Hot baby

Madelaine - posted on 10/23/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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My daughter gets really really hot, especially when I put her in her car seat. She sweats on the back of her head and her forehead. I take her temperature all the time because I'm constantly worried that she has a fever. She sweats even when its not hot. Is this normal or should I be concerned. Any advice is welcome. Thanks.

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Lisa - posted on 11/01/2009

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It's normal for your baby. :) My sons both give off a lot of body heat. Their dad is like a human space heater. Everyone gives off body heat at a different rate, which is why some people are more easily "chilled" than others. When in a car seat, baby is in more of a "cacoon" with all the sides and padding around, which is holding the body heat nearer to them. If the baby gives off a lot of body heat, more body heat is being held next to them and they sweat. Sweat is nature's way of keeping you cooler. Just check her temperature when you feel it's neccessary. It won't hurt her, and you'll have a better idea of what's a normal temp for her and you'll be able to more easily tell when she is getting sick. :)

Kathryn - posted on 10/29/2009

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My son is like that too. But when they are lying in the car seat (or any other place) they aren't getting any air on the back of their bodies. We as adults can do that too so it is normal.

Simone - posted on 10/26/2009

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my baby girls the same, i just carry her coat with me when i'm in the car, and just rap her up in a blanket so she don't over heat. but if i put her in her carry cot i put her coat on but no blanket, and that seems to work.

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Amber - posted on 11/06/2009

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my son is the same way... i bath him sometimes twice in one day bc he actually starts to stink... he can sweat in nothing but a diaper! i'm worried about srying him out w/ frequent baths but i just lotion him up... everyone always makes comments that he needs more clothes on... but every baby is different!

Nicole - posted on 11/02/2009

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I have to agree..it seems pretty normal. My baby is a hot sweaty kid too lol! Especially in the car seat or when I'm snuggling her. Lisa's got it right, if you were all bundled up in a coccoon so to speak you'd probably sweat a lot too. I wouldn't be worried about it as long as your baby doens't appear dehydrated. If your baby sweats a lot she should drink to replace it. doesn't have to be formula or breastmilk either. and unless your doctor tells ya not to, you can give her water. Lexi gets 4 ounces of just plain water a day to help replace what she sweats out.

Kel - posted on 10/31/2009

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all three of my kids r like it and my eldest is still and he is four now they always wake up hot and sweaty

Madelaine - posted on 10/30/2009

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it really bothers my daughter too. I'm glad to hear that it's normal. I still take her temperature all the time, though!

Kim - posted on 10/30/2009

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my daughter does the same thing. i'm not sure what causes it but its not only in the car seat she sweats alot when she sleeps too.

Elizabeth - posted on 10/30/2009

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My son gets really hot, really easily too, and HATES it. It will actually wake him up out of a deep sleep if he's too hot. I just dress him in a onesie in the house, and only put socks on him if his feel are the least bit cool to the touch, and he does great, seems much happier. When we are out, I bring a jacket and dress him in pants too and bring a blanket in case.

Rebecca - posted on 10/29/2009

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mine does too. i think it's normal. as long as she doesn't get cold. you'd get sweaty too if you were stuffed in a car seat and weren't big enough to wiggle around. i just make sure she's got socks on..and instead of covering her with a big snugglie blanket i use a recieving blanket..i think some people call them flannels..anyways..sheet thingie.. and when i carry her into wally world or anywhere outside i use a big blanket so the wind doesn't get to her and make her sick or give her an ear infection.

Kathleen - posted on 10/29/2009

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my daughter is the same as well. ALWAYS sweating and making my arm hot when i hold her for long enough. as a first time mom i read somewhere that we should dress our babies in one layer more than we would dress ourselves.... boy was that WRONG. i brought her to the doctor one day in a long sleeve onesie and swaddled in a blanket and when she saw that the baby was hott shes like.... dont overheat her! since babies are already warmer than adults. now i know lol

strangely enough though. her sweating doesnt bother her.. infact, the more shes sweating at night the longer she'll sleep. what a strange child. i guess theres no harm in making her sweat. as long as you have a hat and socks on them cuz those are their "sensitive to cold" spots

Andrea - posted on 10/24/2009

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My son is a hot baby. He is like that all the time but when I take his temp its normal. I would maybe suggest cooler clothing in the car seat maybe?

Madelaine - posted on 10/24/2009

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I don't know. Is that the brand? I know that mine is Graco. I can't remember what the print is called but it's blue with brown circles on it.

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