J.M. asks from Santa Monica, CA on August 26, 2009
What do you moms use for bedding for your toddler in summer and winter? My daughter is still in her crib, she kicks off blankets or sheets because she moves around so much. The XL sleep sacks for toddlers are hard to find (plus it's too hot right now when I put her to bed to use one). Also, I'm thinking about getting a toddler bedding set with a sheet and comforter when it gets cooler. Are these suitable to use in a crib? Are there any other solutions for summer or winter?
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J.S. answers from Los Angeles on August 26, 2009
This may or may not help you. I have the comforter for the crib in the crib, plus about 3 other blankets. My son likes to bunch them together and hold on to them and use them as pillows, pull them over him, etc at night. he is also very active.
J.B. answers from Los Angeles on August 26, 2009
i have a toddler bed set for my 2 year old daughter. she is in a toddler bed. the only thing different with the bedding is that comforter is a little bigger and the top sheet that comes with it. it should do fine in a crib. my daughter only sleeps with her comforter right now and usually kicks it off. then in winter i add a blanket or 2.
K.C. answers from Los Angeles on August 27, 2009
I give my son just a blanket to sleep with. Like your daughter, he usually kicks it off but since it's pretty hot right now I don't want to give him anything heavier or bigger. I usually just make sure that his pajamas are right for the weather - light weight or short sleeves in the summer; long sleeves, fleece in the winter with a onesie underneath if needed.
R.J. answers from San Diego on August 26, 2009
We went "sleep wear appropriate" for years. I honestly can't remember WHEN exactly we switched to a comforter/duvet (we don't use flatsheets in our house...just bottom sheet and duvet/down comforter. The duvet gets tossed in the wash once a week with the fitted bottom sheet)
Summer (no air conditioning)... short sleeved pj top & Pullups
Autum/Spring (or air-con summer) ... Long sleeved/long legged knit PJs
Winter ... Polartec long sleeved long legged PJs or sweat suit
These are obviously approximate. If he could sleep stretched out (aka not curled up chilly or cold) and not be sweating, I figured he was dressed appropriately. We went with two pieces so that I could change his diaper easy in his sleep.
Nowadays we use the "four seasons quilt" down comforter from IKEA. For a twin I think it's 40 bucks. It's one thick down comforter and one thin one. You velcro/button them together for when it's very cold, just use the heavy one in spring/fall, and the light one in the summer.
(We started using the down comforter in the crib, but we kept my son in his crib until well after he turned 3. We just made sure the extra length of the twin comforter was pushed towards the bottom, so it wasn't like he had 4 comforters on, all piled on top of him.)
None of ue use topsheets...because a) hot feet run in the family, and we all like to have our feet sticking out b) tangling problems that happen if you're trying to get your feet out in your sleep with a tucked in flat sheet c) ease of making the bed in the morning (just loft, smooth, done). My mum claims I'm going to ruin the duvets...but the mine has been going 8 years strong. I have to figure, they're the same fabric as the sheets, no? It's not like I'm washing the whole comforter every week. :)