Winter sleepwear

posted 2 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
653 posts
Busy bee

Babies hold temperature better than us adults so keep that in mind. They are like little furnaces.

Post # 3
2390 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

If it gets really cold I just put a hoodie over my son’s pj’s. 

Post # 4
6632 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Depending on the babies age you can always swaddle them in a heavier duty sleep sack.  For my son we just did layers. A onsie underneath fottie pj’s

Post # 5
465 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Halo sleep sacks (the fleece ones) are super warm. Just a onesie and one of those keeps my baby warm. 

Post # 6
1168 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

A base layer of merino wool is always a good option as it breathes so you don’t need to worry about overheating

Post # 7
8483 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think I am going to do just a long sleeved onesie and a fleece sleep sack.  I keep my setting at 65 at night during cold months.  It is only now getting that cold out, before she just used a long sleeved (or short sleeved in summer/fall) onesie and cotton sleep sack.  Overheating is associated with an increased SIDS risk, so I’d err on baby being too cold rather than too hot.  SIDS cases are increased in winter months.  So remember not to go overboard!  Fleece is pretty warm.

And you don’t need to base it on the temperature outside, just the temperature of the nursery.

Post # 9
8483 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

CherryA:  Yes, I think a cheap thermometer for the nursery would be a good idea!  Otherwise, I would just think about what you would wear for sleeping.  Babies should wear the same layers as you, plus one extra layer.

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