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what should I put my 8 month old in to wear to bed in this London heat wave

(11 Posts)
Turtle35 Thu 14-Jul-05 20:48:19

it's absolutely stifling hot in London and my baby usually sleeps in a sleeping bag, even tog 1 seems to much but she wont settle with just a sheet.

bambi06 Thu 14-Jul-05 20:49:10

have you got a fan on?

shalaa Thu 14-Jul-05 20:49:24

DS is just wearing a baby vest & nappy. Got a fan blowing in the room as well. Will she settle in just a vest??

Turtle35 Thu 14-Jul-05 20:49:37

also any tips on how to coold down the bedroom, it's currently at 30 degrees!!

marne Thu 14-Jul-05 20:49:46

dd just wears a vest.

Fran1 Thu 14-Jul-05 20:50:52

vest and nappy vote here. No covers - maybe a sheet over when i go to bed, depending on how much it has cooled down.

Turtle35 Thu 14-Jul-05 20:51:50

yep just a vest and nappy but rolls all over her cot when she isn't in her sleeping bag and gets her feet caught in the spindles and wakes in the middle of the night, I also have a fan going.

shalaa Thu 14-Jul-05 20:52:18

erm put a fan on, close the curtains? make sure there's a breeze flowing through the house. Can't really help much for tonight but there's a machine you can buy where you put ice in it and it blows cold air out. Will have a look for it, know that Maplin sells it.

CarolinaMoon Thu 14-Jul-05 20:52:31

just a nappy here. we've had to spend a couple of nights sleeping (with ds) on the sofabed in the living room cos the bedroom's too hot.

Turtle35 Thu 14-Jul-05 20:54:19

I am so tempted to buy one of those air conditioners but there a bit of nightmare to store once this heat wave is over and knowing my luck the minute I buy one it will start raining

jenweber630 Mon 18-Jul-05 13:50:20

This heat wave does really suck doesn't it?? Ds is 7 months old and I've been putting him to sleep in a nappy and vest - sometimes a pair of loose shorts if it seems like it may cool down later in the evening. I typically open the window and put the fan in front of it around 6pm so it cools down a bit and keep the blinds closed all day so it doesn't get too much sun. Today is nicer though - maybe it won't be so hot tonight!!

We got one of those coolers that you put the ice into - they don't work all that great... Problem is that the ice melts way too fast and it's not much cooler than a fan anyway.

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