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Baby due September, sleepwear!

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Charlie97 Tue 02-Aug-16 22:33:32

My close friend is borrowing our heirloom crib (62 years old!) I slept in it ad did my siblings, my children slept in it as did all my nieces and nephews. A few friends children also along the way.

Anyway my friend wants to use it for her expected baby, thrilled! I'm getting her a new mattress, sheets and also want to get her sleep wear. Now I'm very out of touch, but I believe baby duvets are almost longer recommended! So is it a gro bag? What tog? Baby due mid September.


Charlie97 Tue 02-Aug-16 22:34:29

Are no longer recommended!

5madthings Tue 02-Aug-16 22:36:57

Grobags yes but get some baby nighties or baby bundlers as they seem to be called. Fab for night time nappy changes as no poppers!

M&s and John Lewis sell them.

Re grobags if still warm you may want a 1 tog one and otherwise they are 2.5tog.

apatheticfallacy Tue 02-Aug-16 22:44:48

Aww how lovely! Sleeping bags are fantastic (grobag or other brand) - but the baby has to reach a minimum weight before it's suitable. I can't recall exactly what weight but I know my (large!) DS was born above the required weight but I still waited a few months before I transitioned from blankets.

For a newborn they do special ones: like this or this but I haven't tried either.

I started at around three months and have had a range from 0.5-2.5 tog. I think 1 tog would be great for September because of its hot baby can be in just a nappy or vest and if it's cold then she can layer vest and sleepsuit plus sleeping bag. A higher tog wouldn't give that option and 0.5 is really for very hot nights or warm holidays.

I bought a couple of blankets I liked and was given about five more. My childminder friend gave me a few second hand but clean sleeping bags and they got the most use by far except for the blanket I keep in the car to pop over the car seat.

You sound like such a nice friend!

Charlie97 Tue 02-Aug-16 22:49:49

Ok, so some (2?) blankets and maybe a 1 tog gro bag for when he/she is a little older? Maybe I'll go for 2.5 assuming in may be mod October by then.

I am honoured that she wanted to use our crib, so lovey to think it's being used again!

CaitAgusMadra Tue 02-Aug-16 22:53:18

I'd go for 2.5 tog in 0 - 6 month size. She'll get all winter out of it. We only really use our 1.0 tog bags during the summer months

Charlie97 Tue 02-Aug-16 22:56:07


I LOVE the gro snug....... Definitely getting one of those!!

apatheticfallacy Wed 03-Aug-16 00:06:43

Glad to be of service

tips hat

What I meant re: blankets is that every kind person I even vaguely knew had knitted/crocheted/bought me one. They are all lovely and special but I was drowning in them - especially little Moses basket size ones. So I wouldn't worry too much about them. If she hasn't got any by the time the baby arrives then PM me and I'll send her some!

Charlie97 Thu 04-Aug-16 21:28:18

Oh that's lovely apathetic! I have got one knitted blanket for her from a friend that knits.

Bit of a change of plan, but she's got some complications that mean they will induce at 37 weeks the latest, possibly sooner.

So baby maybe a little bit prem, not sure what size baby is at until next week, but does this change bedding requirements?

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