Just touching base –
– If I’m on your blogroll and you aren’t on mine, it’s an oversight on my part. Let me know and I’ll fix it – I’m still keeping with my original blogroll philosophy.
– To my lurkers – say hello and I’ll come read your blog. Luvs ya.
– This week, Alex probably thinks his middle name is NO! As in Alex NO! Which I’m proud that it hasn’t been Alex DAMMIT! Because SERIOUSLY what kid can successfully climb stairs at 7 months? Um, mine.
– I have a new meme in mind … I’m trying to work it out in my head … and yes, I just want to be as cool as Lotus. Stay tuned and lets see if I can come up with some fun too…
– question for you – how do you tell if a baby is warm enough or too warm at night? Alex has been sleeping for $#!+ for two nights now (and I’m betting I’m in for a third) because of developmental milestones, adjusting to nursing instead of bottles, teething and today we got shots (speaking of shots… I could use a few from the liquor cabinet…) I’m trying to at least rule out *something*. So tell me, in all your wisdom – how do YOU tell if baby is too warm, too cool, or just right?
Have a great weekend ya’ll!
Uh yes, Amy is a climber and I’m sorry to say it only gets worse. I actually have a post about it up. She ended up on the kitchen table the other day. Don’t ask.
I feel Amy’s foot or tummy (whatever I can reach, depending on how she is laying) to see if she is too warm. Also, I figure if I am warm she probably is and vice versa. Sorry, not much help there.
Ive had this question since S was born. Heck sometimes I dont have a clue how that child can got to bed fully clothed but when I wake him up for school hes only in his underwear and on top of all the covers. I usually spend the night freezing.
Baby A sleeps and it doesnt matter what he is wearing. He does not use covers, despises the darn things. In my bed or his own, they are always pushed away by his feet. I debated buying some of those one piece zipper bags for kids but Im afraid he will just be miserable. Good luck hun.
Dunno. I loved those Halo SleepSacks – I used a fleece one in the winter and a cotton one in the summer. Now, she sleeps on top of the covers in cotton pajamas – I don’t know why she’s not freezing.
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I’m actually having the same problem! It is suddenly freezing here, and even though Onion is in his sleeper he comes up with icy feet. I don’t know what to do. I tried a double layer of socks– that seemed to help a little.
Typically I’d say babies need about the same amount of clothes to be warm as we do. Does he kick off the covers at night? If so, I’d use a blanket sleeper if it’s going to be cold.
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Ooooh, I think you can tell if they are too cold if they curl their legs and arms under them when they sleep and are in the form of a ball. If they are laying on their backs, legs and arms stretched out … they are comfortable. That’s how I know.
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Sweating = too hot.
Icy cold hands = too cold.
Climber in the making??? Good luck! 😉
My kids would always get a slight fever after shots. Other than that I have always been a freak about their temperature…actually I still am. I am known to still go tuck my kids in before I go to bed. My husband thinks I’m crazy and that our 8 year old can pull his blankets up on his own if he’s cold!!!
The day the boy turned 6 months old he climbed face first into his sister’s wading pool. He’s been climbing up and down stairs for months. He opens the drawer under the stove and climbs in. In boxes. On boxes. Stands on top of his push car to reach the table…..
Let’s go get a glass of red….we need it!
Oh, and the hot/cold thing…..just dress him like you’d do yourself, maybe an extra undershirt, and he’ll let you know if he’s uncomfortable!
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I like blanket sleepers since they don’t keep blankets on at this age and I keep the house 68-70 degrees. That worked for mine. I like their feet covered when it’s cold because I feel terrible when I would get them out of bed in the morning and their feet would be cold. I know how much I hate my feet to be cold.
I never know about the hot/cold issue, either. In the winter I usually opt to overdress my toddler because I figure if he’s too hot, he’ll kick the blanket off and then be just right, but I dunno.
I’m sure that Braden thinks his name is, “No, no, Braden!” since we’ve been saying that to him since he was about 7months old. 😉
Oh, and are you kidding me? You are leaps and bounds cooler than I, chick.
I usually base my “clothing” decisions for Braden on how I feel, then check on him. If his hands/feet seem too cold, I adjust (add socks or something)….
I can usually tell pretty easily with mine. If they’re too hot, they positively radiate heat. If they’re cold, they’re shoving icy little feet under my legs.
I loved the Halo sleepsacks too.
I obsess about temperature almost as much as I obsess about sleep issues. I always assume she feels exactly as hot or cold as I feel. Which is wrong of course. But I don’t know how else to gauge it without poking at her all night long, which seems like it might really piss her off.
My kid is never cold. The kid is always warm.
And the climbing thing, well that’s where Angry Toddler earned his first nickname, “Baby Evil”. Because the kid could get into anything…
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