What safety issues should I worry about with a windowless nursery?
August 14, 2014 7:50 AM Subscribe
I am converting my home office into a nursery for impending child. It's not technically a bedroom as it has no windows and is about 10x12' (very high ceilings though). I've gotten a little nervous reading some home blogs where commenters freak out saying a kid will die in an airless room (these are mostly on converted closet arrangements, e.g. here
). What should I worry about? How can I best prepare/alter this room?
posted by bluedeans to Home & Garden (14 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
- This is a loft-style apartment with high ceilings and fairly thin, drywall walls.
- As stated above, room is about 10 x 12, 14' ceiling, with a door to the hallway.
- it is also the warmer end of the apartment in winter - making it more likely we will keep door open/use fans all year
- We can keep that door open most of the time (quiet end of the apartment) depending on how bad of a sleeper the kid is.
- We are looking into a fan or air filter (suggestions?) to improve circulation.
- We are somewhat aware of furniture/paint off-gassing issues so are planning to paint months ahead and let new furniture air out on the balcony and prioritize un-treated/less-treated or used furniture
- We *could* cut a small window next to the door into the hallway
- Baby will likely sleep in our bedroom for at least 3-6 mo
- Am I completely making up this threat and giving internet commenters too much credit?
- Do you have any suggestions for reliable sources of information on safety of child sleeping quarters?