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Looking for Warm Sleepwear for My Baby

Hi everybody,
I have a seven-month-old daughter who is used to sleeping in a wearable blanket (or a sleep sack/bag). As it is getting colder, I find the ones I have not warm enough but I can't find any really warm ones anywhere. Babies"R"Us only has the Hallo fleece sleep sacks that seem to be too thin. I had a couple of warmer ones but she is outgrowing them already, and they don't make bigger sizes (she is a long baby for her age). I do not want to turn the heater on in her room because it would get too hot, and I am afraid to give her a regular blanket as she moves and kicks a lot, and it would for sure end up on her head or just somewhere else in the crib. I feel really bad sleeping under a down comforter when my baby only has a little fleece blanket. Please help!

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I would like to thank everybody for their advice. It was wonderful to get so many responses from people who are trying to help! I ended up ordering the merino sleep bag, and also went on some other web sites that were recommended and found even more stuff that I wasn't even looking for :-). My daughter sleeps in the footed PJ's (and the bag)and now I am going to get the recommended thicker kinds. Also, I just figured out how to set the room heater so that it turns off when it reaches the desired temperature in case it gets too cold. Thanks, everyone, for help!!

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Just keep in mind that babies sleep better when they are not too hot. A simple cozy sleeper will probably be fine.

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Layers...and my mom used to put us to bed in a snowsuit! See if you can find some fleece outerwear that would work for her. Otherwise, just put on a couple of blanket sleepers with feet and kiss her goodnight!

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I have a 6 month old who moves around in her crib all night, so I am also afraid to put a blanket in her crib. I also don't want her to get too cold. We only have the heater set for 64 at night. So, I have her in a Halo sleeper sack, but I also put her in nice warm fleece footy jammies. We also zip her completely inside, I do not put her arms out, because I don't want her hands getting cold and she pulls out her binky and makes herself cry. She has started learning about the holes for her arms and takes them out herself in the middle of the night.

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My mother makes custom baby clothes and might be able to make some for you. She might need one that was grown out of and the measurements for you baby. Let me know if you are interested.

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We have a velboa sleep sack (I think it's Halo?) from Babies R Us. It was more expensive than the fleece ones, but it's also warmer and super soft. I'm using it now on my 2nd child, and it has worn really well. As many people here have said, we layer for cold nights: long sleeve onsie, footie jammies (sometimes w/ socks first), then the sleepsack. Never have had a complaint, and we're from Northern CA--much colder up there! ;)

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Target sells 2-pack fleece sleepers with feet that are perfect. They only have them in the fall and winter though. I also saw some nice ones at JC Penny. She could wear those and the sleep sack. My daughter is a year and that's what we do with her.
Good luck!

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Target has these wonderful blanket sleepers with the footies that are soo warm. It's 2 for $14.99. My daughter loves them and they keep nice and warm.

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Buy some thin jammies with long sleeves and pants (the Just One Year ones at Target are great) and put a footsie sleeper over them. It will keep snuggly warm all night long! :)

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I really like the convert-a-foot pajamas. They're cozy fleece. The foot design is also great -- there's a flap that folds over the toes or can be folded up for bare feet. This was great once our son started walking. Made by Snugabye. I got mine at Target but here's the Web site: http://www.snugabye.com/infant_caf.php

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I use the sleep sack but just adjust what my son wears underneath. As it gets colder, he wears the footed sleep n' plays by Carters. He's plenty warm without adjusting the heat.

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I always put my kids in the 2 piece jammies with the snaps at the waist, or the blanket sleepers with feet, then if it was really chilly, I just doubled them up, with socks on they were always toasty!

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http://www.babyinabag.com
I always put my baby to sleep in a bag but all my bags are from Europe, but I did find the above website while I was looking for them. They have lots of different ones to choose from some look thick and they are much nicer than the ugly Hallo ones.

