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Often times the kids woke up feeling cold, do you use hot water bottle to warm their bed? or just add more blanket?

Posted anonymously, 26th August 2016

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  • I think hot water bottles are too risky. I’d go the extra clothing/blankets.

  • Thicker pyjamas, a pair of socks and add a blanket. Hot water bottles can burst and leak, burning your kids

  • Both. And put the heater to 18 in their rooms

  • Woollen bed socks is all we use.

  • Wooly socks are also a good idea and there are some lovely cute ones on the market.

  • I agree with all the comments from these lovely mums. Hot water bottle is properly best to warm the bed before sleep, and the blanket should keep the warmth all night long :)

  • A hot water bottle is good for warming a bed, but then we take it out. An extra blanket is good for keeping a bed warm too.

  • I bought my daughters a woollen quilt each this winter, they needed two covers before, but now they just need one, it keeps them warm all night (even when we get below zero temps!)

  • My daughter and I use electric blankets. We switch them on 15 minutes before going to bed, and switch them off when we close the bed lights.

  • I use micro wave heat bags for the kids and put the electrical heater on a hour before bed on very cold night (and put it off once the light goes off). For myself I do use a hot water bottle

  • I use heat bags that can be warmed up in the microwave. Often its just cold when they first get into bed. I also find that their doona covers are cold and they don’t like them touching their face, so I use 2 cheap fluffy type blankets – one under & one on top of the doona. They get the warmth and snuggly comfort to help them nod off easily.

  • I used hot water bottles once upon a time. Until one burst in my daughters bed. Thankfully it had cooled a bit and didn’t burn her. Heat packs are better I think

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