Maintaining a Safe Nursery Temperature in Winter

Maintaining a Safe Nursery Temperature in Winter

When you have a newborn, you’ll soon find out that they tend to spend a lot of time sleeping. It’s important to make sure that you maintain the right nursery temperature for your baby’s comfort and safety. Keep the following tips in mind for your baby’s room.

Nursery Temperature Importance

Why is it so important to keep your baby’s room in the right temperature range? Not doing so could affect your baby’s ability to sleep soundly, such as if the room is too chilly. However, a room that is too warm could have more serious consequences. Nurseries that have a temperature that is too high can increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Babies that are too hot are less likely to wake up and make a fuss about being uncomfortable.

Winter Temperature Tips

Babies should sleep in a nursery that is between 68 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit until they are up to a year old. The risk of SIDS is highest when babies are 6 months old or younger, but this condition can still occur in older babies. Keep your baby’s nursery temperature in this range throughout the winter, and avoid dressing your child in too many layers. You should also avoid covering your baby’s head with a hat or cap in the nursery, since this makes it harder for babies to regulate their body temperature.

Summer Temperature Tips

During summer, babies should sleep in a nursery that is around 72 degrees. If you have an air conditioner, set the thermostat at this temperature when your baby will be sleeping in the nursery. If this room still feels stuffy, such as if it’s on a sunny side of the house, you can use a fan to keep it cooler. If you don’t have an air conditioner, consider having one installed at your home to ensure a safe and comfortable nursery temperature.

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