(Closed) Essential oil burner in baby's room?

posted 6 years ago in Parenting
  • poll: Essential oil burner in baby's room?
    Yes : (1 votes)
    2 %
    No : (56 votes)
    98 %
    Other - I'll explain below : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    1170 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    @Mrsluckywife:  I wouldnt. Only because until your baby reaches a certain age you cant guarantee that he or she may not be allergic to the stuff. It will burn and there will be a residue in the air that the baby could breathe. You would hate to compromise their lungs at such an early age.

    I cant burn essential oils in my house because even as an adult when I inhale the fumes it makes my lungs hurt and I start wheezing. I wouldnt chance it. Also its never safe to have any kind of burning objects in a room with a baby.

    Post # 4
    1477 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’m so sensitive to things like that myself, I imagine my baby will be even more so. Personally, I wouldn’t do it.

    Post # 5
    7673 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Why would you burn anything in a baby’s room? Any type of burning, by definition, takes oxygen out of the air and puts out some other substance.

    Post # 7
    1084 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    That is odd! Personally, I wouldn’t!

    Post # 8
    95 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I wouldn’t. Some of the bees already mentioned how there might be unknown allergies and residue. My other concern would be how it affects your baby’s brain development, since studies have shown a correlation between smells/scents and dreams. Natural baby lavendar oil, lotion or bath wash is the farthest I would go. But I would probably avoid it to be safe. Lol sorry I studied child development so I’m pretty passionate about helping families. Good luck! πŸ™‚

    Post # 9
    261 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I saw something on pinterest that i love.  The person has a post on natural room scents! They put different thing in a mini slowcooker and letting the smell infused the room. The post has lots of ideas and you could totally get creative.  I have been using cinnamon sticks, clove and vanilla extracts with some water in letting the yummy smell spread.  It’s a bit of a pain to remember to add water in the crockpot in the morning and at night but i love the way it makes the house smell and makes me feel good to know that it’s all natural. I thought the person was GENIUS and was like o.o!



    Post # 11
    5147 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I wouldn’t, for both safety and because of the smell. In fact, I’ve been exposing baby to as few artificial scents as possible! Scent-free laundry detergent, baby shampoo and wipes; I haven’t been lighting any candles around the house or using air-freshner, etc.

    Post # 15
    95 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @Mrsluckywife:  I didn’t figure you would.  Only a caring conscientious mom would ask such a specific question. And you are very welcome.

    I love Child Development. It’s what I do. If you ever have any questions feel free to message me, and I will give you an answer that is based on not just experience from working with families, but also current research.

    And just for fun–http://pinterest.com/jingmei/kid-zone/. This is my pinterest board soley devoted to anything related to parenting, being a kid, toys that are developmentally age appropriate, toys, activities, etc.  I read and examine everything first before I pin to this specific board. It is meant as a resource for me as a Child Development Professional, and especially for families. I hope you find it helpful! =)

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