Post # 1
What do you put your babies in for sleep in the colder months? I’ve got some fleece sleepers that she wears footie PJs under, but even though I’m keeping the house 66-68 degrees, I worry that she’s going to get cold as the temps go down outside.
Post # 2
Babies hold temperature better than us adults so keep that in mind. They are like little furnaces.
Post # 3
If it gets really cold I just put a hoodie over my son’s pj’s.
Post # 4
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
Halo sleep sacks (the fleece ones) are super warm. Just a onesie and one of those keeps my baby warm.
Post # 6
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
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 # 8
Thanks for your replies.
The problem my house has is that my thermostat is in the dining room, right next to one of the vents (great planning), so while the dining room is nice and cozy, the other rooms can get a bit chilly, especially when it’s really cold outside (house would not stay warm during last year’s POLAR VORTEX). Maybe I’ll invest in a thermometer to put in the nursery to put my mind at ease.
Post # 9
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.