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Re: A reminder on blanket safety - a bit scary but ends OK
« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2006, 09:31:02 am »
If it's cold when I'm putting Dom to bed I put him in vest, sleepsuit, long sleeved t shirt and then into his sleeping bag. I've got 2 sleeping bags and both are 1 tog. They don't feel that warm but we are warned so much much about babies over heating that I would rather layer him up if I feel I need to.
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Re: A reminder on blanket safety - a bit scary but ends OK
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2007, 19:27:18 pm »
This info came with my sleep sacks, thought it might go well with this thread.  They do suggest a blanket for very cold conditions but as they also describe the 2.5tog sack as regular weight I wonder if its possible in colder climates to buy a heavy weight one of maybe 3.5tog?  This info is for UK climate.

Room temp         Which bag?                   What to wear
25degC +                       sheet sleeping bag 
22-25degC         1.5 tog                         cotton bodysuit
20-21degC         2.5 tog                         cotton bodysuit
17-19degC         2.5 tog                         cotton bodysuit & sleepsuit
14-16degC         2.5 tog                         cotton bodysuit & sleepsuit & spare blanket*

*I guess as the concern here is the blanket, instead of this, as suggested above extra socks or Tshirt or both would most likely be a good replacement.  Warm feet warm everywhere, cold feet freezing everywhere, thats my experience.
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PS. very scary stuff my LO slept in a blanket, wrapped not swaddled for first couple of months then just a muslin for a few months because of heat wave then back to blanket until she was at least 5-6months old before I got her first sleep sack!


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Re: A reminder on blanket safety - a bit scary but ends OK
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2007, 18:16:30 pm »
What about the safety of swaddling? My baby is a wriggler, so we've started swaddling in larger and larger sheets, so we can really wrap them around and tighten, but she still does sometimes get loosened. Sometimes she scoots down so that the layers of sheets are near her nose/face when I go in to her? What other alternatives do we swaddling mothers have. Any ideas? My LO is nearly 20 lbs! Thank you!

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Re: A reminder on blanket safety - a bit scary but ends OK
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2007, 04:45:31 am »
I have the exact same situation with swaddling. I just quit swaddling my son because he wriggled out of his swaddle and kicked the blanket over his head. My husband was horrified to find him struggling and screaming with the blanket totally covering his head.

The problem is, our little guy moves around so much that unless his arms are secured to his side, he can't go to sleep. We've tried the velcro swaddle bags but he manages to work himself out of those too. I'm at my wits end about this problem. Does anyone here have any ideas?

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Re: A reminder on blanket safety - a bit scary but ends OK
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2007, 12:32:11 pm »
I have the exact same situation with swaddling. I just quit swaddling my son because he wriggled out of his swaddle and kicked the blanket over his head. My husband was horrified to find him struggling and screaming with the blanket totally covering his head.

The problem is, our little guy moves around so much that unless his arms are secured to his side, he can't go to sleep. We've tried the velcro swaddle bags but he manages to work himself out of those too. I'm at my wits end about this problem. Does anyone here have any ideas?

Firstly, welcome to the forums :)

Secondly, how old is your son?  If he is still very young and you are swaddling him because of flailing arms etc then I'm not sure what to suggest.  However if it is because of warmth, have you thought about grobags?  We stopped swaddling DD when her flailing arms waking her up weren't a problem, and put her into a grobag which she can't kick off and wake up cold because of it.
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Re: A reminder on blanket safety - a bit scary but ends OK
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2007, 05:18:15 am »
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Secondly, how old is your son?  If he is still very young and you are swaddling him because of flailing arms etc then I'm not sure what to suggest.

My son is a little over 2 months old. I was swaddling him so he wouldn't startle himself awake with arms he still can't control... :-[

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Re: A reminder on blanket safety - a bit scary but ends OK
« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2007, 09:57:33 am »
Ah.  DD was fine with startling by about 1 month old so she went into a grobag then.
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Re: A reminder on blanket safety - a bit scary but ends OK
« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2007, 21:00:19 pm »
very scary :o
we use a muslin cloth as a comfie but i have tied knots in three of the corners to stop him from getting it rapped round his neck, the one time we didn't he did rap it round but we found him no harm done why is this danger not told to parent. >:(

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Re: A reminder on blanket safety - a bit scary but ends OK
« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2007, 22:11:00 pm »
My god that really is scary  :o  :'(

I stopped swaddling my Lo a few weeks ago as she keep wriggling out and id sometimes find it half covering her little face where she wriggled so much...tbh i ve been using a cotton cellular blanket coz i was worried that at this time of year she mite get too warm - even in a summer tog gro bag

I think ill be getting a grobag now tho

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Re: A reminder on blanket safety - a bit scary but ends OK
« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2007, 10:37:46 am »
Hi.  I use a sleep sack on my son (who is almost 4 months old).  He never gets tangled in it, and he can't get out of it because he's zippered in it.  Here is a website that shows what the sleep sack is and how it is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatriacs.  It's supposed to prevent SIDS.  https://www.halosleep.com/

That was a horrifying story.  I cannot imagine going through that. 

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Re: A reminder on blanket safety - a bit scary but ends OK
« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2008, 19:23:08 pm »
i use a small blanket for my DS who is almost 7 months. He sucks on it and rubs his face. Is that okay.

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Re: A reminder on blanket safety - a bit scary but ends OK
« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2008, 23:57:46 pm »
OMG Just read this and I feel so paniced, very easy to that too me for some reason when it comes down to children and the fact that my DS#2 has a blanket but we only cover his feet with it as he kicks it off. So I think he should me OK with a blanket and it is one of those blankets that has wholes in it. Not sure weither to stop using the blanket now as it is part of his sleep training that his dad has done with him and it seems to work with him

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Re: A reminder on blanket safety - a bit scary but ends OK
« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2008, 00:17:02 am »
I see alot of people are saying that they are using sleeping bags.  Are there baby sleeping bags?  can anyone direct me to a website that sells them?

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Re: A reminder on blanket safety - a bit scary but ends OK
« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2008, 00:34:56 am »
I am not sure where you are from but you can google Gro Bags or Halo Sleep sacks and that should point you in the right direction ;)





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Re: A reminder on blanket safety - a bit scary but ends OK
« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2008, 06:24:39 am »
Josie has recently been getting in to grobags more (after a hot few weeks in her room) and she is sleeping so much better!
In the UK a lot of department stores do their own brand but I think the original 'grobags' are great quality.
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