Newborn Body/Room Temperature Qs — The Bump
January 2017 Moms

Newborn Body/Room Temperature Qs

So, I run fairly hot, and this pregnancy has only made that worse. We keep our house pretty chilly - around 65-68F. Now that it's cooling down outside, we wake up and it's around 61-63 inside. We also sleep with a ceiling fan and two oscillating tower fans on in our bedroom. It occurred to me the other day that...this will probably be a problem when the baby makes her appearance. Does anyone know what temperature the room should be (ish) that your baby is sleeping in? I know every baby is different, so this is probably a tricky question to answer, but it's probably the one thing I'm most worried about right now. Whenever we stay at my BIL's house I wake up covered in sweat, because they keep it so effing warm for their toddler. I know that being extra sweaty after delivery is already a thing, so not looking forward to potentially amplifying that.

Also, semi-related, I've read that having a fan on in the baby's room can help reduce the risk of SIDS? Has anyone had a fan in their baby's room? Ceiling or tower or what?

Thanks ladies!!!! <3
Me: 28 DH: 29
Met 11/1/2013
Engaged 10/14/2014
Married 10/14/2015
BFP 04/24/2016, EDD 1/4/2017

Re: Newborn Body/Room Temperature Qs

  • Hi! 

    We actually had a long chat about this last week in the ask a STM mom 10/17 thread - it's still in the first page so it should be easy to find - I would link it here but I'm on mobile and can't. 

    :)
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    JessLeonard23azwildcat62cjs260christac1010
  • Thanks!! I will go check that out!
    Me: 28 DH: 29
    Met 11/1/2013
    Engaged 10/14/2014
    Married 10/14/2015
    BFP 04/24/2016, EDD 1/4/2017
    ceclarlinetlo
  • When we had our first girl we slept in the basement and kept it fairly cool, also slept with a fan on, I just made sure to keep her bundled pretty good in sleep sacks and warm Jammie's, plus I put two receiving blankets over the top of the bassinet to block the wind, it worked fairly well I think. But once she was in her own room we made sure the temperature never fell below 20 celsius(no idea what that is in Fahrenheit sorry) 
  • @mudderbear Looks like 20 C is 68 F, so that's perfect! Thanks for the feedback! I think I got a little too worried about the temperature, because my BIL's house is like 80 F (27 C) degrees. I started to panic that that was what was necessary, haha.
    Me: 28 DH: 29
    Met 11/1/2013
    Engaged 10/14/2014
    Married 10/14/2015
    BFP 04/24/2016, EDD 1/4/2017
  • Ugh, ew, 80?!!?  Soooo hot, plus I'm too cheap for that kind of heat bill!
    We keep our house at 68-69 and have two toddlers.
    JessLeonard23
  • Ya I am definitely too cheap for that shit haha...I'm also way too hot of a person for that. When I was pregnant with my first I kept our house at like 17, my sister visited and had to wear like 9 layers haha 
    JessLeonard23
  • 68 degrees sound perfect :) Yes, a fan is a great idea. Keeps air circulating. I've always put my babies in zip pajamas for bed and then swaddled them. They've always stayed warm, without getting overheated or cold. 

    JessLeonard23
  • Ive always had a fan as well but I did notice when my DS started to get a cough at night the fan irritated it even more so it had to be shut off until he was better.
    Pregnancy Ticker
    JessLeonard23
  • @KarliQ88 That is a super helpful infographic!!! Adding it to my list of things to print out! 
    Me: 28 DH: 29
    Met 11/1/2013
    Engaged 10/14/2014
    Married 10/14/2015
    BFP 04/24/2016, EDD 1/4/2017
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