Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Milton, Vermont
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I'm a first time mom and we've been cosleeping in a queen sized bed since DS's birth. He's 8.5 months now and I decided to try the crib as a side car because he would wake up when we went to bed since we don't go to bed at 7pm! I thought perhaps he wouldn't feel the movement and would sleep longer. Hasn't happened, yet.
My question is, how do you know baby is warm enough? Since he's been in our bed, I always adjusted the covers to match what I thought was too cold and too hot. He and I have similar "bloodedness". I tried dressing him in a fleece one piece and no covers, but he was sweating thanks to the crib mattress being plastic covered. When I dressed him in a thin sleeper and put a baby blanket on him, he kicked it off since the covers weren't anchored by adults on both sides and his arms and chest were cold to the touch.
What do you do to make the mattress more comfortable--like our mattress--and what about covers?
This actually only applies from 7pm to about 10 or 11. After that he ends up in bed with us thanks to the several times he feeds at night!