To wake baby for a drink?

(35 Posts)
Tumtitum Mon 18-Jul-16 21:18:20

Never posted in AIBH before but thought it gets high traffic and looking for quick replies! smile my baby is 23 weeks and has just started sleeping through around 9 hours a night. Probably 10 hours from her last feed as she takes a while to drop off. First time nervous mum. Her room is very hot (about 25 degrees). I've got the door open and windows open all through the house to get a breeze going, and she is just in a vest and 1 tog sleep sack. I'm nervous about her getting thirsty but also nervous about encouraging night feeds again when she has only just started dropping them! So should I wake her before I go to bed for one last feed or should I trust that she'll wake and cry if she's thirsty??

wheresthel1ght Mon 18-Jul-16 21:19:33

I would say she will wake if she is thirsty, keep an eye on the temp and lose the sleep sac if it gets too warm

mmgirish Mon 18-Jul-16 21:19:44

Don't worry she will wake up if she is thirsty.

Ilovenannyplum Mon 18-Jul-16 21:20:34

Don't wake! But agree, maybe lose the grobag if she gets too hot

Tumtitum Mon 18-Jul-16 21:23:24

Cool, thanks guys smile

Heirhelp Mon 18-Jul-16 21:24:12

My lo is 10 and I am in same position as you. I am just putting her down now in a thin romper suit and nothing else.

Haggisfish Mon 18-Jul-16 21:26:21

Def no sleeping bag! In my humble opinion.

NeedACleverNN Mon 18-Jul-16 21:30:15

Agree with others she will wake if she's thirsty

Try and go without the sleep bag if possible. My ds is 16 months and won't sleep without one. He also won't sleep without pyjamas on under either. Complete PITA. So if you can do tryb

Champagneformyrealfriends Mon 18-Jul-16 21:35:20

I'd lose the sleeping bag- DD is in a nappy and a 0.5tog bag tonight.

Tumtitum Mon 18-Jul-16 21:40:41

Ok I'm going to have to try some stealth tactics to get the bag off without waking! confused she's a right little leg kicker when going to sleep so j wasn't sure if she would get herself to sleep without it!!

moobeana Mon 18-Jul-16 21:42:01

This is not a direct answer, but we decided to buy a cheap air conditioner from home base when we had our DD. It has been amazing, we put it on for a few hours (between 6 and 10 last night). And it brings the temperature down to around 20. I makes for happier baby and happier us. I am aware they use a lot of electricity, but for a few hours on these hot days it makes us all sleep and happier.
So people think we are mad, but we all get a good nights sleep and piece of mind and so we think it's priceless!

Judgeaway Mon 18-Jul-16 21:46:12

I would say she'll wake if she's thirsty.
I would take the sleeping beg off my Ds is in only his nappy tonight

Heirhelp Mon 18-Jul-16 21:47:43

I meant to say 10 weeks!

Dogsmom Mon 18-Jul-16 21:48:52

I'm another with my two dd's only in nappies tonight, I put a pair of pants on them too just to hold it in place if they somehow undo the tags.

I wouldn't worry about the drink.

pinkyredrose Mon 18-Jul-16 21:52:14

Do you have it that temp all night? Because that's v warm and with the sleep sac and vest too she could be overheating. I'd be surprised if she wasn't thirsty, she's probably boiling!

Tumtitum Mon 18-Jul-16 21:52:44

I just snuck in and she didn't actually feel too hot. I've undone the sleeping bag but left it over her so if she gets hot and wiggles it'll come off!! Will check on her again when DH comes home from work. Thanks for all the replies smile

pinkyredrose Mon 18-Jul-16 21:54:14

Oh sorry I misread! You mean her room is that hot anyway not that you were keeping it that temp! Just ignore my previous post!

43percentburnt Mon 18-Jul-16 21:57:41

I have 23 week old twins, (who don't sleep through - at best they alternate grin allowing me to feed and snooze!).

They are currently just in nappies. When they wake (which they will) I may put them in gro bags (no vest or sleep suit). However I have a window at the front and back of my bedroom (they are in with us) so there is a bit of a breeze.

Tumtitum Mon 18-Jul-16 21:58:40

I've removed the gro bag entirely now! I'm sure she'll be quick to let me know if she gets chilly anyway which seems highly unlikely!!

yorkstonepatio Mon 18-Jul-16 22:00:39

Just make sure that there is no way she can pull the undone sleeping bag up over her face.

yorkstonepatio Mon 18-Jul-16 22:01:18

oops, cross post. No risk if it's not there!

KP86 Mon 18-Jul-16 22:05:18

Babies all over the world sleep in much hotter conditions than this. She will be fine, and will wake if thirsty. You will probably find DD feeds more in the next couple of days due to the heat.

Even in the Australian summer my son slept with a 0.5T sleeping bag, although usually only with a sleeveless vest or just nappy on. He survived with a ceiling fan but no air con. As did we all.

ConcreteUnderpants Tue 19-Jul-16 00:06:24

Another one with a baby in just a nappy tonight.
Actually been in just a nappy all day, apart from the school run, and still looked like a little fat tomato.

Tumtitum Tue 19-Jul-16 22:21:26

So if anyone is still watching... Tonight have DD in a different room as nursery is insanely hot. It's the coolest room in the house but monitor still says 23. Have her in nappy and muslin tucked in covering her legs or she kicks herself away. Had fan on but now turned off as I'm going to bed. She feels cool to the touch. Now I'm worried about her getting cold!! grin I'm being ridiculous right? If she's cold she'll wake up and I'll put her sleep bag or a vest on her?? DH not home so no one here to tell me I'm being a worrier ;)

wheresthel1ght Tue 19-Jul-16 22:24:34

Haha yes you are being ridiculous but I was exactly the same when dd was your little one's age!

She will be fine! Cool to touch is ok! Enjoy some rest

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