DD is 8 months. Vest (long sleeved), babygro, fleecy leggings with feet, fleece all-in-one, grobag. She sleeps in between me and DH on a fleece blanket on a SIM. If it is much less than 10 degrees she has an extra top and a wooly hat. Even with all of this her hands are cold to touch, but she is warm inside. Ds2 had a grown up sleeping bag, cotton and fleece PJs, socks when he first went (aged 2).
i was under the impression that hands and face are usually cold when camping out but as long as their bodies are warm to the touch then they should be fine. we're taking our 5 month old camping for the first time soon so keeping warm has been a concern for us as well, we've bought a £20 sheepskin rug from ikea for DS to sleep on as have been told by others this helps keep them warm.
what about this www.gooutdoors.co.uk/vango-nitestar-baby-sleeping-bag-p93031 looks lovely and warm my twins were 1.5y last year and they slept in the 'my first ready beds' with extra blankets on top. this year i have been topping with a duvet but when we are limited for space i am popping a sleeping bag inside the ready bed as it looks like it will be a cold summer.
It was 7 degrees in the night when we were camping a couple weeks ago in wales. DS (5 mo) slept in vest, babygro, thick grobag and inbetween us on airbed and under duvet. we took the grobag off in the night as he was too warm.
Also, take care in early mornings when the sun comes up it can really quickly heat up inside a tent, it went from 10 to 30 degrees within a couple hours on a sunny morning and ds was still sleeping.
mel, i'd be fretting about a young baby wriggling down inside a baby sleeping bag if they didn't reach the end of it. perhaps an elastic band round the bottom of the bag where their feet end, or fold it under or something, I reckon layers are better anyway IMO as temps in tents can fluctuate a lot.
I've just got back from a long weekend in Scotland camping. Dd (10 weeks) slept in the carrycot part of her travel system with a sheepskin underneath her (about £20 from Ikea). She had on vest, babygro and 2.5 tog sleeping bag. I had brought extra blankets but they weren't necessary, dd was snuggly warm.
I was about to start a similar thread! We're taking DSs camping for the first time this week (just overnight as a trial) and DS2 is 7 months. He's always coslept with us, and usually I tuck the duvet round my waist and he's snuggled next to me with a cellular blanket over him, and he wears a babygro. It doesn't sound like much, but he's always warm and doesn't wake because he's cold. I'm paranoid about him overheating in bed, so the camping thing has been niggling at me. I think what we will do is: DH can have my sleeping bag. I will have a single size feather duvet, because I can adjust it more and also extrude a breast for DS2 when required. He will be in vest, babygro and possibly fleece top, 2.5 tog grobag and I will have a blanket if that's not enough, but if he's next to me (but not under my duvet) I think it will be.
The grobag is going to be interesting - he's never worn one before.