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It's getting cooler now at night and just was wondering what other mums do in terms of safe sleeping attire. I just bought Nico a fleece sleeping bag but one of the sleeveless ones.
Which are better - sleeves or no sleeves on the sleeping bag? Also just how warm are they? Do I still need to dress him in a fleecy/thick jumpsuit or will that overheat him.
I live in Brisbane so it doesn't get as cold as southern states but my house gets quite drafty - DH and I usually wear woollen beanies to bed (stop laughing now!) in winter so is there any safe headwear for bub to wear too?
Nicks 4 months old and sleeps in a cot in our room. What do you dress your bub in?
I am in Brisbane too and you are so right it does get cold at night. In these old queenslanders if it is 6degs outside it is 6 degs inside brrrrr. I used sleeping bags with the arms as well for my babies as they would kick off the covers and I was worried about them getting smothered. Depending on how cold I would dress them in jumpsuits, singlets etc underneath. I never used beanies or any sort of headwear as I was worried it might come loose and cause suffocation. Sometimes I would use socks to cover their hands though.
I also used to use an oil column heater in the room for the coldest nights. Big electricity bills but certainly took the edge off the drafts. When I got the heater I didn't need to wrap them up so much.
We were very similar to Easterlily, although we live south of the boarder.
We liked the ones with sleeves because we usually didn't put any other blankets on. I
The other advantage of having a little heater in the room is it warms things up a bit for you as well when it comes to feeds, nappy changes etc.
I've been wondering the same thing too. We live in Newcastle and it gets very cold overnight. I've been sleeping our little one in cotton longsleeve all-in-ones since Christmas. I've stopped putting top sheets and blankets on her bed because she travels all over the cot at night! I just cover her once she's asleep and check her before I go to bed. Any suggestions on the best place to get these sleeping bags?
I bought one at Jesmond Big W a couple of weeks ago.
Just wanted to say I've been told not to cover a babies head (hats/beanies etc) at night as this is the only place they can release excess heat! They become easily overheated if their little heads are covered!
I also struggle with what to dress my little one in at winter here in Brisbane - so far a full piece cotton jumpsuit is enough - no sheets as she rolls all over the bed! I bought a lightweight sleeping bag (just cotton) for $10 at DJ's - she didn't like it - It restricted her bedtime aerobics session!! :eek:
I too use the sleeping bags (fleecy long sleeves) in winter (Brisbane) but usually only dress Lachlan in nappy, singlet and socks underneath as he is a hot baby and we have heating.
He never has blankets or sheets over him...not for lack of trying on our part but he wont have them!
I have heard the same as Jessica re hats, bonnets at night (or day sleeps).
I also use the sleeved fleecy sleeping bags but I actually tuck them inside as my DD flails like a wild woman, although I am letting the arms out bit by bit.
I bought mine at Best and Less, they are in every store I have been to in Newcastle so far, and they cost me $16. I put Lily in a singlet and wondersuit as she is also a hot baby. They are the best things invented , especially when I used to cover her up 100's of times a night. She still has tonnes of room to kick and they come in larger sizes as she grows, bliss! :)
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