Babies and Temperature: Maintaining Optimal Ranges

Babies and Temperature: Maintaining Optimal Ranges

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basics on why babies have a somewhat tighter ideal temperature range than other people, plus some initial tips on how to utilize your HVAC system properly to meet these needs. Both to avoid the risk of SIDS and to keep babies as comfortable as possible, babies should be kept within a close range of temperatures - especially when sleeping.

At Airtime Heating & Cooling, we're here to offer numerous HVAC solutions to clients around Draper, Bluffdale, Riverton, Herriman and nearby parts of Utah, including any AC repairs or other services you may need to help optimize the temperature for your newborn. Today's part two of our series will look at some additional ways to ensure your baby's room always stays within the ideal 70-74 degrees Fahrenheit range, particularly during sleep, both in the HVAC realm and otherwise.

Light Bedding and Seasonal Clothing

Two very simple tips that can go a long way in helping maintain a comfortable temperature for your baby are to use light bedding and adjust clothing based on the season. Try to keep as much of your baby's skin exposed when possible, and avoid letting them sleep with too many blankets or other thick items that could trap heat in their bed.

Also, depending on the weather outside, you'll want to dress your newborn with appropriate clothing for the season. In summer, this may mean thin layers of clothing such as a onesie and a light sleeper, while in winter it could be long-sleeve shirts and pants.

Proper Ventilation

One HVAC-related tip to promote a suitable temperature in your baby's room is to keep the air circulating properly. You'll want to make sure that the vents are not restricted or blocked, as this could lead to an accumulation of warm or cold air in certain areas of the room and create uncomfortable conditions.

You may also want to invest in a humidifier, depending on how dry your air is. Having too dry of an atmosphere can cause your baby to become irritated, and if the levels get too low it can even lead to health issues such as nosebleeds or respiratory illnesses.

No Space Heaters or AC Units Near the Crib

If you're in a situation where you need to provide additional heating or cooling for your baby's room, you'll want to be careful about the placement of any space heaters or fans/AC units. Make sure that they are not directly next to the crib, as this can create a safety hazard if your newborn is able to reach them.

Lastly, it would be wise to invest in a temperature monitor that can alert you if the room ever gets too hot or cold. This way, you'll always be able to know how comfortable your baby is and take action if necessary.

At Airtime Heating & Cooling, we understand that comfort and safety for your newborn are your top priorities. We specialize in a variety of HVAC services and provide our customers with industry-leading solutions for optimal temperature control, so you can rest assured that your baby is always in the right environment. Contact our team today for more information about how we can help you create a safe and comfortable environment for your newborn!