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WIBU to say that DD cannot sleep downstairs?

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BrunoBrown Mon 19-Jun-17 11:25:06

DD is 11 and is very hot in her room. She has a big fan, etc. though. It's cooler downstairs and she wants to sleep on the sofa. DH and I like our evenings on that! AIBU to say she can't?

hazeyjane Mon 19-Jun-17 11:28:23

I would let her stay up a bit and then sleep downstairs.

We are sleeping in a tent in the garden!

Clalpolly Mon 19-Jun-17 11:28:24

It's not forever. I feel the same about my precious evenings but might be swayed in an extreme situation.
I'd probably sit in the bath with a book while she sleeps downstairs until it's time for me to go to bed.

patronsaintofglocks Mon 19-Jun-17 11:28:27

Why would you want your child to overheat so you can sit on the sofa? Selfish

BrunoBrown Mon 19-Jun-17 11:29:59

@patronsaintofglocks she has a large fan and her window open! She won't overheat!

harderandharder2breathe Mon 19-Jun-17 11:30:21


It's only for a few days, let your child be comfortable

AlaskanSnow Mon 19-Jun-17 11:31:37

We slept in the summerhouse last night as it was cooler.

Surely a better night sleep is good for her than being restless all night in her room?

RiverTam Mon 19-Jun-17 11:31:51

It would be kind to let her, it won't be for long, forecast is set to cool by the end of the week.

RoseVase2010 Mon 19-Jun-17 11:32:29

We had our toddler on the sofa for a bit last night, ice cold milk and a cooler room much better than crying in a hot one.

It's not like we're going to be doing it every night!

CheeseCrackersAndWine Mon 19-Jun-17 11:39:14

Upstairs in our house last night was like an oven! If the heat was preventing anyone in our house from sleeping or was making them uncomfortable I would definitely let them sleep downstairs... Open windows and fans don't always help enough and (in our house at least) there is a noticeable different in room temps between downstairs and upstairs. I think you would be mean not to. There must be other places (kitchen, bedroom) you can sit for the evening to enable your DD to be comfortable & sleep better.

Rinkydinkypink Mon 19-Jun-17 11:39:49

Let her sleep where she's comfortable. It's an extreme situation. Its horrible being stuck in a boiling bedroom when your young!

joannegrady90 Mon 19-Jun-17 11:41:42

Well as long as you and DH are happy ...

It's her home too!

Justmadeperfectflapjacks Mon 19-Jun-17 11:43:36

Let her sleep downstairs - excuse for an early night with dh! blush

NotAPuffin Mon 19-Jun-17 11:43:55

I'd let her. It's temporary and I know how hard it is to sleep when you're too hot - it's miserable.

Do you have an attic hatch you can open? We find we can get more of a breeze going through upstairs if we leave the attic hatch open a bit all night. It can be the difference between sleep and lying awake all night.

NavyandWhite Mon 19-Jun-17 11:44:28

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VintagePerfumista Mon 19-Jun-17 11:45:13

YABU, it's British Summer Time. It will be over by Thursday and everyone will be huddling together to keep warm again.

luckylucky24 Mon 19-Jun-17 11:45:44

She sleeps on th sofa and you spend your evening in the garden?

paxillin Mon 19-Jun-17 11:45:56

YANBU. If she is still awake when you go to bed because it was indeed that unbearable, she can move to the sofa. As long as a room is still used by you, she can't.

superfluffyanimal Mon 19-Jun-17 11:47:59

it was 30c in our bedroom at 10pm last night, I might sleep downstairs tonight.

superfluffyanimal Mon 19-Jun-17 11:50:06

I would let her, rather than sofa can she bring her mattress down?

BigSandyBalls2015 Mon 19-Jun-17 11:50:55

She's 11 - she'll soon be a teenager and wanting sleepovers in the lounge with a gaggle of girls - what will you do then?

MusicToMyEars800 Mon 19-Jun-17 11:51:18

My OH ended up on the sofa last night, our room was like a sauna, I passed out from tiredness in the end, but woke a few times, I am considering setting up a bed on the living room floor tonight grin, Let her sleep on the sofa, I would.

ArchieStar Mon 19-Jun-17 11:51:34

It's roasting outside. Heat rises. Let the poor girl sleep comfortably.

Trumpton Mon 19-Jun-17 11:53:28

Opening the loft hatch is a good idea . It does make a difference !

BarbarianMum Mon 19-Jun-17 11:55:38

YABU It's just a couple of nights.

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