Safest temperature for my baby’s room

Safest temperature for my baby’s room
August 21 08:31 2016

Some new parents wonder what is the best temperature for their infants and how to maintain this. Experts say that starting from 65 to 74F is the best temperature for your growing one and this will surely help him having a nice and sound sleep, setting him ready for the next big day. Place your baby on his back to sleep from the starts, for both day and night sleeps. This will tend to reduce the risk of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy a growing concern for parents worldwide. It’s much safer for babies to sleep on their back rather than on their sides If you are thinking that your baby is sweating a lot, then check his tummy or the back of his neck for temperature measurements. This is the best way to check his core temperature. If he feeling hot and sweating, remove a layer of clothes from his body and check him again. Don’t worry if his hands and feet feel cool, as this is completely normal for this age of baby. Healthy babies placed on their backs having much higher tendency to survive comparing them to the other toddler who sleep on their sides or upside down.

 

Suggesting different temperature for babies to sleep in different seasons:

Spring

Welcoming the spring by opening the windows at night is not a good idea for your baby. Let the temperature rise above 65F and then you can open the windows but be careful don’t let the pollens enter the baby’s room.

Summer

For summer we will recommend the ideal temperature for the baby that is mentioned earlier (65F to 74F), you may set the thermostat at 72F, which will help you in reducing the electricity bill.

Fall

You can open windows in early fall to let your baby breathe fresh air and you can also set your house temperature to go as low as 65⁰F, but when the temperature dips lower than this, shut the windows and add some heat. And as a security measure, use security bars to keep toddlers from falling off the windows.

Winter

House temperatures can be set as high as 74⁰F in winter. You can also keep your baby warm by adding some clothes to his body, but not let it to become too hot. Mild night temperatures will make your baby sleep better, especially if he is kept warm by a wearable blanket. At the time of day, keep the baby’s room warm and stable the temperatures, usually between 65⁰F to 74⁰F.

Knowing when the temperature is rising

If your young one is not settling, then close the curtains of the room and allow some cool breeze to flow in. This will settle him and also keep the room temperature set. In summers there will be some days when you will not be able to set the room temperature as required by the baby but try to keep the temperature down, by opening the windows, and letting the cool breeze to come in.

Only choose light weight layer of clothing and blanket for the baby, so that when required you can put some up or down from the baby and keep his body at ideal temperature. The main thing is to check your baby’s ability, that how he copes with the temperature. Do not just rely on his hands and feet but also keep a check on his chest, so if he is sweating, you know you have to remove a certain amount of layer from his body. There are no right number of layer for the baby to use, as no two blankets, or no two babies are of the same kind. In summers use low tog rating sleeping bags for the baby.

Knowing when the temperature is cooling

In winters for increasing your options use multiple amount of blankets and clothes. If you have placed your baby in the highest rate tog and he is stilling feeling cold then you can add an extra layer of an additional vest, sleeping suit or blanket as it adjusts with the baby. Keep an eye on your baby when it comes to the warm temperature, as you will learn gradually when to keep the temperature warm or how many layer of clothes the baby needs. It is so much important to check with the baby that is he being able to co-operate with the temperature and is not being disturbed by the temperature.

 

Household cot

Household cots are permanent sleeping place for babies and young ones that have raised boundaries and place them where the weather, heater or cooler will not affect them directly. Cots are usually like a rectangle shape with sides and ends made of slats or filler bars, so their adjustments might look handy. Often one side drops down to give easy access to the child. Circular cots are also available in the market. These are made with walls that have no slats placed in them. There are also cots available that shrink to a toddler bed.

Don’t let infants become trapped between gaps in household cots, it will get them suffocated, suffering injuries on their arms and legs, or it might lead to strangulation if their head becomes trapped between gaps. Extra pillows, toys and bumpers in the cot can also cause injuries to babies if they get trapped in them. Babies may also use the wall as footholds to try climbing out of cots, and if they fall on the other side they can cause serious injuries to themselves such as fractures. Infants can also suffer from strangulation if their clothes gets caught up, on parts of a cot that stick out.

 

Mattress

Do not use mattress that are not designed for the cot. Mattress which are not designed for the cot, can create dangerous gaps for the baby while sleeping which might lead to suffocation. Never put an extra mattress on the cot, they might look good but that will not act in favor for the baby.

 

 

 

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