What Temperature Should a Baby’s Room Be?

2. Using (and not using) heating

Babies do not need hot rooms, and all-night heating is rarely necessary. Moreover, it is expensive when simple layering is just as effective. If the temperature is especially cold, resist the temptation to cover your baby in a blanket, as this can be dangerous if it wraps around them or covers their face.

Instead, you could use a baby sleeping bag or use thicker layers. Never put a hot water bottle or electric blanket in the cot. Baby’s limbs will usually feel cool, especially their feet and hands, and so long as their bodies and heads are comfortably warm, you don’t need to worry. However, if hands and feet look discoloured, this indicates that your child is too cold.


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