My baby is sweating a lot

Ashley - posted on 01/26/2009 ( 19 moms have responded )

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My 7 month old sweats a lot. When I say a lot i mean when he is in my arms my arm is dripping of sweat. This started when he was about a month old. When he lays on the bed the sheet is drenched. If he falls asleep on the couch there is a circle of sweat where his head was. When he falls asleep it is the worst, but it is also in waking hours also just not nearly as bad. You can tell when he is about to fall asleep because you can start to see sweat beads all around his head (not really in the face). His feet are the same way, but that is at just about any given second you can check his feet and they are all sweaty. We live in Houston, Texas so it is not like he dresses super warm or is bundled up very much. Is that normal and what can i do to help him? Anyone have the same problem with their baby sweating?

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Graydon - posted on 11/04/2013

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My son is 7 months and he is constantly sweating while he is awake and asleep. He makes me so worried. How can I help him?

Simone - posted on 06/09/2011

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I am wondering the same thing.. you can sweat dripping from his feet... and his hands are always wet... My husband sweats a lot, but my 7 months old baby is sweating too much... I am going to ask his doctor what she thinks... It doesn't seem normal to me...

Katelyn - posted on 01/27/2009

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I have a sweating baby too! espeshally when i am feeding him, my arms get soaked... my friend told me that it could be a sign of heart problems...but im not sure, im cheaking with my doctor on friday

Joan - posted on 09/15/2013

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im experiencing the same condition.. my 5months old baby boy also sweats a lot. But some of my friends told me that it is normal for a baby, but the elders in my family told me that maybe he has a heart or maybe a lung problem. So i'd better go to my doctor and ask him regarding over sweating of my baby. You should do the same thing :-)

Hesti - posted on 02/19/2012

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My son was the same as a baby, I checked with our house doc, the paediatrician, even ended up phoning the local hospital and clinic and our medical aid helpline a couple of times when he was small!! All the replies were the same, people differ and some just sweat more than others. He is almost 7 now and is constantly sweating, especially his head and feet and I have noticed his back as well lately. Even after just a couple of minutes of playing outside or running or riding his bike his head and hair is drenched. When discussing the issue (NOT problem) with the pead when he was still a baby, he suggested I make double sure that my son keeps hydrated and I started him off on water (apart from his regular milk feeds) right away, which took a week or so for him to get used to but we haven't looked back. He will easily drink two to three litres of water a day and I ALWAYS have 500ml bottles of water on hand, my fridge is stocked, he takes it to school, if we go somewhere he grabs a bottle on his way to the car, with meals, everything. I am actually really proud of him because he hardly ever drinks anything but water and if people offer him a cold drink or juice he always very politely ask if he can have cold water instead! He was a very big baby and is still big for his age and I know that when he was born they monitored his blood sugar very closely for the first two days as apparently diabetes is very common in large babies, but luckily he was fine. From all I have read and experienced I understand your concern but (for me) it all turned out to be fine, let us know what the doctor said, and good luck (I sincerely hope that you are worried about nothing!)!

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Holly - posted on 12/14/2013

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My baby has the same issue. I found online info from a brain surgeon who said vaccines can cause a babys immune system to overreact and attack the base of the brain, back of neck when the baby sleeps which can sometimes cause swelling in that part of the brain cutting off fresh blood supply and resulting in sids. It could be a vaccine sensitivity or reaction because my baby then had brain swelling that the doctors could never figure out what caused it and they will never admit it could be related to a vaccine because they are afraid people won't get them.

SWATHI - posted on 12/03/2013

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hi.. my 7 months old son is also having same problem can any suggest what has to be done for this.. when he sleeps his head will become wet if we on fan he gets cold pls help me

Graydon - posted on 11/18/2013

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Many of the moms have given me lots of support on my son. just few of the ideas i applied without meeting the doctor, I have seen some changes in him. when I took to a open place where he could inhale freely and drinking a lots of water reduces the sweat. I suggest some of the comments below and apply, than it may help you.
Regards,
graydon

Graydon - posted on 11/13/2013

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Dear friends,
thank you so much for all your kind support towards my concern where now am applying and seen some changes, after the mother does not take much protein then than feels well and less sweat. I have not seek the doctors help yet.

regards,
Graydon

Nelly - posted on 07/25/2012

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Always dress them in cotton or linen clothing, but I would definetely take him to a doctor just for peace of mind

Maya - posted on 07/24/2012

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Use pique!!! blankets make sure they are made of organic cotton.

