HOW TO KEEP YOUR TODDLER WARM AT NIGHT:

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Now that we are back to fall, our house is getting cooler at night. My son is 18 months old, and each night pushes his blankets off and sleeps on top of them. The last two mornings when I've gone in to get him, his feet are cold. I've resorted to putting him back in a sleep sac, but he really doesn't like having his mobility restricted. We've unzipped the bottom so he can still move around. It's keeping him warm, but I don't think it's a good permanent solution.



Any great suggestions for keeping your wriggley toddler warm at night, other than jacking up the heat in the house (or room) to tropical temperatures?

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Allison - posted on 09/12/2010

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yep, our son also refuses to sleep under blankets (he's 3 now) so he has to wear footie pajamas almost every season. There are thin footie PJs for summer. When it's very cold, we put a thin t-shirt, pants AND socks under the fleecy footies. I used to think he kicked them off only because he was too warm, but he'll do it even if he's cold - and is saying that he's cold! What a goof! I spent a long time trying to convince him to wear the blankets or putting them on him in the middle of the night - but he can sense them and wakes up to kick them off!!! I'll keep trying anyway...

Jacqueline - posted on 09/09/2010

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If you have a children's place store in your local mall they have the fleece ones on sale 2 for 20 right now

Melissa - posted on 01/23/2012

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A blanket sleeper, it covers them the neck down to toe. feet in and seperated and zips up. I put a t shirt under my daughters too.

Megan - posted on 09/12/2010

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My daughter doesn't sleep with blankets because she is too warm under them. Her dad is the same way... Winter or Summer it doesn't matter. If she gets cold she wraps herself up. I wouldn't worry about it personally. If he gets cold he will wake up and crawl under the blankets. He is probably too warm under the blankets and therefore doesn't want to be under them.

User - posted on 09/11/2010

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You could put a thick pair of socks under the foot jammies, or a pair of thermals under them also.

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Sam - posted on 01/23/2012

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Try Tuckedinside (www.tuckedinside.com) blanket holder for kids. This product is safe and keeps kids covered through the night. This item is on sale and they offer Free shipping anywhere.



Regards, Samantha

User - posted on 02/17/2011

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Carisa - posted on 09/13/2010

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I've always figured if they aren't waking up, they are not too cold (we keep our house pretty cool in the winter) I do put socks on my toddler or put her in feetie pjs.

Ashley - posted on 09/13/2010

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Put long/footy pj's on him! Everyone asks why I dress my son in 'winter' pajamas, I'm like 'it gets cold in our house at night!' He does have a blankie as well, but he cuddles with it more than he covers up with it!

Beth - posted on 09/12/2010

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as long as he is comfertable i guess he is ok ... have you tryed to put sleeper's on him?

Sarah - posted on 09/12/2010

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Halo Big Kids Sleepsack is the way to go! A wearable blanket with foot holes so he can walk/move yet not be able to kick off the "blanket". You can get them at www.halosleep.com.

Julie - posted on 09/12/2010

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there are suits with feet in like an all one that you could put over his PJ's. or just pout socks on and a cardigan. if he is cold he will wake up and either get you or get back under his covers himself so i wouldnt worry too much. my son didnt like blankets so we got a quilt and he stayed under it.

Brandy - posted on 09/11/2010

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I don't know if you have a sears in your area but they have fleecy footed sleepers for toddlers.

Candice - posted on 09/11/2010

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my daughter wears fuzzy socks to bed...but she's a bit older. at 18 months it was footie pj's too. She used to even wear furry socks under the footie pj's.

Shaina - posted on 09/11/2010

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Thermals pants, a t shirt, and socks. No matter what I do my daughter takes all her clothes off by the end of the night so when it gets really cold we put a small heating pad on low and place it under mattress. Be careful with those though, we check on her throughout the night because I go to bed late from cleaning and within two hours my husband home from work.

Kristine - posted on 09/09/2010

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So you want a blanket that he can't kick off. Halo SleepSack make wear able blankets for toddlers they are wonderful. They have openings for hands and feet so you child can still walk in them but also constantly have a blanket. What is also nice about them is they zip up from top to bottom in stead of bottom to top. You can find these in some stores otherwise you might have to order it. they cost about $20-25. www.halosleep.com/products/results/?product_category_id=11 This is a link hopefully it will work if you copy and paste.

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Thanks all, for the suggestion. We've got him in footed PJs (which he also doesn't like), but it doesn't seem to be enough. Does anyone know if there are fleecey footed sleepers available for tots?

Sheryn - posted on 09/09/2010

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Pjs with feet,they are fantastic...and you can get sets that have buttons to keep the top from uncovering their belly,,,,you can also get large all in ones (target and Big W) as well

Crystal - posted on 09/08/2010

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I don't know why but space heaters freak me out, LOL. I get really stuffy with them too. HHHmmmm?
I agree with the footy pajamas though. You might have to look online for some since its kinda early but you could always put socks on under the footy jammies!
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Jacqueline - posted on 09/08/2010

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We've been back to footed pjs. Thin one not the thick ones just yet. We also keep a small space heater on with a built in thermostat so it knows when to kick on and off. Obviously if your child is in a toddler bed that wouldn't be safe!

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