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Old 06-12-10, 10:02
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I am getting bits for baby ready but not sure on a few bits.

G & T were both born during heat waves so want to know what extras to take for a winter baby. Was thinking:

long sleve vests
hats for indoors??
fleecy babygrows
cardies for layers

Also can I use sleeping bags from newborn?

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Old 06-12-10, 13:03
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Hi Cole!

You will definitely need long sleeved baby vests - they are a definite.

Cotton hats are great for indoors for the first few days, then they should not be necessary. They are great for going outdoors too, obviously, so worth getting.

Cardigans are a great idea as easy to get on and off.

We sometimes put cotton socks on oliver under his sleepsuit for extra warmth. or else we have some fleecy booties that I put on him over his sleepsuit.

All in one snowsuits with hoods are great for going outdoors - either fleecy ones or padded ones - we use ours daily on the school runs.

We did not use sleeping bags from newborn, but you can if the neck is not too wide on it. You can get some especially small ones that are fit for purpose. Otherwise swaddling in cellular blanket with an extra blanket or two on top should be fine. A fleecy sleepsuit could be a good idea too.

Oliver won't keep scratch mitts on in the house, but I put them on him under his snowsuit when we go out as he is still a bit too small to keep mitten on!

Can't think of anything else - if you have central heating then no need to go too crazy!
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Ditto what MM said really, if you cant keep scratch mitts on we found a soft pair of socks worked better on Seb as he has huge hands & the socks came further up his arm so didn't come off as easily.
Layering is the key so you can put on or take off as you feel needed, L/S vest, warm babygro, cardigan, blanket. I didn't use sleeping bags until he was a bit older but did swaddle him for sleep & he had a gorgeous warm hooded snowsuit with pull back mittens for trips out.
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i wouldn't use fleecy baby grows as boys always seemed to get sweaty in them!

I've got some nice padded cotton baby grows from matalan great for bed time
i used to put finley in a sleeping bag he was alway ok
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Thanks ladies, just trying to be organised early before xmas rush and new year sales (hoping I get that far!!!). I suppose sleeping bag will depend on when bubs is born and how big they are

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We didn't have long sleeved vests.

Isabella would wear a short sleeved vest and babygro in the house. Outside she'd have a cardi/hat/blanket. We had a really cold snap when she was about 4 weeks old and we did have a snowsuit for her but tbh she got too hot in it even when outside and it was freezing as she was always in sling/pram under blankets/carseat again with blankets.

I bought:

7 x vests,
7 x babygros,
2 x cardis,
2 x hats
a couple of pairs of socks

and that was fine. I did have half a dozen cellular blankets and some cotton sheets for layering her up. She was quite sicky so I had to wash a lot but everything was white so it all went into together with muslin cloths and her sleeping bags (puked on it every night without fail) She wouldn't keep scratch mitts on and all her cardis covered her hands so they were pointless. Those babygros with built in mitts/cuff thing were cool though. Those fleece babygros made her sweaty which made me worry about her fitting. Our room was really cold at night but she was fine in a 2.5 tog cotton sleeping bag with just a vest and babygro.

One thing we found was that in the sling her legs needed more warmth but her body was really toasty so oh put tights on her when he took her for a walk. That was funny to watch as she had legs like a baby birds so they were all wrinkly.
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Thanks Abbie, I was looking at some slings the other day wondering whether or not to get one. Georgia was a sicky baby but hers use to get the furniture or others rather than herself
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Oliver was born in the depths of a new york winter. Indoors he would wear short sleeved vest, babygro and have a cellular or cotton blanket over him say in the bouncy chair. For bed he would have short sleeved vest, babygro and then swaddle blanket but not a fleecy one. Outdoors would be again short sleeved vest, babygro, hat then snowsuit and sometimes a cardi underneath that but the temps here get way lower than the UK. If the babygro was a bit big I would put socks on underneath to keep his feet toasty too. Scratch mittens used to just fall off him unless like someone else said you put them on then clothes over iykwim. Will be doing the same with this baby although it prob won;t be as cold as when Oliver was born further into winter. x
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