How Not To Let Your Baby Get Too Hot or Too Cold

Overheating can increase the risk of SIDS. Babies can overheat because of too much bedding or clothing, or because the room is too hot.

  • When you check your baby, make sure they’re not too hot. If your baby is sweating or their tummy feels hot to the touch, take off some of the bedding. Don’t worry if his hands or feet feel cool. This is normal.
  • It’s easier to adjust for the temperature by using lightweight blankets. Remember, a folded blanket counts as two blankets.
  • Babies don’t need hot rooms.  Keep the room at a temperature that’s comfortable for you at night. About 18°C (65°F) is comfortable.
  • If it’s very warm, your baby may not need any bedclothes other than a sheet.
  • Even in winter, most babies who are unwell or feverish don’t need extra clothes.
  • Babies should never sleep with a hot-water bottle or electric blanket, next to a  heater or fire, or in direct sunshine.
  • They lose excess heat through their heads, so make sure your baby’s head can’t be covered by bedclothes during sleep periods.

How Not To Let Your Baby Get Too Hot or Too Cold: http://youtu.be/RW5ex9Xb99c
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