How do I keep blankets on my toddler? I'm still up several times a nite!

Erin - posted on 08/15/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )

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Although my daughter sleeps though the night, I am up several times to put the blankets on that she kicks off. If not, eventually she wakes up from feeling cold :( any ideas how I can keep a blanket on my 2 1/2 year old who sleeps fitfully?

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Sara - posted on 08/16/2010

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I don't think you can expect to. I still put my daughter in a footie blanket sleeper (she's 2) so that she won't get cold when she kicks the blanket off. I've read that they really won't stay in one place at night until they're almost 4.

Sarah - posted on 08/16/2010

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A wearable blanket is the perfect option to prevent blankets from getting kicked off. Halo makes sleepsacks for toddlers! The Big Kid's SleepSack comes in size 2/3T and 4/5T. You can find them at www.halosleep.com

Ashley - posted on 08/15/2010

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My little one refused to keep a blanket on her, Until I found out that if I kept the blanket off of her feet then she was fine, so lay it across her upper body leaving her feet free, she may be less likely to kick them off if she doesn't feel them on her feet, also try just putting long sleeves and pants on her without a blanket, but be careful you don't want her to get too warm :)

Erin - posted on 08/20/2010

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thanks for all the advise ladies!! as we are in the UK, she does get chilly at night, and so i've been shopping for a sleep sack, but also not putting the blanket over her feet seems to help keep the blanket on, and when i feel her feet, they are warm, so i know she's ok. thanks again!

Christie - posted on 08/19/2010

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mine use to do the same put socks a long sleve shirt and thick pj pants on her and a light big blanket on her that way she stay warm can she has all the clothing on that makes her feel lie she is still under the cover this should help :-)

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Wendy - posted on 08/20/2010

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I just dress mine in warm jammies. They do not learn to keep blankets on until they are about 5ish in my house. I wouldn't tuck her in, it would keep her from turning. Research has been done that shows the tossing and turning toddlers do in there sleep helps them to wake when getting into too deep of a sleep.

Meghan - posted on 08/20/2010

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you can try to cover all but her feet. i have to do that with my 4 month old boy.. if i forget to fold the blanket back to his ankels he just kickis it right off.. and my daughter (who is almost 6) has never liked blankets on her. she'd rather just sleep on top of them.i would just dress her warm and use a light blanket.

Gail - posted on 08/19/2010

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my daughter used a sleepsack right up until she was 3yo, even now at 4yo she will wear a fleecy all-in-one to bed

Trina - posted on 08/16/2010

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Toddlers do not necessarily need to be covered up, if you are worried they will get to cold, dress them accordingly to the temerature in your house.

Stacey - posted on 08/15/2010

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I had the same problem, all i did was cover my daughter in a receiving blanket, and then a big fuzzy blanket she only ended up kick off the receiving blacket, but kept the fuzzy one on her.

Dana - posted on 08/15/2010

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I'm having the same problem with my son. It's summer here where we live, when I put him to bed it's around 80 F /26 C but, I have the AC on all night so the temp drops. I can't put him in heavy clothes because it's obviously too hot but, by morning it's cooler. Add the fact that he won't keep blankets on him to that and...ugh. I've now started putting light cotton but, long sleeved pajama shirts and pajama pants on him, pulling the sleeves and legs up and then later in the night pulling them down. That seems to have helped the last couple of nights.

User - posted on 08/15/2010

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You really can't keep a blanket on them at that age. Try a heavier pair of footed sleepers.

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