Why Some Parents Prefer For Their Babies To Sleep In The Snow

Outdoor Naps Can Start As Young As Two Weeks Old

Two babies are bundled in snow strollers from the mid 20th century
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A study published by the University of Oulu in Finland found that the common practice of allowing children to nap outside typically started when the infant was a mere two weeks old. The study also discovered that children who napped outside slept for a longer period of time as compared to children who napped inside.

Researchers discovered that temperatures typically ranged from -16 to 42 degrees Fahrenheit while children were left outside for their naps. Common physical symptoms of the little ones being out in the cold were a sweaty neck, cold fingertips, red cheeks, and a cold nose.