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Babies Encyclopedia: What temperatures are considered too hot or too cold for a nursery?

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Asked by CafeMom Team at 11:06 PM on Sep. 7, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I keep my place at 73 during the summer and will keep it at 76 during the winter. So I say nothing under 70 and nothing over 80

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 11:18 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • It should be between 68 and 72 degrees depending on the season and area you live in.

    Answer by USMC_Wife_04 at 12:00 AM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • Keeping the temperature just right for your baby is really important for a safe sleeping environment and helps in preventing SIDS. Between 65-70 degrees is good, a lot of people over bundle there babies, it's better to be a little cooler. You can also purchase a nursery thermometer.


    Answer by mom-de-uno at 12:03 AM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • We keep the house usually around 73-77 degrees all year round. We live in an area where we have very distinct seasons, very cold winters, very hot summers, and keeping it consistent is important to us. Our son still gets wrapped up, all year round and he stays perfectly warm/cool.

    Answer by kathria at 12:37 AM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • i keep mime between 68 and 70

    Answer by betty70 at 8:33 AM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • A comfortable temperature. They don't need it to be any warmer than you. If it's comfortable for you then it's usually comfortable for the baby.


    Answer by Janet at 8:49 AM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • I think between 68-70 is perfect for sleeping

    Answer by Daniele23 at 9:14 AM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • I think it is whatever they are custom too. We have our thermostat at 72 degrees year round.

    Answer by BjFuller at 9:33 AM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • Some of you guys are making me catch a chill. We keep things around 75 during the summer and winter.

    Answer by Melbornj at 11:52 AM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • Ours was always set between 65 - 70. Since they usually had a thin blanket.

    Answer by cynprz at 4:14 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

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