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    Default Baby not sleeping during day because of heat. Should I buy a portable airconditioner?

    I'm in qld and its getting hot in DDs room (its north facing). She just won't sleep during the day. I've also tried to get her to sleep in other rooms but our house isn't airconditioned either, so its not much better. It's getting to be an issue for us.

    So I'm thinking ill have to buy a portable aircon or small unit for her room.

    Has anyone used a portable one before? Are they any good at cooling a small bedroom? How noisy are they? Do they tend to leak water etc?

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    Never had one at home but we used one at work and the portable aircons do cool small rooms well. Youll have to keep and eye on the water and empty it regularly, I cant recall them being noisy.
    You could rent one or buy one used on ebay, I live in qld too and I could not live without air con... its madness hot today!

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    Default Baby not sleeping during day because of heat. Should I buy a portable airconditioner?

    I would buy a portable air con just don't get an evaporative cooler they are useless.

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    I was just looking online for a fan for myself and came across oo.com.au they have portable aircons for $300 seems like a good price...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ciaomamma View Post
    Never had one at home but we used one at work and the portable aircons do cool small rooms well. Youll have to keep and eye on the water and empty it regularly, I cant recall them being noisy.
    You could rent one or buy one used on ebay, I live in qld too and I could not live without air con... its madness hot today!
    Yeah today is bad. I've had to take her for a drive in the cool car to get her to have a sleep today.

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    Default Baby not sleeping during day because of heat. Should I buy a portable airconditioner?

    Dd1s room is also hot so we all sleep in the one cool room on those hot days/nights. Last night all four of us were on mattresses in the lounge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia View Post
    Dd1s room is also hot so we all sleep in the one cool room on those hot days/nights. Last night all four of us were on mattresses in the lounge.
    We thought about doing that & getting a big unit in one room of the house like our bedroom.
    But DD is only 8mths & she has always slept in her own cot. So don't want to start her in our bed now!

    Plus shes not very good at sleeping at other places! Always seem to struggle

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    We kept our dd in our room until she was 5 months old cause we have aircon and her room doesn't. We didn't want the expense of running our portable aircon in her room all day & night. In the end we had to put her in there and the portable aircon worked really well.

    The main issue with our portable aircon is the water tank. It fills up and then the unit beeps loudly and would likely wake our dd. Not an issue last summer as she wouldn't sleep through the night so we'd just empty it when she woke. It has a hole thingie that is supposed to be where you can put a hose in the tank so you can empty the water as it fills up but we tried that in the past and just ended up with water everywhere! It's impossible to tell when the tank will fill as it's humidity driven and so one night it might be after 6 hours and another night it might take 15 hours.

    We're about to buy another one as the unit we have is 14 or so years old and it's been used a lot! It was our only aircon in our big house for a LONG time (including when our ds was a baby). We're going to look for one with a bigger water tank or even look at the ones that don't need a water tank (they evaporate the water or something and no, they are not evaporative coolers ... it's confusing!). The other issues are the electricity usage and the ease of installing it in your window, both might be hard to tell over the internet.

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    Default Baby not sleeping during day because of heat. Should I buy a portable airconditioner?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snooze View Post
    We thought about doing that & getting a big unit in one room of the house like our bedroom.
    But DD is only 8mths & she has always slept in her own cot. So don't want to start her in our bed now!

    Plus shes not very good at sleeping at other places! Always seem to struggle
    Could you move the cot? That way your bub stays in her bed but keeps cool as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia View Post
    Could you move the cot? That way your bub stays in her bed but keeps cool as well.
    Would you believe it won't fit through the doorway! I assembled it in the room, looks like its staying there for now!

    But I've got a portacot coming at chrissy so i can set that up.


 

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