can be disoriented by the free range movement, but over time it does help them sleep. That’s because children are more likely to sleep in their favourite body positions.
One of the most common missteps is people overdressing their children while they go to sleep. There’s a misconception that warmer equals sleepier, but the opposite tends to be true.
Sleepwear as per season: This is one of the most obvious headings with the most unobvious do’s while dressing a child as per different seasons. Where underdressing children in summers is a problem, on the other hand, overdressing children in winters is a common problem too. In fall and spring, unpredictable temperature shifts also require sudden over and under dressing, making the child vulnerable to falling sick. Three thumb rules for three seasons are: -
- If it’s warm: Opt for just a one piece breathable cotton pajama. You can dress your child in footie pajamas or one-piece pajamas.
- If it’s chilly: You can just layer a onesie under your child’s footie pajamas. If it’s very cold, add a layer of a blanket sleeper or a fleece zipper pajama that goes over the thin cotton pajamas.
- For Spring & Fall: During spring and fall, we see rapid temperature shifts. The thumb rule of dressing in layers becomes most important during spring and fall so that we know when the temperature layers can be added or removed.