Subscribe to our Mailing List

Get the news right in your inbox!

Gerber Essentials: Dressing Older Babies For Bedtime In 3 Quick Steps

September 5, 2018 in Motherhood, Uncategorized - No Comments - 3 min read
sleep n play, gerber, once, gerber baby, dressing baby for sleep, Gerber childrenswear, baby sleep clothes, sleep n plays

Gerber Essentials: Dressing Older Babies For Bedtime In 3 Quick Steps

September 5, 2018 in Motherhood, Uncategorized - No Comments - 3 min read

Dressing Older Babies For Bedtime In 3 Quick Steps

With Gerber Essentials

| This is a sponsored post by Gerber Childrenswear. All insights are 100% my own |

Gerber Essentials: Dressing Older Babies For Bedtime In 3 Quick Steps from Oh Happy Play, Florida Motherhood blogger. Check it out now!


Those first 4 months or so may seem like a such blur but they are certainly some of my fondest with each of my babies. There is nothing sweeter than a baby swaddled up tight in their crib at night knowing they’re safe and that they feel secure. Once it comes time to drop the swaddle though it is still just as important to make them feel comfortable so I am going to share my tips on dressing older babies for bedtime in 3 quick steps using some pieces from Gerber essentials!

Gerber Essentials: Dressing Older Babies For Bedtime In 3 Quick Steps from Oh Happy Play, Florida Motherhood blogger. Check it out now!


  1. Determine your ideal temperature: The temperature in which you keep your house will definitely vary depending on the season but generally speaking it is ultimately up to you as a parent to decide the comfort level for your child. I have always heard to dress your baby in one layer more than what you’re comfortable in as a general rule of thumb. The ideal temperature per the experts for babies/toddlers to sleep is 68-72 degrees fahrenheit. I use this bblüv – Igrö Digital Thermometer/Hygrometer to ensure the room is a comfortable temperature for the babies so they don’t become uncomfortable or overheat.  It provides a fast and accurate reading of your child’s room so there is never a question over temperature and you can from there determine the best way to dress them!
  2. Dressing Baby: Going off the ‘dress your baby in a layer more than yourself’ rule of thumb, I dress the boys in footed sleepers for bed accompanied by a sleepsuit. During the cooler months if it gets below 68 in our house I usually layer a bodysuit + sleeper + sleep sack for those nights. I am a huge fan of the Gerber® Baby line at Target because the variety, style and price just simply cannot be beat! They make the cutest basics for baby and they’re just a brand I know I can count on for sizing and quality. 
    • Gerber Essentials: Dressing Older Babies For Bedtime In 3 Quick Steps from Oh Happy Play, Florida Motherhood blogger. Check it out now!Sleep N’ Plays: Gerber® Sleep N’ Plays’ are some of my favorites because they are always well made, true to size and affordable (especially when you’re dressing two babies like me!) Sizing is huge for me because when it comes to sleepers you don’t want any super loose material that could be potentially harmful to your baby so this is a brand I trust to run accurate in the sizing department! Also, they come in 3 packs and are available right at your local Target! The above picture are the Gerber® Baby’s 3pk Sleep ‘N Play Sheep
      that I received for the boys and these are perfect for our Florida summers (and they combine nicely with a lightweight sleep sack which I will discuss below as well!) Gerber Essentials: Dressing Older Babies For Bedtime In 3 Quick Steps from Oh Happy Play, Florida Motherhood blogger. Check it out now!
    • Bodysuits: My babies live in bodysuits. They are so easy to put on them and Gerber has some of the cutest on trend designs. I am really into monochrome with my boys so I love this Gerber® Baby Boys’ 5pk Short Sleeve Bodysuits in Bear for them. These are great for everyday wear but we can use them well past summer as well because when the nights get cold I like to layer one of these bodysuits under their sleep n’ plays to keep them comfortable. We generally do this if it dips below 68 degrees.

      Gerber Essentials: Dressing Older Babies For Bedtime In 3 Quick Steps from Oh Happy Play, Florida Motherhood blogger. Check it out now!

