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Outside Naps!

Outside Naps!

We have all heard the health benefits of fresh air for babies and it was once common practice for parents to wrap their babies up in a blanket and put them in their prams to sleep. Napping outside is very much a Scandinavian approach where afternoon nap-time in freezing temperatures isn’t uncommon. There are some facts behind letting babies nap outside and why it might be something that will work for your family as well:

  1. Babies who nap outdoors have better naps as the colder air helps them sleep longer.
  2. Babies who nap outdoors may have fewer colds. Spending more time outdoors decreases exposure to germs in enclosed spaces. (Check out this article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21537988)
  3. Babies who nap outdoors can nap everywhere … even when they get older….so they say!!
  4. Babies who nap outdoors are great to take with you on adventures like cross country skiing, hiking trips, canoe trips and traveling adventures.
Whether you decide to give your baby outdoor naps, or if you just want to spend more time outside with your baby this winter, it’s important that you dress them properly. Our Star shaped fleece travel wrap is perfect and made from Anti-pil fleece – check out the benefits of fleece.

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