The small holes in a cellular blanket mean your baby’s warmth will be controlled. As, its breathable fabric allows body heat to escape, minimising the risk of overheating. This is essential for newborns because the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is increased due to overheating.
How many cellular blankets does a baby need?
Cellular blankets can be layered, which means you can keep your baby at the right temperature by removing or adding covers as needed. You shouldn’t need more than about three. If your baby sleeps in a cold bedroom, try using acrylic cellular blankets.
Do I have to use a cellular blanket?
A cellular cotton blanket is an ideal choice. They allow baby to keep warm but enable air flow and should baby end up in the situation of the blanket covering their face, the blanket by design has holes for air to flow. Fleece bedding and sheepskins are not recommended as they can cause baby to overheat.
Can you swaddle a baby with a cellular blanket?
When should I use a cellular blanket? Cellular blankets can be used for your baby in a moses basket or crib, a cot or out and about in a pram. They can be used for swaddling in the winter (in the summer or warmer weather it is best to swaddle with something lighter like a muslin swaddle).
What type of blanket should I use for my newborn?
It’s easier to adjust for the temperature by using layers of lightweight blankets. Remember, a folded blanket counts as 2 blankets. Lightweight, well-fitting baby sleeping bags are a good choice, too. Babies do not need hot rooms.
Should you cover your baby with a blanket at night?
Blankets may seem harmless, but they’re not safe during naptime or bedtime for your baby. Anything that could potentially cover their mouth and nose could lead to suffocation for your infant. The American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued safe sleep guidelines.
How do you tuck a baby into a blanket?
If using a blanket, put your baby with his/her feet at the foot of the crib. Tuck a thin blanket around the crib mattress, only as far as the baby’s chest. Make sure your baby’s head remains uncovered during sleep. Do not place your baby on a waterbed, sofa, soft mattress, pillow, or other soft surface to sleep.
How many hours a day should baby be swaddled?
How many hours a day should a baby be wrapped? All babies need some time to stretch, bathe, and get a massage. But, you’ll probably notice your baby is calmer if she’s swaddled 12 to 20 hours a day, to start with.
When should a baby stop being swaddled?
When to Stop Swaddling Your Baby
You should stop swaddling your baby when they start to roll over. That’s typically between two and four months. During this time, your baby might be able to roll onto their tummy, but not be able to roll back over.