Notes for young children lying in air-conditioners, air-conditioners
1. Adjust the appropriate temperature
Children, especially those under 3 years old, are often very difficult to adapt and sensitive to sudden changes in climate and outside temperature because the body temperature regulation organs and sympathetic nervous system are not yet mature. This is the reason why young children are often susceptible to respiratory diseases.
To ensure that the baby is both healthy and comfortable, when letting the child lie in the air conditioner, parents need to pay attention to the appropriate temperature setting of the air conditioner. The appropriate temperature for children under 3 years old should only be between 27-29 degrees Celsius.
2. 3 minute rule
Parents need to follow the 3-minute rule when putting their children in an air-conditioned room. With this rule, before the child wants to go out of the room, parents need to turn off the air conditioner, open the window and door and wait 3 minutes before letting the child out. This will help the baby gradually acclimate to the outside temperature.
Conversely, when the child wants to go into the room, the child needs to be wiped clean, and rest for 3 minutes in the room at room temperature. Note: do not open the air conditioner at a too low temperature from the beginning to avoid the situation that the child cannot adapt to the sudden temperature change.
3. Turn off the air conditioner 2-3 times per day
It is very unhealthy for children to stay in an air-conditioned room all day, because the air in the room is stagnant, causing harm to the respiratory system. Therefore, you should turn off the air conditioner 2-3 times per day.
Besides, what parents need to do is open all the windows to let the natural air flow into the room, let the children breathe in fresh air as well as receive the sun to strengthen the immune system. In addition, parents should also open the fan after turning off the air conditioner to push out all the stagnant air to the outside.
4. Give your child plenty of water to drink
Being in a cold environment often will make the child’s body dehydrated, and the skin will be dry and rough. Dehydration in children will lead to weakness, illness and high risk of constipation. Therefore, parents need to let their children drink a lot of water when lying in an air-conditioned room.
Filtered water, milk, juice, soup… are all very beneficial in rehydrating the body.
5. Do not let the fan of the air conditioner point directly at the child
Because the child’s respiratory system is not yet complete, leaving the air conditioner fan directed at the child will harm the child’s health, the child will be susceptible to respiratory diseases such as cough, rhinitis, pneumonia, bronchitis …
6. Keep the bedroom clean
Keeping the bedroom clean is extremely important in keeping children healthy. Parents need to pay attention to cleaning and sanitizing the air-conditioned room regularly so that molds and bacteria do not have the opportunity to grow and cause disease.
In addition, to increase the humidity in the bedroom, you can use a fogger, a humidifier or simply put a basin of water in the room.
7. Clean the air conditioner regularly
In addition to keeping the bedroom clean, regular cleaning of the air conditioner also helps you remove the dust and dirt in the refrigerator, helping to limit the risk of respiratory diseases. You can easily do this by removing and cleaning the air conditioner dust filter. Then put it back in place. As a result, the air coming out of the air conditioner will be fresher and cleaner.
In addition, if possible, you should equip your baby’s room with air conditioners with a pleasant wind blowing mode, avoiding the baby’s heat shock due to being too cold to ensure the health of the child.
With the notes to remember when using air conditioners for families with young children that eLib has just shared, we hope to help you have useful experiences and ensure your baby’s health when using air conditioners!