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I origionally posted this in "life with babe" and somebody suggested to post this question here, so here it is!<br><br>
We do not sleep with our babe in the room because the room is too small, so our ds sleeps in his own room at 7 weeks old. (we tried cosleeping but that was just a nightmare, this babe likes to sleep in his own space) He does very well. But I have a concern because our apartment gets very cold in the middle of the night - below 50 (I am currently trying to get the heating problem fix because our room is a million degrees while the rest of the house is freezing). How can I bundle him up more so I don't have to worry? I'm up right now and I'm freezing unless I have a blanket wrapped around me. I guess I keep thinking that he's only 9 pounds, how can he possibly be warm enough? I currently have him in a onesie,long sleeve and pants pajamas, a sleep sack and I have two blankets on him along with a hat. The blankets are afghans so there are holes, but I don't pull them up high on him. AND he sleeps with his arms up by his head so his fingers are freezing when I touch them.<br><br>
Any suggestions or do you think that's enough?
 

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lactavia, I would be more concerned about overheating or suffocation with too many blankets. The clothing you describe sounds fine (I suggest natural fibers so his body can cool down when needed). I'm sorry cosleeping didn't work for you, that's another reason I have for cosleeping, to make sure everyone is comfortable through the night.
 

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I guess my thing is how do I know if he's warm enough? I'm freezing all the time and my husband is hot all the time. Our ds seems to get warm while playing and can stand being stripped down to just a onesie during the day but his feet feel cold and so does his hands...even though he's all smiles. It's night time that worries me because I can't tell if he's warm enough (hence all the blankets and stuff)
 

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If he's too cold, he'll let you know. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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if you're not willing to cosleep, and your room is warm while the rest of the house is cold, could you try moving him into your room? i know you said your room is small, but a basinette doesn't take up very much room at all and then you wouldn't worry about him being cold.
 

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You know 7 weeks is still so young. Be open to sleep situations changing. 7 weeks could still be in a co-sleeper attached to your bed or a bassinett or cradle. I totally support your decision to sleep in his own room, but we live in New England in a very cold room and the only way we cope is body heat and a small space heater in our room.<br><br>
Good luck.<br><br>
ps there are wool sleep sacks and baby long johns..check novanaturals.com
 

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Have you felt his heartbeat? Babies' hearts pump blood quickly through the body...more so than adults. I agree...if he's cold...he'll let you know. Or you could try a bunting that keeps his legs warm...but lets his arms go free...<br><br>
Peace and luck,<br>
PE<br><br>
ETA: I mentioned the heartrate...because that's how tiny bodies can stay warm. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Unless I'm full of it...am I making any sense at all? lol <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut">
 

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Woo another New Englander! Sounds like a good plan to me as far as other clothing is concerned.<br><br>
I am also glad that my landlord took care of the heating situation and now the house isn't an icebox anymore.<br>
We put him in lesser clothes, a fleece sleep sack and a light blanket and he seemed to be happy and not cold.
 

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I just wanted to say that we've dressed him lighter, the heat is working better and he slept throug the night! WOO!!<br><br>
Thanks everybody!
 

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Oh good! I am glad the situation and worked itself out. Oh yes...we are in the suburbs of Boston and it actually SNOWED on Saturday! We are getting ready to bundle in the winter.<br><br>
Ds was a newborn last winter and it was perfect because he liked being all snuggled into his snowsuit and the baby bucket car seat worked out great where you could get him all bundled in inside and just pop him in and out of the car. I am thinking an independant 1 yr old is going to be a bit more difficult to dress and keep warm this winter!
 
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