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29/09/2013 at 10:56
We ordered a gro egg which came a couple of weeks ago and then one of the little animal cover things the other week so when it came I plugged it in to see what it looked like and was also reading the guidance on the box around ideal temp. I put it on in our room and I've yet to have a yellow glow as the temp has always been above 20. We've not had heating on and I know it will obviously be colder over winter but I think I'm a natural cold person as a couple of nights ago I had a hoody on before I went to bed as was a bit cool and if I'm honest, any colder and I would have had the heating on for a bit yet when I went upstairs out bedroom was 20.8!
I'll definately have the heating on over winter if it's like 17 degrees or something so my question is, what should the baby be wearing if this is the case? How do you know how many layers they should have? I've also bought a couple of gro bags for when they're big enough but just 1 tog ones, I was going to get a warmer one for winter. It will this be too much? I'm getting confused!
29/09/2013 at 12:18
Last night F was in a short sleeved vest, sleepsuit, 2.5tog bag and a cellular blanket over him. I layer him more than is the recommend but he sleeps better than way and is definitely not to hot. I don't even look at the temp now and just go by how the room feels. Going by the gro bag website it says if it was 20 last night he should only have had on a vest....he'd be freezing!! www.gro-store.co.uk/.../little-trikes-18-36m-2-5tog-grobag.html
29/09/2013 at 12:29
It's ideal for them between 18-20 at night. Even if its been colder I haven t had heating on he's been fine, just more layers.
29/09/2013 at 13:18
I don't really trust the groegg! It's currently 22.9 in our room according to it, but as H and I are sleeping with a top on and under a big duvet and together, I don't see how Sam would be warm enough in a vest!! ATM he wears a vest, sleep suit and 1 tog grobag plus I added a small cellular blanket during the night. I only put the vest on too if it feels nippy that evening, but think as tp says, you have to go with how the room feels to you and how warm or cold you and H feel.
Equally, during the heat wave when we were baking, a vest and a muslin cover was all he needed, and that was clear because it was flipping boiling!
It is confusing though and I have worried in the past that I'm either freezing him or frying him! It's probably better to add layers than heat the room as they can quickly be removed. You can also feel baby's chest and will soon tell from that if they are a bit too warm. The thought of over heating is scary so it is probably easier in winter, and less of a worry about trying to keep them cool when very young.
I would just steer clear of fleecey blankets at first, and of course never put a hat on in doors. Otherwise you will honestly get a good feeling for what you should put them in.
29/09/2013 at 13:55
Its about 21c in our room and S is in a vest and sleepsuit, and a cellular blanket folded in two. invariably, S kicks this off entirely though. not sure if he gets cold but seems okay. i might swap the blanket for a 1 tog grobag and see how we get on.
29/09/2013 at 17:54
Ben likes to be warm if the temperature drops below 20 he wakes up cold, even if he's in a vest, sleep suit and 2.5 tog grobag so I think every baby is different and you need to do what's best for your baby!
29/09/2013 at 20:12
I don't think you'll know until you have your baby tbh. E likes it about 20-21 at night, wearing a vest, babygrow and 2.5tog bag. My friends son has the same clothes in 23 degrees and feels cold!!
29/09/2013 at 21:28
R's room is 22 and he has pjs and a 2.5 tog grobag. T liked to be warmer, F was always quite hot so it does depend a bit on the baby but you get used to it. Mine mainly spend the winter in bodysuit, sleepsuit and 2.5 tog grobag and are fine with the room between 18-21 degrees.
29/09/2013 at 21:36
Our room currently says it's 25 degrees and P is in a short sleeved vest, sleep suit and 2.5 tog gro bag. She has been like this for the last couple of weeks now
30/09/2013 at 06:00
Thank you everyone for replying. That's good to hear that the guidance isn't concrete and it depends on the baby as I think my and H would be freezing trying to follow that. TP that's the exact guidance I read and was thinking the same!
If this baby is anything like me it will be wrapped up like a snowman!
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