When you’ve gone a little one to look after, you need to think about many different things, including how to keep their bedroom at the right temperature. Making sure they have a comfortable environment and bedroom is vital to ensuring their health stays as well as possible for the first few months of their life. In order to make sure you look after your baby’s health as much as possible, here are some of the things that you should consider.
You may have to keep the room warmer than the other rooms
It is important that you ensure the room is warm enough for your baby, and if not, you should ensure that you take extra measures to heat the room further. It is recommended that you keep a baby’s room at around 20-22 degrees Celsius – anything less than this may be too cold and any warmer may be too hot and cause health problems for your baby. You can monitor the temperature by having an individual thermostat for the room.
Think about temperature when you initially decorate the room
Regardless of the type of baby room you have, such as a Scandinavian baby room, you should be aware that the temperature of the room could vary depending on how you furnish it and what type of fixtures and fittings you decide to have in there. When you’re decorating your baby’s room, think about the flooring that may allow more cold in the room and the kids floor rugs too. Anything that you can use as insulation for the room will mean that you can spend less money on heating and more money on other things related to looking after your baby.
Buy the right type of bedding
For newborn babies and toddlers, it’s a good idea to think in terms of layers when buying bedding, just like you would for their clothing. This means that instead of buying a thick duvet or quilt for the baby’s cot, you should buy several thinner blankets that you can layer up. In the warmer months, you can take them off and leave your baby with one or two, and for the cooler days and nights, you can add more and ensure your baby is kept as warm as necessary.
Be careful not to use anything dangerous
Items such as electric blankets are never a good idea for babies and young children, so no matter how cold it is, you should think about other measures rather than using something that is potentially hazardous to your child.
Use a draught excluder
People severely underestimate how useful a draught excluder really is – it will keep out a lot of cool air that is trying to get into the bedroom. As well as black-out curtains and double-glazed windows, draught excluders help to trap any warm air which is already in the room, which is keep your baby as warm as necessary while also saving you money on the household bills.