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  1. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    That keeping a fan in your baby's room or a window open reduces the SIDS risk by 72%! We don't have a fan in Hannah's room but we have a fan in our room and keep the sliding doors between the two rooms open.
     
  2. reallytinyamy

    reallytinyamy Mum and step mum

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    oh i didnt know that, we've got a fan we can put in Chloes room

    thanks
     
  3. Emmea12uk

    Emmea12uk The Folic acid police!

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    i dont think that applies when the outside temperature is below 18oc!
     
  4. Samantha675

    Samantha675 Maybe baby #3?!?

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    it is better to keep the room cool than warm. one book said 68 f was best but that is too cold for me.
     
  5. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    I've heard that too.
     
  6. Faerie

    Faerie Proud Mummy

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    I've just been talking about this with DH. He likes to keep the house "rather" warm (constant 23 celcius!) and I've told him he's going to have to get used to it being cooler. I'm hoping that as the bub is due in May it will be just about the right temp and then we can start using the fan.
     
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    nikky0907 Well-Known Member

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    I don't keep the window in my room open,but there is a fan and she sleeps there at night.

    I definitely have to put a fan in her room when she moves over!
     
  8. Alexas Mommy

    Alexas Mommy Well-Known Member

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    alexa usually will not go to sleep in the evening without the fan going so it works perfectly! thanks for the info!
     
  9. xJG30

    xJG30 Tom & Mummy <3

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    What's sids?
     
  10. Samantha675

    Samantha675 Maybe baby #3?!?

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    Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. When a baby dies without any apparent reason.
     
  11. Faerie

    Faerie Proud Mummy

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    Also known as cot death xx
     
  12. Angelica

    Angelica Proud mummy :)

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    its way too hot in my damn room & i dont know why!!!
    heating is on low & window is open but its still 24.2!!

    im getting hot n angry!!
     
  13. 1st_baby

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    I have humidifier from vicks in max's room ..the air is super fresh and always cool in there
     
  14. clairebear

    clairebear Mummy to 2 handsome boys.

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    we always have a window open in our room for fresh air at the mo but i think it doesnt apply when its frezzing outside x
     
  15. isil

    isil Well-Known Member

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    our window doesn't close properly...so it's always freezing in our room! Glad it's helping reduce the risk of sids even if we are able to see our breaths...
     
  16. Faerie

    Faerie Proud Mummy

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    :rofl:

    Aww, that's not very nice!
     
  17. isil

    isil Well-Known Member

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    yeah...the landlord can't be bothered to fix it tho...therefore we won't do anything about the rotting window!
     
  18. ColtonsMom

    ColtonsMom Well-Known Member

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    Thats because over heating is the second leading cause of SIDS. Alot of people only worry about smothering, when you also need to worry about how hot the baby is.
    I usually keep the fan on at night since Colton also has covers on. Even though the air is on he will sweat under the covers, then wake up crying when he gets hot.
     
  19. Emmea12uk

    Emmea12uk The Folic acid police!

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    I am sure that if you just follow the instructions on bedding that baby will be fine, unless of course baby's room is above 22oc, in which case a fan will help! I find that sleeping bags are fantastic at keeping baby at the right temperature as they come with a clothing guide.
     
  20. Serene123

    Serene123 Guest

    Yup I am a sleeping bag fan. Caitlyn often wakes up sweating though.. :dohh:
     

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