NURSERY THERMOMETERS

Nursery Room thermometer cards are for the wellbeing of a baby and child by ensuring that an  infant's room is not dangerously too hot or  uncomfortably too cold.

Although the cause of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is not known.  The Foundation for the study of Infant  Deaths (FSID) recommends that a child sleep in room temperatures between 61°F (16°C) to 68°F (20°C)
with 65°F (18) being just right.

Most adults find it difficult to judge room temperature and the FSID suggests the use of a simple room thermometer in rooms where your baby plays and sleeps. 

Place this Baby room thermometer on the wall near the baby's cot out of direct sunlight

The temperature will be indicated by the square which illuminates brightest green.

Babies should not be too hot or too cold.

Advice for parents to reduce the risk of cot death:
Cut smoking in pregnancy - fathers too! And don't let anyone smoke in the same room as your baby.

Place your baby on the back to sleep (and not on the front or side).

Don't let your baby get too hot, and keep your baby's head uncovered.

Place your baby with their feet to the foot of the cot, to prevent them wriggling down under the covers.

Young babies cannot throw off blankets if they are too hot.
 
Never sleep with your baby on a sofa or armchair.

The safest place for your baby to sleep is in a crib or cot in a room with you for the first six months.

lt's especially dangerous for your baby to sleep in your bed if you (or your partner): are a smoker; even  if you never smoke in bed or at home; have been drinking alcohol; take medication or drugs that make you drowsy; or feel very tired;
 or if your baby: was born before 37 weeks; weighed less than 2.5kg or 5½lbs at birth; or is less than three months old.

Don't forget, accidents can happen: you might roll over in your sleep and suffocate your baby; or your  baby could get caught between the wall and the bed, or could roll out of an adult bed and be injured.

Settling your baby to sleep with a dummy, day and  night, can reduce the risk of cot death, even if the  dummy falls out while your baby is asleep.

Establish breastfeeding before starting to use a dummy.

Where can I get more information?

You can visit the website for the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID) for more information.

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