A 29-year-old member asked:
sauna ok for a 7 month old?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy answered
38 years experience Pediatrics
No: Infants this age can not regulate temperature with sweat glands as well as adults and they can become dehydrated and in danger of developing heat stroke.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
Dr. Yash Khanna answered
56 years experience Family Medicine
Sauna: No it is not.It can dehydrate the baby and it is not recommended.
Answered on Apr 15, 2012
Dr. Howard Gollup answered
42 years experience Pediatrics
No; is very unsafe: I would absolutely recommend against any infant or child being in a sauna or steam bath. Infants cannot cool their body as you can, and can quickly become overheated and dehydrated. This could have serious and even permanent consequences. And most certainly an infant would find it extremely uncomfortable even for a short time--not at all the relaxing experience you might seek in a sauna.
Answered on May 4, 2015
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