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to not give my baby a blanket?

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JRmumma Sat 03-May-14 22:52:05

DS is almost 9mo. He has slept in a sleeping bag since around 3mo, but recently (think we are in sleep regression territory) doesn't seem to want to be in it. At the moment he is going to bed just in a vest and sleepsuit and seems happy with that. When he wakes around 1am for a bottle and stays half asleep I'm putting him in the bag then as I'm worried about him getting cold.

I dont really want to give him a blanket as he moves around loads and I'm worried he might get caught up in it and not be able to breathe. Plus i dont think it would stay on him got long anyway so not much point.

Should i be covering him up more and making sure he is warmer?

2plus1plus1 Sat 03-May-14 22:54:52

My baby did have a blanket until I went in one morning last week and he had pulled it over his head and he was completely covered. He doesn't even move that much. So no more blanket!

passmethewineplease Sat 03-May-14 22:57:03

Couldn't you get a cellular blanket with the holes in them if you're worried about him face covering?

PersonOfInterest Sat 03-May-14 23:20:23

Is his room cold?

JRmumma Sat 03-May-14 23:32:46

The monitor says its 19 degrees in there right now which is a bit cooler than it was the past few nights but that's not cold is it?

I was thinking of a cellular blanket tbh but i still think he'll just kick it off anyway.

ThisFenceIsComfy Sat 03-May-14 23:34:13

I had cellular blankets for DS up until he was one. They are plenty warm enough

PrincessBabyCat Sat 03-May-14 23:35:09

Can you put him in little sleeper blankets instead?

PersonOfInterest Sat 03-May-14 23:36:23

If its 19 now, I think it could be a lot colder at 1 am. Check the temp when you go in at 1 and see if you'd be happy with just a thin sleeping bag.

PansOnFire Sat 03-May-14 23:38:03

I've used a blanket with my DS since he was about 9months, I use a cellular one and tuck one side of it securely into the side of the cot, I then drape the rest of it over him diagonally so it's far away from his neck. He is a wriggler and he would often be a bit wrapped up in it but never stuck completely. He's 18months now and has a best and pj bottoms, a gro bag and then the blanket. Tbh he gets rid of the blanket if he's in the gro bag.

I think 19 is quite cold, our monitor said 19 tonight which is when I put him in his gro bag. If it stays above that they I just use the blanket.

Tvseemstobemyhobby Sat 03-May-14 23:39:39

Have you tried dream genii sleeping bags? They are the ones that have the legs in so feel less restrictive.

Mothercare online have them, we've been using with DD since she was about 8 months and thrashing about. I was convinced that she was waking up more because her legs were caught up in the bag when in fact it's just because she's a shite sleeper

SociallyAcceptableCookie Sat 03-May-14 23:41:14

I find 19 feels too cold but it's a personal thing. There are tog rated sleep suits if you want something warmer. Mothercare do them and I think asda has done them too

ShadowFall Sat 03-May-14 23:43:55

As an alternative to a cellular blanket or sleeping bag, we had some padded sleepsuits with 2.5 tog rating for DS1, so effectively a bit more like a sleeping bag with arms & legs than like a sleepsuit - similar to this padded warm sleepsuit

JRmumma Sat 03-May-14 23:50:04

Thanks all. I think its that he feels too hot that he doesn't want the bag on him so i dont think he feels cold at bed time. We did try a fleece sleep suit over his normal one to give him more movement but he didn't seem to like that either.

He has just had a short wake up so ive managed to get him in his bag for tonight at least.

Catsize Sun 04-May-14 05:19:33

My son always hated having his feet covered by blankets etc, and didn't want a sleeping bag despite me spending a fortune on them. Wouldn't stress about it. If he is sleeping, he is probably warm enough. Son has survived so far. Re:breathing, is this really a concern fir a 9mth old? (Genuine question)

deakymom Sun 04-May-14 07:28:10

i use the fleece sleepsuits they look like a baby grow but they are fleece keeps my son warm

JRmumma Sun 04-May-14 08:18:13

I don't know catsize, maybe its not considered risky by 9mo but I haven't given it much thought before now as he was happy in his sleeping bag.

His father doesn't feel the cold at all so maybe he is just warm enough in the sleep suit, I dont think its the cold that's waking him up.

I'm hoping its just a phase and that he will go back in the sleeping bag soon, ive just ordered a 1 tog one so will try that, if not i think ill try a cellular blanket. I'm just not sure whether i should be tucking it in over him or leaving it loose tbh.

Busymumto3dc Sun 04-May-14 08:21:12

My dd is 14 months and all her sleeping bags are 2 tog. She has been getting to warm in these lately so I have been giving her a blanket

She has an angel care monitor though which reassures me she's ok

diege Sun 04-May-14 08:26:35

Maybe try a 0.5 tog one? Basically like a sheet in terms of warmth, and you can usually get them quite cheaply off ebay. Good for daytime naps too.

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