keeping babies warm on a cold night?

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  1. jacook82

    jacook82 Active Member

    My twins are 10 months old. We live in snowy and cold upstate New york where sometimes the temps go down below zero. We have a furnace but it only goes to the upstairs. We haven't yet built a way to get the heat to travel upstairs where we all sleep.

    i know i sleep fine with just regular pj pants, socks, and t shirt with a blanket. but i dont give my babies a blanket, and i wont until they are old enough. but i dress them in those thin two piece pj's that are snug that you can get at walmart or whereever. than i put them in a larger blanket sleeper that is fleece. i was thinking maybe a just a long sleeve onesie and blanket sleeper may be good for days that are not below zero.

    i keep the temp in the house at 70 at night so it can warm up a bit and i run space heater in the evening in the room but turn it off at night for fear of fires.

    should i be bundling up more? or less? i am so paranoid when it comes to my babies and being too warm or too cold.

    thanks =)
  2. Danibell

    Danibell Well-Known Member TS Moderator

    I always checked their cheeks, and their hands. If they were cold, then I added blankets. A regular cotton blanket, or better a crotched or woven blanket won't suffocate them, they can breathe through them if they get it over their face.

    I think if they house is 65-70 jammies and the sleeper might be warm enough. I keep my house cool (63 at night) and used to put jammies, sleep sack and a blanket on my kiddo's.
  3. Minette

    Minette Well-Known Member

    We keep our house at 57 at night (we did turn it up to 64 the first winter when the babies were <6 months). I always dressed them in a heavyweight blanket sleeper with a fleece sleep sack on top, and they seemed fine. If it was below zero outside and/or the wind was howling through the drafty windows, I would add an undershirt below the sleeper.
  4. E's 3

    E's 3 Well-Known Member

    I live in Ottawa, Canada and it gets cold. My girls room (which was my sons when he was a baby) is over the garage so it's always cooler than the rest of the house. I always used heavy fleece sleepers and winter weight sleep sacs, if it was really cold I would put a onsie on under the PJs. They were always nice and warm. I used Grobags and they come with a dressing guide based on the sleep sac weight you were using and the temperature of the room which I found really helpful. It's on their website if you want to take a look at it.
  5. jacook82

    jacook82 Active Member

    thanks Everyone for your replies. It seems one of my boys is always warmer, course he is bigger, much bigger =)..and put him in long sleeve onesie and a blanket sleeper and when he woke this morning he was warm. The other is like me, hands and feet cold often. So I keep him nice and cozy in pj's and blanket sleeper. I was thinking of getting sleep sack by halo this weekend. They are on clearance anyway. =)
  6. Danibell

    Danibell Well-Known Member TS Moderator

    Don't forget socks if his feet are cold. Even if he's wearing footie jammies, socks can help trap that heat in too :)
  7. jacook82

    jacook82 Active Member

    thanks i do that too=)
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