+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 24
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    South East QLD
    Posts
    4,033
    Thanks
    3,349
    Thanked
    1,623
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default Electric blankets

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

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Qld
    Posts
    26,930
    Thanks
    2,736
    Thanked
    6,745
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    I probably wouldn't until school-age if they could be trusted to not mess around with it.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to SassyMummy For This Useful Post:

    dancingchipmunk  (28-05-2013)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    6,826
    Thanks
    3,837
    Thanked
    3,893
    Reviews
    17
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 14/11/14100 Posts in a week
    I think about late primary/early high school.

    Sent from my magical black talky thingy using bubhub

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to DesperatelySeekingSleep For This Useful Post:

    dancingchipmunk  (28-05-2013)

  6. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    South East QLD
    Posts
    4,033
    Thanks
    3,349
    Thanked
    1,623
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    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?

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    2,824
    Thanks
    1,571
    Thanked
    1,283
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    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?

    Sent from my PP4MT-7 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    2,248
    Thanks
    489
    Thanked
    1,263
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    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?

  9. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    2,479
    Thanks
    179
    Thanked
    784
    Reviews
    8
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    No way for my 4 almost 5 year old she would play with it and have it on all the time.

  10. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    2,479
    Thanks
    179
    Thanked
    784
    Reviews
    8
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    What about the toys you put in the microwave to heat them up? I'm getting my girls one each

  11. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    660
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked
    183
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Never. I don't like electric blankets. I agree with wheat bags though, hot wattle bottles are also a bit scary

  12. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    4,222
    Thanks
    894
    Thanked
    3,219
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    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.


 

Similar Threads

  1. electric blankets when you are pregnant
    By pippa in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-03-2013, 19:45
  2. Polyester Blankets?
    By Mama Mirabelle in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 18-11-2012, 08:45
  3. Blankets or wraps?
    By debsi in forum Product Recommendations & Questions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-10-2012, 05:54

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
Little Rugby NSWCatch, weave, chase, run, but most of all have FUN! Little Rugby runs a NSW network of fun, safe and non-contact footy ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
FTM question: Nappy disposal systemProduct Recommendations & Questions
Anyone 40 and over and pregnant.Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
Should I marry the father just so I can get some help?Postnatal & General Women's Health Chat
Baby Safety Helmet - Best Thing Ever!General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
IVF Babies due August/Sept/Oct' 16 #4pregnancy and babies through IVF
Adoption through Barnardos NSWAdoption / Surrogacy
High Natural Killer Cells #9Reproductive Immunology
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›