Keepin' that baby toasty!!! - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 8 Old 01-03-2003, 11:09 AM - Thread Starter
momalah's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: in a meadow watching clouds...
Posts: 81
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have a hard time knowing what to do to keep baby warm. Currently, our baby boy, 4 months sleeps with us in the bed and has access to our body heat as well as covers. I am trying to transition him to a co-sleeper, (since he is a KICKER) but I feel like he gets so cold without any blankets. Can you really not put any blankets on a baby in a co-sleeper or crib? Why is it then that in a family bed, there are blankets and they do fine?
Please help!
momalah is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 8 Old 01-03-2003, 11:18 AM
mommymushbrain's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Van Buren, Arkansas
Posts: 199
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Mine is 19 months has never liked covers. She will kick them off in a heartbeat. Even between DH and I with us holding on to the covers she is strong enough to kick them off of her. The only thing she like is to have a pillow half over her head... she will scoot until her eyes are under a pillow.

Anyways... to keep her warm (which it hasn't been too bad yet this year) and I mean really toasty warm sans covers, I will dress her in a blanket sleeper with a long sleeved onesie (underneath) and leggings or really long socks.

Reason why I think blankets are okay in the family bed but not cribs... You are right there beside them in the family bed, so should they accidentally get covered up completely, they will let you know and you are right there to fix it, while babies in cribs are farther away and there is more of a chance you might not hear them right away.

I know yours is only 4 months so I think layering him up really well will do just fine. You could always pull one of those small space heaters in the bedroom just for night time use only to keep the room warmer as well. Good luck!
mommymushbrain is offline  
#3 of 8 Old 01-03-2003, 01:11 PM
lilyka's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Posts: 17,896
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
We use a blanket sleeper, o nsie and socks. Hats will also help keep in a lot of body heat.

The truest answer to violence is love. The truest answer to death is life. The only prevention for violence is for the heart to have no violence within it.  We cannot prevent evil through any system devised by mankind. But we can grapple with evil and defeat it, but only with love—real love.

lilyka is offline  
#4 of 8 Old 01-03-2003, 02:27 PM
Evergreen's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Where all the women are strong
Posts: 5,295
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Have you heard of a Halo sleepsack? It is a wearable blanket endorsed by the SIDS alliance, they are very soft. I have a few of them, but havent used them yet as this baby is due any day now!!!!

Evergreen- Loving my girls Dylan dust.gifage8, Ava energy.gifage 4 and baby Georgia baby.gif (6/3/11).

Evergreen is offline  
#5 of 8 Old 01-05-2003, 04:31 PM
ragdoll's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: in the present. looking forward.
Posts: 101
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You may want to try laying the baby on a sheepskin . It's drafty in our home, when Jack naps during the day I lay him down one, very snuggly. Lately I've been putting him on the floor ......... it helps.
ragdoll is offline  
#6 of 8 Old 01-05-2003, 08:35 PM
eirrak's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: just outside of town, Ohio
Posts: 91
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I had the same problem trying to transition my dd (still working on it, actually!) My biggest stress was dressing her warm enough to be alone away from body heat, but then when we move her back into bed not to roast.
The only thing I could come up with was layers, and an easily removeable blanket sleeper. i dress her like i would when she sleeps with us, and toss a sleeper on her.
I don't think there's an easy solution, especially when they can't tell you if they are hot or cold!
eirrak is offline  
#7 of 8 Old 01-06-2003, 12:43 AM
guest^'s Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 1,796
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We keep our house really cold at night....

I haven't been able to find all cotton blanket sleepers, and don't want to put ds in poly...

so we've been dressing him in a thick cotton sweatshirt and sweatpants.

plus, I am constantly covering him back up,AND dh...kicking off covers must be a guy thing in our fam!!

guest^ is offline  
#8 of 8 Old 01-06-2003, 03:07 AM
LailaCA's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: California girl.
Posts: 350
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What temperature should we be keeping the house at? I am worried that my ds is too cold and have been putting him in a sleep sack too. I dont put a onesie on underneath though and now I wonder if I should/

So...what temp is recommended?
LailaCA is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 11,519

23 members and 11,496 guests
AllTomorrowsParties , beedub , Deborah , emmy526 , greenemami , Janeen0225 , japonica , kathymuggle , lauren , manyhatsmom , Michele123 , MommyJen314 , NaturallyKait , NiteNicole , rightkindofme , RollerCoasterMama , Saladd , samaxtics , scaramouche131 , Shmootzi , Springshowers , sren
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.