Keeping an Infant Warm During Winter Nights

Keeping an Infant Warm During Winter Nights

Carrie McBride
Nov 9, 2011

Q: I have an almost 7-month-old who sleeps in her own room. Being the good mom and RN that I am, I am very cautious and diligent to make sure she sleeps on her back in a sleep sack to avoid any unnecessary hazards. However, living in Colorado, we have already started to get some chilly nights and it seems that her hands are sometimes (but not always) chilly in the morning. She sleeps in long pj's and a fleece sleep sack and she still can get chilly- but at the same time, I don't want her to get overheated! Any suggestions as to how to keep her warm but still safe through the long winter?

Sent by Natalie

Editor: I am a pretty laid back parent, but I always worry that my son is cold at night in the winter (he's 3 now and kicks off his blankets within an hour of falling asleep). With infants it's even harder because of the recommendation to not use blankets in the crib. I think one thing that can make a big impact is to use insulated curtains in the winter. I know they make a difference because I use them in my own bedroom and notice a change as soon as we put them up. Readers, how do you keep your infants warm at night?

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