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Wednesday, October 29th 2008, 10:00pm

Grobag questions????

I've been putting the twins to sleep in their grobags which are 2.5 tog. I also put them in a short sleeve vest and a babygro. This morning my gro bagg egg thermometer showed a temp of only 14.6 which is far too cold. I cant leave the heating on all night because it would get too hot and although I do have a thermostat my heating is very unpredictable hence why we are getting a new boiler fitted this week.

My question is do I put a blanket/s on top of the grobag or will that make them too hot. I'm very confused as to what to do for the best. My house seems to get very cold though even though I have the heating timed to come on a morning and night. Im worried about overheating them and then I'm worried that theyre too cold so in a quandry about what to do for the best.
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Wednesday, October 29th 2008, 10:10pm

hmmm Lexie was wondering this myself. A's room was 21 degrees when we went up , we put the radiator on and it went to 23 which is the norm for his room. He's in short sleeved vest, pj'd and a 1 tog growbag. The temp's going ot dip tonight so we've left the radiator on but half covered it so not all the heat goes intot he room and it's a constant 23 now, which he'll be used to.

He stays at mum's Sunday night, which is colder, so there he has a 2.5 bad, vest and pj's and mum puts a heavy fleecy blanket over him if he is a bit unsettled.

The grobag advice is short sleeved vest at 23 degrees but he's comfy as he is, we've never had our house cool as we're a terrace and it's a warm house.

Difficult one hunni but 14 is def too cold I'd say and a blanket over them might keep them toasty warm thru winter.


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Wednesday, October 29th 2008, 10:39pm

I was just wondering this myself! A is in a gro-bag with a short sleeved vest and a baby gro underneath. The room is currently 15 and it's getting colder. Not sure what to do - am thinking I might just keep checking her to see how cold she is and then put a blanket over the top if she's too cold?

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Wednesday, October 29th 2008, 10:52pm

It's so hard isn't it? DD2 woke up last night and I am sure it was because she was cold I am so paranoid about her over heating, we are getting a new thermostat on our boiler next week so it doesn't hit below 19 at any time the heating will come on, but for the time being tonight she is wearing a vest, sleepsuit and a 2.5 tog gro bag which is really long so I have folded it over her legs, I hope she stays warm tonight!

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Thursday, October 30th 2008, 7:56am

I've been wondering about this. I love grobags but the arms aren't covered which bothers me, I couldn't sleep like that, but Mooch seems comfy which is what matters. We put more layers on underneath when it goes really cold, so a long sleeve vest under a babygro or pyjamas. We have no success with blankets as Mooch ends up at one end of the cot and the blanket at the other!





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Thursday, October 30th 2008, 9:47am

Our room is 21 degrees they have a 2.5tog, vest and babygrow. We had the temp at 18-19 degrees and they were waking a lot in the night at 21 degrees they are comftable. We have had the radiators on all night and turned the radiator thermostat to 3 and this seems to be working fine.

My friends babies have been a nightmare since its been cold she has put her temp up to 20 degrees in her room and she had the best nights sleep in a week last night. I dont know about you but I find it chilly at this time of year at 18 degrees!
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Thursday, October 30th 2008, 10:13am

All in ones are good (the long sleeve fleecey ones) plus I used long sleeve vests in winter. Blackout blinds help keep the warmth in.
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Thursday, October 30th 2008, 10:21am

Hi girls
Thanks for the advice. Seems there are a few of us a bit confused on the gro bag situation. I am getting a new boiler installed as we speak so hope that sorts the situation out. Have got no water or heat at the minute tho so its a nightmare.
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Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 1:06pm

I was trying to get J out of his grobag and use a quilt, but had a nightmare for a few nights and put him back in his grobag.

He is in his 1.5 grobag and I put a vest and pyjamas on him. If he wakes during the night I put a light blanket over him and so far he has been fine.

I really love the grobags as he is such a restless sleeper, he ends up the other end of the cot most nights! Think he will be in them until he is about 8 years old :snigger:
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Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 9:06pm

Ha ha can you imagine the nightime scenario. "cmon son time to climb into your grobag" :snigger:
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Thursday, November 6th 2008, 3:21pm

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Originally posted by mrsjasper
I've been wondering about this. I love grobags but the arms aren't covered which bothers me, I couldn't sleep like that, but Mooch seems comfy which is what matters. We put more layers on underneath when it goes really cold, so a long sleeve vest under a babygro or pyjamas. We have no success with blankets as Mooch ends up at one end of the cot and the blanket at the other!


i agree with Mrs J - long sleeved tops seem the way forward, out two love their growbags , we also use blankets and i wouldn't worry too much as ours end up in the most bizarre ends of the bed, or buried in the corners.

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Friday, November 7th 2008, 9:49am

I use a long sleeved top, pyjama bottoms and a 1 tog sleeping bag as DS room is between 18-20C

Summer in Africa, T-shirt and 0,5 or 1 tog bags

If we go to stay in a cold cottage somewhere I use the 2.5 togs

DS climbs into his own grobag at the moment :P

We got a new (2 year old) boiler and keep it on low the whole time so the house is dry but not too warm.
It works a treat and the same cost as heating a room on full for two hours in the evening and one in the morning.
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Friday, November 7th 2008, 2:56pm

DD wont have a grobag and hasnt had one since around this time last year, we put her in a vest and long sleeved pj's with an all in one fleecy sleepsuit over it so that she stays warm.

She stopped having a grobag when she started walking as she kept getting caught up, falling and banging her head in the cot. I find fleecy sleepsuits are the way to go as she can still move around them in her cot totally unrestricted. Plus you can get them from Primark for the baragin price of £2.50!
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Friday, November 7th 2008, 5:04pm

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Ha ha can you imagine the nightime scenario. "cmon son time to climb into your grobag


Just laughing as my 2.5 year old will not come out of his grow bag even now he is in his big boy bed :snigger: I think it must be like a comfort blanket to him or something so he may well be 8 by the time we get him out of it! He wears vest, p.j's, grobag then has his lightweight duvet on top of that....we don't leave heating on though. His big bro an the other hand likes things a bit cooler and strips out of his p.j's every night and just had duvet.
When they were little babies, in winter we used short or long sleeved vest, all-in-one sleepsuit/p.j's then 2.5 tog grobag and that kept them cosy enough...we had an older property at the time and got quite cold so occasionally would tuck a cellular blanket around his bottom half too on very cold nights.
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Friday, November 7th 2008, 11:50pm

Mayo - I bet he looks really cute in his grobag. Its so sweet.

Well havent really had too much of a problem with the cold now that we have a new boiler installed, its 10x better as our old boiler was 20 yrs old. Room is now about 19c now and sometimes have to turn he timer down about 8pmish as it gets too hot.

Still putting the girls to bed in a vest, babygro and gro bag and they seem comfortable enough.

I just need a adult one now :snigger:
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