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WhatsTheT Mon 29-Jun-15 23:39:54

Just about to put my head down and can smell a strong smell of fire. It's not my house of course, and I can't see any fire yet (live in a terraced street)

But the smell is enough to bother me. I have 6mo asleep at the end of the bed in her cot, in a long sleeved vest and a 2.5 grobag. thermometer says it's 22 degrees so I'm worried if I close the window she will be dangerously hot.

If I can smell fire is it unsafe to keep a window open?

TheFormidableMrsC Mon 29-Jun-15 23:43:16

I guess it depends on what's on fire? Is a neighbour having a bonfire? As long as the fire isn't in your house, I am sure opening the window will be fine. You could always remove the grobag and shut the window of course...

bluejeanswhiteshirt Mon 29-Jun-15 23:45:41

I was in a similar situation the other night and had to close windows and took dd out of her sleeping bag so that she didn't overheat.

WhatsTheT Mon 29-Jun-15 23:45:53

I don't know what the fire is I said I can't see anything.

I think she will be too cold removing the growbag even with the window closed.

noblegiraffe Mon 29-Jun-15 23:51:54

2.5 tog is quite thick in this weather. Check the back of baby's neck? They get sweaty if too hot.

griselda101 Mon 29-Jun-15 23:54:11

could be a bbq?

WhatsTheT Mon 29-Jun-15 23:55:09

I'm not asking for safe sleep advice in terms of tog. Went to 3 different supermarkets and that's all they had. She's fine with the window open... not what I'm asking.

SweetSorrow Mon 29-Jun-15 23:56:50

I'd feel really uncomfortable leaving the window open if I could smell fire, more so if I had a little one in the room. I'd remove her grobag and just use a sheet over her legs personally.

bluejeanswhiteshirt Mon 29-Jun-15 23:56:59

I'd close the window, the smell can't be good for little lungs. I'm a bit OTT but would rather not risk things.

CultureSucksDownWords Mon 29-Jun-15 23:57:41

How can anyone tell if the smoke/fumes are safe, as we don't know what's burning?

If you're worried about the fumes then shut the window.

CainInThePunting Tue 30-Jun-15 00:01:14

Close the window. Smoke inhalation kills.

TheFormidableMrsC Tue 30-Jun-15 00:01:47

I don't know where you are but I am in the South-East and it's bloody hot tonight. I would remove the gro-bag and shut the window if you are concerned about fumes. Use a cellular blanket and leave her in her long sleeved top. If she's cold she'll let you know but I think that's going to be unlikely....

WhatsTheT Tue 30-Jun-15 00:04:15

I'm way way up north. I've closed the window and put just a pair of pj pants on her and no sheets.

WhatsTheT Tue 30-Jun-15 00:11:10

still stinks though

griselda101 Tue 30-Jun-15 00:15:12

someone downstairs had a BBQ or bonfire earlier, my front door was open for a few minutes and I literally walked through the path and inside, in that few seconds my hair smelt completely of smoke.

keep the window shut and you will be fine.

WhatsTheT Tue 30-Jun-15 00:19:54

Doesn't smell like BBQ smells like a proper house fire, but there's no facebook or twitter gossip (which would be the usual in this town) and I can't see anything. Window has been open all day and this smell just came outa no where! She's asleep now with the window closed and no growbag, but I can taste smoke in my mouth so I daren't go to sleep sad

TheFormidableMrsC Tue 30-Jun-15 00:20:27

Baby will be fine...don't blame you about fumes. Just keep a check on temp and check her neck...I am sure it's not as warm up there... I only know that because I have family "way up North" too smile

griselda101 Tue 30-Jun-15 00:21:58

would it be worth calling the police to come take a look?

CainInThePunting Tue 30-Jun-15 00:25:03

Did you hear any fire engines? Don't you think you should report it?

CainInThePunting Tue 30-Jun-15 00:25:39

X post Griselda

WhatsTheT Tue 30-Jun-15 00:34:12

nope cant see any smoke or see anything, so if it is a fire it's a big one that's blown over. Definitely nothing in my surrounding area!

WhatsTheT Tue 30-Jun-15 00:34:47

regretting taking her sleeping bag off now she won#'t stay asleep. Going to be in for a night of it now haha

griselda101 Tue 30-Jun-15 00:46:45


put some lullabies on (youtube with the screen off or something) in a darkened room and push the buggy back and forwards to get her off to sleep. might take half an hour but you will get there :-)

ChuffinAda Tue 30-Jun-15 00:47:29

Dont want to scare you but smelling smoke can be a sign of a stroke

Redglitter Tue 30-Jun-15 01:04:07

Why on earth would you phone the police to come & look for a fire hmm

if you're concerned about a fire phone the FIRE service confused

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