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Wondering if anyone can give me some ideas. My son has now learnt to do 360's in his bed at night (and daytime naps) and we're having issues keeping him warm so he'll continue to sleep through the night.
I've checked out sleeping bags, but they're all too warm for him in this sthrn qld climate. :cool:
Any suggestions? :confused:
My little boy does the same thing. I just dress him in cute little flanno PJ's with socks or PJ's with feet.
I then have an oil heater on a low setting (so the room is just comfortable) so he doesn't get cold at all.
I put his blanket over him when I put him to bed, then before I go to bed, then when I get up in the middle of the night (haven't been able to kick that since the midnight breast feedng days...).
Hope this helps.
Hi Big W,
I thought I'd add my two cents in......I think that given that we're heading for the summer months, and the fact that you're in QLD you might want to look at the 'summer weight' sleeping bags, typically the weight is 0.5 tog (that's sleep bag talk for 'summer weight'. The two that come to mind that you could look at on line are 'grobag.com.au' or 'curlytops.com.au'. My daugter is sure to stay warm or at a comfy temp with the bag on. Not sure about curly top but the gro bag comes with a paper thermometer which guides you to what you should put on your child if they will be sleeping in a gro bag i.e. 24 degrees = jump suit only +gro bag 0.5tog.
That's all I can offer...especially for the summer months coming up....
ALl the best
My daughter is doing the same thing, backwards in bed, sideways in bed, legs poking through cot. I dress her in pj shorts and a singlet and put her in a sleeping bag which is quit thin and wouldn't be too hot at the moment. So she is atleast covered, because no way will she stay under her sheets.
Mine does this too. Seems to make it a personal challenge to find the most unusual position to surprise mummy with in the morning.
I just dress him comfortably enough for him to not need a blanket. So these days, in these warm brissy nights, he is in a bonds singlet suit and an all-in-one pj suit (thin material). I tuck him in with a waffle blanket and a sheet, but generally this is down around the ankles after a few minutes. But I tuck him in every time anyway, to get him used to the fact that he will be expected to use one eventually!
All you can do is dress them appropriately. They will let you know with a lovely cry is they get too cold/warm. Just experiment with different pj combinations until you hit the favourite.
Thanks for the tips guys, though I thought he would, Zak didn't wake up last night which made me happy! :D
I did crank the oil heater up a little for him to keep him warm, and when I checked him this morning when he got up, he was still ok.
I might have to see if I can get him a grobag, I have seen these advertised.
Thanks again! :)
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