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Posted on 07/08/2021 by Room to GrowHolidays, Room to Grow, Sleep
Summer is well and truly underway but there are a few things
you can do in your child’s room
to make the most of the season. Whether it be through some small decorative
changes to really welcome the season or some top tips and tricks for staying
cool on a hot night; we’ve got you covered.
Cotton is one of the best choices of material for summer bedding. It has moisture-wicking properties which helps to keep kids cool throughout the night. Sleep can be easily disturbed when the weather is warm and humid so taking steps to keep children as cool as possible throughout the night is essential to ensure they get a quality night’s sleep.
Another ‘hack’ to keep bedding as cool as possible,
especially on the warmest nights, is to place the pillowcase in the freezer
throughout the day so that it is as cold as possible come bedtime. We all know
how much a cold pillow can help us to cool off on a hot night, so this is a
great trick for helping children get to sleep on those warm summer evenings.
In the UK, summer can be difficult as we aren’t used to the hot
weather. We don’t tend to have air conditioning and ceiling fans in our homes
as we don’t usually need them however on those hotter summer nights, we usually
wish we did. The best way to make up for this is to invest in a small electric
desk fan; this can just help to circulate the air and cool down your child’s
room whilst they fall asleep. You can always turn it off before you go to bed
to be safe.
Mattress Protectors are a great help all year round, especially when you have young children. Cleaning a mattress can be a challenge so if you have a protector it can help lengthen the amount of time you can go between cleanings. In summer, having a mattress protector is essential for many reasons; it is 100% waterproof which stops any sweat from damaging the mattress, it is cotton which means it is breathable and moisture-wicking, and some are anti-allergy which is great during hay fever season.
Bringing elements of the outdoors, indoors for summer is a
great way to connect with nature and can also have a number of health benefits.
House plants can really brighten up your child’s room and add a splash of
colour. Depending on the plants you choose they can have a variety of healing
properties; from relaxing and soothing lavender to plants such as ivy which is
purifying and can help with breathing.
If you are looking to incorporate a more natural design
theme into your child’s room, which is perfect for summer, a good way to do
this would be to include some more natural wooden elements. Wooden floors are
great in summer as they help keep the room cooler but if you’re not looking to
replace your floors anytime soon, you can introduce wooden elements in
furniture and accessories which can help children feel closer to nature.
It wouldn’t be summer without pastels. Pastel colours are
calming, soothing and fun making them great for summer. It is really easy to
introduce pastel shades into your child’s room for summer; you can add them through
accessories, wall art and soft furnishings to bring the room to life and
brighten it up for summer.
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