Should you let a child with a fever lie in an air-conditioner?
1. Choose the right temperature
Children’s body temperature is not the same as that of adults, so when the child lies in the air conditioner, you should adjust the average temperature from 27-29 degrees Celsius. Because the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system of the child is not yet mature, the outside temperature should be adjusted. The weather only needs to be slightly increased, children are already hot and if it is too cold, it is easy for children to have coughs and colds.
2. Do not turn on the air conditioner 24/24
Turning on the air conditioner all day will cause the air to accumulate, which is not good for the health and respiratory system of children. Mother must at least turn off the air conditioner twice a day, at the same time open all the doors, use the fan to expel the stagnant air, combine with as much sunlight as possible.
3. Remember the 3 minute rule
Before letting the child out of the air-conditioned room, please open the door 3 minutes earlier and let the child stand nearby so that the child gets used to the hot air outside and vice versa, when the child comes back from outside, he sweats a lot. Mother should wipe the child’s sweat and let the child rest for at least 3 minutes at normal room temperature, to prevent the child from heat stroke.
4. Do not let the air conditioner face directly into the sleeping area
Children are small, the respiratory system is not yet developed. If the air conditioner’s fan blows directly to the face and head, the child will be very susceptible to respiratory diseases such as respiratory allergies, rhinitis, bronchitis, etc.
5. Always keep the room clean
If the air-conditioned room is not cleaned regularly, it will easily breed mold and pathogens that cause disease for children. Therefore, you should clean the toilet regularly.
The above will be useful information to help you in using air conditioners for families with young children.