Using Air Conditioners for Babies

With the hot days of summer, some mothers are wondering whether or not it is safe to use the air conditioner in the baby’s room. Both research and doctors say that it is safe, and here’s why:

  • According to BabyCenter, it’s safer to be in an air conditioned room than a room that’s hot, airless and humid. Babies also don’t have the same body control as adults, therefore being more vulnerable to heat rash, dehydration and heat exhaustion.
  • An HVAC system in general helps prevent germs and bacteria, which is especially beneficial for babies that are still building up their immune systems. Air conditioner filters should be cleaned regularly to ensure the air remains clean and healthy. There are so many benefits to HVAC technology.

While the air conditioner has these benefits, it’s important to make sure it isn’t too cold. According to, it’s important to take some minor precautions before exposing your baby to the air conditioner:

  • Make sure the cold air isn’t directly on the baby, otherwise it will feel colder than it truly is.
  • While adults tend to like it a little cooler, our bodies are different, so aim for temperatures between 72 and 78.
  • Infants do not need blankets, especially when unsupervised. This will help keep them cool as well, making the temperature range above more acceptable. has some further helpful recommendations:

  • Check the baby’s chest, feet, hands, and neck to see if they’re too cold.
  • After turning off the air conditioner, wait a few minutes before taking the baby into warmer air. It will be easier for them to adjust this way.
  • Keep a bowl of water in the room to reduce dryness. Dry air could impact a baby’s sensitive skin.  


If you don’t have access to an air conditioning unit, there are alternatives to keep your baby cool and comfortable. These include:

  • Fans
  • Humidifiers
  • Loose and light clothing
  • Public places with air conditioners, such as the public library
  • Closing the shades to block sun heat


Decorative Nursery Ceilings

While searching through nursery ideas, I’ve come across some extravagant examples! It seems I’ve forgotten that nursery decorating can go beyond the baby blue walls, it can go up to the ceilings, decorative ceilings that is! For a fancier feel, I’ve been researching companies that can provide lunette architecture. Lunette architecture is half-moon shaped space created with a rounded arch. Barrel vaults from Archways & Ceilings seem to fit the bill!

Can you imagine having this ceiling? Maybe for the next nursery ;)

Can you imagine having this ceiling? Maybe for the next nursery ;)









Before I made this commitment, I did look into some other ceiling ideas that I would love to share with you. Here’s what I found:

A Nature Inspired Ceiling

Create the look of wood with woodgrain printed wallpaper or laminate stickers. The rustic look is in, but it can be accomplished without using real wood!

A Starlit Ceiling

A starlit ceiling creates a relaxing feel for both the baby and the parents. Different types of projectors can make these twinkling lights appear above your head, almost like you’re actually outside!

An Accent Ceiling

Who says ceilings have to be plain white? An accent ceiling helps to provide a pop of color or a little design to the room. My favorite is blue and white stripes for a baby boy’s room!

Circus Themed

For a whimsical circus themed room, make the ceiling look like the inside of a circus tent!


Hanging Decorations

Whether it’s a chandileir or decor that matches a specific theme, hanging decorations can really dress up the room.
Examples: butterflies, paper lanterns, a baby mobile, a kite, toy airplanes.

A Fun Light Fixture

You should have no problem finding an adorable light fixture that’s suitable for a baby’s nursery. I’ve seen various shapes and characters.
My Top Picks: the sun, a frog, a hot hair balloon.


While your baby is lying in his or her crib, they will have something beautiful to look at. The options are limitless!

Enjoy this video :)

Nursery Decor and Necessities

Besides welcoming my new baby into the world, the nursery decor is the thing I’ve been the most excited about. Ever since I’ve been told that I’m having a precious baby boy, I’ve been on the search for the cutest nursery pieces – a big stuffed animal for the corner of the room, a classic white crib, the baby’s name across the wall in wooden letters, and so much more! Many of my good friends have children, so I look to them for advice. I told each of them to create a short list of the must haves! I took each of their lists and curated them into one. Here’s the result:


1. A Rocking Chair
2. A Diaper Genie
3. A Baby Blanket
4. A Book Shelf Full of Books
5. A Hamper
6. A Changing Table with Storage
7. A Themed Rug
8. A Small Dresser
9. Baby Hangers
10. EXTRA Diapers and Wipes
11. Stuffed Animals
12. Diaper Rash Cream

Yes, it’s a mixture of both decor and things I will need, and some of it is obvious, but my friends even admit that it’s EASY to forget some of the most obvious items. It’s better to make a list and be prepared, mommy life is busy!

While some of the items on this list are already on mine, there were a bunch that weren’t. I actually just fulfilled #7 last night! I ordered it from an online rug store. It’s the one with the octopus and fish because I decided to go with a nautical theme. To go further with the nautical theme, I plan to purchase a starfish nightlight that creates the sound of waves, some shell shaped photo frames and some sailboat wall stickers.

As for the nightlight, I’ve read that items that create soothing sounds are beneficial for the baby. They help to calm the baby and gently lull them to sleep. There might be some trial and error when it comes to seeing which sound your baby responds to the best. Many of them even come with a timer.

If you have any ideas for this nautical theme, I would love to hear them!

Stay tuned for more blogs regarding nursery themes and baby products, I have lots of ideas!

In the meantime, don’t miss this video about nursery decorating!