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Belleende Fri 11-Dec-15 21:09:09

Just moved baby into own room. It is in the extension and is at least 3 degrees colder than the thermostat temp. So if thermostat is set at 15 it can be 12 or less in her room before the heating comes on.

She is in a sleep suit, with long sleeve vest underneath and 2.5 tog gro bag. Her hands are really cold when I go to feed her. Not sure if mittens are a good idea as she sucks her fingers to self soothe.

What do others do. Should I stick a heater in her room?

Allthatnonsense Fri 11-Dec-15 21:15:12

You can buy grobags that are 3.5 with sleeves.

Adjust thermostat settings to accommodate her room.

EsmesBees Fri 11-Dec-15 21:21:45

12 is pretty chilly. Can you not turn the thermostat up? Otherwise would consider a warmer grobag and more clothes. My baby is in similar clothing and it's 18 in her room with no heating upstairs at all.

ShootTheMoon Fri 11-Dec-15 21:27:20

My 3 month old has cold hands when he wakes too, and the room stays warmer.

If you turn down the radiator nearest to the thermostat, then the rest of the house should stay warmer.

Belleende Sat 12-Dec-15 01:46:54

The nursery is in an extension which just seems colder than the rest of the house. The rest of us would bake in our beds if I turned the heating up! Have found and ordered a couple of gro suits and will keep an eye on the temp. Cheers all

FlumptyDumpty Sat 12-Dec-15 01:55:35

Turn the radiators down in your rooms, and turn the thermostat up. That way your DD won't be so cold. If the radiators don't have TRVs they can be fitted really quickly and are cheap. 12 is really cold....

PigletJohn Sat 12-Dec-15 02:09:19

Assuming you dô not have TRVs, you need to balance your radiators. It is not difficult but takes time.

I am on a tablet, but if you do Advanced Search, Balancing, PigletJohn, property and diy, you will find the instructions.

donkir Sat 12-Dec-15 15:46:35

Having cold hands is perfectly normal. Feel the back of her chest to see if she's cold. You should never check a babies temp by their hands or feet as these are usually cold.

Nottalotta Sat 12-Dec-15 18:13:47

Our house is quite cold and although cool hand are normal, ds gets very cold hands if he's is too cold! He is sleeping in a vest, long sleeved vest and 2.5tog bag currently and not sure our room is as cold as yours. Add another layer and a thicker bag.

saranga Sat 12-Dec-15 19:56:00

At 12 degrees the baby needs to be in at least a 3.5 tog sleeping bag, with three layers on beneath. Here is what gro bags recommend:
The ideal room temperature is 16-20. 12 degrees is dangerous and increases the risks of SIDS. If you can't heat the room you should move your baby into a warmer room.

Cb148 Sat 12-Dec-15 21:03:03

12 is really really cold! I'd be bloody freezing if my bedroom was that chilly & I've got a big thick winter duvet. I hope you manage to sort something op. X

HalfStar Sat 12-Dec-15 21:07:28

I put an extra cover over dd and have done for ages. I'm such a cold creature myself I can't handle her having cold hands.

Belleende Sat 12-Dec-15 23:23:09

Thanks all. Have moved her back into my room for now. Will deffo try and balance the rads thanks piglet John. Have ordered a gro suit as well. She was toasty last night.

Debbriana1 Sat 12-Dec-15 23:26:41

I would say twelve is freezing. I have kept my dds room at 20 degree. It does drop to 19.

MrsLeighHalfpenny Sat 12-Dec-15 23:30:53

Does DD wake up because her hands are cold? If not, her hands aren't too cold. What do you think will happen to a baby with cold hands?

Debbriana1 Sat 12-Dec-15 23:33:31

Op, what you should do is put your hands on the chest when the baby wakes up just to make sure it's warm too.

Nottalotta Sun 13-Dec-15 09:36:34

Just to add, i don't know the temp of our room. Our house is old and difficult to heat, it would only worry me to see a figure classed as 'too cold' which i'm sure i would, daily.

So i go by the baby. As i said, normally in vest, long sleeved vest, 2.5tog bag. Last night he woke twice and earlier than usual (usually wakes once)

Cold hands. Checked chest - cool. Added fleecy blanket. Will add sleepsuit tonight.

Belleende Sun 13-Dec-15 15:45:24

Seems sensible notta I grew up in a freezing, draughty, Victorian town house in northern ireland and lived to tell the tale.

Nottalotta Sun 13-Dec-15 18:36:15

I'm sure we get nowhere near 18 overnight. We visited elderly relatives last weekend, he had the usual vest, l/s vest, babygrow on. I though i was going to have to start stripping him off! He was far too warm and very much unhappy about it.

I believe too warm is worse than a bit cold.

Ifiwasabadger Sun 13-Dec-15 18:47:19

12 seems Baltic to me, it's currently 22 in my bedroom and I feel icy.

Jellylorum Mon 14-Dec-15 19:27:17

Our house is cold and draughty so my 15 month old wears normal cotton pyjamas on the bottom, fleecy pyjamas over the top and a 3.5 tog grobag with sleeves. Hands occasionally cold but always warm inside all that. Sleeps well so I presume he's warm enough!

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