Infrared saunas are safe for children and can provide them with similar physical and mental health benefits as adults.
Yes infrared saunas are safe for children to use, but use it with caution.
Before allowing your child to use an infrared sauna, it's crucial to ensure they are in good health and have no serious medical conditions. Familiarize yourself with your child's medical history to determine their suitability for sauna use.
Recent recommendations suggest that the age to safely start using an infrared sauna is around 8 years old. Children under this age may have difficulty regulating heat and can become dehydrated more quickly.
Sauna Tips for Children For a child's initial sauna session, set the temperature to 40 degrees Celsius and enter when the sauna reaches 50 degrees Celsius. Limit the session to 10 minutes.
If the child experiences no adverse reactions within the next 24 hours, follow the same routine for the subsequent session, but close the door. Gradually increase the session time by 2 minutes over the next few sessions.
If there are still no negative reactions, gradually increase the temperature by 2 degrees until reaching the maximum range of 49-54 degrees Celsius over subsequent sessions.
Remember not to exceed a 30-minute session and always have the child enter the sauna at 37 degrees Celsius. Adjust the time before adjusting the temperature.
If the child experiences symptoms like lightheadedness, nausea, or discomfort, it may indicate rapid detoxification. Take a break from sauna sessions, provide supervision, and ensure your child stays properly hydrated.