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#1 fraidycat

Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:59 AM

Hi. My 16month old needs a heavy blanket or sleeping bag for night.  It is getting cold here and although I dress him in a tracksuit, he is still getting very cold.  What do I get him to use?  He doesn't get the whole pulling a blanket up so that isn't really an option.  We are in brisbane so please any advice and where to get the things you suggest would be great.

#2 roses99

Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:04 PM

Grobags are fantastic. They have a 6-18 month size and a 18 -36 month size, which would be the better size for your son as it'll last him longer.

They're nice and warm, comfortable and wash brilliantly, don't lose shape etc. I just put my little girl in her pj's and then in the bag and that's all she has.

She can't kick if off, so she doesn't get cold.

ETA: Look around for them on sale online. You can also get them from DJ's and probably some baby shops. However, online might be cheaper. They're not cheap. However, they'll last for a couple years. Toddlers become quite adept at walking around the house in a sleeping bag ;-)

Edited by roses99, 11 April 2012 - 12:08 PM.

#3 lozoodle

Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:22 PM

My house gets cold, I've always used both at this age.

#4 Fanny McPhail

Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:25 PM

DD is in a sleep bag. I have picked them up from Target, Big W and best and less (i'm not sure which of those you have in Brisbane) Underneath she wears flannette pjs and socks. She feels nice and toastie when I get her up in the morning.

#5 PurpleChicken

Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:06 PM

I'm a sleeping bag user.  I love them!  DD would just kick off any blankets as she moves so much.

I just use the ones from Best & Less.  They keep her nice and warm and they cost about $20.

Edited by PurpleChicken, 11 April 2012 - 02:06 PM.

#6 Guest_Buy Me A Pony !_*

Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:12 PM

Does anyone put hats or beanies on babies while sleeping?

I'm sure it is a SIDS risk but does anyone know?

#7 pinkpeony

Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:16 PM

I just bought a fleece all in one jump suit from target. Its long sleeved, long legged with socks. On cold nights we put a top undeneath. It was $22.

I have a thick red sleeping bag that may fit, we took it to the UK for ds. Are you interested in second hand. Pm me if so.

BMAP - I was told the same thing. It is how they regulate their temp if they are too hot. No hats here.

Edited by pinkpeony, 11 April 2012 - 02:18 PM.

#8 adl

Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:21 PM

Love my Sleeping Sac, a gift from UK friend,  2.5 tog is the best for our winter and if not that cold he sleeps with a long sleeve top, no socks or pants depending, these are long and clip up so he will use it past 3 years... couldnt do blanket as likes to travel around and around the cot original.gif  I think you can get online.  I have two so never without!.

hats - I believe the answer is no ...

#9 adl

Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:21 PM

delete as repeated

Edited by adl, 11 April 2012 - 02:22 PM.

#10 Mummy Em

Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:25 PM

Watching with interest. I am wondering about what to get for my 4 month old and I'm not sure whether to go for something more expensive like a Grow Bag or a Bond's Snuggle Suit or whether to just go the polar fleece version.

#11 katniss

Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:30 PM

I've used sleeping bags from Kmart, Big W, Target with no problems.

#12 paddyboo

Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:34 PM

Pat is currently in a grobag and gro bedding set. We are getting him used to having a pillow and doona and staying upright before changing to a bed. The grobag also stops him from being able to stand up (because the doona is zipped onto the sheet)

#13 ubermum

Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:36 PM

I have used merino sleeping bags since birth. The ones I use come in winter weight or summer weight and size 0-2yrs and 2-4yrs. They were expensive, but very worth the money in the long run. I tried blankets with my first child, and we had lots of wake-ups when the blankets were kicked off. They can't kick a sleeping bag and since there is no man made fibres in the ones I use, they can't overheat either.

#14 Riotproof

Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:55 PM

QUOTE (Buy Me A Pony ! @ 11/04/2012, 02:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Does anyone put hats or beanies on babies while sleeping?

I'm sure it is a SIDS risk but does anyone know?

It is a sids risk and no I've never done that.

Last night, DS was in flannelette pjs, 1.0 tog sleeping bag and a thin cotton blanket on top.

For tonight, I have put flannelette sheets on his bed, and I'm considering using the 2.5 tog with no blanket.  I was so cold last night. I'm in Sydney though.

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