How to Dress Your Baby to Sleep

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Dressing your baby to sleep can be a bit of a challenge, but it’s worth it to see them drift off to dreamland. Here are a few tips on how to dress your little one for sweet slumber.

Choose comfortable clothes for your baby to wear to bed

It’s important to choose baby clothing that is comfortable for your baby to wear to bed. Look for clothes that are made from soft, breathable fabrics like cotton or bamboo. Avoid materials like wool or polyester that can irritate your baby’s skin. 

Make sure the clothes are loose-fitting and not too tight

You’ll also want to make sure that the clothing is not too tight or too loose. Tight clothing can restrict your baby’s movement and make it difficult for them to breathe, while loose clothing can become tangled in their crib and pose a danger.

Avoid any clothing with zippers, buttons, or other small parts that could be a choking hazard

As a parent, you always want to keep your baby safe. One potential hazard that you may not think about is clothing with small parts that could be a choking hazard. Zippers, buttons, and other small parts can easily come off of clothing and become a choking hazard for your baby.

Dress your baby in light colors so he or she doesn’t get too hot during sleep

While baby sleepwear comes in all sorts of colors and patterns, you might want to dress your baby in light colors during warm months. Not only will your baby look sweet in pale yellows and umbers, but these colors can also help keep your baby cooler.

If it’s cold outside, dress your baby in onesies and sleep sack to appropriate TOG

It’s important to make sure your baby is dressed appropriately for the weather, both inside and out. When it’s cold outside, make sure to put your baby in a onesie and sleep sack (if you have transitioned from swaddles) with an appropriate TOG. The right room temperature for your baby will depend on their age, but you should generally aim for between 68 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit. By dressing your baby appropriately and keeping their room at the right temperature, you can help them stay warm and comfortable all night long.


So, these are some of the best tips to follow when choosing clothes for your baby to wear during sleep. By following these simple guidelines, you can help ensure that your little one gets a good night’s sleep in comfortable and safe clothing. What have been your experiences with dressing your baby for bed? Do you have any additional tips to share?

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