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Old 08-10-2012, 02:04 AM   #11
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Re: Co-sleeping families who live in extremely cold climates...

A cardigan buttoned up only till your rib cage. All the better if zippered cos you can then just zip up after the feed-if you are awake enough.

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Old 08-10-2012, 05:11 AM   #12
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We used separate blankets while snuggling in bed.
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:49 AM   #13
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Buffalo NY here, so not the Arctic, but we always co-sleep with baby in the middle and swaddled in the early months. And we cranked the heat for each of our children's first winters.

I also used those zippered fleece sleepsack things from Carters. In fact I need to list ours on fsot. If you're interested let me know and I'll hurry up.
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We keep space heaters in our bedrooms to keep them warmer than the rest of the house, so we can turn the heat down. It helps a lot with the bill. Plus, we had an electrician put one outlet from each room on its own fuse, so we can run all 3 at the same time without blowing a fuse. And an extra battery operated smoke detector in each room, just in case.
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:15 AM   #15
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Re: Co-sleeping families who live in extremely cold climates...

honestly, we don't live in a super cold climate, but we turn the heat down to about 50 at night and usually sleep with the window cracked! But we can sleep naked under a blanket and be warm! The body heat is amazing. That said, I usually put my LO's in wool longies or a soaker, babylegs, socks and a long sleeve long john shirt. I don't use my down comforter when they are just a few weeks old, but after that, I do. My comforter is warm but light weight and also, my babies have been able to bat away covers from the beginning. Sometimes *I* use the comforter and have them on the other side of me with a smaller cover. As I said, the body heat in my bed with DH, me, the 2 yr old and now the 11 wk old...I will prob be sweating!
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:36 AM   #16
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we use a small heater in our room to make it comfortable
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Re: Co-sleeping families who live in extremely cold climates...

My babe arrived in mid January, in Chicago. That's pretty cold. We had a big comforter, but it never came up higher than my waist. For my top I wore just a fuzzy bathrobe, which I left open at the front so babe could nurse. He was skin to skin virtually all the time, and his back was kept warm by my arm wrapped around him. Oh and he wore socks and a hat to bed.
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Re: Co-sleeping families who live in extremely cold climates...

I live in really cold weather in the winter, and I also sleep nude. I always put baby in a long jammie with feet, heat turned up a little more so than during the day. The heat from the babies head always kept my boob warm when nursing, so I never really had a problem getting cold.
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I'm not in a cold climate at all (once it his 40 and windy I'm all "woe is me, I'm freezing") but another thing I do is have a small throw blanket. I like covers on my shoulders, but can't do that with a baby. So I have the comforter at the proper spot, but put my soft throw on my shoulder and my top arm. Since I'm on my side, the other arm stays warm.
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:08 AM   #20
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4 late fall winter babies here
Nursing tank under fleece button top pjs comforter to my waist and thinner blanket the rest of the way up.
Babies in Carter's, children's place, or sears fleece sleepers and a thin blanket.
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