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    Default How do you keep your baby warm at night?

    Our house is so cold... we have a reverse cycle air con so we have the heater on 24 degrees in the mornings and some nights, but i dont want the heater on 24/7... hes been really sniffley and the doctor said we need to get an evaporater to put moisture back in the air...

    My bub (5 weeks old) wears a singlet, a long sleeved shirt and a onsie during the day and at night i add a sleeping bag, socks and mittins... im worried thats too much clothing, but i dont want him to get cold and sick...

    In his bed i have sheets (which im going to swap to flannelette sheets today) and 2 thin blankets but he often kicks or pushes them off... and he doesnt like being swaddled...

    any ideas?

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    He won't get sick unless he has come into contact with someone who is sick. You can't catch a cold from being cold.

    I use a fin heater in my son's room.

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    Ds has a singlet, bodysuit, onesie, sleeping bag, sheet, and 2 blankets

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    24° is quite hot! 18° is perfectly fine. You also lessen the transition between inside and outside which upsets a lot of people, not to mention the electricity bill

    I'm in a cool area of New South Wales. Currently I'm looking at the frost outside. It probably got down to -5° last night. Our heater isn't on, but it's not cold inside. Good insulation I'm sitting here feeding DD. I'm wearing ugg boots, trackie pants, T-shirt and hoodie (because I'm so glamorous) and she's wearing socks booties singlet onesie and a hoodie. I've just thrown a blanket over her because she's not moving and will fall asleep soon.

    What your son wears to bed I would probably put on DD if we were going to spend the morning outside and would gradually strip off as the day progresses.

    I check how warm or cold she is by feeling her hands. If they feel too hot or too cold to me I just dress or undress her accordingly.

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    I asked exactly the same question on here 2 weeks ago! LOL and some of the ideas I got was really good! I will get you the link to the thread in a minute!
    First of all 24 degrees is quite warm. If the house is constantly 24 degrees you dont need to worry about putting on heaps of layers~
    Secondly the sniffles, my son has the sniffles when he was about 5 weeks old, it wasnt a cold though, just some mucus in his nose, its very common in newborns, an evaporator will help and in our case we used Tiny noses and it worked wonders!
    I stick to 1 rule when dressing my DS, is to dress him 1 more layer than myself
    When DS was newborn we were going into winter too. I always put socks on him unless hes wearing jumpsuits. During the day he wears a singlet, polar fleece jumpsuit indoors with aircon on at 26 degrees if weather is cold. Night time I would use heater to heat up the room (but always turn it off when he goes to bed and we dont use aircon at night). He would wear singlet, cotton jumpsuit then polar fleece jumpsuit and mittens. I also put on a fleece blanket anddovet on him with sides tucked in the side of the cot. He hated sleeping bags or being swaddled.
    I check on him at least 3 times a night to make sure hes not too cold or hot.
    He wouldnt get sick if he doesnt contact the virus, however the coldness makes them more vulnerable to getting sick (read that from babycenter website)
    My DS survived his first winter without catching a cold or fever

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