Honestly how on earth do you keep a wiggly one year old warm at night? Last night the temperature must have dropped below 20’c and it is only going to get colder. What do I do?

For the past few nights I have closed up the house early to keep all the warmth in so when it comes time to go to bed it is still warm. So far that is working but in the mornings the air still cools off and while I am snuggling in a big heavy doona, the little lady is everywhere but under her blankets.

Isla is a wiggle monster and has always moved a lot in her sleep. At 3 weeks we gave up on the swaddle as it was not working, opting to tuck her in tight to her little cot. Now she tosses and turns throughout the night kicking off blankets.

I dress her in several layers with the final layer a onesie but I am thinking I may need to get one of those bags to put her in so she stays warm. Leaving a heater running is not an option – I think it is a waste of electricity and then it gets far too hot.

So all you mums out there what is your advice for me, how do I deal with the cooler times ahead?

Please leave your comments and ideas below as I would love to hear them.


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Lizzie Moult

Lizzie Moult

Planning, cooking, chasing kids & running an online business; it might seem like there is a lot going on. Yet Lizzie is all about living simply and creating a flexible lifestyle that enables plenty of travel, adventure and quality time. A lifestyle writer and photographer for over 10 years for numerous publications, working online for over 14 years Lizzie also works as a mentor for women who are looking to create and live a life with passion & purpose at

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  1. Down here it is frosty overnight 8 months of the year. I had a padded, long sleeved sleep sack that I sleepToby in during the cold season. PJs, singlet, socks, and a thin beanie on his head. If it were really cold I’d do socks on his hands too once he was asleep. He never seemed cold.

  2. Lizzie absolutely invest in one of those sleeping bags with sleeves…get a couple and make sure there is plenty of length in it. Sienna is the same even now, she chucks off the blankets and sheets and ends up freezing. Sienna lived in one of those little sleeping bag/clothes thingy. My Mum knitted a pink one for the family and it was worn by all the grandkids. Go out and get one today because the sheets/blankets will move with Miss Wriggle pot…also I think you can put the heater on for 15-20 to warm the room but not good having it on all night. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane

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