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What temperature is best for our baby?

room temperature for babies

What is the normal room temperature we should keep in our 5 week old's nursery? We usually keep it about 73 degrees but many books/websites say to keep the house in the 60's. That seems pretty cool. We don't want to overheat him b/c we swaddle him at night but we don't want him too cold either....

Keep your home at a temperature where you as parents are comfortable - 73 degrees if fine. I would dress your baby a little warmer than you and swaddle him in a blanket. A one month old is old enough to let you know (through crying) if he is uncomfortable. As for “the experts” who recommend 60 degrees, I’d bet they either sell air conditioning systems or are referring to heating the home up to the high 60s.

 

Written August, 2010 by
Dr. Gordon, Orlando Pediatrician

 

 

 

 

 

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