My daughter and my friend's son (both about 2y old) would sweat a lot mainly at night. The problem is we had to cover them with their blankets but then on the other hand they would sweat. Finally we got these pique organic blankets made of cotton and that really made a difference. Some of you are describing a bigger issue then just night sweating but if this tip can help then great. they are called www.elliandnooli.com

Rachael - posted on 06/24/2012

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ye my little girl sweats alot so she does specialy her hair socking and shes while sweaty under her arms but always her hands and feet since she was born but rest her was onli lately shes coming 4 months old kinda dry sweat in her hand feet

Cinda - posted on 06/08/2012

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I'm having the same excessive sweating with my 6 month old & she's sweat like this since shortly after birth. I've been doing a LOT of reading online. I've found every answer from "it's normal, some people just sweat more" to a WIDE variety of reasons that Moms have figured out were causing their kid's sweating........wheat or other food allergy (even the proteins coming through the breast milk b/c Mom was eating it), "hormonal", allergy to waterproof pad on bed, signs of a heart defect, exposures to heavy metals, etc.
My advice would be to talk to your ped & ask about the different things that could cause the sweating & DON'T be blown off or dismissed by your ped w/o having different avenues for the cause being explored (which is what I'm in the process of doing). I could never forgive myself if I just dismissed it as normal only for it to have been something more severe that I could have done something about.

Nourhan - posted on 05/22/2012

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Have you checked him for heavy metals ? There is a simple hair test to do this ..maybe he needs supplements ..I would go to a herbal Doctor to look at this ..:)

Annice - posted on 01/29/2009

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My 5-year-old son sweats a lot as well.  We live in Phoenix, so the summers are especially hot.  The best advice I can give is to just make sure he drinks a lot of water or juice so he doesn't dehydrate.  When family members or friends would make comments that I shouldn't give him so much to drink, my reply was that I'd rather have him urinate more often than suffer from dehydration. 



My husband sweats a lot too.  So we call them "furnace" and "little furnace".  It would seem to me that it must be genetic.



Looks like we all probably go through the same routine of a lot of sock washing, showers/baths, and shampoo!

Blanche - posted on 01/28/2009

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When my last pediatrician laughed at me when I told him about a concern I had, I told him I was switching doctors. My new pediatrician is awesome!



Anyway, both of my sons sweat a lot. Even my 3 week old baby is sweating like crazy if we put any kind of fleece baby blanket over him. I mean, his upper neck and back will be wet! I know it's difficult to keep from worrying when someone tells you that there may be something wrong with your child, but my advice to you is to talk to your doctor and take your friend's suggestion that he could have heart problems with a grain of salt. If your son's happy and healthy otherwise, then the chances are nothing's wrong with him at all.



Best wishes!

Ashley - posted on 01/27/2009

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My husband sweats alot also. He says alot of guys in his family do also. BUT he is nowhere as sweaty has my 7 month old. I have asked his doc. but he kinda just laughed at me! I hate that when doctors do that. I am thinking of changing doctors. But that is besides the point.... It just seems unreal how much he sweats. At least it seems i am not the only one out there with this issue.

Adriana - posted on 01/27/2009

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Same problem. My son is now 5. His head sweats while sleeping, playing, you name it. It worries me when he comes in from playing in the snow and I take off his hat only to see a drenched head of hair!! Doctor says it is not uncommon. Some people just sweat more. I have to change sheets VERY often!!

Emily - posted on 01/27/2009

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I had the same problem. If he fell asleep in my arms my shirt would have a huge wet circle were his head was. He is not so bad now...really just his hands and feet now. But when he was sweaty while he slept was really only in the warm months...we live in Georgia, so summers are hot.....I was wondering if it was a phase or if he will be really sweaty again this summer. My husband is really sweaty, so I thought maybe its just in his genes, but i'm not sure! I know if something concerns me enough, even if it sounds silly, I ask the doctor. Ususally when i say that something sounds silly the doctor reasures me that its normal. I wish I could give you advice, but I had the same problem and maybe I still will this summer...don;t know!?!?

Blanche - posted on 01/28/2009

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When my last pediatrician laughed at me when I told him about a concern I had, I told him I was switching doctors. My new pediatrician is awesome!



Anyway, both of my sons sweat a lot. Even my 3 week old baby is sweating like crazy if we put any kind of fleece baby blanket over him. I mean, his upper neck and back will be wet! I know it's difficult to keep from worrying when someone tells you that there may be something wrong with your child, but my advice to you is to talk to your doctor and take your friend's suggestion that he could have heart problems with a grain of salt. If your son's happy and healthy otherwise, then the chances are nothing's wrong with him at all.



Best wishes!

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