Sweet Dreams Not So Little One
My son will be 2 in January and although he’s comfortably in his 18-24 month clothes, he is a bit of a bruiser! Up till recently we have been using sleeping bags for him to sleep in. We used them for his sister too. They are perfect for little ones, they ensure tiny toes are kept warm, they come with guidance on tog for the time of year and it also helps to stop them climbing out of their cot, the little monkies!
But he is growing up, he’s getting big and I am wondering if the lack of room in the bags is contributing to him waking up through the night? It’s that big mystery question ‘why are they not sleeping?’. Are they too hot or cold? Are they hungry? Do they want a cuddle? The things we will try and test in order to get a good night’s sleep. Sleep deprivation driving us to try anything. Will we ever find out the answer?
So for the last couple of months I’ve deliberated on whether to move him into a duvet and pillow instead of a sleeping bag. Have you ever done that? Deliberated over simple things that really don’t matter, for example when should you move them from parent facing to forward facing in their pram? Or when should you give them their first taste of chocolate? I came to the conclusion that it doesn’t really matter. If he doesn’t like it, we can always go back to sleeping bags for a while. No big deal.
I bought him a duvet and pillow set from Asda and received a gorgeous cot bed sheet, duvet and pillow cover from Kiddies Kingdom and here they are. The duvet cover feels like excellent quality and I do love the stitching detail with the little frog.
This was about 2 weeks ago. Is he sleeping better? Maybe? It’s certainly no worse and we have had a few nights of unbroken sleep. We even had one night were just as Cbeebies finished, he turned around and said ‘nigh, nigh, dair’ and pointed to the stairs. I opened the gate and up he went, picked up his dummy and with his arms outstretched said ‘bup’. I popped him in his cot, gave him a little kiss and said night night, love you. Off he went to sleep. (I’m not sure this was down to the bedding but I thought it was super cute and unlikely to ever happen again).
What do you guys use for bedtime? Sleeping bags or duvet covers?
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Please note we were sent the bedding from Kiddies Kingdom for the purpose of the review. All opinions are my own.