There are so many things that can cause your child to wake up during the night. As a first step, choosing natural, comfortable sleepwear will help you create a nurturing, safe and supportive sleeping environment for your child
If you are feeling worried about your child’s disrupted sleep, we have asked child sleep expert Karen Faulkner* to help answer some questions for us.
As a sleep consultant, I come across a lot of situations where children are not dressed warm enough at night. Babies and young children have difficulty regulating their own body temperature. They can lose body heat up to 3 times as fast as an adult. This leaves them vulnerable to even the slightest change in temperature.
The most common wake up time in young children is between 3-4am when the air temperature dips triggering a dip in their body temperature. This can be enough to wake a peacefully sleeping child and cause unnecessary broken sleep pattern.
What is the impact of this on my child?
Why won’t my child keep the blanket on?
Can I keep my child warm with a heater?
What is wrong with dressing my child in synthetic fibres?
What is the best way to keep my child warm and comfortable?
Merino wool has great breathability and will help with temperature regulation. It will absorb and release moisture so your child stays comfortable throughout the night.
What do you recommend?
As a loving parent this will help you create a warm, safe and comfortable sleeping environment for your child to sleep through the night.
* Karen Faulkner is the founder of Nurture Parenting and has over 28 years experience working as a professional in children’s health and well being.