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What do you put newborn to sleep in?

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Newfamily2014 Thu 10-Mar-16 13:23:10

Just wondering what you put your newborn in to go to sleep? A sleeping bag? Swaddle? I know that the hips shouldn't be swaddled but have seen some blankets that just swaddle the arms, or something else?

juniperdingleberries Thu 10-Mar-16 13:30:02

DD had a peanut which she wore with a vest but she was born in the summer so it was very hot!

Dixiechick17 Thu 10-Mar-16 13:53:30

I swaddled bottom half with an aden and anais muslin swaddle, was nice and light for the summer when she was born.

DrE678 Thu 10-Mar-16 13:56:42

My oldest we swaddled but my youngest hated being swaddled so we used a sleeping bag- plenty are fine from newborn, just check the neck isn't so large it could go over their face.

MissSueFlay Thu 10-Mar-16 14:03:48

We swaddled DD with a waffle blanket - we had been given special swaddling blankets but couldn't really figure out how they worked confused
After about 6 weeks she was in the smallest size sleeping bag

Ughnotagain Thu 10-Mar-16 14:21:45

We just dressed her in a vest and sleepsuit with a blanket to begin with (May baby). Then when she was big enough we put her in a Grobag.

We did try to swaddle her but she was having none of it!

Xmasbaby11 Thu 10-Mar-16 14:25:31

Swaddle for dd2.

Dd1 went straight into sleeping bag. They were both big babies, nearly 9 and 10lb.

ijustwannadance Thu 10-Mar-16 14:28:34

Vest and sleepsuit. DD hated being confined at all and would kick off all blankets. Tried a sleepbag but she would get pissed off and upset because she couldn't get it off. She was a big, weirdly strong baby though.

greenlizard Thu 10-Mar-16 15:53:51

Vest, Sleepersuit and a fleecy blanket. DS was a march baby and it was still quit chilly but he was quite big and strong baby 9lb 4. When he was big enough he went straight into a sleeping bag - they are great. Tried the swaddle thing - he wasn't having any of it!

JolieColombe Thu 10-Mar-16 17:07:50

Vest, babygro and swaddled in blankets until about 8-10 weeks when she started wrestling her arms out, then we moved to sleeping bags. I never swaddled her legs straight (if that what the hips thing is?), but left that part looser so they could fall into a natural sleeping position. Unless she fell asleep on the play mat, then I just popped a couple of blankets on and tucked them in around her smile

Oysterbabe Thu 10-Mar-16 17:37:49

I'm using grobags.

Icklepickle101 Thu 10-Mar-16 17:42:21

We use a vest, nightie kind of thing and a grobag.

This is the thing I mean, makes night changes so much easier!!

MrsPickwick Thu 10-Mar-16 18:44:07

Quick hijack, if I may, to ask a related question? - I like the idea of grobags, but are the incompatible with Moses baskets?

applesvpears Fri 11-Mar-16 09:04:08

I am confused with grow bags too. We bought the one starting at 0 years but it is still massive and not sure if it's okay to tuck the bottom bit round the Moses basket mattress or not. I guess it depends how big my baby will be when she arrives but the bag looks huge!

Oysterbabe Fri 11-Mar-16 09:30:09

Yes tuck and end in.

Runningupthathill82 Fri 11-Mar-16 10:58:19

Grobag. It's fine in a Moses basket.

djini Fri 11-Mar-16 11:12:15

Vest and a sleep suit. Dd2 (3 months) resists all blanket attempts and seems warm enough (room is 19-20°C at night). I'll try her again with a sleeping bag when she moves into cot.

Fugghetaboutit Fri 11-Mar-16 11:14:13

There's a newborn gro bag search for it on amazon

PeaceLoveAndJaffaCakes Fri 11-Mar-16 13:00:16

Vest, sleepsuit, cardigan, sleeping bag, blanket. It was December grin

Tatie3 Sat 12-Mar-16 19:06:03

We used those bundles too (with a vest under), great for night time nappy changes. Both my boys had their sleeping bags too from a couple of weeks old.

figginz Sat 12-Mar-16 19:09:26

Vest + sleepsuit + sleeping bag. Wool if cold.

GothicRainbow Sat 12-Mar-16 19:16:43

We used a vest, sleepsuit and blanket for our DS1 (may baby) and for DS2 (due very soon!) we have a newborn sleeping bag ready.

Newfamily2014 Sat 12-Mar-16 19:38:31

Thanks for all of your replies!

Has anyone tried the Gro-snug. Half a swaddle (arms only) legs can move freely from the Gro Company.

babybat Sun 13-Mar-16 10:07:55

We're using a Gro-snug, DD was 9lb 13oz so has been arms out from day 1. It fits a lot better than the 0-6 Babasac we have, which seems enormous. However, DD is now 10lb at 3 weeks and I suspect she'll have outgrown it in the next 3-4 weeks. It's great for the early days but depending on the size of your baby you may find they outgrow it quite quickly.

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