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    Default How do I cool ds's room down?

    Im in Brisbane & its sweltering here today & im struggling to cool ds's room down.

    Ive got the ceiling fan on high & a pedestal fan on high but its not making much difference - mostly just circulating the warm air.

    The themometer on the baby monitor says 29 degrees!

    Ive got an external blind over the window, as well as blinds & curtains drawn inside.

    Rocking him to sleep is a nightmare at the moment as it can take up to an hour so we both end up dripping with sweat with our combined body heat.

    Any ideas?

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    I have the same problem. I find the pedestal fans actually create more heat in an already stuffy room from the motor. Do you have any air con in the house at all? I close doors and use fans in the hall to direction any cool air I can get moving in that direction. Was the portable air con a fail?

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    Im the same here in brisbane, DD's room was 31 degrees the other day. Do you have ac? Sometimes I leave DD in her nappy and still swaddle her and put her in her cot if its not ridiculously hot. However today I've just biten the bullet and swaddled her and let her sleep in her rocker in the lounge room with the ac on. She seems to have better naps that way.
    Summer is horrible with babies..

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    yep here in Bris too. Without aircon not much you can do. if you don't have aircon you can buy a portable aircon (not sure what it's called) for a reasonable amount of $$.

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    Heavenblue the portable air-con smells of that gross new plastic smell when its run & in ds's tiny room its really overpowering. So I havent been using it. Dh said he was going to run it heaps in the garage on the weekend to clear the smell but he never got around to it.

    We have air con in the lounge but it doesnt get into his room. I swear you need a degree in something to put the portacot up & he overheats in his rocker even with the a/c on as its so close & confined. Im waiting for my Pram Fan but its not here yet.

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    I would just get that portable air con running now. Don't wait for DH to do it. The sooner you do that the sooner you have some relief for bub. And I agree about porta cots. They were sent to torture new parents.

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    Yep ive got it running in the garage now.

    Its now 30 degrees in his room. No idea what im going to do until I can use the portable a/c. I can barely tolerate holding him to rock him to sleep, so its no wonder he's not going to sleep very well

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    Hopefully running the ac the yuck smell will go away quickly..

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    Not sure if this will help but we just went camping for a week and it was hard to get DD to sleep in the day with the heat so we wet a towel and hung it on the side of the portacot and then blew a pedestal fan on it. It didn't change the actual temp but the air that blew on her was cool enough so she could fall asleep.

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    Can you move his bed in your room just for summer or will he sleep in a portable cot in your room ...?

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