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10-04-2006, 12:58 PM
Up until now, my DD has slept in footie PJ's with a light weight receiving blanket or two on top of her. (I know blankets in the crib are a no-no... what can I say? She sleeps on her tummy too. :) It's the only way she will sleep!)
My concern is that she "army crawls" all over the crib at night and usually crawls out of her blankets. This hasn't been a problem with warmer weather and my re-doing the blankets at feedings. However, night-time temps are dropping and she is sleeping longer at night so the chances of her getting cold are increasing.
I'm hoping to find something to replace the footie PJ's. I like the idea of the roomy, closed bottom blanket sacks (like the Halo sacks) but want something with long sleeves. Has anyone seen something like this?
Mommy to a wonderful baby girl
10-04-2006, 01:12 PM
I'm pretty sure they do make long sleeved sleep sacks...
Well, I just gooled it and didn't see anything so I must be wrong. Anyway, can you just go ahead and use a sleep sack over, like, a Carter's sleeper or something? I think that would work. Or if you think that would be too much, how about a long sleeved onsie? I know I've seen those at Target.
I can't decide what to put my baby in either,lol. I remember the one sleep sack we tried with Peyton bunching up around his neck and getting in the way when I nursed him. I'm hitting the stores this weekend (nothing like procrastination, huh?) to get some nightwear for my new babe. :)
10-04-2006, 01:25 PM
i would put ds in his pj's and then right before bed i would put him in a sack.. i would call him my big boy in a bag. he did great in these. i used the carters ones. i think i saw some at walmart. and if they have them i am sure target has them. i was given alot of them. i was bad and still used a blanket over him. now he has grown out of them and i worry what i will do this winter.
warm wishes for the winter.
10-04-2006, 01:46 PM
Shh, don't tell...my DD slept under a blanket last winter, too. :) She was swaddled and didn't move, so we tucked one really securely across her.
Carters makes a fleece, long-sleeved sack. However, they only seem to make it in their one-size, 0-9 month size. That would probably work for you this winter, depending on how big your DD is.
Other than that, we're planning to put our DD in pjs and a warmer-weight Halo sack. I vary the weight of pjs depending on the weather...right now she's in a l/s onesie or lightweight footie pjs. Later in the winter, I have fleece footie pjs.
10-05-2006, 01:26 PM
We put DS in footed PJs and a sleep sack. We started off with the carters and then progressed to the Halo ones as he got bigger. He is currently 19mos and we still use the fleece sleep sack when we have cold nights. I also vary the cotton or the fleece pjs depending on how cold it gets.
10-05-2006, 02:25 PM
We had the long sleeved Carters blanket sleepers last year and honestly never used them, maybe once or twice. DD wore footed pjs or long johns with socks under the Halo sleepsack and seemed warm enough. I think the sleepsacks are made sleeveless to avoid overheating the baby, which apparently can happen pretty easily.
I think of the sleepsack as a blanket to go over the pjs rather than replacing the pjs. Putting on the sack just before putting her to bed was also a strong "night-night" cue. HTH!
10-21-2006, 12:33 PM
In the UK, sleepsacks are very popular and are sold in most stores.
Grobags brand run up to 3 years old. My sister uses them all the time in the UK with my nieces.
I'm currently using the 0-6 mo size with my 3 mo old son. I've already asked my MIL to get me the 6-18 mo size for Christmas.
I believe you can get them from the canadian site.
10-21-2006, 02:07 PM
I had a long sleeve sleep sack for my DS. My mom bought it, and I'm guessing she found it at JC Penney, Boscov's or Kohl's. I can't remember what brand it was though.
ETA: Have you considered using blanket sleepers? I put my DS in PJs and a blanket sleeper over top when it's really cold. Last year we had Gap PJs and Carters and TCP blanket sleepers. This year I have TCP and Hanna long johns and Lands' End blanket sleepers. I also have a couple sets of two-piece pajamas made from the heavy fleece that their blanket sleepers are made from - one has feet and the other doesn't. HTH!
10-22-2006, 07:07 AM
Carter's does make long sleeved fleece sleep bags, and we loved them. We used them last winter and the 0-9 month size fit DS fine (95% for height and weight) all winter. The blanket sleepers are great now, but when we were still doing diaper changes at night, the bags were much easier. We got them at the Carter's store, but I have also seen them at TJ Maxx and Kohls.
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