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Old 02-10-2014, 05:28 PM   #21
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I just wanted to respond to the question about bumper pads and later comment about a fluffy blanket... We are super nervous about them and have never used any. Maybe check out this page : http://www.sidsamerica.org/blog/what...s-risk-factors

Also, our home has been in the high 50s overnight a couple of times this winter (we didn't turn on the heat )... DS slept cozily in the following: prefold diaper, doubler, pul cover, lightweight cotton t shirt (gerber), cotton long sleeved/long legs pj set, second cotton pj--usually thermal snap up with no feet, cotton socks, and on top of all that a blanket sleeper (fleece footie pjs) one size too big so it fits

He was toasty warm all night, I think! (He still nurses at night.) hope that helps!

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Old 02-10-2014, 05:28 PM   #22
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Re: Keeping baby warm and safe in his crib

We cosleep, but we live in an old house that's terribly expensive to heat. (It cost us $490 to keep it 65 last month... So we don't bump it any warmer than that)
We do a mitten cuff onesie under fleece footie jammies. If his hands feel a little chilly I might slip some no scratch mittens on as well for an extra layer, but that's not usually necessary.
Sleep sacks are a good option too.
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My girls are little yet (almost 3 mos, but small) & or room is over the unheated garage, so I'd guess it's in the lower 60s overnight. We started out cosleeping w/ both; they were so skinny & couldn't maintain their temps well. Now they both wear a footed sleeper, romper, or sleep gown under a long-sleeved Carter's fleece sleep sack. The twin that sleeps in the crib also gets wrapped in a flannel swaddling blanket. She's only cold on our most brutally cold nights.

We don't do loose blankets, fluffy mattress covers, or bumpers.
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65-70 degrees is ideal temp for baby to sleep in. That said, we use a fleece Halo sleepsack over a fleece footed jammie. I put socks on her hands cause they were like ice. with the socks she is great. sorry, NAK
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Thermal underwear or cotton sleeper
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Re: Keeping baby warm and safe in his crib

I got lucky and scored some super thick and cozy organic PJs from a going out of business sale. They were SO warm. I think the brand was Kids In The Garden. We used those with a sleep sack. We also had a sleep blanket with arms but I don't remember the brand or where we got it. I used those shirts with fold over mittens as long as I could, too.

Our daughter was a side sleeper that would rotate in her sleep. We had a bassinet with solid fabric sides and she would end up with her tiny nose stuck up against the side all the time. Scared me to death and she ended up in a rock 'n' play until we moved her to the crib. I hated the crib. We used the mesh bumper but it was more of a hindrance and danger than a help. Even tying the thing near the bottom, she would find a way to squeeze a limb out, or get one trapped somehow between the mesh and the mattress. I gave up and removed it after about 2 weeks and I would not recommend them.
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I got lucky and scored some super thick and cozy organic PJs from a going out of business sale. They were SO warm. I think the brand was Kids In The Garden. We used those with a sleep sack. We also had a sleep blanket with arms but I don't remember the brand or where we got it. I used those shirts with fold over mittens as long as I could, too.

Our daughter was a side sleeper that would rotate in her sleep. We had a bassinet with solid fabric sides and she would end up with her tiny nose stuck up against the side all the time. Scared me to death and she ended up in a rock 'n' play until we moved her to the crib. I hated the crib. We used the mesh bumper but it was more of a hindrance and danger than a help. Even tying the thing near the bottom, she would find a way to squeeze a limb out, or get one trapped somehow between the mesh and the mattress. I gave up and removed it after about 2 weeks and I would not recommend them.
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could you do like a sleeping bag type thing?
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65-70 degrees is ideal temp for baby to sleep in. That said, we use a fleece Halo sleepsack over a fleece footed jammie. I put socks on her hands cause they were like ice. with the socks she is great. sorry, NAK
My youngest would freak out if I put something over her hands. She's a thumb girl. Cold or not, she needs to have her hands free. I have noticed when it's particularly cold in her room she'll roll over so that her knees and hands are tucked under her.
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Re: Keeping baby warm and safe in his crib

Whoever mentioned the long sleeve sleep sacks thanks! I haven't seen those Ill have to look for them

He does sleep in our bed most of the night. Hes only in his crib for naps and the first part of the night sometimes, which is only a couple hours. I think the fleece or warmer sheet will really help

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How old is he?? Sorry if I missed that. ^ is what I was thinking. Like scratch mitts or even some socks over his little hands. I always felt so nervous too with any blankets. I always put socks on under footie pajamas and sometimes a onesie and used fleece in winter. Is he young enough to do some kind of swaddle wrap that keeps his arms in?
He is 5 months. I tried wrapping his arms and he didn't like it. At the same time he doesn't like his arms flat on the matress either, he really likes sleeping with a blanket tucked around him so now he pretty much always naps on his belly or he will wake up within a few minutes of being put down.

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A fleece blanket under the crib sheet should help with the chill of the mattress. Or you could use a fleece or flannel crib sheet. If you cannot find one to buy they are super-easy to make. You just need a couple yards of fabric, a sewing machine, and some elastic!
This is a great idea thanks! Ive tried laying a blanket down under the sheet but the sheet is too tight and keeps popping back off, I will have to either find or make a sheet

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I just wanted to respond to the question about bumper pads and later comment about a fluffy blanket... We are super nervous about them and have never used any. Maybe check out this page : http://www.sidsamerica.org/blog/what...s-risk-factors

Also, our home has been in the high 50s overnight a couple of times this winter (we didn't turn on the heat )... DS slept cozily in the following: prefold diaper, doubler, pul cover, lightweight cotton t shirt (gerber), cotton long sleeved/long legs pj set, second cotton pj--usually thermal snap up with no feet, cotton socks, and on top of all that a blanket sleeper (fleece footie pjs) one size too big so it fits

He was toasty warm all night, I think! (He still nurses at night.) hope that helps!
Thank you I will read the link But the blanket in his crib is very thick/heavy/flat and almost the same size as the mattress so it wasn't a safety hazard (I don't think anyway) until recently when hes been scooting and pulling up the edges

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I got lucky and scored some super thick and cozy organic PJs from a going out of business sale. They were SO warm. I think the brand was Kids In The Garden. We used those with a sleep sack. We also had a sleep blanket with arms but I don't remember the brand or where we got it. I used those shirts with fold over mittens as long as I could, too.

Our daughter was a side sleeper that would rotate in her sleep. We had a bassinet with solid fabric sides and she would end up with her tiny nose stuck up against the side all the time. Scared me to death and she ended up in a rock 'n' play until we moved her to the crib. I hated the crib. We used the mesh bumper but it was more of a hindrance and danger than a help. Even tying the thing near the bottom, she would find a way to squeeze a limb out, or get one trapped somehow between the mesh and the mattress. I gave up and removed it after about 2 weeks and I would not recommend them.
Thanks I will nix that idea
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My youngest would freak out if I put something over her hands. She's a thumb girl. Cold or not, she needs to have her hands free. I have noticed when it's particularly cold in her room she'll roll over so that her knees and hands are tucked under her.
He has started to do this! Which has been a life saver because for a few days hes been unable to nap due to being cold/uncomfortable with out a blanket
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