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When did your toddler start to cover themselves with a blanket?

Posted anonymously, 3rd February 2016

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  • My 7yr old still doesn’t do this herself !

  • It is warm enough to not worry to much during this weather.

  • My eldest was nearly 3yrs when he started to pull his blankest up. My youngest is 2.5yrs & he will cover himself up about 1/2 the time. :)

  • I can’t remember, he slept in all in ones though, so I didn’t worry about him being cold, as he was a restless sleeper and a head banger

  • LOL! They never stay on!

  • think it depends, my 5 year old still forgets she can cover herself!

  • I have four under 6 and although the 3,4 and 6 year old cover themself Hubby and I still have to go in and recover. They started to cover themselves once in toddler bed and didn’t have the cot rail to contend with.

  • Our youngest was about 2 from memory. However he is more likely to feel hot and push it off in his sleep and possibly be part way on top of it. He wakes easily so I kept a baby balnket handy to put on him during the night if he felt cold.

  • My son’s 15 months and still doesn’t cover himself so i’m not sure.

  • Around 2 years old.

  • Mine is as early as 1 year old. hmmm. =)

  • Around 2 I think.when I put her to bed though now she is 3 she says mummy can you put the doona on me properly please lol

  • My toddler switched to a blanket at around 20 months. He loves to copy is so once he realised that was how we slept it was all pillow and blanket/doona from there!

  • Mine went from a grow bag to a doona. As soon as this occurred, she liked to sleep with it snuggled up quite a bit. Mine was never one for covering herself with a blanket – except for a laugh during play.

  • I think my kids knew the difference between hot and cold and knowing how to take care of themselves in some way when I transferred them out of my bedroom and they slept in their own rooms. It would be around 21/2-3 when you can talk to them and they understand you a bit better . I just taught them if you are cold put jumper/blanket on , and take it off when hot etc and they worked it out themselves in the end . This was also a time I knew oh my , they are growing up and no longer newborns …

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