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To keep putting the duvet back over dd when she repeatedly kicks it off.

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StrongTeaHotShower Wed 12-Oct-16 21:12:48

Dd is 3 this month and in a 'big girl' bed complete with a proper duvet.
She kicks it off repeatedly in her sleep and doesn't seem bothered or cold but I have to cover her over with it. I just can't leave her be. It's 22 degrees in her room tonight so not chilly but I couldn't sleep in that temp without being wrapped in a duvet.
Is she just too warm?

Soubriquet Wed 12-Oct-16 21:13:46

Leave her be

If she was cold she wouldn't sleep

My dd is seen sleeping on top of her duvet at times

She's warm enough

Penfold007 Wed 12-Oct-16 21:14:42

Why do you 'have' to cover her? If she is sleeping through leave her. Maybe the duvet is too warm.

memyselfandaye Wed 12-Oct-16 21:14:44

My 5yr old does this too, that's why he wears onesies and bed socks, so at least he's covered iyswim?

Jinglebellsandv0dka Wed 12-Oct-16 21:15:48

I have to cover dd too. It gets cold around 3-4 and I do t want her waking. What about getting a lighter tog quilt?

StrongTeaHotShower Wed 12-Oct-16 21:16:21

I get worried in the night and still check on her as you would a newborn. I hate the thought of her being chilly.

RandomMess Wed 12-Oct-16 21:17:11

Put her in a fleece onsie and don't bother with the duvet!

lapsedorienteerer Wed 12-Oct-16 21:17:32

22'C is very warm for sleeping, I'd be way too hot. Ideal bedroom temperature is 16-18'C, open the window a tad and she'll happily stay under the duvet grin

StrongTeaHotShower Wed 12-Oct-16 21:17:42

But then I'd worry she's too hot.

MrsC2810 Wed 12-Oct-16 21:18:09

My DS has only slept with a quilt on him once! he is 2 now. When he was a baby we used the gro-bag and now he just wears fleecy sleepsuits and I put the heating on for him.
The only time he crawled under the duvet was when had scarlet fever.

PickAChew Wed 12-Oct-16 21:18:16

Leave her too it. Even though it's October, I'm still kicking my duvet off, some nights.

HighwayDragon1 Wed 12-Oct-16 21:20:42

22 degrees is practically tropical!

lapsedorienteerer Wed 12-Oct-16 21:21:02

Alternatively use a grobag, I swore by them when DS was younger smile.

NoFuchsGiven Wed 12-Oct-16 21:21:07

If she is cold she will pull the quilt over her. Leave her be and let her have a good night's sleep without you going in and disturbing her.

HellonHeels Wed 12-Oct-16 21:21:46

It might be different for little children but I would find 22 way too warm for sleeping comfortably.

She's at an age when she would wake up if she got too cold isn't she?

KayTee87 Wed 12-Oct-16 21:21:57

22 degrees is roasting!! 16-18 is good for a bedroom, I prefer 16 when under a duvet.

jbee1979 Wed 12-Oct-16 21:23:36

FTM here, any of the fleece onesies I've seen have a "warning" they're for lounging, not for sleeping in, due to the risk of overheating. Are there safe brands or are the manufacturers just covering themselves?

Lunde Wed 12-Oct-16 21:23:44

I had a "helicopter" baby that wriggled around the cot so I got her a fleece sleepsuit/carsuit/pramsuit so that she slept wearing her blanket. They also worked well when she slept outside in her pram in minus 20C

KayTee87 Wed 12-Oct-16 21:24:39

I'm sure from the age of 2 children can regulate their body temperatures like an adult can and also is big enough to pull duvet over if too cold and presumably kick it off when too hot like she has been. Try not to worry about her temperature too much op.

StrongTeaHotShower Wed 12-Oct-16 21:25:17

I can't get it cooler. Our home is always roasting. That's with the window open.

When she was little I was obsessed with the bloody grow clock glaring red at me like saurons eye.

StrongTeaHotShower Wed 12-Oct-16 21:26:07

Grow egg even!

KayTee87 Wed 12-Oct-16 21:28:49

I'd be too hot even sitting in light clothing in 22 degrees if I'm honest op so I would defo leave her duvet off once she's kicked it off if you can't get her room cooler.

HellonHeels Wed 12-Oct-16 21:28:59

Let her kick the duvet off then if it's consistently warm? Is it just that she looks sort of vulnerable with no duvet? If it's that she could be better with just a sheet as a cover.

StrongTeaHotShower Wed 12-Oct-16 21:30:21

Yes, I think that's what it is. I just want to see her all safe and snugly.

NoFuchsGiven Wed 12-Oct-16 21:30:27

If your home is always roasting and you struggle to keep it cool, why on earth are you constantly covering your 3 year old with a quilt?

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