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    I just lost a huge post.

    In summary - I lived in Canberra when mine were babies and toddlers. I also coslept and just dressed mine in wondersuits and singlets for bed. I'm reasonably certain I put socks on under the wondersuit as well. If it got too cold I just put an extra blanket on the bed. In winter, I typically had flannelette sheets, blanket and a doona on the bed. We never had the heating on overnight and just had it on a timer to come back on around 5am. I personally found it made the house too stuffy if it was on 24 hours a day. A lot of Canberrans do leave theirs on though. It is supposed to be cheaper to run doing that as you just maintaining the temp and aren't continually reheating a cold house.

    Day time - not much of an issue if staying indoors because most places are heated. The only problem is if you are going outdoors. I found the biggest challenge was to keep their feet warm. Mine had a knack of losing every style of shoe and baby shoe on the market. Layers are your friend. If he isn't cruising furniture yet, I would be tempted to dress him in a wondersuit then something along the lines of skivvy and tracksuit or overalls, skivvy and jumper over the top. Add a beanie and jacket if you are going outside.

    The only success I had with baby shoes was something similar to these:
    http://www.cheekylittlesoles.com.au/...shoes-143.aspx

    By success, I mean they stayed on for a length of time before falling off, instead of falling off straight away.

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    Oh wow! Thanks so much everyone.

    I don't like the heater on overnight it just gets so stuffy as it's reverse cycle airconditioning. Dries out everything! I think getting a thermometer for the bedroom is a great idea will try and do that today.

    Reading these posts I don't think the waking is being cold at all. His little cheeks and back of neck are warm sigh guess that a while other issue.

    As for day time wow I am definitely not dressing him warmly enough time to go shopping methinks.

    We are definitely not prepared for winter. We are outdoors a lot as DS2 goes crazy if we stay inside all day so I definitely will need to get DS3 some sort of jacket or coat. I always put a beanie on him but have only had socks on his feet so will try and find some booties or similar. Tights are also a great idea!

    All I can think is how many of each I'm going to need lol he goes through 2-3 outfits on a good day

    After two babies in Far North Qld and being worried about them getting too hot this is a serious change of mindset.

    Thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by binnielici View Post
    I don't like the heater on overnight it just gets so stuffy as it's reverse cycle airconditioning. Dries out everything! I think getting a thermometer for the bedroom is a great idea will try and do that
    Do be mindful of your power bills doing it that way. As a PP said, the reverse cycle aircons have to work so much harder to reheat a cold house, and will undoubtedly use more energy. They are designed to heat the 'air', not provide radiant heat to a certain area. Try turning it down to the lowest temperature and fan setting in heat mode, maybe a humidifier if you find it dries everything out too much? Or just a bowl of warm water underneath where the unit is - a GP told me this last winter when DD struggled with a dry cough at night (we ended up just using a vapouriser).

    But yes, back to the electricity, maybe check your providers website for an 'estimate your usage' section to avoid a huge shock come bill time? Living in a cold climate is a whole new ball game during winter!

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    My baby slept in the Uh-oh sleeping bags - tog 3.5 and it's basically like sleeping in a doona. Softest cotton - she loved it.IMG_1495862122.647544.jpg you can buy them online David Jones. I like them because they're full sleeves, super soft yet really warm for super cold nights. Still put her in a singlet and full length onsie.

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    Oh, I also used an egg thermometer as it's colour based (and tells temp). Basically anything that was 18C plus was good.
    Our house is old so prone to being cold!

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