Anyone have a sweaty baby?

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my little guy has been a sweaty baby since he was born. i thought that at the time it was because it was summer, but now even in the winter he sweats like crazy if I use a blanket or sleep-sack at bedtime.



I'm going to ask my dr. about it at his 9 month checkup, but wanted to know if anyone else has a sweaty baby.

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Davita - posted on 04/12/2011

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My daughter is 11 months old now, and has always sweat in her sleep.. to the point of saturate sheets and soaking hair. I never understood why, but started thinking about it a lot lately. When she goes to sleep on her own, I notice she always tries to get one foot outside of her covers lol. I always thought it was cute, but insisted on covering her up so she wouldn't get cold. She is right here next to me, sound asleep at the moment. She was covered with a light blanket up to her waist, and in nothing but a diaper, but still sweating like crazy. I was just remembering about how babies lose their body heat through their head, because their other sweat glands aren't developed yet. Even though her body and even her head felt fine, not warm at all, I decided to uncover her completely and see if it made a difference. Sure enough, 5-10 minutes later her hair began to dry and the sweating stopped completely. I'm shocked, I never thought she would just be hot because her body and head felt fine to me, not even a little warm. But here it is 2 hours later, she is still uncovered completely and still sweat-free. My sheet is actually starting to dry lol. This is a breakthrough for us, because she has dealt with these night sweats for almost a year. Her skin feels a little cool now, so I am going to cover her back up, maybe just her legs. But atleast now I know that it is merely a matter of being temperature-sensitive. Shes now been covered (only her legs) for about ten minutes and still no sweat. Normally she'd be drenched by now. Sorry so long, but I hope this helps somebody out there with the same issue. Goodnight Everyone and Good luck :)

Anita - posted on 03/12/2010

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Gosh I hope its nothing serious..

My baby has been a sweaty baby since the day he was born.

I thought bit was my fault for piling on the layers when he was born but gradualy the layers come off & no difference.

I could be giving him a luke warm bottle & you can see the sweat drops forming all over his head. By the time hes finished your sleeve is soaked!!

LaCi - posted on 03/14/2010

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My son has always been sweaty, from birth through now. I was paranoid and kept the house warmer when he was little, and I used sleep sacks and what not. I finally just put the thermostat back to what I'm comfortable with, about 64, and let him run around naked. Now he only really sweats when he sleeps and he sweats profusely! I don't think its a big deal.

Krista - posted on 09/23/2011

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My son was sweaty especially when nursing/feeding. That was the only outward symptom of his heart condition. He had severe pulmonary vavular stenosis. He had a slight murmur when born which got louder as grew a couple of weeks. He had to have balloon vavulo-plasty at 4 weeks. Had the hospital not done a "routine" echocardiogram my son would not be here now. I am convinced that he would have been a SIDS baby.

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Sue - posted on 03/14/2010

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Both of my babies were sweaty babies, but my son in particular has been a sweaty child since birth. He is not and never was even a chubby child. Just hot. He was 2 lb 8 oz at birth and always in the 10th percentile for weight. He is now six and cries if we want him to wear jammies to bed. And he wakes us sweaty all the time. All of the kids in our family are like that. There are 7 and thus far, all sweaty.

Teresa - posted on 03/12/2010

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funny topic, but yes my son has sweaty feet! stinky feet at 2 and 3 months, i thought was unusual but turns out its perfectly normal! mine eventually grew out of it though...

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I've also read that sweating while sleeping can be a sign of sleep apnea. It's worth mentioning to your child's doctor.

Amanda - posted on 01/13/2010

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My son is a very sweaty lil boy. He is just like myself and his father. We both sweat alot when we sleep. I have to turn our heat down to 64 in the winter and 66 in the summer. Everyone else complains it too cold in our house but we have to be comfortable not them.

Jennifer - posted on 01/13/2010

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yeah my son is 19 months old and he sweats a lot. usually right after he wakes up from a nap.

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Wow! Good to know I'm not the only one. His dad is VERY sweaty at night so it makes sense. Thanks so much for the posts ladies!

Erica - posted on 01/13/2010

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My daughter is sooo sweaty too! My son wasn't that way though! Idk what it is! Lol! Her feet are stinky too!

