Dangers Of Using A Fan For Babies?

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Excuse me, I want to ask, my son is a 10 day old baby, and now his stomach is bloated and he often defecates and is fussy.rnI don’t use a fan, but if I don’t use a fan, the baby sleeps restlessly and sweats damply.rnAfter the fan I turn on the baby to sleep calmly.rnMy question is whether it is dangerous to use a fan for babies, and whether flatulence and frequent bowel movements are caused by the fan effect.rnPlease answer and what should I do.rnThank you

1 Answer:

Hi Ratnosugianto,


Thanks for the question. Being in the hot air is bound to make your baby fussy and restless because your baby has not been able to communicate his discomfort. Using a fan to help improve air circulation in the room is one thing you can do and there is no prohibition against doing this. Other suggestions you can do are:

wear clothes made of thin and easy to absorb sweat
Avoid exposure to sunlight entering the room by covering your windows with curtains
You can open windows to improve air circulation in the room
bathe your baby with plain water before bed so that the baby's body is cooler
Also keep your baby's fluid intake so that dehydration does not occur

Is your baby exclusively breastfed or formula fed? The frequency of bowel movements and the consistency of stools are things that you need to pay attention to to determine the nutritional adequacy of the baby and find out if your baby has a digestive tract infection or milk allergy. In general, babies will defecate 2-5 times a day until they are 6 weeks old. It is not uncommon for some babies to always defecate every time their diaper is changed. After the age of 6 weeks, some babies will have almost the same pattern of bowel movements but there are also those who defecate only once a day or every few days with more amounts. In addition, babies who receive breast milk will generally defecate less often than babies who do not receive breast milk.


If your baby has frequent bowel movements, this can still be considered normal at his age. You need to worry if your baby seems to be straining when defecating, is often fussy during bowel movements, the stool is hard, the stool is mixed with blood or turns green in color, and the frequency of urination becomes less. If your baby has these symptoms, please immediately check your baby to the doctor for further examination. Please continue to monitor the frequency of bowel movements and the characteristics of your child's stool along with his general condition.


Hope this information is useful.


Dr. Aloisia

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