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Another question about what to wear with a gro bag...

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lucylookout Fri 28-Dec-12 23:00:24

DS goes to sleep in a ls vest and 2.5 tog gro bag. He's still in our room and during the eve the monitor shows the temp as being 21 degrees, so quite warm.

But, during the course of the night the temp will of course drop, so he might start to get cold and wake up.

And then at sometime during the night he'll become impossible to settle in his cot and will come in with me. I'm careful about not covering him with my duvet, but he gets so close to me, I must really heat him up.

Basically, what part of the night do I dress him for?

And btw, he's a TERRIBLE sleeper, so maybe if I added a layer his sleep might get better clutches at straws

MoonlightandMayhem Fri 28-Dec-12 23:18:16

Unless he's a cold sleeper I'd say he's nearly overdressed in a vest with a 2.5 tog in those temperatures.
Even if it drops to 18 that's still v.warm - could it be that he's getting too warm rather than too cold and waking up as a result of that?

lucylookout Fri 28-Dec-12 23:49:26

Thanks Mayhem,

He's just woken up for the third time tonight already and he certainly doesn't feel hot. His body feels ok, his legs slightly cool...

megandraper Fri 28-Dec-12 23:55:21

DD wears a vest, pyjamas and a 2.5tog Grobag. Our house is slightly colder than yours (her room is 18-19 degrees when she goes to bed, then heating goes off at night so not sure how low it drops) - quite often we put a cellular blanket over the top too.

catyloopylou Sat 29-Dec-12 00:02:45

DS goes to bed in a vest, pyjamas and a 2.5tog grobag; his room is 19-20 degrees. He moves around so much in bed that a blanket would never stay on so I dress him for the coldest part of the night when the heating is off. He doesn't seem over-warm in the mornings so I figure he's okay.

ChestnutsRoastingonaWitchesTit Sat 29-Dec-12 00:08:26

Ds is in vest, babygro and 2.5 tog grobag. It's 14-15 in his room at coldest point. He has a doubled fleece blanket over this lot which he usually wriggles off. He's a winter baby and doesn't sleep well in anything over 18 degrees.

I would say layers are better than a thin vest and thick grobag. Perhaps a vest, babygro and then a little cardigan and socks you can remove possibly without waking?

lucylookout Sat 29-Dec-12 11:49:37

Those of you who put a vest on under the baby gro, is it long or short sleeved?

SquidgersMummy Sat 29-Dec-12 12:37:02

I dress according to growbag guidelines so for 20 degrees a long sleeved vest - add t shirt for 18: I often put t shirt over the growbag so if in night she's coming in bed with us I can whip this off easily. If in bed with us I have just pj or just long sleeved vest under growbag as even though it get to 17 she snuggles up to me and her feet, hands and back or neck are warm.

Overhot baby will just sleep. Cold baby will let you know very quickly so I think cooler is safer!!


Fairylea Sat 29-Dec-12 12:39:10

Our ds is 7 months and his room is about 19 - 20 degs and he's in a 2.5 grobag with a long sleeve vest and a sleepsuit. I know that's slightly more than he should have on but he always felt cool on the chest in less than that ... I think he's a chilly mortal like me !

MoonlightandMayhem Sat 29-Dec-12 20:23:44

Ah, guess mine was in the minority then - I'd started with dressing as per the gro-bag advice, but small child was always too warm, so we used to use just a long sleeved vest but keep the room around 16.

lucylookout Sat 29-Dec-12 22:13:06

Thanks mnetters.

Well, it says 19 degrees in our room tonight, so he's in long sleeve vest and long sleeve tee on top, in a 2.5 gro bag. If he comes in with me I'll whip the tee off!

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