The first few months of a baby's life are tiring as you try to settle them into a sleeping routine. Newborns need an average of eight hours of sleep per night, and if they are not getting this, then it is time to investigate why. One of the first places to investigate is the nursery. Babies are very particular about their sleeping surroundings, and a cracked window or window frame is all it could take to disturb their sleep. There are two main reasons why all window repairs need to be dealt with sooner rather than later.

Temperature Sensitivity

Baby's are very sensitive to temperature changes. The ideal sleeping temperature for a baby is between 18 and 21 degrees Celsius. Coming into the winter months, you already know you are going to have to run a heating system to maintain this temperature overnight.

A crack in the window glass or window pane has a two-fold effect on the need to keep the room at a good sleeping temperature. Firstly, it is going to let cold air in. Average overnight low temperatures during winter obviously vary depending on where you live, but in Victoria, for example, it is not uncommon for the temperature to go below zero at night. The incoming cold air is going to have an effect on the room temperature, and it is not recommended that babies sleep covered in blankets because of the chance of suffocation.

Secondly, just as cracks allow cold air to get in, they also allow warm air to get out. It is difficult to regulate the temperature in a room that has these two issues occurring, and a cold room could be one reason why your baby is not sleeping as well as they should.

Noise Sensitivity

The next problem about having a cracked window or frame is the fact it will let outdoor noise into your baby's nursery. Some baby's are more sensitive to sounds than others, and it is known that a baby's hearing is a lot more sensitive than that of an adult.

Road traffic noise filtering through the window crack or the loud barks of a dog at night are both sounds that could startle and awaken your baby while they are trying to sleep.

Get your window and frame back in tip-top condition by calling a glass repairs company as soon as you can. Your newborn can then return to sleeping like a baby, and that, in turn, means you can too.