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Our house always seems to icy cold but I’m nervous to put a heater in my baby’s room. Even though I dress her in a singlet, onesy and a sleeping bag her hands and cheeks always feel like ice. What do other mums do? Should I put a heater in my childs room?

Posted by 21/06/2013

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  • My grandson has always had a column heater in his bedroom. It’s always on the lowest setting but is needed throughout winter as it’s just too cold


  • I now don’t agree with my previous answer. I would only use a heater to heat up the room, but I would definitely turn it off when an adult is not present.


  • I would say do whatever you would do for yourself.


  • I try not to. To dangerous!


  • I’ve put a heater on fifteen minutes before bedtime to take chill off then turned it off.
    Or in morning turn on before they get up to take chill off.
    My personal opinion is not worth risk. But the above answer of taking cold away for short time every time is ok.


  • I usually put one in my sons room to warm it up, and then I turn it off before I go to bed :)


  • You can always heat the room before bed time and make sure her sleeping bag is warm enough.


  • I don’t think it is wise, children tend to regulate their own temps and are not as cold as we think, if they get cold they will wake up. put another blanket on their bed, that way if they get too hot they can kick them off themselves


  • I wouldn’t, I’d just make sure she’s dressed warmly and has a good blanket.


  • We never did for our son but there’s no harm in you doing it if you feel the need to. Though I would be loathe to change anything if she seems comfortable with the way things are.


  • Hope you were able get the answers you needed < Good Luck


  • Extra blankets and warm woollen clothes will keep her warm and cosy


  • U do what u feel comfortable with. If she has a nice warm rug she should b fine


  • I wouldn’t. I’m too scared of fire, but apart from that, my mother always taught me you should actually leave their bedroom window open a crack at night, and that lovely tiny wisp of cold air is supposedly really good for you. I don’t know how well scientifically tested this is! So long as your child is dressed warmly and under lovely warm bedding then she will be fine. If she’s cold and uncomfortable, I’m sure she’ll not be shy about letting you know…?


  • Hoe that helps your decision good luck :-)


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