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|Wed, 12-16-2009 - 3:28pm|
Where do you stand on this issue?
I think I've asked this before but it was back when I was pregnant with Annie and I'm curious again.
I, for one, was not raised in a house with electric blankets. I remember sleeping over at a friends house in 4th grade and she had one and it was LUXURIOUS! About 6 years ago, I was at my parents for the holidays and noticed they'd put electric blankets on all the beds! I felt this was permission to go out and buy my own. Apparently what changed my mothers tune on the blankets was that they invented some you can wash in your machine!
Well, I don't use the electric blankets when I'm pregnant, or nursing (because I'm paranoid about the whole roasting the baby during pregnancy and nursing - the leakage/shockage factor) and I was DELIGHTED to pull ours out this year and put it on the bed. I've been sleeping in warm luxury for the past month or so. When I mentioned to my mom I put the blanket on the bed she said, "Oh, I wouldn't do that." And has a theory that they're just not good for you - having an electric field going across your sleeping body...
Does anyone else have an opinion on this? Should I take it off the bed and just stack regular blankets to keep warm? I'm a little more paranoid because Annie usually joins us in bed around 3:00 a.m. to sleep the rest of the night and even though it's on a low setting, am I putting her in electrical field danger?