Sweater weather is here and so is snuggle, cuddle and keep-warm season! As we say bye to summer, we greet fall with open arms, pumpkin spice lattes and the best bedding there is.
Keeping your baby healthy, warm and comfortable is always a priority, no matter the month or season. But it's no secret cooler weather requires a little extra work when it comes to keeping your little ones warm.
Between the dreaded allergies that often accompany fall season and the occasional accidents that sometimes occurs during potty training, it's essential that you use the right type of bedding, such as waterproof and hypoallergenic bedding, to keep your baby warm and comfortable.
Even though pollen levels are starting to drop, dust and other allergens can become more prevalent. When you close your windows and fire up your furnace, the dust within your home will become airborne and begin to circulate. This can lead to allergic reactions in infants and toddlers. Using hypoallergenic pillowcases and sheets will help keep allergic reactions to a minimum. They are also less likely to cause an allergic reaction on the skin if your child starts to sweat or has an accident while sleeping.
Accidents Can Happen
You might have noticed that colder weather makes you and your baby potty more often. This is because the change in temperature causes blood pressure to increase, which causes the kidneys to pull out the water from the blood and store it in the bladder, making you and your baby to pee more often.
Even if your child has been successfully potty-trained, the change in temperature can cause accidents to happen. Instead of risking your child's mattress and pillows to get damages, you can use a waterproof fitted sheet and pillowcases to help protect the surfaces they sleep on. If no accidents occur, it's still important to change their bedding every few days to reduce the risk of dust accumulating on their pillowcases and sheets.
Keeping your child's bedding fresh and clean allows them to get a good night's sleep every time you put them to bed. Upgrading their bedding to include hypoallergenic and waterproof fabrics will increase their comfort level and help keep them both warm and cozy all night long.