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After my dummy dilemma, I have wondered if the waking up isnt purely for the dummy.
Isabel has only just been moved into her own room which is when this problem started, when she was in our room she only woke up about once or twice.
Our house isnt cold but when I went into her this morning at 5.30am, I picked her up and took her into our room as she had been waking up on and off for the past half an hour and I knew it was the only way I would get more sleep, well I lay her on the bed next to me and she kept fiddling with my arm and hand and her arms and hands were absolutely freezing, like icicles. After a while in my room they warmed up good and proper.
So now I am wondering if she is waking up because she is cold, and then she wants her dummy.
Isabel is in a 2.5tog sleeping bag and the room is warm, I dont know what else to do, the rest of her is warm but her little hands and arms because they are up by her head are so cold.
What is the temp in her room Joanna. The recommended temp for a bubba's room is 17 (i think) which is actually colder than you might think.
Lucy's room has always been way over 17 because for some reason its the hottest room in the house. ATM its around 26/27 in her room which is very warm its around 16 in ours :huh: we have a problem with the heating system in that its either on or off. There are no dials on the rads individually so you can't turn the temp up or down, so its either hot or cold here.
Its freezing downstairs atm because we've had the heating off but its still 26/27 in Lucys room, its only 10 in our kitchen :roll:
Lu sleeps in a vest, PJ's and with a fleece blanket on which usually gets kicked off throughout the night. If it DOES get cold she has a quilt on as well.
Just realised i've rambled a lot! All i'm saying is that although her hands/feet might feel cold it doesn't necessarily mean she IS cold iyswim. They tell you to feel teh back of their necks to check how warm/cold babies are.
Its definately not cold in there, its about 20/21 normally in the daytime (which is still not warm enough for me, I like to be toastie!) but I was just wondering if this might be a reason why she is waking.
I always worry about Emmas arms being cold when she's in her sleeping bag too. If her hands are cold how about putting scratch mitts on her- it may help a bit. I also roll a cellular blanket up into a long sausage and put it around her so she feels all snuggly and cuddled. That really helps her sleep and probably keeps her a bit warmer too.
Hope she sleeps better for you tonight :)
I would think it was probably the change of rooms that is making her wake more than the fact that she is cold. It can sometimes take a little while for them to start sleeping better when they are first moved.
Jess's room is about 20 and her hands feel cold too.
Is Isabel's body warm? If so, she probably won't be cold. I'm not sure what age they can regulate their body temp, but when they're little it's usally the extremities that are last to warm up due to their immature circulation.
Do you have a nightlight in her room? Maybe she wakes and gets worried she can't see anything familiar and can't hear you now you're in a different room.
I use the light that came with our monitor but it's not very strong, it literally just takes the edge of the darkness.
My friend found that her sons hands were really chilly when she moved him into his own room so put socks on his hands and he slept much better! Could be worth trying that one too!
I used to worry when Claire's hands were freezing but extremeties are quite often cold in babies so I doubt she is cold. Particularly as you are using the right tog grobag and the room isn't excessively cold.
It is likely to be her getting used to being in a new room and will likely pass after a while.
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