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  1. Jj says

    What are others’ thoughts on putting a toddler in 2 piece pajamas under a wearable blanket? We use the woolino merino wool toddler wearable blanket and my 2 year old likes it, but she’s getting very tall and doesn’t fit in one piece pajamas as well anymore. I’m worried two pieces will result in the shirt riding up and making her uncomfortable inside her blanket (which she can’t remove). Does that seem silly? I haven’t tried it yet.

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says

      Hi @Jj!
      Thanks for writing to us! I’m looking forward to hearing from other parents out there and about their experiences with toddler jammies! I say try it out and see how it works for your little one! We did this and my son didn’t mind it! It doesn’t seem silly at all to be considering that 2 piece pajamas under her wearable blanket may make her uncomfortable! Every toddler’s different, so she may not mind when another her age would! Good luck!

  2. Andrew says

    My comment is more like a question.. My toddler is going threw a phase he wants to wear just a tshirt and shorts sweatshorts or like basketball shorts personally i have no issue besides laundry but mom thinks he will to cold its turning into a screaming match to put his pjs on any opinions

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says

      Hi @Andrew – Thanks for writing! My son is the same way! He loves just sleeping in his t-shirt and sweatshorts! If he’s safe, warm enough, and happy, I see no reason to change things! Perhaps if mom is worried about him being warm enough, you can compromise with a long sleep t-shirt or sweatpants instead? Or maybe he’d like to go to the store and pick out his own brand new pajamas? He may grow right out of this stage quickly, and for now, you and your wife/partner will have to decide if this is worth the battle! Just for me – I found it not worth the fight, and my guy is usually sleeping in what he’d like!
      Good luck!

  3. Ashley B says

    Hello! My 15 month old sleeps in her diaper mostly. We currently live in Louisiana where it’s already 95 degrees outside and with the air on her room is 72 give or take. She seems to be a “warm” sleeper where she gets hot easily when she sleeps. Naps she wears clothes and at home you can tell she wakes up hot. At daycare it’s freezing in there so she seems to be fine. What are you thoughts on only sleeping in a diaper? I have a thin blanket in with her but naturally it doesn’t stay on.

    • Janelle Reid says

      Hi @Ashley B, thank you for visiting the Baby Sleep Site! I am so with you, we live in Florida and it’s so hot. My 2 year old naps in a diaper (and a tshirt because he insists but I think that’s just him being particular because he would gladly only wear a diaper 100% of his wake time if I let him). I think you know your situation and child best – if she was freezing, you’d know! You’d be able to feel it on her feet or she’d wake or at least stir a bunch in her sleep if she was cold. I hope you survive the summer heat!!

  4. Shenandoah Lopez says

    Our 18 month old doesn’t seem to have a temperature preference, she’s pretty mild tempered. But I worry about keeping it too cold/too warm. She has always slept with a onesie, socks and cotton footed pjs., And we’ve kept the temp in the house between 68-69 following the advice for SIDS and babies sleep better between 65-72 degrees. She doesn’t sleep with a blanketband we keep her ceiling fan on low.

    Thoughts on continued use of onesie, socks and footed pjs? When should we go to just socks and footed pjs? I’m the only mom I know who puts a onesie underneath and even thinks about the temp LOL. Side note, it says children should have 1 additional layer than adults. We sleep in underwear/tank top and are comfortable at 69 degrees with the blanket on.

    • Janelle Reid says

      Hi @Shenandoah Lopez, thanks for visiting the Baby Sleep Site! In my experience (I have a 4 and 2 year old) my kids let me know if they are too cold or too hot because they start waking up! There have been a few times when they were really little that I would go in and their feet would be freezing (this rarely happens for us as we live in FL and I keep our AC to 74 at night in the summer) and I feel bad, but they never seem to mind. Since your daughter seems so mild tempered it’s likely she’s fine but if she was uncomfortable I’m sure she’d find a way of communicating that to you even if she is not talking a ton yet. I hope that helps!

  5. Amy says

    Hi! My baby is one week into her fifth month. She’s had A LOT of changes recently. She was sleeping in a swing until the four month maturation hit and we had no choice but to start sleep training her in her crib. The second night in her crib, she learned to roll over so I had to take away her swaddle. Then she cut her first and second teeth. It’s been madness around here. I’ve also stopped making as much milk as I was before so now she has to have some formula and she does not like that! In to my question: Katie is in the 97th percentile for height. She’s almost too long for her 6-9 month pajamas and her feet had no room in the large Halo sleep sack we had her in so I stopped putting her in it. She sleeps in a onesie and a Cloud Island sleep’n’play which is fairly thin. We keep the house pretty cool because we are in a hot climate. I touch her back and chest at night and it does feel quite cool to the touch which concerns me. Should I be trying to find something warmer for her wear to sleep? If so, what?

    Thank you!!!

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says

      Hi @Amy – Thank you for writing, and I am sorry that you have had such a tough time with sleep lately! So many changes in a short time sounds like madness making for sure!! In regards to your temperature and what to have your baby sleep in for pajamas, I think that this article should help:
      If you choose to put another layer on at night, another sleep sack in a larger size would likely be a good option! I hope that sleep smooths out soon, and no more hurdles! Hang in there Amy, and let us know if you need more help!

  6. lara says

    This is great info and thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Jessica Diller says

      @Lara I am glad to hear that you have found this article helpful! Thank you for the feedback 🙂

  7. Tammy says

    My infant son slept in a short sleeve onsie and a muslin sleep sack from Aden and Anais. We don’t have air conditioning and the natural fibers and lightweight worked great for regulating his temp without over heating.

    I’ve been contemplating what to put him in now that the weather is cooling down. Thanks for this post!

    • Danielle says

      Hi Tammy,
      Those muslin sleep sacks are so wonderful for hot weather! I’m glad you found something that worked for you, and also to hear that our article was helpful for you as we move into the winter. Thanks for reading and commenting!

  8. Hannah H. says

    My 11 months old wears a Zipadee-zip!

    • Danielle says

      Hi Hannah, thanks for your comment! We love the Zipadees – so many of the families we work with find transitioning out of the swaddle a lot easier with something like the Zipadee. Thanks for reading!