What do you dress your little ones in for bed now that it’s getting colder? I didn’t have to worry about this last year, as cosleeping kept us all nice and toasty. This year though she’s on her own in her own room, and I’ve noticed (during her regular night wakings for more boo boo) that it gets pretty chilly in there. She will not be covered with a duvet or a blanket, no chance.
Until now she wore regular two piece pyjamas. Shorts and tshirt style in summer, longer ones as it got cooler, but it’s not enough. I wanted something to cover her feet, as she will not keep socks on, and that wouldn’t ride up when she moved around.
All in one’s it was.
Firstly, they are crazy cute. They are cute on a little baby, as they are what little babies are meant to wear, but I put one on my toddler and wow. Adorable. She’s a cute little baby once again.
We had a look around all the usual clothes places. I was surprised at how difficult it was to find all in ones – with feet – for a toddler. Do feet have a sudden need for freedom from 12 months old? Finally we got lucky in Marks and Spencers. We had some lovely baby clothes from there when she was younger, so I knew the quality would be good, and I bought a pack of three sleepsuits in a jazzy flower print from their baby section. We put one on her that evening and, well, as already mentioned – it is just about the cutest thing.
They were great, and they kept her nice and warm, feet covered, no tops riding up. Wonderful. Then it got colder again. I figured we either needed to layer up, or get thicker, or both. So I went to investigate fleece all in ones. I’ll say it again -why is it so hard to find things with feet?? I ordered a couple of pairs from a high street chain, as they were half the price of others I’d seen. They arrived with no feet. Apparently they don’t put feet in their all in ones after 12 months, despite the picture on the website having feet. Sigh. After returning the footless all in ones, I returned again to Marks and Spencer and ordered a couple of their fleece all in ones. They had feet, they were nice and thick, easy zip fastening with a popper at the top, and they have some fancy sounding ‘Stay New’ thing that will apparently keep them looking new and less bobbly for longer (one negative thing about fleece, after a couple of washes it looks a bit weird). It seems to work so far.
I’m hoping that this will be the answer for us. She’s still waking, so maybe she wasn’t waking because she was cold after all, but at least now I’m not worrying about her being freezing all night. Next thing to try will be layers under the fleece all in one, and then I don’t know what. I can’t see her appreciating a gro-bag after not being in one since about 3 months old.
I’d love to hear what your little ones are all wearing now the nights are colder. Do you have a duvet lover? Gro-bag wearer? Are you indulging in the cuteness of a toddler in a fleecy all in one?
This post is supported by Marks and Spencer, but we had already been using the awesome all in ones so my enthusiasm is completely unmotivated!