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Maintaining an optimal temperature in your child’s bedroom is crucial for their health and well-being. Did you know that a cold bedroom in winter can pose serious health risks for children, such as increasing the likelihood of respiratory illnesses and disrupted sleep patterns. Indeed, many parents fail to realize that the ideal bedroom temperature for children is a lot higher than what a healthy adult requires. As a result, you may unintentionally set the room at a much colder temperature than what their growing body requires. 

 

So it becomes essential for the comfort and safety of your child to develop strategies and techniques that can help manage their room temperature effectively throughout the year. The belief that temperature management is a winter task is incorrect. It is something parents should do all year round. 

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Heating system

A reliable heating system plays a vital role in regulating the temperature within your child’s bedroom. Ensure regular maintenance of the heating system to maximize its efficiency. This includes scheduling yearly inspections, and keeping on top of all repair and maintenance tasks, such as boiler servicing, heating valve repair, and more. 

 

A well-maintenance heating system will ensure consistent warmth during the colder months of the year. Additionally, it will also prevent excessive energy consumption when regulating indoor temperatures. 

 

Individual thermostats

As mentioned, a child’s bedroom must be set at a higher temperature than what adults need. So, it makes sense to consider unique thermostats that provide precise temperature control in different rooms without impacting the rest of the house. This allows parents to tailor the temperature specifically for their child’s health and comfort. More importantly, thermostats can also be part of a smart hub environment where they are integrated with a sensor system. 

 

Using a smart thermostat system, you can remotely control the temperature in the bedroom via your smartphone or via a pre-set program. This not only gives you peace of mind but also ensures your child’s comfort before they are ready to go to bed. 

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Quality windows

This is a no-brainer. Windows that fail to keep the outdoor air out should be replaced. Investing in high-quality windows is crucial for temperature management. In winter, energy-efficient windows help prevent cold drafts from entering the room. Similarly, during summer, they keep the heat out for a cool space. So, if you can feel a draft around the window, it is worth reaching out to an expert who has special financing offers, such as Giant Siding and Windows to replace your windows. 

 

Thermal curtains

Utilizing thermal curtains is a great way to manage temperatures. In winter, the curtains provide effective insulation, and minimize heat loss. Inadequate insulation can be a source of temperature issues in bedrooms and throughout your home. However, an insulation project can be time- and cost-demanding. So, you can use thermal curtains until you are ready to replace your insulation. 

 

Don’t get rid of your thermal curtains in summer. They can effectively help keep the hot air out in summer, preventing the heat from coming through the window. 

 

Hopefully, these few tips can help parents create a comfortable and safe sleeping environment for their child. Temperature management can be a tricky task in most households, where high energy costs and limited budget can affect your decisions. But the tips mentioned above are designed to save you costs and efforts in the long term. 

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Kori

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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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