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No heating with baby safe?

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Katieemilyxo Thu 10-Dec-15 00:21:49

My childs father wants to take his son for a night but there house boiler is broken and has no heating would this be unsafe for are son even if he was well wrapped up in blankets and clothing ? Or is it dangerous there must be loads of people who struggle to heat there homes as its so expensive?

Katieemilyxo Thu 10-Dec-15 00:23:54

Are son is 4 months old

Seeyounearertime Thu 10-Dec-15 00:31:10

We turn our heating off at night, duvets and blankets etc.
When our LO was your LOs age we had sleep sacks. These kept her toastie and warm. Long sleeve sleep suit and a good sleep sack and I'm sure he'd be fine. Maybe a little wooly hat to sleep in too?

I think a lot of people forget that central heating etc is relatively modern in this country. I grew up when there were only gas fires to get you up, but you couldn't have em on cause of carbon monoxide. grin

Katieemilyxo Thu 10-Dec-15 00:34:31

So he would be safe ? X

Seeyounearertime Thu 10-Dec-15 00:34:38

From Baby Centre:

What helps to keep him at the right temperature?

Choose a fitted sheet and layers of cotton blankets for your baby's cot, not a duvet. Keep plenty of extras on hand for changes, too.

Soft, one-piece, footed cotton sleepsuits help your baby stay warm all night by keeping him toasty from head to toe. When it's very cold in your baby's room, you could put a vest underneath his sleepsuit. Your baby does not need to wear a hat indoors or while he's asleep.

Feel your baby's tummy to see if he is getting too hot or too cold and adjust his bedding accordingly. If your baby is too hot, remove one or more blankets as needed. If your baby is cold, add a layer. Other signs that your baby may be too hot include sweating, damp hair, and heat rash.

Don't feel your baby's hands or feet to work out if he is warm enough; it is normal for them to feel cold. However, if they look blotchy or blue, you could add mittens, socks, or booties.

Remember, if your baby has a fever; he'll need less, not more, bedding.

Many parents use a baby sleeping bag that has a zip or poppers so your baby can't kick it off. This means that he cannot bury himself under the covers and he is less likely to wake up because he's feeling chilly. As sleeping bags are also sleeveless, your baby can still move his arms around while the rest of his body stays covered. Sleeping bags come in different tog ratings. For most of the year, a 2.5 tog sleeping bag is suitable.

If your baby's room is colder than 16 degrees C, you could consider using a 3.5 tog sleeping bag.

Katieemilyxo Thu 10-Dec-15 00:35:38

He wants him for two days and two nights would be okay without heating and just blankets for that long

FattySantaRobin Thu 10-Dec-15 00:38:10

I've gone without heating for that long in winter before.(longer actually) As long as he makes sure baby is warm enough then it will be fine.

Seeyounearertime Thu 10-Dec-15 00:39:01

I dont see why DS wouldnt be safe tbf?
Its whether you trust the father to make sure DS is wrapped up properly.
I don't mean that in a mean way, or saying men are crp or anything like that. I just think it may weigh on your mind a little? That might be enough to not allow it as it is TBF.

But its nice that DD wants to have him and give you a night off maybe suggest they get the boiler fixed, but would they have it on overnight anyway?

Katieemilyxo Thu 10-Dec-15 00:41:05

Hes having him for the day aswell not just night he wants him for two days I just thought as hes so young it being to cold could harm him as rhere house gets freezing they have no hot water or anything

Katieemilyxo Thu 10-Dec-15 00:41:46

Boiler wont be fixed for a while

Seeyounearertime Thu 10-Dec-15 00:55:37

Not ideal situation to take a baby into. You're also worried and that's not going to go away. Your DC would be fine with vest, Sleep suit, cardy etc etc. But I don't think that's going to help your concern, which I the bigger issue.

I'd simply say that you wouldn't feel comfortable while he's so little, maybe dad could come to yours for the day to see DS? Or maybe take him to his parents, sisters, aunts somewhere where you'd be happier?

Katieemilyxo Thu 10-Dec-15 05:31:52

As long as he will be safe I dont mind up x

rudolphistheboss Thu 10-Dec-15 05:39:55

My house doesn't have central heating. My ds has lived here since he was born. When he was tiny (Las winter) he slept in a vest, sleepsuit with socks underneath, a little cardigan and a sleeping bag. He was fine.

Suzy4321 Thu 10-Dec-15 09:33:38

We have no heating as house is being renovated. We live in the only room a bedroom. I use a blow heater and at night 6 month old has grobag 3.5tog .

Can u not give him a grobag .

Katieemilyxo Thu 10-Dec-15 10:14:13

He has a grobag but only 2.5

Katieemilyxo Thu 10-Dec-15 10:15:17

They have no heating at all no heaters but I suppose if I give him the gro bags and ple tly of clothes he will be ok

minipie Thu 10-Dec-15 10:24:27

vest, sleepsuit, Cardigan or jumper, grobag. i wouldnt use a hat. He will be ok . However if DS is ill (cold or cough etc) maybe reconsider.

LemonBreeland Thu 10-Dec-15 10:27:19

I would be concerned about no heating at all. I would also wonder why someone would want to take a baby to a house like that, rather than leave it until it is fixed.

LemonBreeland Thu 10-Dec-15 10:27:48

Surely he could buy a space heater or something for one room in the short term.

Katieemilyxo Thu 10-Dec-15 10:52:45

They havent got the money I stil dont know if I should I suppose if hes wrapped up he will be ok

Suzy4321 Thu 10-Dec-15 11:00:11


Katieemilyxo Thu 10-Dec-15 11:00:49

I dont want to be irresponsible but he really wants a couple of days with his son so is me giving him to him with no hot water or heating iresponsible of me

Raxacoricofallapatorius Thu 10-Dec-15 11:01:42

I had no central heating and no upstairs heating at all when mine were babies. I just dressed them appropriately.

Katieemilyxo Thu 10-Dec-15 11:04:27

So as long as hes in plenty of clothes he should be ok because im concerned as its winter dont want to make him ill love him ti peices x

Kr1stina Thu 10-Dec-15 11:04:40

Do you want the baby to go to his dad's for so long ?

Do you have any other concerns about how he will look after the baby ? How often does he see him now and does he take him out on his own ?

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