Choosing the Perfect Heater for Your Baby Room: Why Infrared Heaters Are the Ideal Option
If you’ve recently become a parent, you’ll understand how stressful it can be to look after a newborn. With so much to think about, it can be easy to overlook some of the most important aspects of their care. Protecting your baby from the outside elements may be instinctual, but what about shielding them from the elements within your own home?
Babies are extremely susceptible to both the cold and the heat. Too hot or too cold a room can be dangerous for infants, making them vulnerable to illness and - in the worst case - fatality. Thankfully, there is a simple solution to ensure that you remain in control of the temperature of your baby room.
In this article, we’re going to discuss the main reasons why you should be monitoring the heat of your baby room. We’ll also let you know the benefits of choosing a smart space heater over more traditional types, providing product suggestions along the way. This short read is designed to give you peace of mind and help you feel more confident as a new parent (because we know it’s not easy!).
Let’s get started.
Why Is It Important to Monitor the Heat of Your Baby Room?
It may seem obvious that you shouldn’t let your baby room get too cold or too hot, but do you know what ‘too cold’ or ‘too hot’ actually feels like? Everyone has different thresholds - what may seem like a great temperature to you might feel uncomfortable for someone else. For this reason alone, you should consider closely monitoring your infant room temperature at all times.
As a rule of thumb, the temperature of your baby’s room should fall somewhere between 68 and 72 F. Any lower and they can become vulnerable to hypothermia, and any higher will increase the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). That 4 degree sweet spot can be pretty difficult to achieve and monitor, especially if you don’t have a thermostat present. Outside temperature can drop dramatically overnight, and it’ll impact every room in your home unless you have something to monitor and regulate it.
So what’s the answer?
A safe, infrared heater for your baby room is a simple solution to ensure it maintains the perfect temperature, day and night. Choose a smart, wifi-enabled heater that you can control from your phone for maximum safety and ease.
What Are the Benefits of Having a Smart/Wifi Infrared Heater in Your Baby Room?
Eliminate the Risk of Fire
Unlike traditional fan heaters that blow out scorching hot air, infrared heaters are safe to touch. According to the NFPA, 15% of all home fires are started by outdated home heaters that can burn soft furnishings. The grill on the Heat Storm infrared heater doesn’t become ultra-hot, making it a safe alternative that protects your home (and the people in it) from being burned. This makes them suitable and safe for any room, including your nursery.
Temperature Control at Your Fingertips
As aforementioned, it’s extremely important to regulate the temperature of your baby’s room to keep them safe. An infant room space heater that you can control from your phone is the easiest, most effective way to ensure that conditions are ideal.
It can be difficult to get your baby down to sleep. The last thing you’ll want to do is creep around on creaking floorboards just to check the temperature. A smart, wifi-enabled infrared heater allows you to monitor and regulate the conditions of your baby room, giving you control at your fingertips. What’s more, infrared heaters operate silently, making them the ideal heating candidate for noise-sensitive environments (i.e. bedrooms, offices, baby rooms).
Gentle and Kinder to Skin and Sinuses
Traditional heaters have a knack for removing moisture and oxygen from the air. This can irritate your baby’s skin and sinuses, drying them out and causing dermatological and nasal complications. Infrared heaters produce the same kind of heat as natural sunlight, allowing you and your baby to enjoy its benefits without the risk of UV damage.
Some smart heaters will even filter dust in the air, working as an air purifier while keeping your room toasty!
They’ll Save You Money and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
We all know traditional fan heaters drain electricity like nothing else. A 3000W heater costs $13.23 a week on average to run! Choosing a safe infrared heater for your baby room is a greener, more cost-effective way to ensure it stays within that temperature sweet spot. Some infrared heaters now come with sophisticated eco-modes, allowing you to cut their already lowered energy usage in half while maintaining heat.
So there you have it! Those are the top reasons to make the switch to an infrared smart heater. Wifi-enabled space heaters aren’t just a great option for infant rooms, they’re also the perfect choice for your bedroom and lounge.
Which is the Best Heater For Me?
For a universal smart heating option that’s suitable for any room, we recommend our Heat Storm Wall Heater with Wifi.
Featuring a sleek design, a sophisticated touch screen and a super economical set of specs, it’ll make the perfect addition to the modern home.
Why the Heat Storm Wall Heater is the Best Heater For Your Baby Room.
With a protective tip-over safety feature and a safe to touch grill, the Heat Storm Wall Heater is a fantastic choice for your baby room. At just 36 decibels, the heater is as quiet as a library, making it one of the most sleep-friendly heaters on the market. You can monitor and change its temperature right from your phone, giving you complete control of your baby’s environment, wherever you are.
The Heat Storm Wall Heater really is an incredible option of achieving the perfect temperature for your baby around the clock.
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- Energy Wise Solutions