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#1 magicalmum

Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:18 AM

Hi all,    I'm in QLD and expecting our first baby very soon. We have been using a lot of air con this summer but now have to think about the right temperature for the baby. Anyone using air con with a newborn? What temperature do you set it at? Thanks

#2 lozzylots

Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:23 AM

We've had some hot weather in Adelaide & have used the aircon a lot too. We've actually needed it for DD more than ourselves, she is a very warm baby and gets really cranky when she's hot, especially in humid heat. It's definitely not too cool  for her - we have it set on about 23 but cooler on the really hot says as ours doesn't cope well with +35 degrees.

#3 mandala

Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:43 AM

I would also go with around 23 degrees. The SIDS recommendation is for sleeping at a room temperature of 18-20 degress, but that's a very expensive target if you're in Queensland!

I found that DS was far more forgiving of temperature differences than I would have been. It was pretty surprising.

#4 nicknick

Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:04 PM

We use our air conditioning, DD now 7 months and have it for Sydney summer at 23 degrees but don't  use the zone in her room when she is sleeping - I don't like sleeping myself with it on so don't do it for her. Her room is then around 23/24 overnight. I think around that 23 is a good.

#5 TKS

Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:21 PM

I'm in QLD and we don't have air con in the bedrooms. We just have a ceiling fan and pedestal fans on in the baby's room. We do have good quality insulation in the roof which helps but the baby's room is often in the high 20s. We close the house up during the day to keep the hot air out and open the windows as soon as the temperatures start to drop. We leave the window's open in the baby's room until around 10pm when we close up. Our son sleeps in a nappy, singlet and a 0.5 tog sleeping bag or on really hot nights just a nappy. So far he seems comfortable (not too hot) and our electricity bill is still quiet low.

I think it is important to keep the air moving on hot days so the fans work well. You don't want a stuffy room. I find air con (we have it in the lounge) tends to make him quiet cold to touch and he gets grumpy. But every baby is different just like adults! I love summer my husband loves winter.

#6 indigo~

Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:45 PM

I'm in Brisbane. I have the air con set to 24-25 degrees during the day and then turn it off and open up the house when the temp drops around 5-5.30pm. I don't enjoy air con much; I get too cold.

My bedroom can be 26-27 degrees still when bub/I go to bed. (Bub is in bassinet next to bed). If it's really steamy, I'll put the air con on in my room set to 24-25 degrees.

Usually though I have the windows open, curtains pulled back and ceiling fan on. Bub wears a short sleeve bodysuit and is loosely swaddled from arm pits down in a muslin. Occasionally I leave her in just a singlet, but it does get cooler in the wee hours and she as her arms out when she sleeps.

#7 Camizebra

Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:53 PM

QUOTE (lozzylots @ 01/01/2013, 11:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We've had some hot weather in Adelaide & have used the aircon a lot too. We've actually needed it for DD more than ourselves, she is a very warm baby and gets really cranky when she's hot, especially in humid heat. It's definitely not too cool  for her - we have it set on about 23 but cooler on the really hot says as ours doesn't cope well with +35 degrees.


This exactly!  Another Adelaider here too.  OMG - highjacking the thread somewhat, but we are due for a mega heatwave this week.  Eeeeeks.

#8 Leafprincess

Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:45 PM

QUOTE (indigo~ @ 01/01/2013, 07:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm in Brisbane. I have the air con set to 24-25 degrees during the day and then turn it off and open up the house when the temp drops around 5-5.30pm. I don't enjoy air con much; I get too cold.

My bedroom can be 26-27 degrees still when bub/I go to bed. (Bub is in bassinet next to bed). If it's really steamy, I'll put the air con on in my room set to 24-25 degrees.

Usually though I have the windows open, curtains pulled back and ceiling fan on. Bub wears a short sleeve bodysuit and is loosely swaddled from arm pits down in a muslin. Occasionally I leave her in just a singlet, but it does get cooler in the wee hours and she as her arms out when she sleeps.


This is us too except I don't swaddle because he hates it.

#9 Mum2TwoDSs

Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:12 PM

We are in Melbourne and use air con on hot days and nights to keep temp between 19-21 deg. Honestly I hate using air con as I get too cold with it. And I feel uncomfortable bub uses it cos his face (which I can't cover up) gets so cold. If not for SIdS reasons I would not use it. I think TKS made a good point...make sure air is moving and room is not stuffy. A fan is more important.




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