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What is your baby wearing to sleep?

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thinkfast Sat 05-Dec-15 00:08:28

Dd (5mo) is on a pretty warm room.

Currently wearing vest, sleep suit, 2.4 tog sleeping bag.

She is a DREADFUL sleeper. We had one stretch of 5 hours 3 weeks ago but generally she won't do longer than 3 hours with 1,2 or 3 bottles of formula overnight. Sometimes she wants to wake up and snack every hour. Last night she was up from 3 am to 7 angry

DH thinks she's waking so often because she's cold and she does feel on the cool side. Do you think more layers will help? Any other suggestions???

dlwelly Sat 05-Dec-15 00:14:26

How warm is warm?

Our room averages at 18-20. Our DD wears a long sleeve vest and 2.5 tog sleeping bag.

If it dips below 18 I whack a blanket on her too!

thinkfast Sat 05-Dec-15 00:25:27

I just checked now and is 21 degrees and our heating went off about 9pm

Ughnotagain Sat 05-Dec-15 00:26:59

Mine is 6mo and wearing the same, OP.

Not sure what temp the room is in the early hours but before I come to bed it's usually 19-20.

She often has cold hands in the night but it's only rare that her body has felt cool. If it did then I'd pop a cellular blanket over her.

ecuse Sat 05-Dec-15 00:42:33

I think she's unlikely to be cold (my kids never wear vest unless we'll under 18). I would say that's an unlucky sleep pattern but not an abnormal one in a 5mo. I think both my kids were waking a few times in the night at that age.

thinkfast Sat 05-Dec-15 01:10:28

We re up again now already. Her arms and hands feel very cool. Her body feels warmish but definitely colder than me

Nottalotta Sat 05-Dec-15 02:40:32

Short sleeved vest, long sleeved vest, 1.5tog bag. Not really a warm room but baby is warm. He was too warm in a 2.5tog . 4mo

BumWad Sat 05-Dec-15 02:49:25

Long sleeved vest, sleepsuit and 2.5 tog Grobag. Room temp is around 17-19 degrees

thinkfast Sat 05-Dec-15 12:11:53

Ok consensus seems to be she shouldn't be cold. Just a very bad sleeper then sad

Purpleboa Sat 05-Dec-15 12:38:29

I was worried too OP - same here, 5 month bad sleeper. Our house gets pretty cold so I did wonder if that was affecting her. Plus, the two times we've stayed in a hotel sge did her best sleep ever! So I thought that might be due to the hotel room being warmer. I bought a 3.5 tog sleeping bag but doesn't seem to have made much 9f a difference yet! I suspect she is just a bad sleeper😧

thinkfast Sat 05-Dec-15 12:41:23

Thanks purpleboa. Do you think anything can be done to improve their sleep or is it just a matter of giving it time?

SparklyTinselTits Sat 05-Dec-15 12:43:07

My DD is 8mo, and her room usual sit between 20-21 degrees.
She sleeps in a short sleeved vest, a sleepsuit and a 2 tog grobag. If it's especially cold outside, we swap the short sleeved vest for a long sleeved one, otherwise she does wake up cold sad

Purpleboa Sat 05-Dec-15 13:33:19

Ha wish I knew! Has your DD always been a poor sleeper? Mine has. Oh, we get some Ok nights, so I know she can do longer stretches (although 5 hours is the most she's ever done, my body didn't know what had hit it!) Recently though, it's been beyond bad. Not sure why, but I do know that 4/5 months is a bad time for them. Even my friends with good sleepers have been affected, so it's not just us!

But oh, I wish I knew the answer. We are going to wean her in a few weeks when she's 6 months. She's ebf, so maybe age needs more food? Moved her to her own room but I'm still sleeping in there for now until we get through this phase (seems we're always waiting to get through a bad phase!).

There's a 4 month sleep regression thread where quite a few of us with babies the same age who dislike sleep are hanging out. You are not alone!

ohthegoats Sat 05-Dec-15 15:49:45

Mine has been crap all along - well, was alright until 4 month sleep regression, now we're at 14 months and it's endless colds/coughs that are adding to the 'never sleeping through the night' thing.

Anyway, she's wearing a short sleeved vest and a sleepsuit - room hovers around 19 degrees. She has a blanket on for a little while, then ends up in bed with us where she's partly under a duvet, partly not. Sleep is still absolutely random - last night in bed with me from the beginning (I'm ill so went to bed with her at 7.30), she slept from about 8 - midnight, then until 3.30, then until 8. I had to feed her at 3.30, she wouldn't settle without about 50ml of milk.

We tried her in a bag, but her thrashing around and not being able to move easily woke her up, so we've given up with them.

thinkfast Sat 05-Dec-15 16:48:34

Yes she's always been a dreadful sleeper - as was my son. The worst bit is that now when she wakes up to eat in the night she often wakes up.

It drives me crazy to be so tired all day and I feel guilty I can't be a good parent to dd or to my ds who's 4 when its like this.

Also stressing about whether this will be better by when I go back to work in March. My own sleep patterns are so messed up and I'm so overtired that I often can't even sleep when she is asleep at night, my memory is awful and I'm often shaking with exhaustion. It's got so bad that I'm tempted to just close the door on get at 7pm and leave it shut til 7am but I would never actually do that.

Started weaning yesterday as hoping more solids wil help

thinkfast Sat 05-Dec-15 16:51:58

Oh and I was on the 4 month regression thread although there wasn't really anything to regress from - it's always been dreadful

Artandco Sat 05-Dec-15 17:06:18

I would feed her every 90 mins in the day. 11pm dream feed, Then no feeds between 11pm and 6am. If she wakes between those hrs resettle without feeding or just offer water. Within a few days she should be sleeping through. With feeds every 90 mins all day and evening before 11pm you know she isn't hungry and has had plenty in 24hrs

Luckystar1 Sat 05-Dec-15 17:13:10

My DS is 13 months so a bit older, but he is wearing a long sleeved best and a 3.5 tog long sleeved sleeping bag... Room is at least 19 I'd say.

I'm a cold person and I think he is too. We tried confirming more to the advice (I'm a big rule follower) but he was miserable!

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