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    Default Keeping a restless 8yo warm overnight

    DD wakes up every night and won’t put herself back to sleep so either gets into our bed or one of us has to get into bed with her; both which are getting less and less comfortable as she gets bigger. The wake ups are more frequent lately so I think she’s getting cold because she kicks her covers off either while she’s going to sleep or as soon as she’s asleep. She wears winter pjs and won’t wear socks to sleep. Any tips on keeping her warm? It’s too hot for the rest of us to have our ducted a/c on overnight at the moment and we only have one bedroom zone so can’t isolate it to just her room. We do run it overnight at about 18 degrees in winter but that’s still not warm enough if you don’t have blankets on. Please help!

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    what about a weighted blanket? i know they’re not technically used for warmth but she may sleep better and be less restless with one? i almost got one for ds, still haven’t ruled it out, but he’s starter going better overnight so for now i’ve left it.

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    Does she sleep with the door closed? You could put a fin oil heater in her room overnight. Turn it on when you go to bed and pull her door shut. My 8 year old goes to sleep with her door open but I close it when I go to bed. It’s not closed fully, just pulled shut.

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    Hot water bottle? I had one when I was little and used to cuddle it if I got really cold...

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    A larger bed size quilt?

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    Thermals to go under her pjs
    Heated blanket
    Oil heater in her room
    Flannelette sheets
    Winter doona
    Putting a doona underneath her and one over

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    Default Keeping a restless 8yo warm overnight

    Thanks everyone! I’ll give some of these suggestions a shot and see if it makes a difference.

    Last night l asked her if she woke up, to pull her blankets up, and say to herself “I’m safe, I’m warm, nothing is going to scare me” over and over again until she falls back asleep. Except DS woke at 2am screaming “MUMMY DADDY MUMMY DADDY” over and over. I ran to his room and he said calmly “can I please have some water?” 🤦🏼‍♀️ but his screaming scared DD which I understand, so I ended up in her bed again
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