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My toddler always slept through as a baby because he would stay in the one spot, in his onsie and sleeping bag with a couple of blankets. My 12 month old however rocks around the cot all night and will never stay covered. She is rugged up as much as possible with clothing, but is waking cold at the coldest time of the morning (4am-ish) without any covers. I would greatly appreciate any advice!

Posted anonymously, 31st March 2015

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  • I never used blankets for this reason with my youngest because she didn’t tolerate blanket I always bought thick winter onesies with a tick padded sleepingbag/tog. My youngest is 6yrs now and still uses a sleeping bag.

  • A baby sleeping bag would be a good option.

  • My grandson is the same. His parents dress him in pyjamas and then put one of those fleecey onesie/sleeping bag things over the top

  • I’ve had this problem with all four of my kids and my 7 month old does that now. The safest way is baby sleeping bag. You can get ones that a little thicker or thinner depending on weather.

  • Wow, what an active sleeper! Only thing I can suggest you seem to already be trying. Which is as much sleepwear as possible and then a sleeping bag suit over the top. Then again, have you thought bub could be squirming a lot because of all the clothes? Have you tried normal pjs and bed covers

  • Both of mine have been like this. I do multiple layers. For my latest it is Socks, two onsies and was able to find a sleeping suit thing at cabbage patch kid with has that fake bear fur but also well lined.

  • I haven’t used any blankets for this reason and am wondering how I’ll ever get my toddler in a bed with blankets! – she’s on a onesie (singlet and socks), then a sleep sack or sleep suit. Re sleep suits you can get fleecy ones and ones with tog ratings. We also leave the reverse cycle aircon on – not ideal but her room has gotten to 16 degrees and set the alarm off on her monitor

  • My boys are the same so I put an oil heater in their room. I turn it on (and the ducted heating off) 1/2hr before I go to bed, use a room thermometer and only have it on low. It doesn’t make a huge difference to the temp but it is enough to help them sleep through the night. :)

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