Safely Heating the Baby's Room

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Because of a very large (yet beautiful) window in my daughter's room, it is a little drafty. I am getting ready to move her from the bassinet in my room to her crib in her room. Anyone know of a safe way to heat her room? I worry about space heaters because of the fire hazzard.

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Satinder - posted on 06/12/2012

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hi,

Has anyone used a radiant heater in babies room? Is it recommended? We were using a heater, but it was blowing out hot air...the radiant heater doesn't...or would just the oil heater be the best?

Ruth - posted on 01/06/2010

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my home has one large heating vent at the foot of the stairs; the hall & the bathroom; the bedrooms don't have their own; so i keep the baby in my room & i have a small electric heater w/ a temp gauge that intermittently sends heat throughout the room all night long

Chelsea - posted on 01/05/2010

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a humidifier (spelling) not the coolmist one the one that gives off a little heat, and helps your baby breath through out the night especially in these winter nights, and a heavier blanket from the back of her sholders (my bab sleeps on her side) and clear from her nose. my baby likes the loose feeling, where she can move a little bit with her arms. and i put a lighter blanket from her waist down. and if you have a ceiling fan turn it the other way to get the hot air from top to move around and help warm the rest of the room. make sure you have heavy drapes over the window, to keep the warmth from escaping also add maybe a padding around the edges of the window maybe to keep it unexpensive use strips of fleece? hope i helped a little but atleast.

Stifler's - posted on 06/12/2012

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I turn on the air con to 25 the big one that does the whole house and leave renae's door open. She has a singlet, pyjamas and a sleeping bag. I don't think if you already have a heater on in the house that an extra heater in their room is a very good idea. I don't think it needs to be any warmer than 25-26 if they are wearing warm clothes.

Abbie - posted on 01/05/2010

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How hot do you want it in there? A warm room is a risk for SIDS. A baby will sleep best at cooler degrees. Such as 68, Put her in a blanket sleeper with socks and a onsie on. But yes wrap the window with plastic, heavy drapes, you can also close some of your air vents ( in rooms you aren't in) and that will force more heat into the rooms that the vents are open.

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Places like Home Depot and Menards have plastic wrap you can use to seal the window for winter. It works great!

Toni - posted on 01/05/2010

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I have a space heater in my kids room but it is set on a plat form they cant reach and that doesnt have any fire hazards. Also it turns off automatically if it falls and if you set it to a certain tempurature its turns off that way it doesnt get to hot.. I was checking on them twice a night the forst week, but I trust it.

Krista - posted on 01/05/2010

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First of all, if you get heavy drapes for that window that you can pull at night, it'll greatly reduce the draft, which will make the place a lot easier to heat. How old/big is she? Our baby's room is cold due to us having central heating (a wood furnace), so we put him in a heavy fleece sleeper and then a sleep sack over that (he won't keep blankets on him).

Anita - posted on 01/05/2010

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Quoting Chelsea:

a humidifier (spelling) not the coolmist one the one that gives off a little heat, and helps your baby breath through out the night especially in these winter nights, and a heavier blanket from the back of her sholders (my bab sleeps on her side) and clear from her nose. my baby likes the loose feeling, where she can move a little bit with her arms. and i put a lighter blanket from her waist down. and if you have a ceiling fan turn it the other way to get the hot air from top to move around and help warm the rest of the room. make sure you have heavy drapes over the window, to keep the warmth from escaping also add maybe a padding around the edges of the window maybe to keep it unexpensive use strips of fleece? hope i helped a little but atleast.



you have to be careful with humidifiers as you need to have air flow so baby doesn't get ear infections from the moisture in the air. I learnt this the hard way with my son.

Amanda - posted on 01/05/2010

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a lot of times you can get the stand up heaters at walmart and places like that my parents have on and so does my aunt they do not get hot enough to cause a fire and they work a lot like a fan I think they are pretty baby safe and I think I may get one for my sons room. They are pretty inexpensive and very efficient one heater heats a room very well depending on how cold it is where you live

Letyce - posted on 01/05/2010

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Hi Jessica,

I was in the same situation as you last year when we moved our daughter into her room. Her room is drafty and above the garage. I bought this saran wrap stuff and covered the window. It's very easy, you just stick to the outer edge and blow dry it tight. You can pick that up at Home Depot. It really helped because it does a great job at keeping the cold air out and none of the heat from your central air escapes. We also have a small space heater. Being she is in a crib we didn't worry about her touching it. It has a temp guage on it so you can set it to a tempurature and it will turn on and off to maintain. That way you can leave it on overnight and not really worry too much. You can find those little heaters just about anywhere. Hope this helps!

Anita - posted on 01/05/2010

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both my kids have the oil fin heaters (5 fin) which I can safely & confidently leave on all night. Put it in the middle of the room where it won't touch or fall on anything. The heaters I have turn themselves on and off depending on the temperature in the room. They didn't cost very much either - about $25-$30 each :)

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Quoting Sadie:

dont u have a radiator in the room?.... we have a radiator we use that but it has a wood cover over it so my son cant touch it but recently our boiler has stopped working so we bought a plug in standing heater we only used it when he was out the room or in his cot so he couldnt touch it



We don't have a radiator in the room. We don't have anything in the room. All we have is our Central Heating and air. This stand up heater....where did you get it? Is it recommended for overnight use? This is what I am confused on. I don't know what I can safely put in her room while she sleeps.

Sadie - posted on 01/05/2010

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dont u have a radiator in the room?.... we have a radiator we use that but it has a wood cover over it so my son cant touch it but recently our boiler has stopped working so we bought a plug in standing heater we only used it when he was out the room or in his cot so he couldnt touch it

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