We know that when temperatures are higher, especially in the summer, the heat brings many discomforts for children at bedtime, right ?! But what will be the best option to relieve the discomfort of the little ones: fan or air conditioning? We selected the main pros and cons on both devices. Check out!
Fan x air conditioning
When the baby sleeps in a very hot environment, he runs the risk of becoming more sweaty, favoring the appearance of rashes, in addition to disrupting the sleep routine of the little one, who does not sleep well. Usually, he wakes up more often and gets more agitated the next day, doesn’t he?
In addition to the great difference in the value and availability of installing the devices, families are concerned about which option is best for ensuring child health. Did you know that the two are nominated? See the recommendations of each one!
You need to keep an eye on targeting the device, Mom! Never leave the fan facing the child directly, if it is portable, always place it in a way that the air can circulate, without being directed at the baby. Also keep the appliance out of the reach of children.
If the fan is a ceiling fan, the wind should always be in the exhaust mode, facing upwards. That way, you refresh the room completely and guarantee a pleasant sleep for your love.
Another important recommendation: cleaning the appliance and the children’s room demand attention! As the fan raises dust, the room must always be clean. Just like the propellers and grids. Preferably, use a damp cloth for cleaning and wipe away from the mops, which further spread dust particles and may cause allergies.
In the case of air conditioning, the same precautions regarding the direction of air flow are also necessary, but there is no contraindication. If you already have a device installed in the environment that will be transformed into a baby or children’s room, be aware of the positioning of the furniture!
First, keep an eye on the temperature, ideally keep it between 23 ° C and 27 ° C. The recommendation is never to leave the environment too cold, to avoid a thermal shock when leaving the room to another environment.
It is necessary to read all the guidelines of the device manufacturer, see? See the information correctly, especially about the filter, which must always be clean. Otherwise, it can accumulate dust, fungi and bacteria, being a facilitator for allergic processes and infectious diseases. There are models on the market that promise to filter up to 80% of these impurities, keep an eye on choosing your own!
Another fact about air conditioning: it can cause the air to dry out. This lack of moisture can trigger respiratory crises in allergic children, with symptoms such as nasal congestion, itchy eyes or nose, coughing, sneezing, shortness of breath and runny nose.
If your child has any of these problems, talk to the pediatrician. But many experts advise using a humidifier while the air conditioning is on in the room. Remember to turn it off at bath time and only turn it back on when the child is dry and dressed.
We understand that this is not always a viable solution, you can also use damp towels and water basins to balance the humidity in the air. Another tip is to always wash children’s nostrils with saline.
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