Danielle - posted on 01/13/2010

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My daughter sweats like crazy as well. and like you, i thought it was because it was summer time. nut it being winter now she still sweats like crazy. but i havent thought nothing of it because her daddy does the same thing.

Kiley - posted on 01/13/2010

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i know what u mean.. my baby boy sweats all the time.. he even has stinky feet

Desire - posted on 01/13/2010

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my boy seems to sweat alot especially when he is sleeping and running around like your normal two year old.

Kendra - posted on 01/13/2010

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oh my goodness, YES! my 2-year-old little girl sweats like crazy if we try to put her in anything more than thin cotton jammies. and her little feet stink 24/7, no matter how often I wash them. I don't know how common it is (never really thought it strange enough to mention at check-ups), but I do know that it is super important to keep them hydrated...she wakes up and takes her sippy cup first thing in the morning.

Krystle - posted on 01/13/2010

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i do, when i feed her, her neck and hair get soaked from sweat, any part that touches me gets sweaty, she makes me sweat becaus eof it. shes a lil heater. i dont think its woriesome, my huby is a heater, but he dont sweat so much if ever.

Toni - posted on 01/13/2010

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Marisol sweats at night. I even noticed sweat on her nose this evening. She likes to be warm at night but ends up sweating. I Just make sure her night clothes are cotton and are appropriate for the temperature in the house. I notice it the most when she is nursing at night an falls asleep in my arms.

Courtney - posted on 01/13/2010

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I have a sweaty baby too, especially when she sleeps. i thought it was cause i was over dressing her seeing as it is winter. i think though at this point she just takes after her dad. i check her neck and forehead to see if shes hot and shes not, some just sweat more than others.

Ashley - posted on 01/13/2010

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my girls are the same way one more then the other but soon as she falls asleep shes soaked .. takes after her dad his family is the same way ..

Ries - posted on 01/13/2010

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it must be genetic.. I have six kids, (2 marriages..) the last three kids, all sweat like... guess who... my hubby wears only t-shirts in winter and really does not cope in summer.. he is a small man, not overweight either, but drips a lot!!!! (and i'm a cold frog so it works for cuddles in winter,.. he's my hot water bottle now!) our daughter is pretty bad in summer since she was 1.. (poor chook) but the sixth (a boy)is the first I've seen do it from birth... he was a sweaty baby, he has big rings of salty sweat around his sleeping places, breaks out in water when breastfeeding.. so we have found breathable fabrics, and I am thanking God fo rmodern cloth nappies that breath too! and I top and tail him, using baby wipes when I cannot get into bath. different kind of normal...

Rebecca - posted on 01/13/2010

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Yes, my son is very sweaty! My mom is a nurse and kept acting like I was making it up when I told her that he was a sweaty newborn...saying that babies don't have sweat glands. I don't know about that, but my son definitely was very sweaty basically from the beginning.

Try dressing him lightly and avoiding polyester! 100% cotton all the way!

Mehdiyah - posted on 01/13/2010

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Hi how are u doing , Yes my son is also havin the same problem from the time hes born he sweats allloooooooot....hes now 2+ but still is the same..when hes sleeping his whole bed gets wet even his hair are wet n the pillow also...I have checked with the his pediatric and hes told me its normal ..he said that his metabolisim is very high...so dont worry may be its the same with ur son..but u can still ask his doc...only remember to keep wiping him so that he doesnt catch a cold ...and do tell me wht did ur doctor say about sweaty kids

Rhiannon - posted on 01/13/2010

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My son is a walking puddle. he has a syndrome that affects his ability to regulate his body temperature, so I put it down to that. However, my little girl (nearly 4 months) does not have the same condition and she sweats more than he does! She sleeps in air con and still her hair is slicked to her head! All her sheets have sweaty stains on them. I live in the tropics and the humidity is high here.

Heather - posted on 01/13/2010

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My 4 month old baby is constantly sweating. He has sweaty baby feet, and he sweats badly if I cover him with a blanket or he is in the sun

Sara - posted on 01/13/2010

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my son has sweated when he is sleeping since he was born his dad does it as well and i hae no clue why....and he sweats in anything ...

