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Weather been really hot these days. My darling also sweating like mad. i.e. pillow wet. Was thinking of getting a portable aircon. But I have a few concerns:
1) Is it advisable for babies to sleep in aircon?
2) Any recommendations of portable aircons?
Sighz Leey, i already have 2 fans for him but still sweating. Did not want to consider aircon in the first place, cos did not think it is very good for babies either, but the hot weather is disturbing his sleep....
no harm in switching on the aircon. But set at moderate temperature (25 deg-27 deg) and not to put him down directly facing the aircon or else he could get the chills. you could also put a timer so that your aircon will stop at certain time. And then you alternate it with fan.
Even at the hospital, our newborns have been exposed to aircon, so y worry over aircon usage for them when the babies are back home with us ?
Unless you have other reservations in using the aircon eg: environmental conscious.........then just make do with fan.
It is just a matter of choice.
my girl broke into heat rash after recovering from fever, i do not have choice but on air con, alt fan and sponge bath until her body cool down. I dont really like my girl to sleep in air con room for long time too.
I dont tink it really good for baby sleeping in air con room. For my dear son he aso sweat alot but we use a fan to blow him on a direction to him only. We will aso wipe his body n change his clothes before he sleep for the past wks.
agree with Enflor.. since baby have been exposed to aircon when in the hospital, MRT, or shopping centre, no harm switchin on the aircon.. For me, the last 2 weeks i have been usin the aircon on and off.. coz dear daughter like me, have sensitive nose, whn i on the air-con, i try to keep it around 27 degree celcius, and i will cover dear daughter with blanket n try to over her head with something also.. thn after about 30mins, whn the room temp have been chilled, thn i will switch off the aircon and on the fan..
Agree too. We usually dont't sleep with the aircon on, but these few weeks the weather is terrible, super hot, even at nite. So we on the aircon sometimes. Baby sleep in the aircon room with us too. We just make sure the temp not too low and also let baby wear long sleeve and long pants. He sleeps so much better. Too hot, he gets heat rash and keep tossing and turning.
Even for us if for long period we everyday sleep with air con then we wont b able to sleep if w/o air con which is sort of a habit to human.
Yes...Loves. I agree with you on inculcating good habit to children at young age.
For myself, the kids have their aircon days - Friday and Saturday night only. Other days, i would place 2 fans in the room they are sleeping. And they sleep wearing singlets/T-shirts.
Get them to sleep on Friday and Saturday nights...
they will be hehehe
Agree with you. Since baby have been exposed to aircon when in the hospital, so i dont't think is a problem loh. The weather is too hot nowadays, dear son very frustrated if i do not switch on the air-con. Make sure is on the right degree. Sumtimes i even turn on to 22 deg.
Thank you guys for your opinions.... Guess I will install the aircon but use when necessary. Guess sometimes as parents, you tend to worry too much esp when it's your first child!!!
Funny for us is when my baby girl is not home with us me and dear husband sleeps with just the fan. Only when my girl comes back on the weekend we turn the aircon on for her to sleep in. She perspires easily and hates warm places.
The weather has been very humid lately. Even we cannot stand the heat and is also turning the aircon to cool the room before switching to fan. Aircon provides a more conducive sleeping environment when set to 24 - 25 degrees though we turn it to 18 degrees when we just turn it on so that it will cool faster. For me anything higher than 24 degrees I personally feel turning on the fan would be a better choice dont't have to waste the electrical bill for aircon . Aircon doesn't have the sticky afterfeel as compared to fan. I am not against aircon for babies neither do I see any harm done. Just in my own personal opinion.
i let my baby sleep in aircon room. becos our house is often very warm and without any wind.
but we turn the aircon to just cool and comfort enough for him to sleep.
he still manage to sleep like a log.
if your house does not have aircon installed, you can install those single unit window aircon, on the window of the room in which your baby is sleeping. so you do not need to spend money to install aircon for all the rooms, including the heavy compressor. up to you.
or you can buy a portable/mobile "air cooler" (like the pictures shown below) to blow at your baby. you can browse around COURTS, BEST DENKI, HARVEY NORMAN, etc. you can go to http://www.carrier.com.sg/ and http://www.coolserve.com.sg/to find out more.
Last edited by aoi; 22-05-2008 at 05:30 PM.
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