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#1 KoolKat

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 01:05 PM

A spin off from Heather's thread and also something I have been wondering about lately.

The humidity is really stuffing with us ATM. At bedtime it's sticky and hot but by 2am it's cooler and he is probably under dressed.

My boy is wearing a singlet, a onsie (full length), has a cotton sheet over that gets kicked off and then I put a thin cotton blanket on in the early hours of the morning. I removed our mattress protector last night because of sweating but now I have read things that say a baby can sweat but still be cold so now I'm confused. I have ordered some sleeping bags that should be arriving next week.

So my questions are what temp (rough if you don't know) is bub's room, what are they wearing to bed and what kind of bedding do they have on?

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ETA Not sure why I put this in the 12-24 month section considering my boy is only 7 months but anyway! Sorry!
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Posted 19 February 2011 - 02:41 PM

My 4 month old has his room at 21 degrees.

He wears summer pjs of either a onesie or short/shirt, he is then in a 1 tog sleeping bag and is still wrapped, I then put over his legs a light weight blanket.

The my 21 month old has his room at 23 degrees, wears summer pjs with a 1 tog sleeping bag and then has a blanket which is kicked off during the night.

both boys then have just a mattress protector and fitted cotton sheet on their beds.
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Posted 19 February 2011 - 02:51 PM

Angus (well he is NOT sleeping but is in bed) with a short sleeved cotton top and short pants a sheet, 2 cotton blankets (fairly thin) and 1 bamboo blanket (fairly thick). Suggestions are that this might not be enough, and whilst I'm confused by this it very well could be true. So currently entertaining this idea.

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 03:02 PM

Its really hot here and we don't have aircon. DS is put to bed in a singlet suit, with a .35 sleeping bag, when he is asleep I take the sleeping bag off.
If it cools down and I need a sheet I will pop his sleeping bag back on.

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 03:14 PM

We are in Qld where it's really, really warm. He's sleeping with a mattress protector, cotton sheets, and light waffle blanket. He normally wears a singlet and a nappy, or summer PJ's.

Then again, I've always noticed that my son wears far less to bed than most other babies in the forum- anytime I've tried to boost it up, he gets hot and it interrupts his sleeping.

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 03:33 PM

QUOTE(AK2 @ Feb 19 2011, 04:14 PM) View Post

Then again, I've always noticed that my son wears far less to bed than most other babies in the forum- anytime I've tried to boost it up, he gets hot and it interrupts his sleeping.

We are the same - most nights DD (23months) is only in a nappy and singlet - she really doesnt like wearing PJ's, and to save tantrums we usually just go with what she wants to wear.

As for bedding at the moment we have a mattress protector, fitted and flat sheet.

She does however need her sheet over her, muslin wrap over the sheet, fluffy "blankie" by her side and smaller "blankie" next to her face.

In summer I feel hot just looking at her in bed!
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Posted 19 February 2011 - 04:17 PM

Abbey is a hot bod. She sleeps in a nappy and singlet or a short sleeve onesie.

Her bedding is mattress protector, cotton fitted sheet and a flat sheet that lasts about 2 seconds on her.
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Posted 19 February 2011 - 04:33 PM

Right now? Shorts, vest top, shoes, sand and a whole lot of sticky paddle pop run off!

At night he sleeps in a singlet and a 0.5 tog grobag. Cot bedding is a mattress protector and a fitted sheet. He seems perfectly happy like that. Often DH gets up and puts the aircon on around 3-4am so he'll get cool in the morning with anything less.

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 05:07 PM

T sleeps in summer pjs and a 0.5 TOG sleeping bag. His room is usually about 27 degrees (I'd love to live somewhere where his room could be 23 degrees in Summer!). If it's hotter than that, we usually forgo the bag. I try to follow the guide on the grobag thermometer.

But he's only slept through the night once in 14.5 months so what would I know? unsure.gif


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Posted 19 February 2011 - 06:04 PM

Depends on the temperature. Most night he is on a long sleeve onsie, socks, no singlet. Other nights he has a sleeping bag on, i dont know the togs, one is an Elmo Target one and the other is an organic something (warmer than the Elmo one). Last night he was in just a onsie (short sleeve), no sleeping bag - about 30deg according to the room monitor. I can't use sheets etc, as DS moves around alot and if he gets caught up in it he gets rather annoyed. And i dont have air con in the room. And some bright spark also got rid of all the ceiling fans in the house before we bought it, so we have a tower fan on in there every night.

