There is nothing sweeter than a pair of boys, clean and fresh from the bath, in a pair of pyjamas ready for bed. The problem I was having was what to dress them in at bedtime.
The temperature of our bedroom wasn’t really something I’ve given much thought to. If I was cold I’d snuggle up under my duvet, if I was hot I would kick them off.
And then I had the boys and with them the increased worry and obsession over everything. From room temperature to sleeping bags. More clothes or less clothes. Is the room too warm or too cold? Is the BABY too warm or too cold?
Overheating is considered a risk factor for SIDS according to various experts from around the world. It’s also something that we have a modicum control over as we can modify the environment to suit, namely by adapting what they wear to suit the room temperature.
But how do you know what the room temperature is?
In the UK we had fluctuations from the heating going on and off, in Dubai it’s the air con. The control panel might say it’s cooling the room down to 23degrees but is it really?
For peace of mind we use a nursery thermometer from ETI with a large digital display telling us the exact temperature and humidity of the room. It really does give us peace of mind that we are dressing him right for the room temperature. As well as confirming that our air con unit is actually cooling the room down to the temperature that it saying it is on the control.
Back to the dressing for sleeping, I follow the guide one more layer than myself, but for a more comprehensive guide I follow Barycentre UK medically approved guides on dressing a baby when it we have a warm summer or a cold winter.
How to keep your baby cool in hot weather
How to keep your baby warm all winter
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As an ‘ex’ mum I dressed all mine in a simple baby grow, now as a Grandma and having looked after little ones, my daughter tells me to do what I did, now waiting for another Grandchild to be born, unless something has changed it would be the same, baby grow and thin layers of bedding so you can take off or add depending on the room temperature.
Years ago they were in babygros, entering comp for grandsons bedroom
A baby suit and vest
Vest and babygrow then fleece blanket, thin duvet for 2 month old in winter.
Just a sleepsuit. Too hot otherwise.
onsies or a nightdress x
Gro bag used asgiven a few as gifts. Also believe that they are suitatable for babies.
was a sleepsac up until a few months ago, now in pyjamas
A baby grow xx
in his pyjamas
My first is due in April so yet to decide properly but planning on using baby sleeping bags and baby grows.
Gro bag and then either a baby grow or long sleeve vest depending on the weather
They wear a babygrow
Babygrow and swaddled in a blanket 🙂
Gran knows best!
Baby grow and vest, cover him in a cellular blanket x
A body suit, a sleepsuit & a heavier tog gro-bag (in Winter)
A bodysuit & a light tog gro-bag (in Summer)
A sleep suit and grow bag x
OUR DAUGHTER HAD OUR FIRST GRANDCHILD ON MONDAY……THIS WOULD BE NICE FOR FIRST TIME PARENTS
vest and babygrow.
A vest and baby grow, sometimes a sleeping bag
all in one suit xx
PJs or a babygro with a vest
A sleepsuit and a grobag!
babygro or onesie 🙂
Baby grow and a sleeping bag
Usually a sleepsuit x
A sleep suit and gro-bag
Don’t know yet as he isn’t due until April 🙂
when my children were babies they went to sleep dressed in babygrows and with a baby quilt over them, which had to be tucked under the mattress so it did not move during the night. And the babies slept on their tummies, which was accepted practice back then. My granddaughter now sleeps in a babygrow and sleeping bag, and on her back. I worry that her arms will get cold but my daughter says this is what she’s been told to do by the health visitor so it’s definitely a case of Nana doesn’t know best!
My baby wears a sleep suit to bed.
A sleep suit
vest, sleepsuit and grobag 🙂
Mine were all dressed in vests & babygrows many moons ago, my grandsons sleep in pyjamas x
a baby grow
A baby grow
Now its getting colder some Pjs and a vest 🙂 When its warmer he goes without the vest and just Pjs x
Depends on the weather!! at the mo, a nice fleece all in one because they kick the covers off!!
Just a baby grow
A vest, baby grow and sleeping bag
A babygro wih extra socks
Babygro & cotton pyjamas
A gro bag 🙂
A gro bag
I put mine to sleep in a baby gro… so snuggly and cute
A sleep suit at the moment. But considering a Grobag.
A baby grow & a suitable tog sleeping bag.
Babygrow / onesie and blanket
A babygro in winter and just a vest in summer.
Sleepsuit, although on the colder nights I use a growbag
A sleepsuit then inside his grobag
A vest & a babygrow 🙂
A nice soft Onesie.
A vest and baby gro.
A vest and sleepsuit
A vest and a babygrow then in a grobag
A vest and a slumbersac
We are onesie people 🙂 xx
A babygro x
Babygrows until about 6 months and then pjs
babygro and sleeping bag
A vest, babygrow and Grobag
They wear pyjamas
vest, onesie, sleeping bag
Vest and Baby Grow and Sleep Bag in cot 🙂
PJs for my girl
baby grows and a sleeping bag
H wont keep blankets on her so she has a baby sleeping bag in winter to keep her warm
A long sleeve PJ top and a sleeping bag.
Long sleeve body vest, onesie and sleeping bag