Whats the best way to keep my baby warm at night during the winter?

Dassie - posted on 11/06/2009 ( 20 moms have responded )

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My baby is 15 months old and is too big for the blanket sleepers we used last year. Right now she wears an undershirt and fleece and no blanket cuz she falls asleep on her own after rolling around a bit. It can get pretty cold here at night cuz the insulation isnt really good. I have a space heater in her room but I have no way of knowing if it gets too hot or too cold in the middle of the night when we're all sleeping. Then it occurred to me I could just put her in two pajamas; her regular ones plus a 3T over it, or maybe just a nightgown fleece just to give her an extra layer over her body without overheating. What do you do for your baby and what do you recommend?

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Karen - posted on 11/06/2009

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my daughter is always throwing away her blankets so I bought her a hot water bottle with a cover that is a teddy and she loves cuddling up 2 it at night and if she gets too hot she jst throws it away hope this helps xxx

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Jody - posted on 11/08/2009

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we went to k-mart and got fleecy long johns that zipped from one foot right up to my sons neck. very warm and doesnt get tangled up buy a restless sleeper like my son. they can also runaround in them during the day ab they have rubber onthe feet

Sylvia - posted on 11/08/2009

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My daughter wore fleece footie pyjamas until she was at least five, IIRC. Of course, she wasn't in a 3T at 15 months ... more like 12 mos. (She also didn't sleep alone at that age, so I didn't really worry about her getting cold.) But certainly some stores have warm sleepers with feet in sizes bigger than 3T. Try Old Navy (their Toddler section goes up to size 5T), Children's Place, and Sears (particularly the Carter's brand). Most places also have 2-piece fleece jammies, and if you tuck in the top and put some warm fuzzy socks on her that's probably just as good :)

Beth - posted on 11/08/2009

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I used to "triple layer" my kids, which I learned from my sister who did it with her kids when they were babies.   I would put their undershirt wraparound thing on first, then a thinner sleeper, then a thicker fleece sleeper.   It worked great, our house was cool at night and the last thing I wanted to do was get up unnecessarily.  Never had any problems with them being cold.



 



Quoting Dassie:

Whats the best way to keep my baby warm at night during the winter?

My baby is 15 months old and is too big for the blanket sleepers we used last year. Right now she wears an undershirt and fleece and no blanket cuz she falls asleep on her own after rolling around a bit. It can get pretty cold here at night cuz the insulation isnt really good. I have a space heater in her room but I have no way of knowing if it gets too hot or too cold in the middle of the night when we're all sleeping. Then it occurred to me I could just put her in two pajamas; her regular ones plus a 3T over it, or maybe just a nightgown fleece just to give her an extra layer over her body without overheating. What do you do for your baby and what do you recommend?





 

Belinda - posted on 11/08/2009

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Just bundle them up with warm PJ's and either a onesie or an undershirt underneath. Carters & The Children's Place both make the fleece one piece sleepers. Be careful with the space heaters - they are a HUGE fire risk & are generally not recommended for overnight use, especially in the rooms of children.

Good luck!!

Sharon - posted on 11/07/2009

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I can't think of what these things are called - soft sleepers, very thick, with fold overs for the hands & feet - awesome things.



I had to get up to check the baby's temp to make sure they weren't over heating but I loved those things.

Angie - posted on 11/07/2009

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I was able to find blanket sleepers through size 5T at Walmart when my kids were little. I'm also a bit concerned about the space heater. Does anyone know if they are safe in a room with only children?

Amber - posted on 11/07/2009

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my daughter is only 7 months but I put her in a onsie and fleece pj's and I still swaddle her. she seems to be warm enough. you could always buy a little heater and put in the room

Rachel - posted on 11/07/2009

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i have the same problem with henry as he is a mover and would wake when he was cold, you can by thin or thick tog sleeping bags from babies up to adults, and the pj's from asda, TKMax, Tesco's, TG Hughs you can fold over there sleves when they are sleeping to keep there hands warm with just a good blanket and that seems to work for him.

Lydia - posted on 11/06/2009

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We just put the bar heater on in her room and put a vest on under her onesie. She normally wakes for her dummy at least once during the night so we can adjust the temp then if needed (although its not been needed yet)

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You must try Merino kids gogo bag http://www.merinokids.com.au/shop/Go+Go+...

Keeps your child warm and comfortable, they use wool or cotton, all natural, so your child wont overheat, and will be comfortable warm. There is an initial costly outlay, but they was up beautifully and give you peace of mind that your baby is safe.

Emilie - posted on 11/06/2009

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When I was a young child my mom used electric blankets with me and my sister.

For my kids, I just turn the heat up a little a night, my daughter also sleeps with me alot of the time, so if she is uncovered I put the covers back over her myself.

Tiffany - posted on 11/06/2009

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Do you have a USA baby near you or know someone that does? They have the halo blanket sleepers for bigger babies. I am pretty sure they go up to 4 or 5. I have a halo one for my daughter right now and they are a thicker fleece. We just put on long sleeve shirt or onesie one under it and your good to go. They might even go high them a size five. Check out the Halo Web site you might be able to order from there. I think they are like $20. But they are worth every penny!!!

Jenny - posted on 11/06/2009

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Sorry Dassie, my grand daughters (2 and 3 1/2) both have sleepers. Check BabyRUs or other dept. stores in your area. They really work for cold nights. I'll check with my daughter where she bought hers. Good luck.

Jenny - posted on 11/06/2009

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Quoting Dassie:

Whats the best way to keep my baby warm at night during the winter?

My baby is 15 months old and is too big for the blanket sleepers we used last year. Right now she wears an undershirt and fleece and no blanket cuz she falls asleep on her own after rolling around a bit. It can get pretty cold here at night cuz the insulation isnt really good. I have a space heater in her room but I have no way of knowing if it gets too hot or too cold in the middle of the night when we're all sleeping. Then it occurred to me I could just put her in two pajamas; her regular ones plus a 3T over it, or maybe just a nightgown fleece just to give her an extra layer over her body without overheating. What do you do for your baby and what do you recommend?

Ilona - posted on 11/06/2009

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Hmm do they make sleeping bags for that age? as when my little girl was few months old, i found it really usefull... as my 2 year old uncovers herself, for now i am putting a warm pjs but later on it will get cold at night, and i am not sure i want to leave the heater in the room...

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I used to use a space heater when both of my girls were in cribs, but once the eldest went to a toddler bed I had the same issue. They hated sleeping under the blanket and would just cuddle with it. As far as dressing I think you got the right idea, bundle them up while it still works. My 2 yr old started undressing her bundles around 18mo or so. I ended up putting a regular sized comforter in their bed, it took about a month but now they find their way back under it if they are cold, and I get to sleep with no worries or interruptions (fingers still crossed though)

Julie - posted on 11/06/2009

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My guy also rolls out from any blankets. I put him in warm pajamas and use a space heater. Ours has a dial to adjust how warm it gets. It only has numbers, not actual temperature readings, so it took a few nights to get it adjusted to the right temperature. I also put it on a timer so I don't have to remember to turn it on and off.

Ashley is right about her waking you up if cold ... my guy used to wake up in the middle of the night but fall back to sleep after warming him up with some cuddling.

Ashley - posted on 11/06/2009

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i just put a diaper shirt under his regular pjs, if she is too big i think i regular under shirt under her pjs is fine. my little one hates to be too hot, so maybe she is rolling around to get those blankets off on purpose! she will let you know if she is too cold because she will wake a lot through the night, these little ones have no problem waking us up at their beck and call! haha

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