Morgan - posted on 01/13/2010

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omg yessss, my lil girl is 3 now and she still sweats a lot mostly in her sleep. sometimes she wakes up and her clothes and pillow are wet from it. I try to keep her in lose pjs but I have to put long ones on her bc she kicks off the covers, my mom says I was the same when I was younger, I do sweat in my sleep at times still and tend to get a lil hotter and sweatier than the average person but nothing extreme or gross. good luck, hope this helped

Megan - posted on 01/13/2010

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My son is sweaty also....I do not cover him up at night nor do I put fleece pj's on him. He would die of heat. He is a big baby so he gets hot easily. He gets mad when I put blankets on him and sleeps the best with nothing over top of him. You baby is fine! No worries! :)

Theresa - posted on 01/13/2010

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mine also.. she sweat even if we are staying in an air condition room.. especially her feet & hands.

Renee - posted on 01/13/2010

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My daughter sweats from her head a lot when she sleeps. I thought at first that she was too hot but checked the rest of her body and she was fine. It's just when she sleeps. I was thinking of mentioning it to my doctor at her 9-month check-up too.

Christine - posted on 01/13/2010

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Yes Sue I have had two! I am the mother of four. My first experience of this was with my first son Joey (second child). I remember very vividly saying "I have never smelled a baby's head that stinks before" to my Dr. He just said "that's how he is". I had to give him a bath every day no matter what! I even ended up with head sweat stains on the baby swing cushion. Then my last child Charlie had the same problem. I had a hard time getting my mother-in-law to understand that he could not be all bundled up or he would wake up just sweating! To this very day if she is over watching the kids at bedtime I have to always go into the bedroom and take off some of the blankets she has piled on him!

Janay - posted on 01/13/2010

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My son is the epitome of sweaty... He is continuously breaking out in a heat rash b/c of it...

Natasha - posted on 01/13/2010

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yes my son sweats alot but i have just put it done to being hot blooded as myself n seths dad feels the heat n his dad sweats alot even when being in aircon.. just have alook at the situation do u or the babies dad feel the heat and sweat alot if so then i prob wouldt b to worried bout it if not then get a check up..

Heather - posted on 01/13/2010

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My baby boy is always sweating, LOL. but it turns out, he just takes after his father who sweats a lot! I made a point to buy 100% cotton shirts and blankets, it seems to keep him from sweating at night while sleeping.

Sue - posted on 03/14/2010

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Both of my babies were sweaty babies, but my son in particular has been a sweaty child since birth. He is not and never was even a chubby child. Just hot. He was 2 lb 8 oz at birth and always in the 10th percentile for weight. He is now six and cries if we want him to wear jammies to bed. And he wakes us sweaty all the time. All of the kids in our family are like that. There are 7 and thus far, all sweaty.

Courtney - posted on 01/13/2010

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I have a sweaty baby too, especially when she sleeps. i thought it was cause i was over dressing her seeing as it is winter. i think though at this point she just takes after her dad. i check her neck and forehead to see if shes hot and shes not, some just sweat more than others.

Ries - posted on 01/13/2010

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it must be genetic.. I have six kids, (2 marriages..) the last three kids, all sweat like... guess who... my hubby wears only t-shirts in winter and really does not cope in summer.. he is a small man, not overweight either, but drips a lot!!!! (and i'm a cold frog so it works for cuddles in winter,.. he's my hot water bottle now!) our daughter is pretty bad in summer since she was 1.. (poor chook) but the sixth (a boy)is the first I've seen do it from birth... he was a sweaty baby, he has big rings of salty sweat around his sleeping places, breaks out in water when breastfeeding.. so we have found breathable fabrics, and I am thanking God fo rmodern cloth nappies that breath too! and I top and tail him, using baby wipes when I cannot get into bath. different kind of normal...

Heather - posted on 01/13/2010

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My 4 month old baby is constantly sweating. He has sweaty baby feet, and he sweats badly if I cover him with a blanket or he is in the sun

Heather - posted on 01/13/2010

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My baby boy is always sweating, LOL. but it turns out, he just takes after his father who sweats a lot! I made a point to buy 100% cotton shirts and blankets, it seems to keep him from sweating at night while sleeping.

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