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    Make sure the pedestal fan is clean...pull it apart and vacuum dust it. They get so dusty and it really makes a big difference

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    No space for a portacot in our room & we dont have a/c in there anyway. A/c is in the lounge room. Tomorrow ill get ds to put the portacot up in the lounge before he goes to work, but for today I just cant figure out how to do it.

    With the current configuration of the room there are power cords that run underneath the cot (only one powerpoint so no other option) so I cant hang anything wet on the cot & risk water dripping on the power cords.

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    A wet muslin draped over the fan isn't too drippy and works really well in terms of cooling the air being blown towards the cot.

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    I second the idea of a damp muslin wrap draped over the side of the cot or on a clothes horse in front of the pedestal fan. It helps blow cool air. If it's only damp it shouldn't drip. Plus you could always try a wet face cloth on the forehead (if it'll stay!)
    I agree summer really blows with babies. I had a summer baby last year and it was often 27+ at night.

    And I could never put up the portacot either. Good luck

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    Could he sleep in the pram in the lounge room?

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    Can you put the portacot mattress just on the floor in the lounge room and just stay close by? Or the cot mattress?

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    He overheats in the pram. Ill try the cot mattress on the floor

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    I found with our portacot the sides need to be partly collapsed to lock the base down, then once the base is locked the sides click up really easily. Took me and DH ages to work it out the first time my nephew came to stay. It's much easier now I know how to do it!

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    I had the same problem last year when we were in a 2 storey. Only had aircon downstairs. Ended up having to use a portacot. They are a pain the a ess ess to put up. So fiddly!

    The aircon where we are now only just flows to our room for DD but we've found foiling all the windows that get direct sun has made a huge difference. Maybe you could try that? Shiney side facing outside with blutak to stick it on the windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theoneandonlyem View Post
    I found with our portacot the sides need to be partly collapsed to lock the base down, then once the base is locked the sides click up really easily. Took me and DH ages to work it out the first time my nephew came to stay. It's much easier now I know how to do it!
    I found the opposite....the base had to be up to lock the sides down, then the base locked down. Then to put it down, the base had to be pulled up a bit to unlock the sides. They are a pita to work out!!!


 

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