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I am a seamstress, and you can buy much warmer fleece in a fabric store. If you do not sew, or don't know anyone who does, I would be glad to make one or two of them for you. Just let me know. Marti

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HI N., I am from California, but currently living in New Zealand. Both my son who is nearly three and my daughter who is 10 months, sleep in a wonderful sleep sack called the "Go Go Bag" by Merino Kids, that is made here in NZ. It is made from merino wool which is the best wool that you can get. Soft to the touch, breathable, resists stains, etc, and very warm. They have a winter weight and a standard weight. It is pricey, but worth every penny. I got one for my son in the newborn-2 years size, and he loved it so much that I got him the next size up, the 2-4 years size. My daughter is currently using his old one and it looks brand new after over two years of solid use. Anyway, check out ther website at www.merino kids.co.nz (might be www.merinokids.com, it's one of the two.) Good luck!! H.

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I have an 18 month old and am concerned about that too cuz we have hard wood floors and it gets very cold. I layer a t-shirt under her pjs and put socks on her. Sometimes feet pajamas are too small for her feet. She seems to be OK with that.

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I used to put my son in a footed sleeper under his sleepsack . . . it worked well. Good luck!! I don't think they make them a whole lot thicker. You might want to try OneStepAhead, though.

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Hi N.,
Check out JCPenney's catalogue Fall/Winter08 page 750. They have Halo sleepsacks for 19.99 small, medium, large and xtra large. From 20 to 36 pounds. Good luck1
J.

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Layers...and my mom used to put us to bed in a snowsuit! See if you can find some fleece outerwear that would work for her. Otherwise, just put on a couple of blanket sleepers with feet and kiss her goodnight!

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I think at 7 months she is ready for a blanket. I think she is a little old to be confined in a bag. Get some cozy feety PJS (carters has some really nice ones) and she should be fine. I have been putting a blanket in my son's crib since he transitioned from a basinette at 3 months. I have a light blanket for naps and warmer evenings, and a thicker blanket (still a small baby blanket) for cooler evenings. He kicks it off, but I think it does add warmth that the mattress by itself doesn't.

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Sams club has some in all different sizes right now. totally soft, zip front with footies and long sleeves--lots of cute designs too. And a lot of times Walmart and Target have them in zipped pouches--usually at one of the end caps (end of the aisle shelves). Good luck!

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I know JCPenny has sleep sacks on up to toddler size. I have seen them in their baby catalog. Check them out!

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Try the Lands End on line. I found flannel sleepers for my grandson there when all the stores had stopped stocking winter clothes.

Good luck!

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The thickest ones I have found are nordstrom brand.

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Walmart.com had some fleece ones on sale last week for $12. That's the cheapest I found anywhere. I was looking for some for my 18 month old daughter.

I also considered getting the Halo Big Kids Sleep Sack (2T-4T) with holes for the feet in them. I found a couple new ones on Ebay.

But for now, I decided to get her a bunch of fleece footed sleepers from Walmart and Target. I think they were 2 for $6 and 2 for $9. On really cold nights we put socks and LS shirt under the sleeper and she is just fine. And we keep our heater on at night at 65 degrees.

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I bought a grobag online for my baby/toddler. They go up to size 3 (ie age three) and have three different warmth levels. I got the warmest one (I think tog 2.5, but a bit fuzzy on the details now) and it comes with a little instruction card on what kind of clothing your child should wear with it for what temperature. I have found it to be very warm and my son loves wearing it.

Until he was one he had a merino kids sleeping bag. It was also great as it has a wool lining but it's a little more pricey.

Good luck.

G.

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zip up p.j's from Target they come in a two pack and are very affordable!

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If you can't find a sleep bag you like...

You can get warm organic pajamas that will fit your little one from sagecreekorganics.com

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I like putting my babies in a onesie + the footed one-piece pjs when it's cold.

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Check The Children's Place. Also, it may sound weird, but the warmest pair I have found for my son were from the Disney Store!

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My 3 year old and 9 year old still love their "footie jammies" which are basically blanket sleepers with feet for big kids. They come in all sizes and are on sale at target right now too!

