How Safe is it to Use an Aircon in your Baby's Room?

Teljoy

Summer is fast approaching, and the temperatures have begun to climb to almost unbearable degrees. One of our saving graces, if we can afford it, is having an aircon (such as the Samsung Boracay R410-9000 BTU Aircon) in our homes. As adults, we will usually have our aircons on at the lowest temperature we can handle (which is pretty low) however, when you share your bedroom with a baby, is it really safe for them to have the aircon on? This is a question that has plagued many parents, especially those people that live in extremely hot places.

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According to many doctors, it is quite safe (and actually recommended) to use an aircon in your baby’s room. The reason for this is that babies are not as effective as adults at regulating their body temperature so sleeping in an overly warm room can cause your baby to overheat and become sick or get heat rashes. The room where your baby is should remain as cool as possible, but not too cold. If the room temperature gets too low, your baby’s body temperature will drop and cause him/her to get chills and could cause hypothermia. However, when using an aircon in your baby’s room, you should remember to keep your littles one away from the direct blast of the cold air, and also ensure that your baby is lightly dressed but still completely covered so that the cold air doesn’t directly touch and dry out their skin while they are sleeping. Finally, also ensure that the aircon is serviced regularly so that it works efficiently at all times.

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There has been much debate about the use of an aircon in a baby’s room, however most doctors recommend this, especially if you live a hot and humid environment. If you cannot afford to have an aircon in more than one room, and your whole house tends to heat up, you could always invest in an Alliance 12 000 Btu Portable Air Conditioner which will allow you to take the cool with you to any part of your home (or anywhere you go really!).

*Teljoy quotes this information in good faith, but is not an expert in children’s health and suggests that you consult your GP if you have any concerns about whether this is right for you.