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Conditions for sleep

So I'm wondering about how your kids sleep in the summer time..

Do you have air con? Is it on at night? What temp?

What does your kid wear to sleep?

Does your child employ blankets/sleep bags/body heat? Or does s/he kick off and away from everything?

Have you ever noticed your child sleeping better or worse because of warmer or cooler than normal temps?

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Do you have air con? Is it on at night? What temp?
We have central a/c and with the heat this summer it has been on a lot. We don't get good circulation on our second floor so we also keep a fan in the rooms going. Last night we had just windows and fan

What does your kid wear to sleep? Just the regular Carter's type pjs. Usually a set with short sleeves and either shorts or capris.

Does your child employ blankets/sleep bags/body heat? Or does s/he kick off and away from everything?
No blankets in her crib still. not sure when that is supposed to really be ok. She is funny too because if I am cuddling with her on couch etc and I put a blanket on her she pushes it right off almost all the time.

Have you ever noticed your child sleeping better or worse because of warmer or cooler than normal temps? She hasn't really had to sleep in the heat so I am not sure but a lot of the stuff that I have read says it should be cool and not warm for best sleep

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Do you have air con? Is it on at night? What temp? we have a/c, but it doesn't work in his room. neither does the heat for that matter! i don't have a thermometer in his room, but its probably 75 or 76

What does your kid wear to sleep? depends... sometimes just a diaper. Usually he sleeps in a onesie and no pants. lately it has just begun to get cooler at night, down to the 60's, and then we might put a pair of shorts on him as well. He gets SO HOT!!! ive never seen such a warm kid. he sweats up a storm when he sleeps.

Does your child employ blankets/sleep bags/body heat? Or does s/he kick off and away from everything? He has a lightweight flannel receiving blanket, but he rolls around. Once winter comes it will be warmer sleepers and a sleep sack. I'm sure blankets are safe at this point, but he is too active in his sleep to stay under one.

Have you ever noticed your child sleeping better or worse because of warmer or cooler than normal temps? as long as we don't co-sleep, he sleeps through the night EVERY NIGHT. If we co-sleep, forget it! he's up all night. It makes me sad b/c i would love to sleep with him!

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So I'm wondering about how your kids sleep in the summer time..

Do you have air con? Is it on at night? What temp? We have A/C and we usually keep it around 74 which means more like 76 or so up stairs (a little warm for me but all the kids are ok with it). I have a fan in all the kids rooms for air circulation and some white noise.

What does your kid wear to sleep?The older boys wear boxers and my DD wears shorty PJ's. Mason has 2 summer-ish PJ sets but sometimes he'll just wear a onsie and his diap.

Does your child employ blankets/sleep bags/body heat? Or does s/he kick off and away from everything? No blankets here yet - especially not in the summer. He'd kick them off anyway, he's a crazy active sleeper. He does use a lovey though.

Have you ever noticed your child sleeping better or worse because of warmer or cooler than normal temps? Can't say that I have. Overall he sleeps really well but some nights I'll hear him make some noise but then falls right back into sleep.

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Do you have air con? Is it on at night? What temp?
We have central a/c and we have it set on 75 at night. We have her fan on low or medium all of the time during the summer too.

What does your kid wear to sleep? She wears the Carter's cotton, footed pj's.

Does your child employ blankets/sleep bags/body heat? Or does s/he kick off and away from everything?
I haven't even attempted putting a blanket in her bed since by the time she was old enough (and I was comfortable using one) it's been so hot. I also use the footed pj's so that I don't have to worry about her getting cold. I really think she will just roll around and kick it off though.

Have you ever noticed your child sleeping better or worse because of warmer or cooler than normal temps? I worried about it more when it was cold but I couldn't say whether or not the temperature was affecting her sleep. Her good nights and bad nights seem random to me.

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Do you have air con? Is it on at night? What temp? Yes, we have air conditioning and yes, it's on at night. I have no idea what the temperature is set to.

What does your kid wear to sleep? At night Topher sleeps in lightweight pants and a short-sleeve shirt. For naps he's usually just in a diaper.

Does your child employ blankets/sleep bags/body heat? Or does s/he kick off and away from everything? At night he doesn't use a blanket. He uses a lightweight blanket at nap time.

Have you ever noticed your child sleeping better or worse because of warmer or cooler than normal temps? He HATES his feet covered, I'm not sure if that's a temperature thing, or if he just doesn't like the feel of something on his feet.

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Do you have air con? Is it on at night? What temp? Our A/C is set to 73 at night. But it's warmer upstairs, probably 75? I keep a fan on low in Fiona's room.

