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  1. Cheryl F says:

    We have a newly adopted 13 year old daughter who is a bedwetter and she wears a blanket sleeper with her cloth diapers and rubberpants under it to bed every night during the winter now.

  2. Irma says:

    We choose non syntetic, thin but still nicely warm fabrics. So merino wool with silk was the best. It’s breathable and doesn’t let my baby to overheat, but keeps him kindly warm. Great for sleeping when it’s super hot. Bought some cute clothes from Green Rose shop 🙂

  3. Debbye says:

    Hi Willa-
    Thanks for sharing what works for you! It sounds like you are raising a great sleeper!

  4. Willa says:

    My son hates covers (he’s almost 18 months) and always has. He will kick them off immediately. We live in a very hot climate (in the British Virgin Islands) and he sleeps most nights in a onesie, T-shirt, or vest, depending on exactly how hot it is. He always sleeps with the ceiling fan on (good to know this decreases SIDS risk) and we do as well. When he was younger we also used to point a smaller fan towards his crib as well as he was still very hot under the mosquito net even with the ceiling fan on.

    Unless he’s teething he sleeps through the night so long as he has at least 2 hours of napping in the day and gets a good feeding just before he goes to bed. We are very alert for his sleepy cues (rubbing his eyes) but nevertheless try to get him down between 8 and 9 and he wakes between 6 and 7 am, sometimes later. His routine is a bottle and bath, or vice versa.

    He has to sleep alone in his room. We toss and turn and that wakes him up we realized. He started hating his crib, even at the daycare he would crawl up onto the toddler cots and refuse to be put in a crib. I think that was our fault for putting him in his crib at other times besides bedtime – so he felt like it was a jail/punishment – so he sleeps on a queen size bed that is flat on the ground for the past 2 months, and that seems to be working out.

  5. Doreen says:

    We live in an apartment in NY so in the summer we are running the AC in the bedroom sometimes making it a bit too cool. We have the thermostat set between 74 and 78 depending on what it is outside. My one year old son sleeps in footed onsie long sleeved pj’s – cotton and I jut put one or two sheets over him – basically they are the receiving blankets I was given when he ws born! – just light smallish cotton sheets but this way I feel he is a bit covered and cosy and yet its not a heavy blanket so am not worried about SIDS or him covering his face with something too heavy when he moves. Hope this helps!

  6. WeeWee says:

    I’m in the tropics, and have to turn the airconditioning temperature really low when my child was swaddled. At that time, she was in long sleeves and footsie pants cos she’s such an active sleepy and would fight out of her swaddle within an hour..

    Now she’s just over a year, she sleeps without a cover and clad in short sleeves and non-footed long pants. She still crawls all over the bed in her sleep so looks like it’s a long time before I can introduce blankets!!

  7. Kris N says:

    My son, who is almost 2, sleeps in 2-piece jammies with no feet. Either short sleeves or long sleeves depending on the temp. Sometimes socks in winter, but usually not. Sometimes I will cover his lower half with a very small, light blanket, but that gets kicked off after an hour or two. He is a kid who is usually too warm rather than too cold, and we found out his ideal sleep outfit by trial and error. We co-slept on and off, and as he got older and I started using covers for myself again, he would get hot and kick them away even if they were just over his feet. I have never used a sleep sack because he always got way too hot. We found out long ago that fleece footie jammies were also way too hot for him and switched to long-sleeve cotton footie jammies, but having his feet covered still made him get too hot.

  8. Kelly says:

    I highly recommend the Blankeaze product! It’s like a sleep sack with legs so your active toddler can still move around in it. It doesn’t have sleeves so my daughter just wears footed pj’s under it and never gets too hot. An added bonus is the zipper up the back. My daughter is a diaper removing queen, so having this over her clothes keeps her from getting to her diaper…..major bonus! She wore one last year, and we are going to get her the next size up for this year (she’s now 2). They come in all sizes. Can’t recommend them enough!!!

    http://www.onestepahead.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=534081

  9. Dyan says:

    My son slept in a sleep sack and either long sleeved onesie or short sleeved one (depending on time of year), until he could pull up in his crib. At that point with him the sleep sack was a bit dangerous as he would try to stand and trip on the sack. Tried the ones with feet but the smallest we could find at the time fit a 3-year-old. At a year I gave him an afghan to sleep with and by 22 months he can keep it on him or pull it on him, or leave it off. He likes to sleep on it more than under, but we dress him in either shorts/t-shirt or long pants/t-shirt. In winter he sleeps in long sleeve/pants sets. He doesn’t like anything on his feet (blanket or footie pj’s), just like me. We keep the house around 70 in summer at night and 68 in winter. He wakes up if he gets too warm.

    • Nicole says:

      @Dyan Thank you for sharing what worked for you! I’m impressed your son could reposition covers at 22 months. That is definitely on the “early” side based on my experience. 🙂

      @Kelly Thank you for sharing the Blankeaze product! And, bonus, for the Houdini-stopper zipper on the back. I know some parents have had quite a mess to clean up if their toddler takes their own diaper off and then goes to the bathroom. Yuck!

      @Kris Thanks for sharing your experience with your son. Isn’t it so interesting all the things we have to figure out by trial and error? They are definitely all so different.

      @WeeWee It sounds like your daughter likes to be cool, too! 🙂

      @Doreen Thanks for sharing what works for your son!

      I know other moms really appreciate all the wisdom from other parents, so thank you everyone for sharing!

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