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to ask if you let your 6 month old baby sleep in a room that's 24.7 degrees?

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yespeeps Thu 09-Jun-16 23:12:35

if she's only wearing a nappy and doesn't really feel warm to the touch?

and any tips for keeping babies cool in this heat would be much appreciated!

smellycar Thu 09-Jun-16 23:16:36

Yes my eldest was born 3 years ago and the bedroom was always 25degrees that summer. No sleeved vest and nappy usually. Windows open.
just be careful she doesn't discover how to take her nappy off!

BippityBoppityBullshit Thu 09-Jun-16 23:20:34

DD was less than a tear during last summer's heatwave. I had a fan in the room circularing air (not on her), kept the curtains drawn and windows open in the day and put her in a light cotton sleeveless vest to sleep in as they say sweat evaporating off clothes will keep you cooler than no clothes

yespeeps Thu 09-Jun-16 23:20:44

thanks smellycar, i'm sat here on my laptop with her but I have a tax credits form and god knows what else to sort out, so I need to go and do that and not have her waking up cos I've moved her downstairs where it's cooler.

I'm too scared to leave her tho cos the gro egg says she shouldn't even be in this room....

C2H5OH Thu 09-Jun-16 23:21:28

Buy a fan. Run it in bedroom for an hour before bedtime.
Keep window open but close curtains when sun is highest.
I tried a 'cold water bottle' on the bed before bedtime, to try to cool the area.
But British summer temperatures should be fine, if not ideal for any mortal!

Champagneformyrealfriends Thu 09-Jun-16 23:21:50

Room is 22degress and dd is in a 1.5tog bag with a vest on. It'll only get cooler overnight. Try not to worry.

smellycar Thu 09-Jun-16 23:25:41

Ideally no, but most European countries don't have a.c. and babies have to sleep.
I've lived in the middle east where it reaches 50degrees and people set their a.c. to 27degrees in the house (mine was 23 so still on the warm side for kids). You just adjust the clothing, as bip says light vest is fine.

SingingMyOwnSpecialSong Thu 09-Jun-16 23:30:48

Gro egg only tells you the temperature so you can judge what to put her in and when to cool down/heat up the room artificially. DH constantly tells me the bloody egg temperature as though DD will evaporate if it goes over 20c when I have worked out over the last year how it will cool down overnight and what she needs to wear. 16 month old DD is in a short sleeved vest and sleep suit in a room that was 20.3 when she went to bed, she isn't keen on sleeping bags. I will add a light blanket when I go to join her. She will kick it off if she is hot.

MrsTerryPratchett Thu 09-Jun-16 23:32:28

Did you see the very funny thread on the gro-egg and how pissed off people were with them. DD's has been red or blue since birth and she is mostly OK.

MrsTerryPratchett Thu 09-Jun-16 23:34:15

HelenF35 Thu 09-Jun-16 23:41:03

My mum thinks my 11 month old is being neglected because he's in a short sleeved vest and a 1.5 tog sleeping bag in 22/23 degrees! Keeps telling me to give him blankets and cover his arms as he'll get cold! 

yespeeps Thu 09-Jun-16 23:41:17

thanks for all this.......the Lullaby Trust stuff I read advises you what to do re bedding etc when it's at a certain temperature but not this temperature. She's had her most pronounced heat rash all day so i'm a bit concerned but the fan seems to be bringing the temperature down. I know they say "don't wish it away" but roll on her being old enough to talk, or at least roll on the normal british weather....meant to be raining the next few days so hopefully that'll get us back to "yellow gro egg" weather - I haven't seen the funny gro egg thread :-)

babypeach Thu 09-Jun-16 23:57:18

I lived in a flat where it was constantly hot and in summer al the rooms s were around 28 degrees all the time even with windows.

My first dc was born mid August in a heatwave and I spent many miserable hours gazing at the stupid grow egg red unhappy face panicking she would overheat.

Lo was fine she just spent most of her first few months in a nappy and I soon grew to hate the egg and got rid if it as I couldn't control The temp anyway.

