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Thread: Too hot for infant?

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    I am almost finished with the top of the rag baby quilt BUT concerned about using filling that might be too hot for infant. Top is flannel and have read where using too much flannel fabric in quilt makes them very warm. Since this is a newborn I don't want him sweating or too warm. What do think? Quilt batting?Warm n Natural? The backing will be cotton nursery print fabric. I know, I know....but it is my first one....and need to use up my stash...

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    I like warm and natural with flannel. Its soft and cozy to snuggle under and the cotton "breathes" with your skin.

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    I was just given a 3 layer flannel rag quilt for my newborn and she doesn't seem to get too hot. You should be okay just using the flannel.

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    Rag quilts are dangerous for newborns and babies. I wouldn't give one as a gift and wouldn't use one for a baby, period.

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    I take into account where the baby is living. If in snow country, Warm n Natural wouldn't be too much. If in Southern California, I might use a thin flannel.

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    a rag quilt can be used on the floor with baby on it to play. so don't fret over warmth. it will be used, even if not in the crib. and a rag quilt can be turned over and the "safer" side used.

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    I think you should keep a quilt for a baby as thin as possible.

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    Realistically, they can't "cover them up" with any kind of blanket while they are a newborn so it will most likely be used for the little one to either lay on or covering up in car seat, etc. until they are older.

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    As I was learning to quilt, I made several rag quilt for my grandbabies. I started out with low-loft poly but later went to just 3 layers of flannel. After a few washing, the seams had pretty much "ragged" together and rarely did I see a string from them. I didn't know about the potential hazzard it could pose either.

    I think you just need to be very diligent with anything around babies. DD mainly used the blankets to cover Lexi and Gabe when they went outside or let them lay on the floor. Most often they were covered up in the house with receiving blankets.

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    raggy flannel quilts are usually not recommended for infants (children under 3) they can get the frayed edges onto their mouths and choke

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