  3. Choose a Sleepsack: Weaning babies from their swaddle is always a stressful thought. I still like to create a comfy and SAFE sleep environment for my babies so I like to transition them right to a sleepsack to continue giving them that comforted feeling while they sleep. I am a huge fan of Zipadee Zips as the best option for transitioning from swaddle to sleep sack now that I have been using them with the boys but if you’d rather do a wearable blanket than I would choose something like these Gerber wearable safe sleep blanket to wear over the sleeper n’ plays above! My boys transitioned straight from swaddles to the Zipadee Zips and continued sleeping their 12 hrs straight with no issues so I am a true believer! Shop  Zipadee Zips here and use code HAPPYZIPADEE to save $5 off your order!

I hope this takes the guess work out of comfortably dressing your baby for bedtime! Sweet dreams! Enjoy!

Gerber Essentials: Dressing Older Babies For Bedtime In 3 Quick Steps from Oh Happy Play, Florida Motherhood blogger. Check it out now!

Gerber Essentials: Dressing Older Babies For Bedtime In 3 Quick Steps from Oh Happy Play, Florida Motherhood blogger. Check it out now!
“Pin me!”
ohhappyplay

All posts

No Comments

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Hello! Noelle here! I am the owner + creator of this blog. I am the wife to an amazing man and mother to 4 children under 5! Two incredible little girls who are 16 months apart and TWIN baby boys! They all keep me very busy to say the least but I have learned to embrace the chaos! They say children don’t allow you to be lazy and I couldn’t agree more! I love my family, decorating, being a total mamarazzi, shopping small, and writing. Here you will find everyday KIDspiration from kids play spaces to room décor, mom life and more. For more about this blog and me hit the “about me section” and keep reading! Welcome and I hope you enjoy what you see!

Subscribe & Follow

Subscribe to our Mailing List

Receive FREEBIES and be the first in the know by signing up for our newsletter below!

Collaborations

Contact me for Collaborations

Instagram

  • ✨Takes 30 Seconds✨We have teamed up to give one of you this amazing travel package OR CASH!!! 💰💕
•
To Enter:
1. L I K E this post!
2. G O  TO @loopgifting for next steps- it literally only takes 30 seconds!🙌🏻🙌🏻
3. ANSWER below for a better chance: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE OR SNACK?!🎥🍿 •
This will run from 8/18/19 to 8/20/19. Result will be announced on 8/21/19. For Instagram rules, this in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc or any of the brands involved. By entering, entrants confirm they are at least 18 years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram's terms of use.
  • I’m going to say it...you’re prob already singing it...baaaaaabbbbyyyy shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo 😂🦈 #ad These girls’ eyes lit up when they saw the brand new Kellogg’s Baby Shark 2-pack cereal which is available starting on August 17th from your local @SamsClub or from Samsclub.com and believe me, it’s BERRY FIN-tastic 😋 We celebrated the start of the school year with this sweet treat for an easy breakfast treat and the girls have been asking for more ever since! Make sure you head to Sam’s Club to get yours! #BabySharkatSamsClub
  • I’ve pictured these 4 splashing around and playing in this bath for over a year and half and seeing them doing it makes me so happy. Happy to be home 🏡❤️ #mytribe
  • And that’s a wrap on filming day 1 🎥 I can’t wait to show you all this fun project we’ve been working on! Stay tuned for some fun KIDspiration filled bedroom transformations for the kid spaces in our new home! #ohhappyplay #roomreveal
  • Today is your day, you’re off and away! Happy first (half) day of Kindergarten to this girl 🎉 SWIPE to see her adorable backpack and lunch box by @twelvelittle 😱🥰 Obligatory first day of school sign photo to come when I can find the box it’s packed in 🤣 #movingprobs // Also, how many times do we all think I’ll cry today (little known fact- I’m born in a family of criers haha!) Also another hint, I may have already cried once and it’s 8am 🤷🏻‍♀️ What’s your over-under 😂 #firstdayofkindergarten #firstdayofschool #todayisyourday
  • Tomorrow my first born is off to kindergarten and it’s hitting me in the feels! Her first official full day isn’t until next week but tomorrow is still the start of her next chapter and I’m excited for her to start it off with a mini celebration in the morning 🎉 Oh the places you’ll go, Joie! As always I’m so excited to be here to cheer her along 💕 #thenightbeforekindergarten #ohtheplacesyoullgo #kindergartenbound

Follow @ohhappyplay

×