Essential Gadget for Baby’s Room: Temperature Sensor
– The temperature in the baby’s room
– The temperature in the older children’s room
– The price and points of sale of accessories
Each room has its temperature. More than anywhere else, a temperature that is too high in a child’s room is terrible for health and the wallet. Too low, on the other hand, is just as bad for health but also a source of discomfort. So it’s all about moderation, with a few tips to know!
Good to know: the limit of heating temperature of an occupied house must be 19°. But be careful; this value is an average for the whole house, to be modulated according to the rooms and their occupants.
The temperature in the baby’s room
Regulate the temperature in summer and winter
As soon as a baby is born, his room temperature is essential to his well-being and protection. It must be between 18° and 20°. In winter, avoid stoves, auxiliary heaters, electric blankets, and hot water bottles to keep the temperature safe and constant. In general, do not place your child’s bed near a heat source or too close to the window.
A fan can help you control the room temperature, but the airflow should not be headed directly at baby. In summer, the temperature should not rise too high, so close the shutters during the day and open them again as soon as the temperature drops a little.
The temperature sensor
The temperature sensor is a practical device that monitors the temperature in your baby’s room and alerts you via an alarm or digital display as soon as it changes. This sensor is commonly integrated into the baby monitor, which, by functioning like an intercom, allows you to keep an eye on your child during his sleep.
Good to know: humidity is another factor to consider, whether in the baby’s room or the older children’s room. Its rate must be between 50 and 55%. If it is too low, dry air can cause respiratory irritation. Too high, it favours microbial development. Don’t hesitate to invest in a baby humidifier if the air in the room is too dry.
The temperature in the older children’s room
In the older children’s room, as in the adult’s room, the temperature should be between 16° and 18°, which promotes good sleep. It is possible to slightly increase the temperature during the day (to 19° – 20°) when the child is playing in his room to lower it again at bedtime. Closing shutters and curtains at night will also help prevent heat loss.
Good to know: just one degree less saves 7% of your heating consumption!
High temperatures do not help you fall asleep or get a good night’s sleep in the summer. Ventilate the room in the morning and evening, keeping the shutters closed during the day. As in the baby’s room, you can also opt for a fan, but be careful with the air conditioner, which should be used in moderation so as not to create a thermal shock, which can cause respiratory and eye infections.
It is also important to air the room, winter and summer, for 10 to 15 minutes every day to renew the indoor air that is 5 to 10 times more polluted than the outdoor air! In addition, the less humid outside air increases the heating system’s efficiency.
The price and points of sale of accessories
Different accessories can allow you to regulate the temperature in your child’s room. The baby monitor with a built-in temperature sensor costs $ 200 to $ 300. For a bedroom fan, $80 to $350, and for a humidifier, $100 to $200. All these prices are, of course, indicative only. Now with the rising inflation, you may be shocked by the costs…
You will find these accessories in department stores, hardware stores, baby shops and on the internet.