Dd is 16 weeks old. She is in a vest, sleepsuit, pj top and 2.5 tog grobag. It is currently 16 degrees in her room. This morning it was 14.
Dp has just put a blanket over her which I have taken off again (Have seen the thread about blankets but dont want to use one)
What do you do when it gets colder? She wakes a few times a night and Im sure its because she is cold. Its only October, our house is freezing and we only have crappy gas heaters that cost loads to run.
We have a 15 tog duvet on us when its really cold but you cant get more then a 2.5 tog sleeping bag? I have fleecy sleepsuits but worry about her overheating.
could you get a heater just for her room? we have an oil filled radiator from argos, so can heat just that room, not the whole house. to a nice temperature. DD hates the cold, and i can't sleep with it too hot
We used a little 450watt electric heater with a plug in thermostat set to 18 degrees so the heater came on when needed to keep the room at 18 degrees. At the time we bought it the heater was supposed to cost 1p an hour but I think it would be 4.5p now.
I must be hideously out of touch but are blankets banned for babies now? I used a sheet and cellular blankets for my two (pre-grobags) and put them at the bottom of the cot so they can't wriggle under.
I spoke to my Dad about it earlier as I want to get an oil filled heater that has a thermostat on so that the room stays at a constant temperature. He thinks that keeping our gas heater on low will be as cheap as an electric one. Surely gas is more expensive??
Dd kicks everytime blankets are put on her! She tries the same with her grobag but gives up as she gets no where!
you can get pretty efficient ones these days - not sure of the exact to the penny running costs v central heating, but i think the big adantage is that you have a heater with a thermostat for just the one room. our central heating thermostat is downstairs, so it kicking in when DD's room upstairs gets cold is not very reliable