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#1 chookpea

Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:28 AM

Bracing for the hot weather coming our way.  

DS2 only has a fan in his room.  I've been putting him in a singlet and 0.5 tog on the hot nights we've been having, but tomorrow is meant to be the worst.  I think I might ditch the bag and use a muslin wrap instead.  But he rolls everywhere so worried it might end up wrapped around his head or something.

Bit of a silly question I guess but what do you do on really hot nights?

#2 axiomae

Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:35 AM

We live in Ipswich in QLD where the temperature is regularly mid-30s and more. I usually put DD to bed in just a singlet and a nappy at 6.30/7, and then put her into a light sleeping bag at 9.30 when I give her a dream feed. She has a fan in her room that is on medium the whole night. Works for us, no issues with her being too hot or cold so far!

#3 Soontobegran

Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:36 AM

It is very easy to make your own sleeping bag out of muslin.
Use a bag you already have for a pattern and you can also utilise some large muslins you already have.
If you are no good at zips just use shoulder studs.

#4 Jenflea

Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:44 AM

We only use sleeping bags in winter. In summer it's summer PJ's or just nappy.

#5 DM. 2012

Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:47 AM

We've had some pretty hot nights in Brisbane and on those nights I have just put bub in PJ pants and a singlet. A couple of times I haven't put him in a sleeping bag (I have a 0.2 tog one) but mostly he is in the sleeping bag.

#6 elmo_mum

Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:49 AM

we have a muslin sleeping bag
we got it from baby bunting

i sleep ds in just a nappy, and have the fan on him. he seems happy and sleeps and doesnt feel tooo hot!

#7 Soontobegran

Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:51 AM

QUOTE (Jenflea @ 07/01/2013, 09:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We only use sleeping bags in winter. In summer it's summer PJ's or just nappy.

Same for my babies many years ago except we didn't use bags at all, they had sleeping suits but these days so many babies associate the sleep routine with getting into a bag. DD was looking for one for her son who sleeps so much better in one and I saw some muslin ones at Myer for about $50 but they were so basic and easy to make. I going to start sewing today. original.gif

#8 No girls here

Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:51 AM

I bought a muslin sleeping bag.  The brand I have is Aden and Anais and they are available in quite a few online stores.

#9 tick

Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:55 AM

We have the Aden and Anais muslin bags too.  They are apparently 0.5 tog also but they're a lot thinner than a 0.5 tog grobag or similar.  My babies get cold at night though, I don't the muslin bags until it's close to 30 in the bedrooms.

#10 Leafprincess

Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:56 AM

Living in Brisbane with a summer newborn,
I got these sleeping gowns for DS, we use this I place of pjs and a sleeping bag.


100% organic cotton
It opens at the base making happy changes a breeze

#11 ajb2205

Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:14 AM

I bought Snugtime Muslin sleeping bags for DS. They're really thin and great for hot day / night sleeps.

Look around on eBay!

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