We use an oil column heater with a thermomstat to keep our DS's room between about 19C and 21C. They're safe as long as they are electrically sound and you position them out in the open away from any potential ignition sources (eg. curtains). And of course, turn it off if you're not home.
Once your LO starts crawling, it's also important to make sure they can't access the heater, in case of burns or pulling it over onto themself.
Target had some for sale last year.
Oh, and be prepared for a higher power bill!
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06-05-2016 08:20 #21Senior Member
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06-05-2016 08:38 #23
We use an oil heater for DD's room and we're about to buy one for DS's he sleeps with singlet, PJs, grobag, blanket, quilt but i think he is getting cold still. When DD was little we ended up going Bonds wondersuit and then flannel PJs over the top then sleeping bag.
We have ducted gas heating but we just moved and I'm petrified of getting a large gas bill!
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06-05-2016 09:19 #24
we have ducted gas heating too. our winter gas bills are usually a few hundred. compared to around $100 in summer. not ideal but our house gets freezing.
which reminds me, I really need to move the column heater upstairs!
07-05-2016 06:22 #25
Quick question. For anyone who doesn't use a heater and the room temp changed a bit overnight, do you change bub during the night?
Here in Sydney our house is still pretty warm and most evenings ds room is about 24-25c. He generally gets quite warm so I've been putting him in a long sleeved vest and 1 tog sleeping bag. Last night though between 1-4 he was very unsettled and at 4 I changed him into a 2.5 tog bag as the temp had dropped to 22c. Anyone else do this? I think starting him in 2.5 tog would be too hot.
07-05-2016 06:38 #26
I put my kids in a singlet, thin bonds suit then a fluffy bonds suit then there gro suit but this year they are in beds 😡😳
So I've got thicker quilts, under lay etc. it's already 4-5 degrees overnight here 😨
07-05-2016 06:42 #27
I put her to bed in a singlet and onsie/bonds suit and a 1 tog bag. Her room is showing 21ish.
I change her into a thick winter bag before midnight when she wakes up as she's too cold otherwise.
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07-05-2016 10:39 #30
DD is 8w, and sleeps in our room. We don't have hearing and the room temp drops overnight, has got down to 13degrees in there already this year
If it drops below about 18 in our room dd sleeps in a long sleeve singlet, grosuit, 2.5 tog ergo pouch, cotton or bamboo swaddle over the top and a cotton blanket over all of that. As out gets colder will swap the cotton blanket for a woolen one and maybe think about using some heating, though I will set it for around 16degrees to save money and do I can layer dd up without worrying about overheating her
ETA- if it gets cold overnight I double the blanket or swap to woolen.
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