What does your kid wear to sleep? She wears footy jammies that I have cut the feet off of. Or long sleeve and pants.

Does your child employ blankets/sleep bags/body heat? Or does s/he kick off and away from everything? She does have a crochet blanket but doesn't sleep under it. Mostly she just cuddles it. She also has a stuffed lamb that she cuddles. She rolls a lot and would kick off anything.

Have you ever noticed your child sleeping better or worse because of warmer or cooler than normal temps? Fiona does sleep better when it's cooler and she can wear cozier clothing. I do too.

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Even though it's not summer I can still answer seeing as we get hot summers here!

Do you have air con? Is it on at night? What temp? I have it on real hot days but we turn it off at night unless it gets stuffy then turn it on until we're not suffocating. The room temp stays around 23 degrees celcius and it's weird as in winter I like the room temp to be around 21 (maybe in summer I just can't get it cooler?)

What does your kid wear to sleep? He (and all my kids as babies) wore a short sleeve onesie or if it's real hot a singletsuit.

Does your child employ blankets/sleep bags/body heat? Or does s/he kick off and away from everything? I have a real light cotton sleeping bag he goes in summer but once again if it's too hot he wont have any sheets or blankets.

Have you ever noticed your child sleeping better or worse because of warmer or cooler than normal temps? If I get the balance right in what they're wearing and how warm/cool the room is then I don't have any problems but that could be because of the most part he's a great sleeper. I know with DD#2 she sweats a lot (even in winter) so I always had to be meticulous in what she wears.

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Do you have air con? Is it on at night? What temp? In my BIL/SILs house where we are now, there are a/c units in most rooms, including our bedroom. A couple nights we had it on- I think around 22-23C, but, I think one night it was on 16C. Oops. The last two nights we've turned it off and just had the ceiling fan on high.

What does your kid wear to sleep? We've just started putting her in all her 18mos size clothes, and most of her pjs from this size are t-shirts and pants- mostly short sleeved t's and long pants.

Does your child employ blankets/sleep bags/body heat? Or does s/he kick off and away from everything? She hates being under stuff and will always kick it off.

Have you ever noticed your child sleeping better or worse because of warmer or cooler than normal temps? I have started to wonder about this- hence the post. I always thought all people slept better in cooler temps- like it was a biological thing or something. But my SIL in Latvia shared with me a story about a friend of hers who had a baby who at 8 or 10 mos was still waking every 45 mins to 2 hours throughout the day/night. She was finally at her wits end, and picked up some baby whisperer book- no idea which one, though this was a friend in Oz- which had advice in it to keep baby's room quite WARM at night. She was willing to try anything, so she cranked the heat in the baby's room, and that night the baby slept like 6 hours straight. Beni was sleeping really crap a couple nights when we got here, when we were over the jet lag- like waking every 10-20 minutes at some stages, and I couldn't help but wonder if she was cold. Which is why I turned the a/c off and put the fan on. She has slept a little better since it's been warmer- but then, she's also more settled at this point, so who knows!

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She has a window unit in her room. I put it on if it's hot, but usually turn it off when I go to bed a few hours later. I prefer her to be a light footed pjs, but sometimes she's in shortsleeve/pants and I'll adjust the a/c based on what she's wearing. She has a knit blanket for snuggling and sometimes she'll get it wrapped around herself.

I think that cooler air is a bit better for sleeping but baby would need to be warm overall. So cool air, warm pjs.

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Do you have air con? Is it on at night? What temp?

Its like 108 degrees here.... AC runs 24/7 Wink ... At night we have it at about 78 with ceiling fans on and it's comfortable. (We would run it lower but wouldn't be able to afford a $600 electricity bill!)

What does your kid wear to sleep? Tank and shorts... or just a onesie

Does your child employ blankets/sleep bags/body heat? Or does s/he kick off and away from everything? She has a blanket but always kicks it off

Have you ever noticed your child sleeping better or worse because of warmer or cooler than normal temps? If it is too cool in the room she wakes up more often, but it is rare that it is too cool!

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Do you have air con? Is it on at night? What temp? We have AC but usually don't turn it on, it never gets above 75 upstairs (it is usually between 65-73).

What does your kid wear to sleep? A onesie.

Does your child employ blankets/sleep bags/body heat? Or does s/he kick off and away from everything? He kicks everything off, but sleeps right next to me or daddy so he has our body heat.

