Room temperature and newborns

Discussion in 'Ask a Mum!' started by NinjaKitty, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. NinjaKitty

    NinjaKitty Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Messages:
    9,113
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi, from my antenatal classes and what I've read the ideal room temperature for a newborn is 18 degrees. That way you can layer up or layer down clothes depending on how comfy your newborns temperature is.

    I'm just wondering because my EDD is middle of Jan, basically when the UK is at the coldest. I know that I'll feel way too cold at keeping the house at 18 degrees. I just don't fancy having to peel off jumpers and several layers whenever I need to BF.

    Obviously I'll do whatever is best for LO so I was wondering what temperature did others keep your house out? BTW I do understand that a newborn being too hot is more dangerous than being too cold because they can't regulate their temperature. I just wondered if there was a safe sort of temp zone.
     
  2. hopefulmummy

    hopefulmummy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2010
    Messages:
    1,521
    Likes Received:
    0
    My lo was born on the 4 July. London was a sauna. His room was 27 degrees at one point. I just watched him carefully and used my common sense when I dressed him. Now, his room is usually 20 degrees when I put him down which is a comfortable temp I think - not too warm or cold. Hth xx
     
  3. Princess81

    Princess81 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Messages:
    27,118
    Likes Received:
    234
    We keep ours at 20 but when the wood burner is lit it goes to 24 and Cam is more than happy with this it's just a guide I think Hun x
     
  4. NinjaKitty

    NinjaKitty Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Messages:
    9,113
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks peeps. Just concerned if I go too cold *tmi alert* my nips purse to the size of currenst and hurt like hell. BF under those circumstances would be a nightmare.
     
  5. Princess81

    Princess81 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Messages:
    27,118
    Likes Received:
    234
    :rofl: I feel your pain x
     
  6. Alexandra84

    Alexandra84 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    552
    Likes Received:
    0
    No way we'd have our room at 18deg, my husband would divorce me and move out (he's tropical lol). Our house is at 22deg and I just use common sense when dressing our LO. If she feels hot, remove layers/acts cold, put something warmer :).
     
  7. Momma`Kat

    Momma`Kat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2010
    Messages:
    2,348
    Likes Received:
    0
    Im in the middle east, And the house is generally kept between 22 and 26. (And 22 is COLD after high 40s trust me :p)

    Anyway, Alannas bedroom is kept at a "cool" 26 (as in fans on to keep air moving) And she just goes down with her sleepsuit, or if shes gone to bed in just a diaper, she gets a light blanket on top
     
  8. Maria1977

    Maria1977 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2010
    Messages:
    5,272
    Likes Received:
    0
    Oz was born in december, but is a very hot baby. We kept temp at 20 degrees and indoors in only ever had 1 layer and thin blanket and he was always just right. When your lo is here you'll just know whsat is right xxx
     
  9. misscrazycooki

    misscrazycooki Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Messages:
    3,611
    Likes Received:
    0
    Oh my flat was freezing compared to the labour ward at hospital so I had heating on alot when little man got back home x I had it about 21/22 degrees x

    Its personally up to you and how you want it I had him covered in 5 blankets at the temp he loved being warm x
     
  10. traci

    traci Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2010
    Messages:
    2,230
    Likes Received:
    0
    We keep Alice's room between 18-20. She only sleeps in a sleepsuit and 1 blanket and is happy with that. Everyone feels the cold differently so just go with what you feel is best.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice