If you’ve a new arrival on the way, or a little bundle of joy already in your life, you’ll want to make your nursery as cool and calming as possible in preparation for the warmer Summer months.
Focus on creating a room with calm colours, low light and a comfortable temperature to give baby (and you) a great night’s sleep, every night.
Neutral shades make the perfect palette to create a tranquil atmosphere for little minds. Creams plus whites across walls and wooden furniture are true classics (although we may be a little biased). Keep them feeling modern with accents of grey on blankets – up-to-date yet traditional – or add printed cot bed linen, such as our space range, for a bolder statement.
Our convertible cot bed is a savvy choice. As little ones grow up, simply adjust the mattress height and remove the side panels to let it grow with them.
LIMITING LIGHT LEVELS
After the age of three months, establishing set bedtime routines between 7-8.30pm will encourage babies to fall asleep when they are put down. However, with longer evenings in Summer, the nursery will still be light at this time.
We suggest using a combination of dark or blackout blinds, as well as a dimmer light, in your baby’s nursery. This way, even on the lightest nights, you can still control the levels in the room and ensure your baby becomes aware of the difference between day and night. Hang some pretty bunting over the top of the window to add a little more personality.
Keeping curtains open during the day and letting your baby nap in daylight will also help them get used to sleeping in different conditions. Even though it’s tempting to tiptoe around when you’ve put them down for a daytime snooze, limiting true ‘quiet time’ to after bedtime will help them differentiate between a nap and sleeping through the night, and get them used to drifting off in different noise levels.
The recommended temperature for a nursery should be around 16⁰C-20⁰C, but regulating the heat in a room can be tricky – especially in Summer. A combination of sheets and blankets will keep your baby cool, while opting for our pure-cotton sleepsuits and our lighter-weight, low-tog sleeping bags should help keep baby comfortable.
If you choose to circulate air with an open window, ensure your baby’s cot is not directly near it, as they could become too cold during the night. If the room is particularly stuffy on hot days, try to remember to open the window an hour or so before bedtime.
And cashmere isn’t just for Winter – its ability to keep us cosy when it’s cold, and cool when it’s hot, makes our beautifully light cashmere blanket a year-round must.
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