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What will your newborn be wearing for bed?

(14 Posts)
milkyman Fri 19-Feb-16 08:25:49

I have bought a grosnug and gro swaddle - are these any good?

LBOCS2 Fri 19-Feb-16 08:43:58

A sleeping bag. We tried with snugs and swaddles last time around and it really wasn't successful - although I know people who absolutely swear by them. Sleeping bags solve the 'kicking off the blankets' game which newborns so love to play!

Skiptonlass Fri 19-Feb-16 08:44:31

Yes, but make sure they are big enough for the grobag- they have to be big enough so they don't slip down inside it.

When newborn ds slept in a cotton sleep suit, swaddled in a big muslin (120cm square) and with a cotton cellular blanket over on cooler nights.

Depends on how warm your house is

milkyman Fri 19-Feb-16 09:06:19

Which sleeping bags did u use at first?

welshweasel Fri 19-Feb-16 09:10:18

Mine is in a grosnug which fit well from birth, he was only 5lb 9oz. He has never liked his arms in though so we leave them out. All the other sleeping bags we've been given would be far too big for a while!

5madthings Fri 19-Feb-16 09:11:25

A vest, a baby bundler, like a nightie for a baby so no fiddling with poppers and legs for night time nappy changes.

Then if they like to be swaddled I will swaddle with a cotton cot sheet or muslin depending on temp and cover with a cot blanket again depending on temp or I have grobags, mine are official grobag company ones but you don't have to use those I think some of the supermarket ones are good just check size is Ok, normally they have a weight guide.

dizzylemon Fri 19-Feb-16 09:11:47

We're going to try a few things and see what works best then buy more of whatever works.

We have some small grobags. Will probably try a babygro plus swaddling (you don't need a special blanket/cloth to swaddle and we have muslins and blankets of the right size to try. And then probably just a babygro with sheets/blankets over the top (room tempreture dependent.

There are some pointers on the lullabytrust site but non specifics. Still quite handy: www.lullabytrust.org.uk/file/Fact-Sheet-Temperature.pdf

5madthings Fri 19-Feb-16 09:12:34

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TheCatsMeow Fri 19-Feb-16 09:13:14

A babygrow and a blanket. Never liked grobags

5madthings Fri 19-Feb-16 09:15:04

Ooh don't k.oe what happened there, link went mad! It should be link to baby bundlers, two pack from m&s for £10 they are fab for night time. I bought mine yesterday, 34 wks with Dc6.

Just remembered have two gro swaddles as well I got from friend, have never used them before so will see what they are like/if baby likes them.

mellowyellow1 Fri 19-Feb-16 09:23:40

I have no idea! How do you know what to put them in if you don't know how big they're going to be?

milkyman Fri 19-Feb-16 09:23:41

The baby bundlers look good and cheap! Are they warm enough - our house is steady in temperature - not too hot or cold and it will be april.

lornathewizzard Fri 19-Feb-16 09:31:40

DD was born in July and it was roasting so she mostly slept in a short sleeved vest, socks, and a cellular blanket over her legs. When it was a bit cooler and she was a bit bigger we started using sleeping bags, much easier. And as our house is quite warm we just bought the 1 or 1.5tog ones and added clothes layers if it was particularly chilly.

gunting Fri 19-Feb-16 10:13:48

My son was born in winter and hated being in a sleeping bag. We tried swaddling him and he hated that too. We used blankets and he pulled them over his head so now we just make sure he is wearing a vest under his sleepsuit. You may have to just see what they are like when they arrive

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