Keeping blankets on a 14 month old .

Australia
March 6, 2007 5:13pm CST
Here is my problem people of mylot. As the topic states i have a 14 month old son. It has becoming a little bit cold of a night, so i put a light blanket on him as it is not that cold that you have to put a heavy one on. He moves around too much for it to stay on him all night. I have tried tucking it in at the sides but that does not work either. When i wake up of a middle of the night i put them back on him as he is cold to the touch. He keeps it on for about 5 minutes then lifts his legs up and kicks them off again then goes back to sleep. The blanket is a cotton so it should not irritate him. Any ideas. Sorry so long.
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@LindaLou (483)
• Canada
6 Mar 07
What is he wearing to bed? I would try to ensure that he is clothed well enough that you don't have to worry too much about the blankets since it seems clear that he will kick them off. Make sure he is in a good thick sleeper with socks and a heavy undershirt. Also, make sure his room is kept at a reasonable temperature so that he doesn't get too cold. If it's cold in there maybe consider a space heater of some kind that he can't hurt himself with.
• Australia
6 Mar 07
This is the problem here. He only wears his summer pyjamas to bed as it is too hot to put on winter ones. But it is cold enough to wear a light blanket i have tried putting him in a long sleeved shirt and just shorts but he sweats in that so i tried a short sleeved shirt and long pants but he sweats also. But he does not sweat with short and a shirt. So i put a blanket on him if he feels cold when he finaly falls asleep.
• Canada
7 Mar 07
If you can't keep blankets on and don't want to constrict him, put him in a light, cotton long sleeved sleeper. Babies sweat. It's perfectly normal; some more than others. My younger cousin used to sweat like crazy in his sleep *all* the time, no matter what he was wearing, to the point his hair would be soaked. It is better for him to be too warm than too cold.
• Canada
7 Mar 07
Another note as I read your previous responses...everyone seems to be out of ideas, other than a space heater or warmer clothes. Personally, I wouldn't worry too much about the sweating, but if you are talk to you pediatrician and see if he has some ideas or at the very least can reassure you. Good luck.
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• Australia
7 Mar 07
Thankyou very much for responding to my discussion i will just keep him in a bodysuit just a light one so he is kept warm but not too hot. Thankyou again for your ideas and for responding.
@Gemmygirl1 (2870)
• Australia
14 Mar 07
My daughter was NEVER one for being swaddled as she liked to move & stretch - my little one also rolls & moves around a lot in her sleep - here's my solution:- There are these fantastic things called sleeping bags - they have arms but the bottom is like a bag! You put them in theit romper, PJ's or whatever they sleep in & then you put them inside the sleeping bag - they stay warm & cant kick the blankets off! You can also get them with tank top type straps if their PJ's are extra thick - you should perhaps look in to one of those!
• Australia
20 Mar 07
Yes i have been looking at those they are a great idea just not sure weather or not he'll like it as he likes to play around alot in his cot efor he finaly goes to sleep and if i put him in that when he finsly goes to sleep he will wake up if i move him. So as i commented to all the other people i wil just put him in one of those body suits with the long sleeves and long legs. Thankyou for your idea and for responding. Realy appreciated
@stailgate (2363)
• United States
6 Mar 07
instead of trying to cover him up, try dressing him a little warmer for bed. Get some heavy pajama's or flannels for him so that if he comes un covered he will not get too cold.
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• Australia
6 Mar 07
Sorry for putting the same responce as everyone else but he sweats to much if he is in anything long sleved or long pants. Thankyou for your response though.
@skyblade (482)
• United States
6 Mar 07
I'm not a parent, so I'm not an expert by any means...but I thought babies were supposed to be swaddled so that the blankets are wrapped around him (kind of in a constrictive way). I've always heard that babies, unlike older people, enjoy the constrictive feeling of being swaddled. Maybe try that instead of just tucking the blanket under him?
• Australia
6 Mar 07
Yes i have i that instead of tucking them under him. I done it the way the nurses showed me at the hospital he likes to suck his thumb so i keep that hand free.
@cherriemae (3374)
• Philippines
17 Apr 07
hahaha, same here katrina..my daughter is also like that, she doesn't want to have blankets, i dont know why, so i better keep it off and let her sleep without blankets on her..maybe your baby feels like the same with my daughter feelings..i think it's not the type of cloth that makes him irritated, surely the blanket it self, coz he might dont wanted to have blankets on him..dont try to put it over and over because your baby will might have that goodnight sleep..
• Australia
18 Apr 07
Thankyou for your responce. Yes i do agree that he has a better nights sleep without blankets as evrytime i put the blankets on him he rolls around in his sleep till they come off. As it is now cold of a night i just keep him in long sleeve top and pants so he is warm. Thankyou again for your input.