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Wrapping ..... it's just too hot!
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:17 AM
I have a bub that loves to be wrapped for sleep but the last few days have been just too hot! I've wrapped her during the cooler parts of the day with a light wrap that only goes around twice but she manages to get out of it!
What do you do on hot days? Ditch the wrap altogether?
Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:23 AM
We've put our 2 week old in an Ergo Cocoon with just a nappy and singlet on, he is very comfortable in that. Feels like he's wrapped but not thick at all.
Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:30 AM
We lived in Adelaide when DD was born and had a number of40C days.
We used to just put her in a nappy and singlet, then wrap her in a muslin wrap. She never seemed to overheat.
Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:41 AM
DS is still wrapped (yeah I know) he is just in a nappy and wrap, nothing else, and seems to be surviving the heat. We use a Love to Dream zip up thing as he was wriggling out of wraps by 3 months old. No matter how hot it is I sleep with a sheet on at least, so I guess it's the same kind of thing. Keep them hydrated and keep the room as cool as possible (I have tacked a big sheet up over his window to block the heat out more than the blinds do, and run a fan for him if it's stuffy in there). Honestly he just can't sleep without his wrap so it's worth the slight extra heat rather than sleep deprivation and still being hot anyway.
Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:19 PM
Yeah I've been wrapping her up with just a nappy on but it's 44 degrees today (and was the same yesterday) and our air con is pretty crappy (evaporative) so the room doesn't cool down very well. We have the fan going for her but she feels pretty hot when I go to pick her up.
ETA - we have a ceiling fan going in her room and its a Muslim wrap I am using. She's only 2wks old
Edited by MissButtercup, 05 January 2013 - 12:51 PM.
Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:25 PM
With little ones (and bigger ones!) weap them in a light wrap. Then wet a Muslim wrap, squeeze it out, and lay it over them like a blanket. Then turn an el cheapo floor fan onto them. It'll keep them lovely and cool, and no need for air con.
I've spent some time in hot climates and that's what mums do in the place I lived - except they all have lovely ceiling fans. Adults also sleep under damp sheets in the worst heat of day.
Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:27 PM
have you ever heard of sleepy wings?
I got two of these little numbers for my son who had to be weaned of the swaddle at 8mths due to him not rolling and also because he has outgrown all the swaddles even my 150x150cm ones.
I have found them great because he couldnt scratch his face (eczema) or get his arms widely waving about which in turn woke him up numerous times. He has now started sleeping without them and I think the transition from swaddle to sleeping bag has been easier with them.
Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:32 PM
I second the ceiling fan (if possible) or other fan and wet muslin oversheet combo, this is how I am comfortably sleeping at 35 weeks in + 40 degree weather! I used it with my first on very hot days, wrapped her in one muslin wrap dressed just in a nappy, wet a second, wrung it out and lay it over the top, and put her under the ceiling fan. Worked a treat. She did need to feed approx 1.5 times as often (9 as opposed to 6 feeds in 24 hours)
Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:34 PM
I never wrapped any of my babies. On the few times I did, just a nappy, singlet and muslin wrap or a muslin summer sleeping bag.
Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:02 PM
Could be a good time to transition .... Google Peke Moe. Not sure how it works but it really does! There's a summer weight one made from a single layer of very light muslin that is perfect for hot summer nights.
I'm personally quite wary of fans in kids rooms as I find I can end up quite cold laying in front of one. We seems to prefer warmth around here though, both my kids sleep better in the heat!
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