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post #21 of 26

too hot

I shouldn't be complaining and reading posts sent to me by my husband today have helped me come to reality - I don't have it bad. Our little boy (I don't understand all these abbreviations) is 11 weeks and sleeps for an 8 hour stretch at night, just naturally. We're lucky. On the other hand between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. he only sleeps in 35-55 minute stretches. After reading this post it could be that we keep our house colder at night and he likes it cold? His hands are always chilly at night, which I figured was bad, and I've been trying to figure out how to keep them warmer, but perhaps he just doesn't like the warmer day-time temp. I'm not sure I want to be in the house all day at 60, but if he sleeps longer I'll take it with an extra sweater for me (just more to take off before nursing .

Anyone have thoughts of other reasons why a baby would sleep well at night but not during the day? He will sleep longer when I wear him or his dad holds him which maybe throws out the liking cold temperatures idea, since next to us he's really warm...

We're already putting him down to take naps in his co-sleeper, the same place where he sleeps all night. Perhaps us not being in the room makes the difference? Since I'm getting so much sleep at night I don't need naps, but I could read in bed when he's sleeping and see if that helps. Any other ideas would be great.
THANKS!
post #22 of 26
well my baby was always a crappy sleeper and living in the desert we usually have the temparature at about 80 because it is too expensive to put it cooler and i am a weather wimp. no dice! she probably wants it colder!!
post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by rebayell View Post
We're already putting him down to take naps in his co-sleeper, the same place where he sleeps all night. Perhaps us not being in the room makes the difference? Since I'm getting so much sleep at night I don't need naps, but I could read in bed when he's sleeping and see if that helps. Any other ideas would be great.
THANKS!
My son has always been such a horrible sleeper that I don't feel too qualified to answer this... but I know he will sleep about 20-30 minutes away from me (in the stroller or whatever) but if I hold him for his naps he'll sleep more (30mins - 2 hours)... hahaaaaaaaaa I just realized maybe that's because he likes being warm!! Wow am I dense. Anyway. In your case though since your son seems to prefer to be cool I really have no idea!! Maybe try both, lower the thermostat a bit & lay next to him for the nap???
post #24 of 26
My toasty-tot kicks the covers off in our cold-to-me apartment.
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by Llyra View Post
It's funny, because my kids have always slept much better and more soundly when the room is COLDER. I've found that as the room temp approaches 70, they get restless and toss and turn a lot and seem to wake up a lot more. We all seem to sleep best with the room at about 60.
That's how we are too. If dd is too warm she wakes up screaming. We were never able to find a clear pattern when she was a baby, but now I (finally!) know what conditions help her sleep the best.
post #26 of 26
I can't sleep with the room warmer. But I suspected dd was cold and sleeping crappily because of that. So I put a onesie under her jammies and some socks over them. That night she slept awesome (well awesome for her). Now the weather has warmed up so I don't need the onesie in the beginning of the night but she's cool in the middle so I put a blanket on her on top of her grobag. This seems to help.
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