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Is DS too cold at night?

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tubaplayer Thu 18-Dec-14 12:06:40

DS (18 months) typically wakes 3 times a night, and has 1 nap of 20mins a day. I am exhausted. I've always closely followed advice about temperature and sleep, so in his room it's 16 or 17 degrees and he wears a sleepsuit, PJ top and has a 2.5 tog sleeping bag.

Today, for the first time, he has napped for over 2 hours. He fell asleep in the pram and I left him zipped up in the cozy-toes, something I've never done before. Now I'm wondering if he has been too cold all this time. Shall I try dressing him more warmly tonight?

scottygirl5 Thu 18-Dec-14 15:33:54

Has he had any other longer naps when he's been more cosy? I know you're not meant to use blankets with a sleeping bag but DD1's room sometimes went down to 14/15 during the night so at that age in winter I used one over the sleeping bag, up to her armpits, just a big cellular one. On the other hand I'd have expected the number of layers you describe to be ok at that temp.

WrappedInABlankie Thu 18-Dec-14 15:40:51

My sons room was always in the 20's my house was 25-30 degrees all year round. He sleeps naked in a primary green throw and he's not cold try adding a blanket and see if that makes a different

MumsyFoxy Thu 18-Dec-14 15:43:52

16/17 degrees is very cold! 21/22 for comfort imo.

Heatherbell1978 Thu 18-Dec-14 17:31:42

To be honest all babies will sleep longer if they're really warm....but you don't want him overheating. I remember when DS1 was about 4 weeks old and we took him out in his sling with quite a few layers on and a fleecy jacket and it was an unusually warm September day. He slept for hours while we were out and when we got back he seemed a bit spaced out and the MIL who was trying to be polite said she thought he was a bit too warm. So I'm a bit paranoid about it but 16/17 is quite cool. Our bedroom tends to be about 18-20.

AnythingNotEverything Thu 18-Dec-14 17:34:00

My 14 month old is in similar layers at 19/20 degrees ... I always dress her with one more layer than the grobag chart suggests. I'd put a vest on your son under his sleepsuit.

Icedfinger Thu 18-Dec-14 20:22:26

My DD is 18m and was waking regularly if her room temp dropped below 17.

She wears a vest, pjs and a 2.5 tog bag.

I've put a fleece blanket under the sheet in her cot which seems to help.

roofio87 Fri 19-Dec-14 08:27:55

Our house is about 16 at night, I don't find it that cold. my 14mo ds will be in a vest, long pjs and a 2.5 bag. He never seems bothered by the cold, but I think I've always underdressed him so he just doesn't feel it. Anyway, point is, everyone is different and maybe your ds just feels the cold a little more?! (I always sleep with long pjs on atm and dh always sleep naked and we are in the same bed!)

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