We get constant waking. After reading Heather's thread i thought i would dress him up more just in case. But about half an hour later he woke up very hot and is now up and crawling about because he refused to go back to sleep.
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Posted 19 February 2011 - 06:08 PM

I follow Tizzies Bedding guide + a few as my DS likes a couple more smile.gif

ATM it is 27 degrees in his room and he is dressed in short sleeve baby grow, short sleeved onesie, 1 tog sleeping bag, a sheet doubled over and 2 blankets. Before I go to bed I will add another 4 blankets to compensate for the temp drop overnight. He has no mattress protector on his bed either and all his bedding is 100% cotton.
In winter when its alot cooler at 20 degrees he sleeps in a short sleeve babygrow, long sleeve onesie, 2.5 tog sleeping bag, sheet doubled over and 10-12 blankets. Everyone almost dies when I tell them what I use but it works for us and he is never up before 7am.

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 06:20 PM

Kisma what a bugger that he won't go back to sleep! I hope you are not in for a long night.

So many different combos of bedding and clothing here!
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Posted 19 February 2011 - 06:30 PM

QUOTE(KristenL @ Feb 19 2011, 07:08 PM) View Post

In winter when its alot cooler at 20 degrees he sleeps in a short sleeve babygrow, long sleeve onesie, 2.5 tog sleeping bag, sheet doubled over and 10-12 blankets. Everyone almost dies when I tell them what I use but it works for us and he is never up before 7am.

I cannot fathom putting this many blankets on DS, in fact im not sure i own that many laugh.gif But your right if it works DO IT! I know even in winter here i put 3 blankets on max on top of his sleeping bag, and he was usually very toasty then.

FOr all of those that use so many blankets, are they heavy? Im wondering the the weight helps as i know i like to have a doona on even when its a little to warm as an almost security thing. (Although lately i havent even been having the sheet on).

KK he won't be up for too much longer, four hours is pretty much his max but it is generally two hours. So fingers crossed he will be back in bed asleep by 9.30.
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Posted 19 February 2011 - 06:41 PM

We have no climate control in our house (ie no air con) so we vary according to the weather, however tonight (we are in Sydney which is hot and humid tonight) A, 23 months, has a long sleeve, long leg cotton suit that stops at the ankle (no idea what they are called!!) and that is it. Bedding is a matress protector and fitted sheet. No point putting a sheet or blanket on him as it will be tossed off in 20 seconds and then just get in his way and wake him up. I will put some socks on him before I go to bed.
When it is a bit cooler we put a long sleeve, long leg suit that covers the feet, singlet and socks.

H, 4&1/2, is in tshirt and short pjs he will sleep with a cotton sheet on for maybe half the night. He has a cotton mattress protector and cotton fitted sheet.
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Posted 19 February 2011 - 06:55 PM

QUOTE(kisma @ Feb 19 2011, 07:30 PM) View Post

I cannot fathom putting this many blankets on DS, in fact im not sure i own that many laugh.gif But your right if it works DO IT! I know even in winter here i put 3 blankets on max on top of his sleeping bag, and he was usually very toasty then.

FOr all of those that use so many blankets, are they heavy? Im wondering the the weight helps as i know i like to have a doona on even when its a little to warm as an almost security thing. (Although lately i havent even been having the sheet on).

KK he won't be up for too much longer, four hours is pretty much his max but it is generally two hours. So fingers crossed he will be back in bed asleep by 9.30.


The ones I use are the K-Mart cellular blankets and I fold in 2 to make 2 blankets so in winter I have 6 of these doubled over to make 12 layers blush.gif

I think possibly the weight can be a security thing. It also stops my DS from moving around as much because it heavier smile.gif

Edited to add - Just wanted to say also that Tizzie says that once bubs are over 18mths they are better at regulating their temperature and do not need as many layers as a baby smile.gif My DD is in short sleeve/ short leg pj's 0.5 tog and a doona, the doona is kicked off when I go in to tuck her in before I go to bed and Im sure it is again 5 mins later once I have put it back on her lol!




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