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Paint fumes. Have I made a mistake

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NakedMum33and3rd Fri 28-Apr-17 20:59:28

We got our bedrooms painted today and I put my dc's to bed in a bit of a rush as they were both over tired and DH is away.
Only now that I have sat down have I thought that they shouldn't be sleeping in their rooms. The paint is low VOC but it is smelly. Should I wake them up and move them downstairs? Will this harm them. Am I over reacting? They are 3 and 5.

DubiousCredentials Fri 28-Apr-17 21:22:32

I have had similar panics in the past. Just make sure the door or window is open enough for the air to flow through a little. They'll be fine.

chocolatespiders Fri 28-Apr-17 21:26:11

Open the window

specialsubject Fri 28-Apr-17 21:27:53

Its fine. Open a window. No one is that fragile.

NakedMum33and3rd Fri 28-Apr-17 22:14:19

Ok phew, Thank you! Windows and doors are open!

DancingLedge Fri 28-Apr-17 22:14:35

Low VOC paint, no worries.

PigletJohn Fri 28-Apr-17 23:20:14

I find even emulsion paint gives me a headache.

If they wake, put them on the couch.

NotStoppedAllDay Fri 28-Apr-17 23:29:47

Low voc means water based. It's not a problem

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