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My baby is two days old and he seems to be shivering and random times. I know that babies don't shiver to keep warm, should I be concerned?

My baby is two days old and he seems to be shivering and random times. I know that babies don't shiver to keep warm, should I be concerned?

Swaddling may help: A very young baby can loses heat easily and shiver. Newborns also have normal shivering reflexes especially when they are placed for diaper change . All thing being equal if baby feeds well is alert try swaddling for a bit ...Read more

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What does it mean if my baby is shivering?

What does it mean if my baby is shivering?

Newborn response: The obvious answer is that they are cold, but if they are very young, under 3-4 months, they are likely having a moro reflex, a primitive muscle reflex where moving them a little bit or jostling them causes the arms, legs, or jaw to "quiver" as if they are shivering. Older children shiver in an effort to raise temperature, such as when generating a fever, so if they are shivering, monitor temp. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 2 day old baby to shiver even his temp is 37 C or 98.6 F degrees in the summer. Room temper is 23 C or 75 F. Lots of clothing.

Is it normal for a 2 day old baby to shiver even his temp is 37 C or 98.6 F degrees in the summer. Room temper is 23 C or 75 F. Lots of clothing.

Normal: This "shivering" is just the baby's immature nervous system causing muscle movement. It is not an indication they are cold. Don't overdress your baby - overheating has been associated with SIDS> newborn should wear number of layers of clothes adults in environment are comfortable in plus one layer more. ...Read more

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My 3.5 months baby has frequent shiver in right leg and chin, mainly when sleeping. is this common or should i be worried?

My 3.5 months baby has frequent shiver in right leg and chin, mainly when sleeping.  is this common or should i be worried?

No: Babies tend to relax their muscles while in a deep sleep & they can have momentary shiver like jerks , if they are long enough & when you hold the legs & they do not stop , you need to go see your Pediatrician . Detailed history of pregnancy is necessary as well. ...Read more

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What would cause uncontrollable shivering after having a baby?

What would cause uncontrollable shivering after having a baby?

Lower body temp:ANS: There are many causes but the most common reason may be lowered body temperature. Other causes may be the autonomic nervous system. Institution of forced warm air conduction and warm body fluids may help. Some anesthesiologists believe Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) may reduce shivering but this is debated. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have the shivers when you have a baby?

Is it normal to have the shivers when you have a baby?

Yes: I have heard several physiological explanations. But without trying to explain things I do not fully understand, i will say it occurs commonly. ...Read more

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Shivers and tremors for a 3 months baby while awake. Is this normal?

Shivers and tremors for a 3 months baby while awake. Is this normal?

??shivers/tremors??: A 3 month old infant will have a dramatic startle response to loud sounds or sudden movements. Their arms and legs will shake during movement as a sign of their immature nervous system, but this shaking is low intensity and similar on both sides of the body.It this is what you see, just discuss it at your next checkup. ...Read more

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