Newborn sweating? SailorJerry 2 kids; California 17238 posts24th Jan '10
Is it normal for a newborn to sweat so much in his sleep? My son is only 5 days old, and every time I go get him for a feeding and a diaper change, he is awfully sweaty. He sleeps in a swaddled cotton receiving blanket, nothing heavy clothing wise, his bassinet is lined in a standard sheet, and the house is kept at a comfortable temperature. We also take his temperature often and it is always right at 97-98 degrees so I'm wondering if it has to do with learning to regulate his body temperature or something? Should he not be swaddled in a receiving blanket when going to bed?
♥K 1 child; Dildo, 32887 posts24th Jan '10
My LO has always sweated a lot. Still does at 8 months even in the freezing cold winter when I take his winter hat off he's drowning in sweat.
Conlon's Warden 1 child; Grand Rapids, Michigan 15177 posts24th Jan '10
Alender7 3 kids; Wayland, Michigan 854 posts24th Jan '10
Hmmm, im curious because I was always told that newborns cant sweat to regulate their temp & thats why we have to watch them & check if theyre too hot or too cold.
AF Wife 1 child; Wyoming 645 posts24th Jan '10
my son has sweat very easily since he was about 2 weeks old. i think its normal.
ooooooooooooo New Jersey 450 posts24th Jan '10
My son sweated a ton when he was a newborn. he loved to be swaddled so I only put a short sleeved onsie on him under the swaddle blanket. That seemed to help tremendously. Previously, I swaddled him in just regular cotton pjs underneath... but I think it was too warm.