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Bedding Options for a wriggly 4 month old??

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Sunshinecharm Thu 25-Jun-15 22:45:46

Hi everyone,
My baby boy has just turned 16 weeks and up until 2 weeks ago has been fully swaddled since day 1. The last two weeks he has had one arm out to allow for self-soothing and so he can soothe his early teething!
He is already trying to sit up and I have read that he is likely to turn on his side soon. I'd like to get opinions on baby sleeping bags versus blankets? Could baby overheat with a sleeping bag? or could it be draughty around the neck area? I am reluctant to use blankets as he kicks around a lot and tends to either kick them off or pull them over his head.
thanks in advance.

cornflakegirl Thu 25-Jun-15 22:48:12

Grobags are fab! No arms or hoods, so they don't overheat (as long as you use an appropriate thickness / tog).

RiverTam Thu 25-Jun-15 22:52:33

sleeping bags. I found John Lewis ones the best, not as expensive as grobags and also the longest so they stay in one age range (6-12 months, for example) the longest. You can get different tog values for summer and winter and of course dress the baby in different stuff accordingly.

FATEdestiny Thu 25-Jun-15 22:53:38

I don't think very many parents use blankets nowadays. All parents I know use/used a sleeping bag. There must be some who still use blankets and sheets, but they will be in the minority I would imagine.

Pico2 Thu 25-Jun-15 22:54:31

Definitely go for baby sleeping bags. I think that you can get Grobags cheaper at TK Maxx. They come with a guide for what your baby should wear at different temperatures.

cookiefiend Thu 25-Jun-15 22:55:08

Gro-bags. Look in tk maxx where they are cheaper. They wash well which is not so true if the supermarket own brands.

huhpuh Thu 25-Jun-15 22:55:12

Another vote for sleeping bags - no wriggling under the blankets, you know they're always warm and they can be picked up and moved whilst asleep. No contest - blankets are a pain. Never had a problem with cold necks - but mine are dribblers and so nearly always have a bib neckerchief thingy on.

BoeBarlow Thu 25-Jun-15 22:55:22

I put my very wriggly 4 month old in a sleeping bag a few weeks ago and she sleeps much better now. No kicking the blankets off in the middle of the night (she wouldn't tolerate swaddling!) and it's also easier to put her back down after night feeds. No having to be stealthy about tucking her in without waking her up again. Sleeping bags are definitely the way to go! We have a 2.5 tog for most nights and a 1.0 tog for really warm nights.

Sunshinecharm Thu 25-Jun-15 23:08:23

Thanks so much everyone for your comments, all very helpful, especially BoeBarlow. Sleeping bag it will be!

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