Hi ya congratulations! To be honest i used a sleeping bag! Saved a lot of confusion. You get different togs for summer and winter, they sell them in mothercare and john lewis etc. I used cellular blanket or fleecy ones when we were out and about as you can put on or take off as required. Hope that helps!
Thank you so much for your reply. I was thinking of a sleep sac as they just look like the obvious solution. As for blankets, the general consensus seems to be cellular blankets.. so I guess that's the way I'll head!
I cant believe how many options there are out there but so little guidance.. or perhaps I just haven't been looking in the right places.
Anyway, thanks again and keep your eyes peeled as no doubt I'll have plenty more queries as I work my way down the list!
When babies are really small any blanket should have holes in it (I think the cellular blankets all do) in case they accidentally cover their heads, it means they can still breathe. However, I've always used a sleeping bag too as it means it stays on securely & is much easier than a blanket. I just use a blanket in the pram when its cold out, which isn't really a problem at the moment!
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Hello and congratulations!
I used to swaddle my little man with a cellular blanket to keep him snug, secure and his limbs tucked in to prevent himself from waking up with arbitrary movements in the middle of the night. I used a cellular blanket as that is what my midwife advised me to use as it helps the baby to breathe and prevents them from overheating.
I swaddled Oscar until he was 3 months old, (maybe a bit sooner), as he was quite a kicker and was able to unswaddle himself with ease by then. After that, I used a sleeping bag, to keep him safe and secure, but also warm as he couldn't kick the bag off in the middle of the night!
i swaddled brian till bout 6 months but he was a prem so could nt find a sleeping bag small enough lol but he in bag now would deffo reccomend them amazing as for out and about i just use a footmuff/cosytoes which zips off if too hot x