When you bring your little bundle of joy home for the first time, your first instinct is to keep them warm and cozy. Who would even think about turning on a ceiling fan in their Vero, FL home nursery? Think again! Research actually suggests that turning your ceiling fan on in your Vero nursery may just be one of the best things you can do for your baby.

That’s right! A study in 2008 shows that using a ceiling fan in your home nursery can help lower your child’s risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) by up to 72%. What do ceiling fans have to do with SIDS? There are actually studies that show that SIDS can be contributed to poor air circulation and if you think about it, it makes total sense. We cradle our babies and surround them with padding, stuff animals, and blankets – leaving no room for the baby to breathe circulating air and essentially breathing in their own carbon dioxide.

Now, of course we don’t suggest that you go out and buy a turbo fan! You don’t want to whip up a windstorm in your child’s nursery, you only want to provide adequate air circulation in the room and especially over the crib. Remember, because nurseries are small, you’ll want to make sure you purchase the size ceiling fan!