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Has anyone used their wood stove with a newborn baby around? My DH and I use it in the winter to save money because if we just use our heat pump our electric bill is around $350 instead of $150. I'm just worried that this might be hard on our little one's lungs. I plan on putting humidifiers around the house, but I wasn't sure if anyone had experience with this. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
It may just depend on what you plan to burn in there. My sister has one and burns any wood they can get their hands on. Who knows what oils/fumes her's puts off. It might not be a problem though if you are using actual pellets made for that reason. I can't help but think though that back in the day this was the only option for heat and somehow the human race is still here. Will be interesting to see what the doctors say.
My aunt and uncle use a wood stove and when my cousins first two babies were born she lived with them. They've always used there's, and one baby was born in early march (so still winter) and one was born in late October.
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When I was a baby my parent used their fireplace all the time... So i don't think it is an issue... Just be careful though and watch for allergy signs... I am allergic to a certain type of wood that is being burned. My mom got frustrated with all the testing so she just stopped using the fireplace all together. Even now when i walk into a house that is burning in the winter, sometimes I can feel my face starting to swell... Also definately talk to your pedi if your baby has asthma or something like that and see how it would affect it.....