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Gymnast at nighttime- sorry if in wrong topic!!!!

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Tomliboo Tue 23-Sep-08 11:34:31

Hi, I'm sorry if this thread is in the wrong topic, spent ages looking to see which topic it would fall into...

My dd is 4 now and she has always kicked off her duvet at night since she was a toddler. Actually, she slept in bed with us til nearly 3 so sleeping between us and getting hot may have aggravated the issue but now that she's sleeping by herself in her bed, she still kicks off her duvet. She does amazing gymnastics in bed and whenever i can get a look in (2-3 times a night) she is usually frozen to the bone, curled up in a foetus like position. I've tried everything so far- snuggle bed with the inflatable mattress, a sleeping bag instead of a duvet (that dodnt work as the zip became undone very easily the moment she kicks her legs), clipping the duvet down and typing it with a thin rope on either side of the duvet so it goes under and around the mattress. The last one was the best one but still quite dangeous as the duvet was right up to her neck. But she still managed to wriggle out of it or worse, under it. I've tried looking for a grobag for older children, but i thkn i'd need one to last for the next few years! Can anyone help or advise?

juuule Tue 23-Sep-08 11:41:59

Fleece or brushed cotton pyjamas + bedsocks and maybe even a fleecy dressing-gown? Then it doesn't matter if she kicks the covers off.

Smee Tue 23-Sep-08 11:47:46

Put the duvet on sideways - my son's tall for 4 but his feel don't reach the end (quite!). I leave it baggy so he can snuggle or push it back (though not too much grin), and weight either side on the floor with a large book.

Smee Tue 23-Sep-08 11:48:27

meant 'feet' not 'feel'...

Tomliboo Tue 23-Sep-08 12:42:56

Hi Juule, I've done pj's wth t-shirts underneath but as its quite cold, i'll try the dressing gown!! Though i thought hopefully she'd learn in time that when she's cold, she'll sleepily wake up to cover herself again. If i keep covering her or layer her up, then she'd never learn?

Smee:The duvet is already on its side and i've tied it to the point the duvet is quite taut with no room to maneovure or wriggle out of, but she still manages it!

Smee Tue 23-Sep-08 13:33:10

wow respect! Better not tell my boy or he might try to compete... Have you tried keeping it loose not taut though? DS hated it when I made it tight and always ended up on the surface. seems to work now he can move about underneath.

juuule Tue 23-Sep-08 16:22:57

Tomliboo - she will learn in time to cover herself if she gets cold. But until then.....

fairimum Tue 23-Sep-08 23:12:41

what about this??

fairimum Tue 23-Sep-08 23:14:36

they also do a 3-6years grobag, sure i read they also do a 6-10years one...

Tomliboo Fri 26-Sep-08 09:46:55

Thanks very much, fairimum. I've tried looking online for grobags for the ages 4+ but never seem to find any and htought they were limited to under 3's. I'll be ordering mine pretty soon!

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