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Is it ok to have baby sleep with ceiling fan on?

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LEAHMORAL
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2/16/09 8:39 A

 
 
Keeping the air moving around with an overhead fan dramatically reduced the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by 72 percent, researchers reported.

The research, out of Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, California, appears in the October issue of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.

Senior author Dr. De-Kun Li, a reproductive and perinatal epidemiologist, reports that the mothers of 185 infants who died of SIDS were compared to 312 randomly selected infants. The infants were matched by location, age and race.



MY4BEES
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Aiden sleeps with an oscelating fan in his room, he also sweats a lot.

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I have a baby that sweats a whole lot and she sleps so much better with a ceiling fan on. Makes me wonder why she sweats so much now... must have gotten that from her daddy!

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The rule with the ceiling fan has nothing to do with SIDS. You are told to not use a ceiling fan with a newborn when it is cool or cold because the additional air flow causes baby to lose precious body heat.

With a newborn in cool temperatures you should use a directional fan that you can keep pointed away from where baby sleeps.

Once baby is older they can regulate their body temps better and it doesn't matter anymore.

HTH!

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LOVEBABYT
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hmmm, im not sure i get the SIDS connection. i think the fan is fine as long as baby isnt too hot or too cold.


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8/22/06 5:41 P

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We sleep with the ceiling fan on and Jamie sleeps in the room with us and she is just fine. She actually sleeps better with it on because it gets hot in our room.


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SARAHRACHEL45
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8/22/06 5:31 P

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somebody told me that its connected to sids--- not sure why but i've def heard it other places too. but maybe its when they are very little? not sure


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8/22/06 5:25 P

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Our kids have all 3 slept with a ceiling fan for years! Why would it be dangerous?


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8/22/06 5:17 P

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Yeah but was it blowing directly on them?


Wishing everybody an easy labour at the right time and the right place! :)
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Both of my kids have always slept with a fan on. No ill effects!

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LOVEBABYT
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we leave the ceiling fan on low in Jacks room as its very hot where we are. where did you hear that its dangerous?


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8/22/06 5:02 P

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I've heard that its dangerous for a baby to sleep with a fan on- is this true? we have ceiling fans ac -but i think that the heat would be even worse for her- anybody know what i should do?? its really hot here- like 90degreesssssssss i'm melting!


Wishing everybody an easy labour at the right time and the right place! :)
Maya was born Dec 20th at 11:12AM by C-section- her EDD was Dec 26th.
She was born 6lbs 7oz


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