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My one year old sleeps in his own room. I find that I have to get up frequent at night to cover him or take blankets off him, because it’s either too hot or too cold. We have central heating but because his room is very smalll it heats up way to quickly. Is anyone else in this situation?

Posted anonymously, 19th April 2015

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  • I’d suggest turning off the central heating overnight. It is probably better for you not to sleep with it on all night. A baby sleeping bag is good too.

  • I used to heat up a wheat bag and place at the base of their bed just before I went to bed at night. This kept the bed nice and toasty for them for quite a few hours.

  • K13, It depends on the size and age of your baby.
    When you say central heating, if you mean via air conditioner ducts, it is possible that there is too much air flow coming through the vent which can be adjusted. We had the same problem. The rest of the house would be moderate temperature but it would either be really hot or freezing cold compared to the other rooms. The installed a part to the vent – up in the ceiling as just adjusting the flutes in the vent didn’t have much impact at all. Do you put your baby in a sleeping bag at all, especially in cold weather. Relatives of ours didn’t have heat connected to their airconditioner. Right from day one both the girls slept with the arms loose, otherwise they would wriggle around and grizzle until the fell asleep from sheer exhaustion. As toddlers they put a T-shirt as well as a singlet under their PJs to keep their chests and backs warm because they wouldn’t keep their arms down under the blankets. They were inclined to be prone to chest infections before they started doing that. One of the girls is a Mum of 2 young children – the youngest a toddler. She doesn’t put a T-Shirt on the elder one as she now keeps her arms covered up, but the toddler still has a T-Shirt on but no sleeping bag as he takes himself to the toilet even though he still has a night nappy.

  • i let the kids decide if theyre too hot or too cold. a change in temperature is likely to wake them up and theyll sort themselves out in my experience

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