My 6 month old baby keeps coming out of her blanket at night

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She's had a cold for a while and the nights are now freezing. I'm worried because she keeps waking up in the middle of the night, always out of her blankets as though she's pushed herself up somehow and slid out of them and when I pick her up her face feels so cold. I tuck all the blankets in around the edges and put her in the head foot position to prevent her from going into the blankets and suffocating but instead she slides upwards, out of her blankets. Because its so cold I want to have her in the bed with me but my two year old daughter sleeps in the bed with me because I have never been able to get her to sleep in her moses basket or cot so there is not much room and we just end up squashed together. Does anyone have this problem or any tips on how I can prevent my baby from pushing herself up, out of her blankets?

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Jessica - posted on 12/14/2009

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I love the sleep sac things. My daughter has always been able to wiggle her way out of being swaddled in blankets...even when the nurses in the hospital did it! She doesn't like having her arms confined, I found out later. When she hit about 4 months, she started grabbing the blanket and putting it over her face so I had to stop using them entirely. Now that it's getting chilly, I put her in her regular pjs and put the sleep sac over that. She stays nice and toasty and I don't have to worry about her covering her face with the blanket. I've seen them at Walmart for $7.

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SLEEP SACK!! I live on the Southern Hemisphere so it's the middle of summer, but my 7mth old sleeps in his religiously, just with less layers on underneath. Best thing ever!!

Mandi - posted on 12/28/2009

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I use the long sleeve footed PJ's. He never keeps a blanket on but always warm. I use the thick cotton ones in the winter and the thinner ones in the summer. But his feet and body is always warm.

Caren - posted on 12/28/2009

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Go with a fleece sleep sack...we have used one from the beginning with our DS to keep him warm and toasty. Plus you always know that they are covered and warm but never able to cover their faces...much safer than trying to rig blankets. We usually put him in jammies, socks and a warm sleep sack...has always been a sure thing for us!

Kandice - posted on 12/16/2009

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BABY SACK! It is the easiest & safest way for baby to stay warm. AND if her hands are staying cold, find one with the mittens that fold back OR if you (or someone you know) sews, you can place a snap on a piece of fabric at the end of the sleeve to make your own!

Jamie - posted on 12/15/2009

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I don't use blankets w/ mine ! It really don't get that cold here but when it does she has a heated mattress pad and we just make sure she is in feetie pj's w/ socks on and that keeps her warm enough !

Amber - posted on 12/14/2009

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My daughter will be 7 mths on the 23rd and she still sleeps in a swaddle, it is the kind with velcro, she would never stay asleep as a newborn, she would throw her arms up and rub her face and wake her self up, so we used a cotton swaddle and just kept getting bigger sizes now she is in a size large fleece one and it keeps her nice and warm and it has room to move her legs.

Rebekah - posted on 12/14/2009

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Quoting Shannon:

our baby doesn't stop moving even when sleeping. We can't put her in the feetie jammies cuz she kicks and gets her legs stuck at her belly. Then she wakes up and is mad. I took a huge blanket and loosely swaddle her. It has been perfect!


Had the same problem too until we switched to the zipped up kind of pajamas that fit a little tighter.  Funny what kind of crazy positions they can get into in their sleep.

Shannon - posted on 12/14/2009

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our baby doesn't stop moving even when sleeping. We can't put her in the feetie jammies cuz she kicks and gets her legs stuck at her belly. Then she wakes up and is mad. I took a huge blanket and loosely swaddle her. It has been perfect!

Rebekah - posted on 12/14/2009

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Our house is always 68 degrees and my daughter sleeps fine in fleece footed pajamas. I cover her with a blanket sometimes, but I think she's warm enough in the pajamas (without the blanket). I tried the sleep sacks, but they drove her crazy because she couldn't kick it off. She's been happy however with the thicker pajamas.

Sara - posted on 12/12/2009

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if u get up in middle of night keep putting blanket on ... my daughter does the same and keep the heat up at night...my daughter had a cold for along time but.. as long as u keep the heat high and keep going to put blanket on at night she will be ok.... now she falls asleep with tag of blANKET... and keep alot of blankets around... good luck sara

Emma - posted on 12/12/2009

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yes get a sleep sack for the baby , I need to buy I new one to now same problem over here :)

Christina - posted on 12/12/2009

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i had that problem to and ive only just got mine out of the habbit, I brought her one of those suits that are like a sleeping bag at the legs but have sleeves and all of that, means they can kick around and not get cold from kicking the blanket off! Isla is nearly 7 months now and has slowly stopped kicking during the night so the blankets stay on, i think its part from the restriction of the sleeping suit!! All the best though!

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