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starshaker Wed 15-Jun-05 16:30:11

my dd is really bad for kicking off her covers we bought a sleeping bag for her but her hands are always freezing and she seems to wake up because of this. tried mits but she wont keep them on or screams when i put them on

any tips

mumfor1sttime Wed 15-Jun-05 16:40:21

Hi my ds kicks his covers off too.I wouldnt worry too much at this time of year, my ds has no covers at all at the moment-he is 22 weeks. I dress him in a baby gro. Could she be waking up for other reasons?

Mosschops30 Wed 15-Jun-05 16:44:42

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teeavee Wed 15-Jun-05 17:13:36

you could put her in a long sleeved vest, baby gro and lightweight cardi - with the sleeping bag as well, surely she'll be warm enough then?

teeavee Wed 15-Jun-05 17:14:34

on second thoughts, might be dangerous to wrap up a baby too warmly though - they dehydrate v. quickly. It could be teething or something waking her up - how old is she?

Twiglett Wed 15-Jun-05 17:15:37

hands are supposed to be cold, they are extremities hence the blood gets their last - if her core body (back of neck) is cold then assume she's cold .. if its just her feet and hands then don't worry too much and assume she is waking up for another reason

Twiglett Wed 15-Jun-05 17:18:15

their .. sorry

WigWamBam Wed 15-Jun-05 17:21:58

Agree with Twiglett - even if her hands are cold, it doesn't mean that she is too cold. Feel the back of her neck, that gives a more accurate idea of whether they are cold or not. It's more important to make sure she's not to hot.

Twiglett Wed 15-Jun-05 17:25:07

do not listen to older generation on issues of how much clothing a baby should wear .. they should wear what you would be comfortable in - so if you're in a t-shirt, a t-shirt is fine for a baby too

starlover Wed 15-Jun-05 17:26:04

my HV said that babies often have cold hands and feet as the circulation isn't very good yet! don't know if it's true, but ds used to have really cold hands... but better now he's older

starshaker Wed 15-Jun-05 18:23:00

thanx evey1 she sleeps through all night its just during the day it happens

starshaker Thu 23-Jun-05 23:02:02

have found the perfect way to keep her warm yay. sil bought her a dressing gown a bit ago but now it fits her so she wears it to bed with just a light blanket she seems to like it and i think it makes her feel snug. at last lol

handlemecarefully Thu 23-Jun-05 23:34:56

Is she is the dressing gown and single blanket tonight?!?

I don't know what it is like where you are, but where I am it's chuffing hot. 3 yr old and 1 year old are in light cotton pj's with no covers

starshaker Fri 24-Jun-05 07:45:23

its really cold here wish we could get some of the heat every1 is talking about lol

bandbsmum Fri 24-Jun-05 08:14:39

wow! What part of the country are you in. We can't sleep because it's stiffling . We're in Kent (SE)

starshaker Fri 24-Jun-05 14:00:28

im in west scoland lol swap

nailpolish Fri 24-Jun-05 14:02:43

starshaker, asda do babygros with little flaps that you fold over their hands, like mittens,

maybe they are sold out just now, because of the time of year, but i have some (still good condition) if you would like them?

(im in east scotland)

nailpolish Fri 24-Jun-05 14:03:18

oh sorry just checked - it was matalan

Harrie Fri 24-Jun-05 20:04:28

Mothercare do pjamas with built in scratch mits which fold over the hands. But I agree that all babies hans and feet seem cold to the touch.

handlemecarefully Sat 25-Jun-05 00:22:10

Ah Scotland - that explains it. A good few degrees cooler than the South Coast of England where we are!

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