Dressing baby for bed!

Heather - posted on 11/16/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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I live in Ohio and our night are starting to get cool. I was just wondering how everyone who lives in a similar climate dresses there little ones for bed. My son is 6 months. I have a fleece crib sheet on his matress and I either put him in a short sleeve oneziee with a footed fleece jammie and no blanket or I put him in your basic long sleeve sleeper and then cover him with a recieving blanket and tuck it under him. He moves all over the crib and a few times a night I have to reposition him so he doesnt press himself against the crib which wakes him. He used to sllep 730-730 but for the past week and a half has been waking around 530. Im just wondering if he is getting to cold or is he too warm.

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Melissa - posted on 11/30/2010

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I live in Alberta, Canada. We've recently had a nasty stretch of really cold weather (windchills equating to -40 degrees). We keep the house around 22.5 deg C/72 deg F. We keep the register vents in our room closed because hubby and I get too warm together. My daughter sleeps in long sleeved pajamas with a light down comforter. I put the baby in a fleece sleeper and cover him with a receiving blanket and a little quilt. He's perfectly toasty and if he's a touch too warm, he outstretches his arms and wiggles out a bit until he's content again.

Laura - posted on 11/28/2010

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im in maine, it got down to 10 degrees this week at night. i put my dd in footie pjs and a fleece sleeper sack. she sweats when she sleeps, no matter what she is dressed in (daddy does too), so we put a small room heater with a thermostat in her room. it keeps her room warmer with out having to heat the whole house.
i was told to test the nape of the neck in a baby, if it is sweaty, they are too warm. if not, they are just nice and cozy and they like to be warmer than us.

Stephanie - posted on 11/25/2010

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i live in ireland and i put my boys in a short sleeved tie under vest and a fleece onesie pyjamas and they sleep in winter sleeping bags/grobags which are 2 tog

Jennifer - posted on 11/23/2010

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My son has the fleece jammies and just regular cotton ones. If he wears the thin cotton jammies, I lay him with a fleece blanket. But if he wears the fleece jammies, I lay him with a recieving blanket.

It took A LOT for me to be able to give him a blanket, being a first time mom I was scared to death of the what ifs. I wrap it around him but leave his legs loose so that he can kick freely if he should want.

Even though he is 6 months old, he doesn't sleep through the night. So if he is chilly when he wakes up, I'll give him a thicker blanket. Or turn up the heat.

Ginger - posted on 11/23/2010

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I live in Cleveland OH and it IS chilly here! I dress my little girl (6months old) in fleece and pile warm blankets on top . It keeps her sung and cozy and I always check on her to make sure their not over her head.
On a side note, we didn't put her in her own crib until she was 5 months old and could pull a blanket from her face by herself when we played peek-a-boo.
Babies sleep longer and better when their warm. If blankets still freak you out because you're worried about suffocation, maybe try a warm hat for baby.
Best wishes, mama!!
~G

Liz - posted on 11/21/2010

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We live in north east kansas. I put her in a onsie and socks and then fleece footie pajamas. I start her out with a thin flannel receiving blanket but she usually kicks it off. Her hands and face get cold in the night but she usually finds a way to tuck them into her blankie.

Heather - posted on 11/20/2010

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My son started waking up more when he was getting cold at night. I started putting him in the thinner long sleeved sleepers with a couple of warmer blankets on top of him. He's doing much better now.

Sara - posted on 11/20/2010

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I put my daughter in a fleece sleeper and then in a fleece sleep sack since it is pretty chilly here in Maine.

Amina - posted on 11/17/2010

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i know how u feel my son doesnt like to be coverd at nite he likes his body to free so that he can roll over to be safe side u should put hin long sleeve body suit from top to toe get those fleesy ones they r soft touch babies love them keep the room and warm for ur baby that should be ok

Hannah - posted on 11/17/2010

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I live in Wyoming and dress my 6 month old in fleece footed pjs. blankets never stay on her because she moves so much.

Tiffanie - posted on 11/17/2010

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I live in Florida but the temps got down to the 40's a few nights 2 weeks ago and we were trying not to use the heat. I live on the third floor so it gets a little chillier than in a house. We had all of the windows closed. I had my son in a long sleeve onsie and socks for his first layer and then a fleece footis pajama thing over that. Because he only had 1 layer on his legs, I found they still got chilly. He always ends up in our bed anyway so he was warm by the coldest part of the night. How cool is it there?

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