As others,have said many kids live in hot countries no air con etc, she'll be fine. smile

yespeeps Fri 10-Jun-16 00:27:14

thanks again everyone, she woke up anyway so I took the opportunity to bring her down here with me so I don't have to worry about the heat and the fact that the baby monitor is psychopathic in its deception.

I've just read the gro egg thread mrs terry pratchet, hahaha, "the little bastard", I think mine's always been accurate and luckily i'm somewhere where it's been easy to keep the "ovoid c***" happy, until this stupid heatwave that assured it'll piss it down all summer as soon as she's old enough to go out and play :-/

DropYourSword Fri 10-Jun-16 00:43:54

I live in Australia - that would be a cool night for us in the middle of summer! Thing is, you can't change the temperature so you just have to deal with it (we have no heaters or aircon in our bedrooms).

I haven't got a gro egg yet, looks like I shouldn't bother with one, right?!

MrsTerryPratchett Fri 10-Jun-16 00:49:20

It is the Kim Il Jong of thermometers. It should really live in fear of CIA drones. From the other thread. Don't get one Drop. It shows red all summer IN CANADA never mind Oz.

mmgirish Fri 10-Jun-16 05:41:18

I live in a hot place. My kids share a room and their AC is set to 24 degrees. They wear long sleeved and long leg pyjamas and sleep under a blanket! I wouldn't worry about 24.7.

oblada Fri 10-Jun-16 05:59:16

Those gro eggs/temp monitor are ridiculous!!! Whenever we travel to India or France the bloody thing tells me that the world is coming to an end coz the room is at 26 etc it's a wonder ppl survive in the rest of the world!!! Those things are nonsense. In India we have the fans (or the ac at times but I try to avoid them) but in France in the summer we don't have anything usually and the kids have always been fine! Just used to leave kids in nappy/undie and if it's rly hot nothing else and it's fine! How is a kid going to overheat just by being in a hot country?? Nonsense!!

greenfolder Fri 10-Jun-16 06:17:05

I would say chuck away the Gro egg whatever that is. The temp is perfectly normal for this time of year. When dd 1 was born, 1995, it was really hot all summer. Vest and nappy and room kept in shade sorted it.

MerilwenRose Fri 10-Jun-16 06:33:36

Nearly bought a gro egg when pregnant but didn't, glad about that now! Our room has been 23/24 this past week. DD won't sleep for long stretches without her gro bag so we've been putting her in just that (1.5 tog). The first two nights I checked her chest and back temperature and she was fine - I'm usually on the cold side and I think she takes after me. In an ideal world we'd all have bedrooms between 16 and 18 degrees; in the real world seasons happen and babies need to sleep!

Pollyputhtekettleon Fri 10-Jun-16 06:44:59

Throw out the gro egg! It's made you lose your common sense. You already checked her and her skin told you she was perfectly fine. These tools are pointless and just cause stress if people overly focus on them!

Me624 Fri 10-Jun-16 07:27:33

I haven't got one, although DS's monitor also tells me the temperature. I have had him in a short sleeved vest and 1.5 tog sleeping bag the last few nights. When he goes to bed the temperature in his room is 23/24 but it quickly drops and I don't want him waking in the night because he's cold. His skin always feels fine. Don't stress it.

PeanutJuice Fri 10-Jun-16 09:31:36

Place marking

Artandco Fri 10-Jun-16 13:22:11

Yes that's fine.

I find the temp of 16-18 degrees for a babies room freezing cold.

Our home, in London, is kept at least 23 degrees all year around. At 23 kids are wearing pjs and thick duvets.

At 16-18 degrees mine have always woken up frozen

Artandco Fri 10-Jun-16 13:24:35

Oh and your body is 37 degrees. So anything below that it should be able to regulate itself easily enough

In Vietnam when ds2 was 3-5 months old he just slept in our bed in nappy, vest and under thin blanket still. Had ceiling fan on. Was 30-35 degrees and he didn't seem sweaty at night

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