Have you ever noticed your child sleeping better or worse because of warmer or cooler than normal temps? I haven't noticed that it makes a big difference to him, he does sweat like a maniac & sometimes I wonder if he is uncomfortably warm, but he still insists on snuggling next to us so it must not be that bad for him.

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Do you have air con? Is it on at night? What temp? We keep our second floor at 77, AC

What does your kid wear to sleep? Cotton ~ long pants and a long sleeve shirt, or else a one piece footed cotton PJ

Does your child employ blankets/sleep bags/body heat? Or does s/he kick off and away from everything? He doesn't have any blankets in his crib, so I'm not sure

Have you ever noticed your child sleeping better or worse because of warmer or cooler than normal temps? No, though we have a pretty steady temp in the house so I can't really say for sure.

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Do you have air con? Is it on at night? What temp? We have central A/C and keep the temp at around 77° or 78° (25°C). We also always have our ceiling fans on. Similar to Dara's weather, even at 9 pm, the heat index around here has been around 100 degrees, so it would be incredibly expensive to get it cooler in there.

What does your kid wear to sleep? Usually a shirt and diaper. Sometimes, she goes shirtless.

Does your child employ blankets/sleep bags/body heat? Or does s/he kick off and away from everything? She doesn't like being covered, but she does like snuggling. I guess the body heat is enough for her. Like some of the other Moonbeams, she sweats easily and profusely (she gets that from me, poor girl), so I'm guessing coverings are probably too warm for her.

Have you ever noticed your child sleeping better or worse because of warmer or cooler than normal temps? Even in winter, we try to keep the house temp around 74 or above. I haven't noticed much of a difference in her sleep habits and room temperature. I remember reading somewhere that the ideal temp for a baby's room is supposed to be 68°F (20°C), but that is far too cold for me. I'm sensitive to temperature and can't sleep when I'm cold, so I can understand if other people (especially babies!) can't either.

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Do you have air con? Is it on at night? What temp? We have the central air running at night. We close all the vents downstairs and keep it around 75 degrees F.

What does your kid wear to sleep? A nightie - not the footed PJ's she wears in the winter, the ones that look like long dresses.

Does your child employ blankets/sleep bags/body heat? Or does s/he kick off and away from everything? She has a pillow in there now. She kicks off all blankets.

Have you ever noticed your child sleeping better or worse because of warmer or cooler than normal temps? If it gets too cold, she wakes up crying, so we try to cover her right before we go to bed. We just have to make sure to keep her feet out.

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Do you have air con? Is it on at night? What temp? My condo is all one floor but the bedrooms are warm and the rest of the place is cool. It's on 24/7 and is auto set to 76. DH, myself, and DD all sleep in our bedroom we need it on all day/night or it gets too stuffy.
What does your kid wear to sleep?A onesie by itself or with pants, shirt and shorts, or a shirt and diaper
Does your child employ blankets/sleep bags/body heat? Or does s/he kick off and away from everything? Okay, I'm probably in the minority here but I've let my DD have a blankie in her crib since she was born practically. She just likes to touch it mostly. She is all over the place at night so it never stays on. I'm a crocheter too and have always made her very hole-y blankets.
Have you ever noticed your child sleeping better or worse because of warmer or cooler than normal temps? Cooler temps were definitely better for her sleeping. Nowadays, she wakes up between 3-5am all the time. She had always been a perfect sleeper up until recently. I attribute the poor sleeping to teething and the fact that she sleeps in her crib in our bedroom.

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Do you have air con? Is it on at night? What temp? 70 degrees steady with a/c

What does your kid wear to sleep? footed thin pajamas (not the fuzzy blanket ones) from Children's Place

Does your child employ blankets/sleep bags/body heat? Or does s/he kick off and away from everything? One baby blanket or she shares my blanket with me.

Have you ever noticed your child sleeping better or worse because of warmer or cooler than normal temps? We keep the temp steady with a/c & heat so no fluctuactions really.

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Do you have air con? Is it on at night? What temp? It's been ridiculously hot here this summer, so yeah the AC is always on. It runs between 75-77 degrees, depending on how hot it is that day. I don't run it lower or I'll get an exorbitant electric bill. But we have ceiling fans so everyone seems comfortable.

What does your kid wear to sleep? Usually a onesie or a two-piece shorts PJ set.

Does your child employ blankets/sleep bags/body heat? Or does s/he kick off and away from everything? He'll kick blankets off. He's right with me so I guess he gets enough of my body heat that he's comfortable. Smile

Have you ever noticed your child sleeping better or worse because of warmer or cooler than normal temps? I haven't noticed anything consistent, really.