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    We had our two month appointment on Monday. All is well. She is 12lbs 14.5 oz! We were expecting 12lbs but not nearly 13! She got her first round of shots and was sleepy/fussy for the rest of the day.

    I am curious about another thing though. We are currently having Sarah sleep in the pack and play in our living room, but are working to get her into her crib in her bedroom. Unfortunately, she doesn't seem to sleep quite as long in her bedroom. My theory is that is it cooler in there and she wakes up cold (her cheeks, ears and nose are quite cool when I pick her up).

    How do you dress your baby to sleep? How warm do you keep your house? Any ideas for us? She's a LONG baby and has pretty much outgrown the sleep sack/wrap things we have.
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    Glad you had a good appt! We keep our house at 21C. Gillian sleeps in a cotton footed sleeper and then swaddled in a miracle blanket, in our room (she starts in her pack-n-play, then moves into our bed after her first waking). Annabelle sleeps in fleece pjs most nights in the winter, that seems to keep her warm enough. Last year in the really cold stretches we found that a space heater on for an hour or so before her bedtime kept her room warm enough all night (we turned it off just before we put her down). Also they do make sleep sacks in larger sizes.
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    We turn our heat down to 58 at night since its $1000 to fill our tank. Aisley sleeps in a cotton sleeper and is either swaddled in a muslin blanket and swaddleMe or the halo sleepsac with swaddle part. She also has one or 2 fleece blankets on top, she wakes quite often if not warm. She was moved to her crib this week, her room is the coldest so I keep her bundled. Her head gets cold, but I won't use a hat at night.

    When she was in the bassinet, we draped a blanket over the top to keep her warm without having to put blankets on her.

    Carters fleece sleep sacs are nice and cozy!
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    Aidan sleeps in whatever clothes he was in for the day and then wrapped up in a heavy fleece blanket. He usually sleeps like that for 4-6 hours and then he comes in bed with me and sleeps tucked in right next to me. Could you possibly buy a small space heater to keep in her room? My girls all share a room and the little ones are not good about staying covered in their beds, so I have a small space heater in there that I bought for around $30. It has a thermostat, so I just set it at a comfortable temp and it kicks on and off as needed throughout the night.
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    Alli is super hot natured.......usually she has on a cotton sleeper and then in a swaddle me. That's it. We had a couple nights where it was pretty cold so I put a thin blanket over her as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BabyBuff View Post
    We had our two month appointment on Monday. All is well. She is 12lbs 14.5 oz! We were expecting 12lbs but not nearly 13! She got her first round of shots and was sleepy/fussy for the rest of the day.

    I am curious about another thing though. We are currently having Sarah sleep in the pack and play in our living room, but are working to get her into her crib in her bedroom. Unfortunately, she doesn't seem to sleep quite as long in her bedroom. My theory is that is it cooler in there and she wakes up cold (her cheeks, ears and nose are quite cool when I pick her up).

    How do you dress your baby to sleep? How warm do you keep your house? Any ideas for us? She's a LONG baby and has pretty much outgrown the sleep sack/wrap things we have.


    You sound like me.....when I took Alli I kept saying I bet she's 12 lbs. When I put her on that scale and it said 13 lbs I was like "Holy Fat baby batman" One of my oldest boys kept trying to tell me she was 13 lbs and I was like NO WAY!!!
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    Egan was 12lbs when we went to the doctor on Tuesday (he isn't 2 months yet, but he has some terrible rash so I had to take him in).
    We sleep with it around 70. We live in the south and it isn't that bad to keep it that warm. Egan sleeps in a sleeper and swaddled in a muslin blanket. He also sleeps with me a lot of the time, which keeps him warmer. If it's colder here I'll throw another blanket on top of him. When we stop swaddling him I have a couple of sleep sacks he can wear.

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    Fleece pjs here and then swaddled in a thin flannellette blanket.
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    we keep the house around 70 and Kessler is dressed in a cotton or fleece footed sleeper and most of the time swaddled in a thin cotton swaddling blanket

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    Glad the appt. went well. We live in LA so it doesn't get as cold as it does in other parts of the country. CJ is still swaddled at night and on cold nights he wears a footed sleeper underneath. We have a big house so we try not to run the heater at night. He sleeps in our room and we use a space heater to keep the room warm. When he goes in to his room we'll put an additional heater in there for him...we look for the ones with safety features.

    I should say that our definition of cold is probably much different than many of yours. Our house never gets colder than 60 or 65 degrees, but that's pretty cold for us, so we try and keep the temp at around 70 degrees or so when we do have the heater on.
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