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Mum2monkey2 Sat 04-Nov-17 20:15:40

Hi everyone, this is more a begging letter than an AIBU, but I am literally desperate and posting for traffic. I have spent hours trawling the internet to find a suitable answer but no joy sad
Here is my issue:
I have a 2 year old who is waking every hour through the night and I'm thinking it's due to being cold. He has a duvet but kicks it off due to excessive wriggling. I'm putting him in long sleeve vests, pjs and socks.
I also have a 6 month old who is ebf and also waking to feed every hour so I'm hanging here from lack of sleep.

Please throw your wisdom my way and any products/bits you can recommend.

Thanks so much from a sleep deprived desperate mummy star

MrsPeel1 Sat 04-Nov-17 20:21:02

The gro company do sheets that zip onto the duvet so that they stay in place. I’m sure if you google them you might find them. Or you could try a sleeping bag. From memory I think ikea do ones for older babies /toddlers? Good luck. It’s a killer!

MrsPeel1 Sat 04-Nov-17 20:23:49

The zippy sheet things are called ‘gro to bed’.

Tika77 Sat 04-Nov-17 20:30:54

If you really think she’s cold, I used to put a blanket under the bedsheet to protect from cold coming from below.

CrochetBelle Sat 04-Nov-17 20:37:04

Try a flat sheet (or empty duvet cover) wrapped over him at a right angle and tucked under both sides of the mattess, then his duvet/blankets on top.

twofloorsup Sat 04-Nov-17 21:01:58

My son would never keep socks on so I bought navy blue woollen tights to go under his trousers /PJs.
Worked a treat.

PenelopeStoppit Sat 04-Nov-17 21:06:03

Are you planning on starting the six month old on solids yet?

roses2 Sat 04-Nov-17 21:28:00

Grobag sleeping bags go up to age 6

Crumbs1 Sat 04-Nov-17 21:31:51

Turn the heating up? Put a nursery heater in his room? Make a fleecy onesie?

Give the baby their solids quite late to fill them through the night. Start cutting night feeds shortly afterwards.

WLmum Sat 04-Nov-17 21:37:16

Wow - that's tough. Duvet clip things for the 2yo, and co-sleeping with the 6 mo.
Are you sure the 2yo not waking up out of habit or to compete for attention with the 6mo? Can you insist that dp does all the 2yo resettles? My 4yo generally stops getting out of bed when she realises she's getting daddy.
Any chance of giving the 6mo an early morning bf and then dp taking him downstairs for solids brekkie while you get an extra couple of hours?
I remember very nearly losing my shit when I was in your position. I begged him to stay home from work one day to take them so I could get a couple of hours sleep and he refused. He has since admitted he was wrong. So wrong.
Good luck. There will be sleep again in the future. Promise.

ChocolateChipMuffin2016 Sat 04-Nov-17 21:40:42

If your older one has a cold have you tried the calpol vapor plug in thing? I find that really helps with my little one when he’s stuffy. Hope you get some sleep soon!

ChocolateChipMuffin2016 Sat 04-Nov-17 21:41:41

Sorry ignore me! I read has a cold not being cold!!

Notsoaccidentproneanymore Sat 04-Nov-17 21:42:16

Both ds’s were in junior beds. I used a single duvet and turned it sideways, then tucked half of it under the mattress. Worked a treat.

cookie75 Sat 04-Nov-17 22:10:11

Weighted blanket. Not only does it help my lo think I'm cuddling her all night, but it's difficult to kick off. Good luck

Babymamamama Sat 04-Nov-17 22:12:10

Use a double duvet and tuck the sides underneath. But no socks in bed. They might over heat.

Goldenphoenix Sat 04-Nov-17 22:16:08

A sleeping bag with legs and arms works for us really well. Jojo Maman Bebe sell them

Mum2monkey2 Sun 05-Nov-17 20:03:13

Thank you all so much, will be trying some of your tricks...

YouCantArgueWithStupid Sun 05-Nov-17 20:12:15

Find the thread on here about the rabbit that wants to go to sleep

YouCantArgueWithStupid Sun 05-Nov-17 20:12:39

What is this witchcraft?!?! 'The Rabbit that wants to go to sleep'

CrochetBelle Sun 05-Nov-17 20:46:14

The problem is that the OPs child is waking several times during the night, rather than the problem being going to sleep

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