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  1. Heather says:

    My baby wakes up constantly all night. I mean 2-3x in an hour. This is one of the reasons I’m looking into. His room is a dead zone no heat or central air make it so we use a AC in the summer and a heater in the winter.
    You mentioned a room feeling cold with a window AC at 72 and I find this is true. The room is freezing! But if I lower it the temp quickly goes back up to 74. I dress him in a onesie and a zippadee zip and although his body is warm his hands and feet are like ice. What do you think?

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says:

      Hi @Heather – Thanks for writing and so sorry that your baby is waking SO often! The temperature may cause a little relentlessness, but it sounds like you’re doing great at working to regulate the temperature to help with his sleep. Cool hands is good, but perhaps as you mention, 74 degrees will work well for him, if his hands are icy at 72? Comfortable temperatures can vary from person to person and family to family, so do keep playing around with this! You may also want to look at other reasons for his waking, especially since he is waking so often. Have you thought about how he is falling asleep and back to sleep? This article should help:
      https://www.babysleepsite.com/sleep-training/sleep-association/
      Good luck Heather, and please contact us if you need more assistance at any time!

  2. Wade says:

    My wife and I are at odds with temperatures in the summer. She feels that anything above the recommended 72 degrees means our 7 month old is at high risk for SIDS. Specifically up to 80, which the baby’s room (on our 4th floor apartment) reaches some nights. She wants to move because of this. We have a fan in the room and the baby sleeps in a onesie and light sleep sack. In your experience, what do you think?

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says:

      Hi @Wade – Thanks for writing to us! Sorry to hear that you and your wife are a bit at odds about the temperature for your baby’s room! As parents ourselves, we definitely understand that you both want to keep your baby as safe as possible! It does sound like you’re doing your best at keeping the room cool with a fan and light sleep attire! There are options for cooling fans out there too, as well as portable air conditioners, which would be easier than moving! We can’t decide whether you can/should move or not, but do want to share the best information for safest sleep! There are plenty of places worldwide where babies sleep in warmer temps, but only you and your wife will know what’s best for your family. Your pediatrician may be a great source for local and specific information for you too.
      This article on our blog may have some additional helpful information too:
      https://www.babysleepsite.com/safety/raising-sids-awareness/
      Good luck Pascal!!

  3. Teresa O Lewis says:

    What a problem. Our children, parents of our grandchild, insist on no blankets for their 10 month old. When we keep our grandchild we have a terrible problem. My husband and I can not sleep unless the thermostat is set no higher than 68 to 69 at night and that’s with sleeping with nothing on except underwear. The baby is 10 months and too old for a sleep blanket. He gets cold at those temps. I guess we are just going to tell our son we will not keep the grandchild any longer at night. Also, the child is still waking at 4:30 at night and they seem to think there is no problem with that.

    • Janelle Reid says:

      Hi @Teresa O Lewis, thanks for writing to us about your grandson. I’m sorry to hear you may need to stop keeping him over night, but the silver lining is it is a time that will pass fairly soon in the grand scheme of things. I don’t know if you’ve tried it, but perhaps you could get the baby some special jammies (like those footed fleece pajamas) to wear just when he’s at grandma and grandpa’s house. I live in Florida so we don’t have a TON of cold nights, but those have been great for my kids on nights it’s cold but we don’t feel it’s necessary to keep the heat on. You could even put a pair of socks on him before putting the pajamas on just to add an extra layer and keep him warmer that way.
      In regards to the 4:30 waking, some babies this age do still need to wake 1x a night for a feeding until closer to 12 months, but if he is starting his day at this time that wouldn’t be quite right. If that’s the case, here is a link to an article that may help them out if they’re interested: https://www.babysleepsite.com/how-we-sleep/baby-waking-too-early/
      Let us know if you need anything else, we are here to help!

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