But enough about us! What about the baby?
Conventional wisdom says that babies should only have one blanket at a time and it should only come upto their chests. You place the baby's feet at the bottom of the bed, and adjust the blanket to the right place. If the baby is too cold, you change the blanket for a warmer one.
That's conventional wisdom and it's very good advice. So we're going to ignore it. Well, a bit. Not really. We've decided to go for Grobags. Here's one of the designs we've got:
Grobags are like fitted sleeping bags for babies. The baby needs to wear appropriate sleepwear and then they are put in the bag. They button up around the baby's arms and neck such that they cannot wriggle their way down under the covers and come in a number of togs, much like duvets do. They are recommended by the FSID, The Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths as a very safe method of keeping your child warm. It's horrible to have to consider SIDS.
The old friend I mentioned a couple of days ago had made mention of how once the baby is born "people appear to have extremely strongly held opinions re child-rearing and will attempt to blackmail you into adopting them with the coin of fear (e.g. 'do x and you'll increase the risk of SIDS')". I don't want to be over the top or overstate the likelihood of anything terrible happening, but it makes sense to us that if one method is known to be less risky, you take advantage of it.
Plus, as K___ says, they look cool.