The hot weather can be uncomfortable for most people, including babies and young children Sleeping can also be difficult for some adults, babies and kids. Thankfully, sleep expert Heidi Skudder shared some sleeping tips for those hot nights. 1. Circulate the Air The first tip Heidi shared was to keep curtains and blinds down in the daytime. This is done to make sure the sunlight doesn't heat the bedroom. According to Russells Curtains and Blinds, it is said that about 30% of unwanted heat comes into your room. Heidi also said you should use a fan in the evening and keep the windows open during the day to circulate the air. However, Dr Andrew Shea said that if it's cooler inside than it is outside, windows should be kept closed. Heidi also mentioned that if a fan is used to circulate the air, it should never be pointed directly at your baby. This is because if a fan is blown directly at a child, they can easily get a sore throat or catch a cold. 2. Use Ice to Keep Room Cold If you are using a fan, Heidi added that you can put a frozen water bottle in front of it to ensure that the air is cold. However, it's important to note that you should not put the ice or frozen bottle directly on the front of the fan. If a bag of ice is tied to the front of the fan, it could destabilise the fan, causing it to fall over. It's a no-brainer that water and electricity don't do well together. If the motor touches the melted ice, it could pose an electric shock risk to anyone touching the fan. 3. Cold Compress Another one of Heidi's tips is to keep a cold flannel or other piece of cloth around. This cold flannel can act as a cold compress to wipe on your child and keep them cool during the night. Insider\u00a0suggested pressing the wet cloth on your child's forehead, wrists, or groin. They also mentioned that you should never use ice to create a cold compress for babies. This is because it can cause frostbite and skin damage as babies skin tissues are fragile. 4. Keep Them Cool Heidi shared that you should hydrate your kids before bed and when they wake up from sleep. Giving babies milk and older kids water should help keep them hydrated during the night. You should also ensure your children are wearing appropriate clothing for the weather. It can be little to no clothing, depending on the room temperature. Have a Chilly Night Give these tips a try the next time your child is battling the heat in their sleep. Let us know how it works for you, parents! Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is for informational purposes only and should not be considered as medical advice from Motherhood. For any health-related concerns, it is advisable to consult with a qualified healthcare professional or medical practitioner. For more insightful stories and fun recipes, stay tuned to Motherhood Story!