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I just found some great footed PJs at Carter's this weekend. They are fairly thick and are made of a soft, fleece-like material, definitely the warmest I have found so far. Even better, they are having a sale right now- 50% off. My son also does not use a blanket and we keep a small floor heater in his room. The new models have a temperature sensor (anywhere from 60 to 80 degrees) and it will turn off if it gets above the set temperature. I like the floor heater because it doesn't make the room overly hot like our central air/heater does but warm enough that he will be comfortable. You can buy these at Lowes/Home Depot or even Target. Good luck.

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Try babyinabag.com. They make thicker, winter-weight sleep sacks. My son wore one until he was 2. They're great for squirmy sleepers.

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Go to onestepahead.com they have some blanket sleep sacks with legs. I bought some for my little one. They seem to be thicker than others and she really likes that is is not a sack. I also use a blanket on her and she is 10 mo. It usually stays on her even if she rolls around at night and has never ended up on her head. Although it is a light blanket. I also put onsies on under her PJ's and then put the sleep sack on. I also bought a small electric heater that has a fan by Lasko at Bed Bath and Beyond. It has a automatic setting and will come on only when it reaches a certain temperature which you can set so I don't have to heat the whole house.

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Hi, go to A Children's Place and get their fleece footie pj's, they are really warm, soft and wonderful! And Cheap!
K.

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Nordstrom's has double thick fleece blanket sleepers in sack or footed styles. We also layer up w/a onesie first.

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Just keep in mind that babies sleep better when they are not too hot. A simple cozy sleeper will probably be fine.

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Try Kaloo. I have one from them I always thought was way too heavy never used it. We always used the sleep sak fleece from right start they go up to 18 months I think.

S.

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N.,
I buy the Carter's fleece footed PJ's. They are wonderful. it get's pretty cold at night and my daughter is always nice and cozy warm when she wakes up in the morning.
They are fairly priced. You can get them at a Carter's outlet for a really good price or Macy's has them too.
Please, Please do not shop at Wal-Mart.
They treat their employees unfairly, do not pay them a decent salary despite the millions of dollars in revenue they bring in each year and we the taxpayers pay for their employees health care. Happy Shopping!!!

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Suggest wearing the footsies PJs inside out if you are worried she'll take the zipper down.

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I always dressed my kids in Carter's footed PJ's. They are made with quality, cute, and are priced very well.

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I found sleepwear at Costco that is warm, footed, and affordable, so you might want to check that out!
-K.

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hey there. check out one step ahead's wearable blanket...they work well for us!

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Your instincts are right, 7 months is way too young to sleep with a blanket. I found that even when my kids were old enough they move around so much when they sleep that a blanket won't even stay on them. Footed Fleece pj's are the best. I just got some at Costco. Target and JC Penny have them too.

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You can put socks on her and then put her in one of those sleepers with the feet. They have tons of those at Costco and Sam's right now if you have a membership. That works for us, but we do have the central heat on to not let it get below 70, we just block off her vent and leave the door open so it does not get to hot. Good luck. Remember the rule of thumb is to have them in one layer more than yourself. : )

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Hi!

LL Bean catalog has some FABULOUS very warm fuzzy one piece zip up fleece sleepers and the sizes run large. (They have 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 2T, 3T, etc.) Basically I use those, with different things underneath depending on how cold it is (exaple - a onesie, a set of long sleeve and long pant snug pajamas, etc.)

Target also carries something like the Lands End sleepers, but having used both, the Lands End are thicker and FAR more durable. I will flatly say the Lands End ones are worth every penny!

I have a 11 month old and a 2 1/2 year old, and this works really well for both of them. Everyone is always nice and warm!

C.

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How about putting her in some warm jammies AND the sleep sack?

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I have a 6 month old who moves around in her crib all night, so I am also afraid to put a blanket in her crib. I also don't want her to get too cold. We only have the heater set for 64 at night. So, I have her in a Halo sleeper sack, but I also put her in nice warm fleece footy jammies. We also zip her completely inside, I do not put her arms out, because I don't want her hands getting cold and she pulls out her binky and makes herself cry. She has started learning about the holes for her arms and takes them out herself in the middle of the night.

