What are you doing for warm blankets

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What are you doing for warm blankets

Coming from south florida i never worried if my kids slept with blankets or not. Now that we live in Boston i am not sure what to do with naya. My boys are fine and now sleep fine with blankets but she wont keep a blanket on. I know they have sleep sacks for smaller babies but what do u do for toddlers? Her room is already getting cold.

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My older DD (3.5) wears a pair of cotton jammies topped with a pair of fleece jammies. She's notorious for not remembering to pull her blankets on. Always socks.

Fiona can't wear fleece cause of her psoriasis, so wears a cotton onesie, a cotton sleeper and a winter sleep sack. It's cotton quilted from sleephuggers.ca Not cheap, but it gets COLD here and she's not reliable to stay under her blanket yet. She's been sleeping with a blanket since she was about 7 months old.

You can get sleep sacks that fit up into childhood ages. They do look ridiculous, but if you have a kid who wont keep blankets on, they're a great idea.

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It's not quite that cold here yet, he is just sleeping in a footed fleece sleeper at this time ~ But soon we will do like Jordan, and put a pair of cotton pj's underneath the fleece sleeper, with socks. He doesn't have a blanket in his crib yet. Not because of safety, just laziness and the knowledge that he wouldn't stay under it anyway Smile

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I love that idea of the double pjs. Her fleece ones are a little big so putting a pair of cotton under will work great. Thank you. I may look into a large sleep sack too. Her room is the coldest.

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We haven't had the need for blankets yet but I have put Mason in his sleep sack. it's a little smallish and I doubt he'll fit it much longer but for now it's nice.

He also wouldn't keep a blanket on - he is a very squirmy active sleeper. I was thinking of getting a larger sleep sack for him for this year.

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I have seen sleep sacks for older kids that have feet holes in them- so they can even walk in them, but still stay warm.

Here's the link:
The toddler one
https://www.halosleep.com/products/detail/88/micro-fleece/273/micro-fleece_early_walker_sleepsack_wearable_blanket_/

and the big kid one
https://www.halosleep.com/products/detail/90/micro-fleece/36/micro-fleece_big_kids_sleepsack_wearable_blanket_/

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It's not too bad yet here, so right now he's mostly in fleece footie PJs. When it gets really cold I usually put him in a onsie, fleece footie PJs and a fleece sleep sack. He also sleeps with his blankie, but usually on top of it, not under it. I think I may look into the bigger sleep sacks for Noah. That boy *never* stays under his blanket- or in his bed for that matter- and he's always waking up cold!

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And cause it's so ridiculously cute, here's a pic of Fi in her sleepsack. It's super quilty and warm.

Though I will say, I wouldn't have bought it, if she could wear fleece. A fleece sleeper over top of cotton sleepers is basically the same as a sleepsack, just shaped differently in the legs, and priced higher. Hence why I never bought one for my older DD. Sleepers are cheaper. I'm a fan of layering. We sometimes wear hats (winter toques) to bed, too.

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We just use regular pjs with or without feet and no blankets still as she doesn't want to wear them. Even when she comes in and lays with us she wants nothing to do with the blanket on her.

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Alyse has slept in a sleep sack every day of her life (except maybe once when Daddy forgot to put her in it--oooh did he get the evil eye from me!) Her sleep sack IS her lovey. We've moved up to the halo early walker one...right now she's in the light meshy type material one with just regular pjs under. But we will buy her the heavier fleece one soon. She loves her sleep sack and she can walk around easy in it.

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My kids covered with a blanket by the winter they were 18 months.. but since they don't always keep it on, I do the double layering of pjs too. And socks underneath the footy pjs

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Usually a blanket sleeper / fleece sleeper is enough for us in the winter. I'll add a onsie when it gets super cold. Right now she's doing mostly footed cotton sleepers. She sleeps with blankies (not really a blanket for covering)

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Neither of my kids can tolerate a blanket--they kick them off immediately. Jake actually gets angry when he's under a blanket lol. But, he still sleeps with me so he has my body heat helping. He also will wear a onesie and a fleece sleeper for winter nights. Smile

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Ben sleeps in footed fleece pjs.. Also have a ceramic heater in his room. Hes learning to sleep with a blanket

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If you have any friends or relatives that are into crochet or knitting, there are really simple and easy patterns for "longies" I think they're called. They are pants that can be made into wool or cotton or any type of yarn you want and would be super warm over a pair of cotton pj's. I'm a crocheter and am going to be making some of these soon because they're so darned cute and warm.

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I just bought 2 sleep sacks (XL) from amazon. One is regular and one is fleece.

I'll use those this year and then probably next year I imagine Mason will be able to use a blanket.

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Aaron has always (from birth) slept in a sleeping bag (sleepsack, very much like the one Fi wears!) even in summer, the brand he has is called Grobag and they make them for summer and winter...Aaron's is pretty much his lovey too (along with his paci) and have never had an issue with him being too hot or cold (when it is colder I layer his clothing along with the sleepsack)...and then you'll know they will always be covered too!