February 28, 2013

Scandinavian Babies All Sleepin' Outside All The Time FTW

We all know that Scandinavian kids sleep outside in their prams all winter long, wrapped in wool Onesies and down comforters, and that they're the healthiest, happiest, best-sleeping babies in any hemisphere. All that fresh air.

We also know that the concept of parking your kid out in the snow for hours at a time freaks foreigners right the hell out. [And actually got a Danish mom arrested in New York City once back in the day. Ooh brother, I remember that tabloid frenzy. If they didn't all think they were right, and the Euros are crazy, New Yorkers should've been thoroughly embarrassed over that one.

Anyway, don't worry, the BBC is ON it.

The key is wool against the skin, plus all the other stuff. And the optimum napping temperature is -5 degrees, but -20 or -30 works, too. Try it at home! But not in the streets, because you'll still totally get sent to jail.

The babies who nap in sub-zero temperatures [bbc via dt reader helena]
Official Finnish Napping Advice, in English, PDF [stm.fi]


FTR, totally works in Boston too.

Also works here in the great white north. My 3 kids routinely slept outside at their Montreal daycare all winter long. No colds during this period.

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