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    What age do you think is it ok to let kids have an electric blanket on their bed?

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    I probably wouldn't until school-age if they could be trusted to not mess around with it.

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    I think about late primary/early high school.

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    I think my eldest (7) would be ok, maybe, but the youngest (4) I'm iffy on.

    I thought about hot water bottles but that worries me. What if they open it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancingchipmunk View Post
    I think my eldest (7) would be ok, maybe, but the youngest (4) I'm iffy on.

    I thought about hot water bottles but that worries me. What if they open it?
    What about wheat packs rather then hot water bottles?

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    What about turning it on to pre-heat the bed for a couple of hours before bed time, and then turning it off and unplugging it from the wall?

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    No way for my 4 almost 5 year old she would play with it and have it on all the time.

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    What about the toys you put in the microwave to heat them up? I'm getting my girls one each

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    Never. I don't like electric blankets. I agree with wheat bags though, hot wattle bottles are also a bit scary

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodeobull View Post
    Never. I don't like electric blankets. I agree with wheat bags though, hot wattle bottles are also a bit scary
    This. Not a fan of electric blankets, too many horror stories about fires. I'm also too much of a tight-@ss to cover the added cost to the electricity bill.


 

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