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Halo sleepsacks have a website where they carry many different products. They carry sizes up to extra large. The website is www.halo.com

Good luck to you!

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I used to put thermal pjs or onesies under fleece onesies. If that's not enough, I'm sure you can put a sleepsack over that.

Right now Target has thermals on sale and they also have warm pj onesies on clearance. I think a bag of 2 is $8.

Hope this helps!

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Here's an idea - buy the correct size long john type jammies (pants and long sleeve top) and then footie jammies that are one or two sizes too big to go over the long johns - it's still like wearing a blanket on ly she'll have on two layers,and depending on how cold it is you could even add a layer with a onsie under it all. In my experience, Carters makes the thickest warmest footies and Gerber makes the widest roomiest ones, and Target always carries cute cheap long john sets - good luck!

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I always put my babies in the warmest, thick sleepers with the sleep-sac on top of that and that kept them warm enough. I think our house would get down to about 60 degrees during the night and they were warm enough. I don't know how cold your house gets, but I hope this helps!

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I layered my daughter in either a long sleeve onesie, thermal underwear style pajamas, or thin pajamas and then put her in the thicker footed pajamas. Basically 2 or 3 layers and she did fine. I've seen the thicker footed pajamas at Target & Wal-mart. I'm the same way. Even last night I put my daughter in her summer pajamas and was afraid she might wake up cold, but she didn't. Good luck!

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I know you have already received A LOT of advice, I agree with the others when they say to buy the blanket sleepers with footies.. they are sooooo warm, plus you can put onesies or thin thermals underneath if you feel you need more. With your baby being 7 months old, I don't think you should buy anymore blanket sleeper sacks because she will be starting to learn to crawl soon and won't be able to do anything in a blanket sack and will get frustrated. atleast with the footies ones, she can crawl around in them. Just a suggestion.

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N.,

If you have a Carter's or a Carter's outlet near you, check them out. They make the thin fleece PJs but they have thicker/warmer ones too. Another option would be to look at the oil radiator heaters. They are about $50 and you can find them at places like Target, Walmart and Kmart. They are thermostat controlled and some of them are even cool to the touch (nice for a kid's room). You can set them on a low setting to keep the room warm but not hot and they work very well.

T.

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Try the LL bean fleece footed pajamas. They're super thick and warm.

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Have her wear some sweats, a onsie and aa sweatshirt with socks if it is cold. They sell the sweatshirts/pants at walmart for a good price.

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HI there,
My mom got me a very warm sleep sack from One Step Beyond. They have a website. The sack was super warm and they carry lots of sizes.
Also-I have received many wonderful useful items from freecycle. It's a yahoo group-check out and see if there is one in your area!

Good luck!
E.

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Try one piece zip up - long sleeve, footed PJS. Carters makes good ones, they have an outlet at the outlet mall, or Kohls always has a good selection.

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Hi N.-

My youngest is now 9 but when they were little I liked the footed Carter's sleepers, and socks underneath. WHhn it got really cold I would layer her them with the bottom layer being a thin, soft, thermal long underwear, with the Carters thick & fuzzy footed sleeper on top. It worked well for both my kid's.

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I can't do the sleepsacks as my DD is now walking...so I just bought the heavy footed pj's from Nordstroms...or Carter makes them too. They are almost too warm..I put her in one last night and she was sweaty because it wasn't cold enough yet. I think for the cool winter nights, it would keep her warm.

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I get GROBAGS. They are from the UK but you can get them here. My 2 and a half years olds are big and they are now in size 3-6 years. There is also size 18-36 months. I get mine off ebay, they are usually gently used and are great. Underneath when it is really cold they wear a onsie and long fleece PJ's.

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At 7 months your baby should no longer be in a sleep sack or bag of any kind as it limits her ability to explore her body movement. It is time to be in footed PJ's that are very warm aong with a onezie under it. Target, Baby Gap etc. have them.

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