The approach and onset of winter bring about the hassle of keeping warm, especially for our babies. The little infants’ system hasn’t learned how to regulate its internal temperature. It all falls back to you, to keep them and their rooms warm and comfortable.
With the help of some natural warmth, extra insulation, and home electric appliances, you can raise the temperature in your baby’s room to keep it consistently warm. Just keep track on the heat so that it doesn’t go overboard.
Keep reading for the full guide.
1. Invest In A Thermostat or Indoor Thermometer
It is surprisingly easy to overheat a baby’s room in an attempt to keep it warm. Experts recommend you keep temperatures in your child’s room between 68 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s why you’ll need to install a thermostat or use an indoor thermometer to keep track of the temperature.
A good criterion to follow is to keep the room warm enough for a lightly clothed adult. Test it on yourself. If it is too warm for you, then it’s too warm for the baby.
2. Make Use Of The Natural Warmth
Whenever it is beautiful and sunny outside, keep your curtains open to let in the natural sunlight and heat. This will keep your baby’s room bright and warm enough all day while saving you money as you won’t be running heating appliances.
3. Use A Space Heater
If your baby’s room is freezing and you need it heated up real quick, then you should consider using a space heater. They are perfect for such situations.
However, you have to consider the safety of the child. Keep the heater a reasonable distance away from flammable items. Keep it even further from the baby as the hot surface burns skin very easily.
Also, not all space heaters can be used in baby’s room. Kerosene or radiator heaters are to be avoided. If you want to select a space heater for your baby’s room, homeairquality.com has reviewed some products.
4. Install Thermal Curtains
Thermal Curtains (also known as insulating curtains) are another excellent way of keeping warm air in your baby’s room. Keep them close to the windows as possible and let them fall on to the window sill or even the floor. Keep them closed at night to prevent the warm air from escaping through the window.
5. Seal The Windows
Faulty windows are a “firm No” in your baby’s room. They tend to be drafty, letting cold air in and reducing the temperature of the room. This is bad for your baby’s health and your wallet. You will spend a load of money trying to keep the temperature up. Instead, use sealants like caulk or weather stripping to keep the drafts out and warm air in, or replace the old leaky windows with new sealed ones.
6. Keep The Door Closed
Once you’ve settled on the way to heat the baby’s room, keep its door closed. This way, no heat is lost, and if you are using a space heater, you will save more on energy bills as the device won’t work too hard to keep the confined space warm.
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Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi is the founder of this blog which she shares her parenting and lifestyle experiences.She is a Contracts Engineer by profession and recently launched her own Engineering consultancy service Sihela Consultants.(www.sihelaconsultants.com)