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mylittlesandwich Mon 01-Jun-20 22:59:58

Sorry posting for traffic.

DS is 6 months old so this is our first hot weather. I have a light and a warm sleeping bag for him (1 tog and 2.5 tog). I put him in the lighter one for the first time at the weekend and he just won't sleep in it.

I'm now in a flap because it's so hot and I either put him to sleep in too hot a sleeping bag or he wakes every 30 mins to hour all night, I have a fan on and the windows open but it's still too hot.

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LouiseTrees Mon 01-Jun-20 23:02:31

If he is in a sleep suit can you take that off so he’s just in a vest or the sleeping bag on it’s own with a nappy? Are you sure it’s not the hot weather Or eg teething rather than the sleeping bag change that is waking him up?

Esssa Mon 01-Jun-20 23:04:08

Why is he waking? Any chance he might actually be too cool with the fan and the window open. Babies don't regulate their temps like adults? He might welcome the heavier one back. Im still in a 4 tog duvet and blanket over my feet. I know that isn't the same as a sleep sack though.

mylittlesandwich Mon 01-Jun-20 23:04:18

Definitely the sleeping bag, it wasn't as hot last night so I put him back in the warmer one with just a nappy and he slept like a log.

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JustTryingToGetThroughThis Mon 01-Jun-20 23:10:58

My baby is in a thicker one and sleepsuit.
He can't wear just vest as he scratches his arms at his eczema. Tried covering his hands and it doesnt help.

Tried thinner one. And he would not sleep!
He's like dh and older ds. Elder ds has a winter duvet all year! And dh would if he could.
We've tried all variations and so far he won't sleep In a thinner tog.

mylittlesandwich Mon 01-Jun-20 23:16:51

That's reassuring. At least he's not the only one. I just worry because it's about 25 degrees in our room just now.

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dementedpixie Mon 01-Jun-20 23:17:57

JustTrying you get long sleeved vests too so his legs would not be covered

WombatStewForTea Mon 01-Jun-20 23:19:06

I feel your pain as mine is 4 months and struggling with the heat. But someone posted something the other day that resonated with me: 'cold babies cry, hot babies die'.
Made me stop over thinking whether she'd be cold wearing xyz

ECBC Mon 01-Jun-20 23:21:24

You could try just a sleepsuit and no sleeping bag? There’s a useful info graphic on the baby centre website about how many layers baby need at night (as a general guide).

Fairybatman Mon 01-Jun-20 23:21:42

If you open some windows wide and put a fan on it’ll cool quickly now it’s dark.

I’m currently sat in DS’s room doing exactly that because I can’t leave the window off its catch incase he climbs up. The temp has dropped 8 degrees in the past 5 minutes in here.

DontStandSoCloseToMe Mon 01-Jun-20 23:22:15

DS is 18 months now but that boy loves to be warm when he sleeps, in the ridiculous heatwave last year he wouldn't sleep without a grobag (1 tog) and long sleeves, I ended up cutting most of the body off a long sleeve best so I was like a crop top! Tonight he's in thin pyjamas and a 2.5 tog grobag. The fan is on but it's 25 in his room

mylittlesandwich Mon 01-Jun-20 23:25:22

I'm going to see how much I can get the temp down and then decide. Thanks @Fairybatman

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Khione Mon 01-Jun-20 23:34:56

It's actually still quite cool at night, mostly below 10 degrees. On a hot summer night it won't drop below 18 and maybe more. Keep him in the thicker one for now

WombatStewForTea Tue 02-Jun-20 09:43:26

Wish that was the case here @Khione the groegg in my room hasn't dropped below 22 since Friday confused woke up this morning and it's still 25! I can't wait for the weather to break tomorrow

mylittlesandwich Tue 02-Jun-20 11:06:30

We did ok with the window open and the fan on but it was still about 20ish this morning

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welshladywhois40 Tue 02-Jun-20 16:02:41

How does the room feel? We often got higher temp readings off the digital thermometers then the room actually was. We used to use an old fashioned mercury thermometer that would read 4 degrees cooler.

My son when he was a baby struggled to sleep with a fan going, even if it was roatating he didn't like the feel of it

Ineedcoffee2345 Tue 02-Jun-20 16:07:59

Nappy and thicker sleeping bag will be ok smile

DaffodilThatch Tue 02-Jun-20 16:08:41

Is it a gro bag one? I have some of them and they seem much lighter than other brands I have. I have been using the 2.5 tog one with a long sleeve vest recently. Baby (10 months) seems comfortable in that, and I do check to make sure she isn't getting too hot or sweating. I keep the window open during the day and it isn't too hot at bedtime. Not looking forward to hot temperatures overnight later in the summer!

LynnThese4reSEXPEOPLE Tue 02-Jun-20 18:16:29

I have 0.5 and 0.2 tog sleeping bags for my sweaty baby. Can't recommend the 0.2 enough - it's basically muslin

Waveysnail Tue 02-Jun-20 18:20:54

I found a cold air humidier used to cool the room down

mylittlesandwich Tue 02-Jun-20 18:32:08

@DaffodilThatch it is a grobag one, it feels lighter than the one I had from Asda when he was first born.

@LynnThese4reSEXPEOPLE it's a muslin one he doesn't like I'm afraid.

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LynnThese4reSEXPEOPLE Tue 02-Jun-20 18:35:14

@mylittlesandwich bother! With my oldest I made him a sleepingbag out of an old pillow case - might be an option if you are crafty? The 0.5 tog is normal jersey cotton.

2007Millie Tue 02-Jun-20 18:35:19

Relax.

DS has always slept in a 2.5 whether is -100 or 100. Boiling hot or freezing cold, that's the sleeping bag he likes.

Tumbleweed101 Tue 02-Jun-20 19:12:43

Could be the weight difference too. I find it hard to sleep under a sheet rather than a duvet - for example - because the sheet is too light.

mylittlesandwich Tue 02-Jun-20 19:25:04

He slept fine last night in just a nappy and a sleeping bag. Although he seems to find being put into his sleeping bag in just his nappy absolutely hilarious.

@Tumbleweed101 I'm exactly the same even although it's roasting I have to have my duvet. Maybe he's just like his mum.

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