The Fear of Dressing Your Own Baby

5 February 2018

Being a parent, you always find yourself worrying about one thing or another and I have been no different. I don’t know if this is because Little A’s my Rainbow baby which I do think plays a huge role in how I feel about everything that has to do with her but whatever it is I am always anxious about everything being right for her.

One of the most concerning thoughts I had was nighttime, whether or not she’d be too cold or too hot and after doing some research I realised we needed a room thermometer. A room thermometer is just one of the most important essentials that a parent has to buy when it comes to baby shopping.


Babies cannot regulate their own body temperature just like we can do as adults. Therefore, it is our responsibility to make sure our little ones are dressed accordingly at night time – a common mistake that many parents make is over dressing babies at night worrying that baby will get cold, I use to worry too but until I came to learn that its better for the baby to be cold rather than hot, as overheating can have severe consequences. 

There are now numerous charts available online that explain how to dress your baby at what temperature and this is where the Groegg comes in.

I  had many people suggest to me that I could just simply get a normal thermometer but normal thermometers can be difficult to read in the dark and when you’re handling a baby at night (most likely in a very sleep deprived state) you just don't want to fiddle around for the light or the torch on your phone in case you may end up waking your precious little one who took forever to go to sleep.
One of the best features of the Groegg is that it changes colours according to the temperature range. At the back of the Groegg there is a short guideline which explains what is too cold, recommended, warm and too warm for your baby.

In the beginning, I was shocked to realise that what I might find cold at night was actually just the perfect temperature for Little A, being paranoid (as you are with everything that has to do with your baby) I would regularly feel Little A tummy, chest and back of her neck to see if she was too cold or too hot but she has always been just right as I have dressed her according to the room temperature. Yes, every baby is different but you soon realise what is right for your baby.

Things to bear in mind, never put the thermometer near a window, door or radiator as that is bound to effect the temperature it shows. I had read mixed reviews online for the Groegg and I must admit I did think a thousand times over before purchasing but now nearly a year on, I have to say that it is by far my best purchase – if we are staying the night elsewhere, it comes with!

Another great feature is that it has proven to be a great night light, I can clearly see Little A  without having to switch on any other lights!

I bought the Groegg thermometer from Tesco Direct for £15 in January 2017 (price may have changed and will differ depending from where you buy).


Have you had any worries about dressing your baby at night? How did you resolve them?

Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored post, I chose to do this review out of my own preference just to share my experience.

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  1. Oh I remember this worry so well! We had a GroEgg handed down to us, and like yours, ours was well used too! #DreamTeam.

    1. This worry is the worst of all worries in my opinion! Thanks for stopping by x

  2. I was always so worried that I would over dress or under dress my two when they were tiny. We didn't have a gro egg but I wish we had! Thanks for linking to #DreamTeam x

    1. You’re always welcome :) thanks for coming over :) x

  3. That Groegg sounds amazing! I don't have any kids at the moment, but this sounds like something very useful to have!


  4. I was the same too worrying about the little one getting too hot or too cold during the night. We didn't have a groegg (in the beginning), but we did always check the little temperature gauge that comes with the Grobag Sleeping bags. It really helps to put your mind at ease. Ironically we did get the groegg, but when the little was about 3! It still comes in handy. Thanks for joining us for the #DreamTeam x

    1. It’s such a good investment really. Glad to know that even at age 3 it was useful! Thanks :) x

  5. We never had one of these but I remember friends raving about it. I also worried about dressing my first born a lot. I was never sure if he would be too hot or cold! Thank you for sharing with #StayClassyMam

    1. Especially when their hands and feet are cold but they aren’t actually cold themselves! Makes you second guess yourself. Thanks :) x


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