So last night I had a shocker of a night with DS I think there is a couple of issues going on but this one was a little concerning. He woke every hour etc but he constantly felt cold, he was in a body suit and a wonder suit with a 2.5 tog sleeping bag (mummas and puppas), the heater I later turned up to 21deg, then even later I popped a blanket on him. It's the first time I have found that I couldn't get him warm, he was cold all over, back, chest legs and arms (including shoulder)
Has anyone experienced this before?
Do you he he may be coming down with something?
I also developed a cold over night but I was quite warm, he ended up sleeping with me in an upwright position on the couch and appeared to get warm by my body heat.
Any advice welcomed
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15-04-2012 09:34 #1
Help with sleeping bags
15-04-2012 10:13 #2
I sometimes find it hard to get it right with the sleeping bags too. I've got Gro Bags and I reckon the guidelines for them are a bit inaccurate. Like if I dress DD according to the Gro Bag temperature guidelines, she wakes up cold. And I don't think the 2.5 tog bags are warm enough, DD seems to need so much more clothing than they recommend.
15-04-2012 10:19 #3
DS's room has been 18 degrees these last few nights. I dress him in a short sleeve onesie, long pants, a long sleeved top, long sleeved pyjama top and a jumper. He is also in a 2.5 grobag.
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15-04-2012 11:27 #4
I have never thought that sleeping bags are enough. I always put one or two blankets over the top of a sleeping bag. As much as I dislike Dizzy Hall (SOS), her recommendations on how warm babies need to be to sleep long stretches makes sense to me.
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15-04-2012 12:40 #5-
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DS has been in sleepingbags since 4 months old and only recently stopped wanting to use them. He's now 2,5.
I used to have him in a fleece sleepsuit with a 2,5TOG bag in a room that was 18-21 degrees. He slept just fine.
Blankets were no use for him as he was/is a tosser and turner and just kicks them off, that is why I used the bags in the first place.
I have only used Slumbersacs (similar to Grobag but 40% cheaper) and they came with the cards that have the thermometer on it. Again, same as the Grobags. They also come with the nursery thermometer.
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15-04-2012 13:49 #6
Thank you everyone I'm glad that there are others that use blankets or put more clothing than recommended on too, all three of us have woken with colds so I think it that was part of the sleeping problem as well as teething and him being way over tired (totally my fault with that one poor bubs)
15-04-2012 18:08 #7
I wish DS would keep a blanket on. I'm worried about this winter. It's going to be hard to keep him warm = (
15-04-2012 18:19 #8
DD's room has always been cold, colder than the rest of the house for some reason. So she's always in a 2.5 grobag (unless it's 30+ degrees), with long sleeve pj's and 4 thin cotton blankets on top.
She's never woken up sweating or even hot, so I feel that this is just right for her.
15-04-2012 18:49 #9
I've had the same problem during this week, one night dd was waking every 2 hours from the cold. She was dressed in a vest and wondersuit and a swaddle suit and ended up putting two blankets on her as well.
I have a heater in her room now for when it get cold again. I am borrowing a grobag to see what they're like too. Am subscribing for more advice!
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15-04-2012 19:10 #10
With the risk of having the sids book thrown at me, I really think that there is no way a grobag is enough for a baby.
They just seem so thin and we sleep with big thick doonas!
But that's just my opinion...I don't put a doona on dd though. Just layer cotton blankets so i can easily make it cooler for her.
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