Tip 105: humidity for babies <30/40

Additional humidity (80-90%) is recommended for babies <30/40 for the first week of life to reduce evaporative heat and fluid loss. Thereafter it depends on the baby’s thermal stability.

Reference: Rennie & Roberton’s Textbook of Neonatology, 5th Ed, 2005. London: Churchill.

Previously published: 12/05/14, 29/04/15

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