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What is your baby wearing in bed in this hot weather?

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BananaMuffin Sun 31-Jul-11 21:46:24

I've seen lots of these questions before, but can't seem to be able to find old answers using the search function!! So I'm asking again...
It's 25 degrees in London at the moment and DS (who is 8mo) is wearing a sleep suit and a summer grobag. Does this sound like too much? I can't even stand to have the sheets over me at the moment!

Woodlands Sun 31-Jul-11 21:50:20

Tonight (in London too) DS (12 mo) is wearing a babygro and a 0.5 tog sleeping bag - so same as your baby. Seems OK to me - you don't want them to get cold in the wee small hours. When we had that proper heat wave a little while back there was one night when I just put DS in a nappy and the 0.5 tog bag - probably should have put him in a vest and nothing else, but it feels wrong for him not to be in a sleeping bag!

DirtyMartini Sun 31-Jul-11 21:56:44

DD (15mo) is in a short-sleeved popper vest and 1 tog bag.

mummytasha11 Sun 31-Jul-11 21:57:47

Ds in a vest with a double layered fleece blanket x

Flisspaps Sun 31-Jul-11 21:58:01

Short sleeved vest and pyjama bottoms.

She'll have probably thrown off the sheet and blanket and will be lying with her head down and her bum sticking up in the air.

AchtungBaby Sun 31-Jul-11 22:01:43

BananaMuffin, how many togs is your summer sleeping bag? I think they're usually 0.5, 1, or 2.5.

It's ~23C in DS's room at the moment, and he's wearing a short-sleeved vest, and is in a 0.5 tog sleeping bag. Based on previous experience, it will probably only drop a degree C or so in his room during the night, so hopefully he'll be happy all night.

At 25C, I'd probably consider a 0.5 tog sleeping bag only, or a short-sleeved vest only. (There are various tables of tog v temperature available online btw.)

Why don't you tiptoe in and check how hot your DS is?

BananaMuffin Sun 31-Jul-11 22:04:26

Hmmm good point AchtungBaby- it's 1 tog, so not the lightest one. I will have a look for one of those tables, thanks for the tip!!

AchtungBaby Sun 31-Jul-11 22:19:23

The tables of tog v temperature tend to vary a bit, but I find them useful as a starting point.

Post a link for me if you find the ultimate table (ie one which includes 0.5, 1 and 2.5 tog bags, temperatures, and cothing). The one that I use came with one of DS's sleeping bags, but doesn't incude temperatures >23C and 0.5 tog bags. So when it's hotter than is apparently possible, I consider using a 0.5 tog bag grin.

princessProudmel Sun 31-Jul-11 22:24:37

ds2 , 21m is in a long sleeved vest and a thin gro bag. 0.5 or 1 tog.
Sometimes we add pj bottoms.
I feel it's the closed feet ( of a babygro) that make him that little bit too hot.

Trillian42 Sun 31-Jul-11 22:37:45

Yes, please do post a link if you find it to a complete table. DD is in a 1.5 tog bag, vest and babygro and temp is around 21/22 here.

birdofthenorth Sun 31-Jul-11 22:41:32

DD1 aged 11 mo is in a short sleeved vest & 1 tog bag. Look & feels hot right now bur any less & she'll get chilly in the early hours! There's a window open upstairs too

Trillian42 Sun 31-Jul-11 22:43:32

Link here to one... looks like DD is wearing too much clothes sad

bigkidsdidit Sun 31-Jul-11 22:50:36

DS (nearly 7 mo) is in a long sleeved vest, no legs, no sleeping bag as I only have a one tog. He is generally quite a hot baby and his room is 24 tonight.

AchtungBaby Mon 01-Aug-11 10:45:35

Trillian42, don't feel bad - the tables are a useful starting point, but all babies differ.

I find that DS wears a little bit more clothes than the tables suggest at lower temperatures, and a little less clothes than the tables suggest at higher temperatures.

When it's been really hot, he's slept w/o a sleeping bag, which I had some sort of mental block about. More than he did, as he fell asleep just fine grin.

EgonSpengler Mon 01-Aug-11 11:18:25

Nothing but a nappy in our house! Our DD is 10 months old and is super hairy. She has a full head of brown adult hair - looks like she's wearing a wig! The large amounts of hair make her get hotter than most, and if I try to put her in anything when it's warm / hot like this, she goes bananas. It also exacerbates her eczema.

BR44 Tue 02-Aug-11 08:43:26

DS's room reached 26.5 degrees last night. He was in a short sleeved vest and 0.5 tog bag. He was really clammy this morning, after waking much more than usual during the night, so if it's that hot again tonight I'll just put him down in a vest, no bag.

AchtungBaby Tue 02-Aug-11 08:54:33

Trillian42, I meant to say before - thanks for the link to that table, it's my new favourite smile.

Gosh, that is hot, BR44. If it's really hot, I either put DS in only a 0.5 tog bag, or in only a short-sleeved vest. I'm not sure if there's any difference in reasoning behind the choice though! He's been quite happy in both in the past.

I managed to get DS out of a 0.5 tog bag during the night once, w/o waking him up grin. I still can't quite believe it.

Woodlands Wed 03-Aug-11 22:19:14

It's still 27 degrees in our flat. DS is asleep in just a vest tonight, I got over my sleeping bag obsession! I still want to put something over him before I go to bed though... Last night he was awake at 3am which is v unlike him, I think he was too hot in a vest and 0.5 tog bag.

myhandslooksoold Wed 03-Aug-11 22:32:18

Gosh wouldn't put baby in sleeping bag at all. We're in midlands and 1 yr old in sleeveless vest only. She'll be fine. My big kids are in pants only and no sheets.

Newbabynewmum Thu 04-Aug-11 06:53:53

My 10mo is in a nappy. Glad a few people r the same! She's a very hot child - normally just in a t-shirt and a blanket.

Meandmine72 Thu 04-Aug-11 20:41:39

Hi we've just discovered how great lambskins are in this hot weather for DD and us. For DD we use a combo of Lambskin under sheet and 100% silk sleepingbag. They look scarily thin but we checked in early hours and her extremities feel just right. Love natural materials as they help to moderate body temperature much better.

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