In the case of Convectional Fan or Ceramic: The oxygen level gets depleted very fast. This reduction in the air quality is unhealthy for the children, especially newborn babies. The high level of pollutions the children has to endure in winter in India adds to the woe.
The hot air dries up the moisture and Humidity: As the humidity of the room is depleted it starts to affect the soft skin of the babies and even the adults. The skin breaks up, and there are rashes. A newborn has very delicate skin surface. If the humidity goes unregulated, then it interferes with the skin of the baby.
The Nasal passage blockage and the nose bleed due to low humidity: The sudden nose bleeding may start in young children and babies if the heater is on for a long time maybe 2 or 3 hours continuous. The dry heat affects the sinuses of all especially the kids It also aggravates bronchitis and asthma.
Accidental Burns and Safety: As babies and toddlers are unaware of the dangers of the hot equipment they have the propensity to touch it. It may cause severe burns.
Dehydration: Prolong use of the heater may cause dehydration in young children and newborn babies.The heat generated by the heaters absorbs the moisture from the skin fast.
All these disadvantages can be controlled and easily reversed by the wise choice of heaters and by the controlling of humidity. Safety measures have to be taken care diligently.