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#21 Christine

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 08:43 PM

I use a fan just outside of Ainsleigh's room and if its ever in her room I never let it blow directly on her. Honestly the risk of her getting an ear infection far outweighs the risk of her dying, so I think you have to decide what is more important to you.
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#22 kevsgirl

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    Posted 08 October 2008 - 09:35 PM

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    ROFL! I hate roaches. Totally off topic.....
    I took C to the childrens musuem today and they have HISSING COCKROACHES there. It is so nasty. They are behind glass but still its gross. They also have these orange assassin bugs...um why would a bug be called an assassin if it wasn't good? Um no! Totally freaks me out!
    So, this is a total but Calia, you would probably get how freaked out I was when we were visiting old friends of FI's in New Jersey in the summer and it turned out their place was filthy... we were so disgusted by their home (you think Iyou know where I'm going with this but you can't possibly imagine).
    Anyway, FI realizes that it's our anniversary (11 months) and I'm dying thinking we're supposed to sleep over on their futon. I mean this place was the grossest I've ever seen.
    At just that moment, their landlord comes downstairs and says he's going off to the Caribbean and would they mind looking after his HISSING COCKROACHES and then puts a box of them ON THE TABLE in front of us.

    I've never ran so fast to get out of someone's home. Phew! We ended up driving late at night and had to stay at some terrible Bates motel, but nothing could have been worse. LOL!

    #23 CarrieRN

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      Posted 08 October 2008 - 09:50 PM

      Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

      Here is a good site with SIDS info.
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      #24 Birdie07

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        Posted 08 October 2008 - 10:36 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by kevsgirl
        So, this is a total but Calia, you would probably get how freaked out I was when we were visiting old friends of FI's in New Jersey in the summer and it turned out their place was filthy... we were so disgusted by their home (you think Iyou know where I'm going with this but you can't possibly imagine).
        Anyway, FI realizes that it's our anniversary (11 months) and I'm dying thinking we're supposed to sleep over on their futon. I mean this place was the grossest I've ever seen.
        At just that moment, their landlord comes downstairs and says he's going off to the Caribbean and would they mind looking after his HISSING COCKROACHES and then puts a box of them ON THE TABLE in front of us.

        I've never ran so fast to get out of someone's home. Phew! We ended up driving late at night and had to stay at some terrible Bates motel, but nothing could have been worse. LOL!
        OH MY GOD! I just got shivers and had to check my sheets! EWWW. We get spiders here and I HATTTE spiders. I saw one the other day crawl into my built in dresser and everytime I get clothes out I have to shake them. It freaks me out!

        I just wanted to say I feel like my words were taken out as "Let your kid die or prevent ear infections" which is not what I meant. I was just trying to say it CAN happen not that it WILL happen. I would sleep with a fan but I live in CO and the nights get colder here. But when I lived in Texas I always slept with a fan. But I balanced it with a humidifier. That's all I was saying. I would never say put your child at risk. Blah I'm rambling I just hate when my words come out wrong and people jump on me.

        Ugh now I'm totally thinking bugs are in my bed!

        #25 Birdie07

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          Posted 08 October 2008 - 10:38 PM

          Oh Martha, I asked my boss this afternoon about the monitor. She said she had no problems with the fan. The only problem was if they plugged it in a certain outlet it would crackle. But if they moved it it was fine. I don't know if that had to do with the fan. So I tested during his afternoon nap and turned his fan on and turned the monitor up. And it was fine. Is it overhead fans or the standing fans I can try with a standing fan?

          #26 Martha

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            Posted 09 October 2008 - 12:54 AM

            Calia, The problem with the ceiling fans is that the monitor would not go off once the baby was taken out of the crib while the monitor was turned on. Did you take the baby out and leave the monitor on to see if the monitor would go off? People were saying it wouldn't go off because the monitor was picking up on the movement of the fan and not the baby. I would be interested to see what happens. Can you do this? We are going to buy the monitor soon but would love to know the outcome of your experiment. :)

            #27 Birdie07

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              Posted 09 October 2008 - 09:13 AM

              Hey Martha, I'll try it. But the monitor is always on all day and he's out of his crib? But I'll try it after his morning nap today.

              #28 amandalovesryan

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                Posted 09 October 2008 - 09:21 AM

                off topic a little, but Martha, I gotta say, everytime I see this title, I swear that it says "fans may reduce risk of STDs." ha ha
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                #29 Martha

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                  Posted 09 October 2008 - 03:08 PM

                  Quote:
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                  Hey Martha, I'll try it. But the monitor is always on all day and he's out of his crib? But I'll try it after his morning nap today.
                  I mean the sensor. Aren't you supposed to turn the sensor off after baby gets out of crib? If you leave the sensor on, then take the baby out of crib and the sensor doesn't go off, then it isn't working right because of the fan. KWIM?

                  #30 Martha

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                    Posted 09 October 2008 - 03:08 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by amandalovesryan
                    off topic a little, but Martha, I gotta say, everytime I see this title, I swear that it says "fans may reduce risk of STDs." ha ha
                    Ha! I hope no one tries out that experiment!




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