Post # 1
I can never make up my mind what the perfect combination of clothing and temperature is for my 10 month old son. We keep our house between 70 and 72 at night. I’ve been putting him in a cotton long sleeved onesie and a cozy sleepsack from Aden & Anais (1.7 tog). The sleepsack is sleeveless, but I’m beginning to think it may be too hot for him. It’s four layers of cotton muslin. He doesn’t seem sweaty, but he does feel warm to the touch. I want to make sure he’s comfortable, since with a sleepsack, he can’t kick it off like he could with a blanket.
I’m curious to hear how other moms dress their babies for sleep.
Post # 2
Not sure this will help much since my daughter is only 3 weeks old but she sleeps in a sleep and play onesie and a fleece sleep sack, and we keep the house between 68 and 70 degrees.
Post # 3
Bichon Frise: my DD loves to be toasty. I put her in a cotton sleep n play and a cotton swaddle me. She never seems too warm. our room is between 68-72.
Post # 4
Bichon Frise: You keep your house pretty warm. I’d try a short sleeve onsie and a the muslin sleepsack. Baby will let you know if they’re not warm enough.
My son used to sleep on a pillow that he was harnessed into for acid reflux. It kept him up at a thirty degree angle– so he did get to have a blanket on his legs which he could easily kick off, and he couldn’t pull up– but most babies don’t get to sleep on that.
I’d rather have a baby cooler than too warm- because like I said, they will let you know if they need more warmth.
Post # 5
Bichon Frise: a baby of 10 months old is better at regulating their temp so it isn’t such risky business if they get cool. If baby isn’t shivering or sweaty, he is probably ok. If baby is uncomfortable, he will not sleep well for You so that will be your cue to change something. Dress him in what you think would be comfortable for you if you were sleeping in that room, keeping in mind he doesn’t get blankets.
If you are really concerned, sneak in and take his temp in the middle of night (make sure you establish a baseline first).
Post # 6
The nursery is generally about 68-70 degrees. my 4 month old wears fitted pjs and a cotton sleep sack. I’d rather he be a little cooler than to warm due to SIDS risk. I also keep a ceiling fan running. Sometimes his hands are cold but that is ok since babies have poor circulation. Feel the back of his neck for a truer indication. I do this every night when I stop in for kisses.
Post # 7
This was one of the most stressful things for me to figure out before baby came. Then I met some nurses who said a good rule of thumb is to put baby in an extra layer than what I would need. Then adjust according to touch from there.