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Is it normal for babies to sweat a lot?

Is it normal for babies to sweat a lot?

Yes: Due to neruvous system immaturity...But if your baby is younger than 6 months and there is the possibility that you may be overbundling her at bedtime now that the weather is chill -- overheating is a definite sids risk. Experts say the ideal room temperature should be between 68 and 72° f. In addition, using blankets, comforters, or quilts can impair your baby's ability to breathe. ...Read more

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Is it normal for babies to sweat?

Is it normal for babies to sweat?

Yes: Sweating is the only way they have of getting rid of excess heat they produce by metabolism. ...Read more

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My infant 9 m old head most of the time sweats while sleeping in night.is it normal?what r the possible reasons

My infant 9 m old head most of the time sweats while sleeping in night.is it normal?what r the possible reasons

Sweaty infant: Many babies are over bundled due to fear of the child getting cold. This can cause overheating and increase the risk of SIDS. Your infant should wear the same amount of clothes as you. Monitor baby carefully for blue and cold fingers and toes. Don't use too many blankets. Here's a good hand-out: http://www.nih.gov/news/health/nov2010/nichd-02.htm (If that doesn't solve it, see your pediatrician). ...Read more

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Can sweat&moist cause redness between big toes of a 9M baby? He swims every week. Also uses shoes a lot. Have you seen this on babies? Is it common?

Can sweat&moist cause redness between big toes of a 9M baby? He swims every week. Also uses shoes a lot. Have you seen this on babies? Is it common?

It happens: Generally a kid that age should avoid shoes. Many trap moisture and can lead to the equivalent of a diaper rash, especially between the toes.Rubbery soled socks are the only things I put on kids feet at that age.Any shoes you buy for show, should breathe well while on the feet. Patent leather or plastic are the worst offenders. ...Read more

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Why do babies sweat in nursing asleep?

Why do babies sweat in nursing asleep?

Baby sweats w feeds: Babies tend to sweat during a feeding if they are "working hard" to nurse. Some of these babies have an underlying heart problem. It is best to check with your infant's doctor asap for a full exam and weight check. ...Read more

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Why do babies sweat on there feet?

Why do babies sweat on there feet?

Everybody does: Everyone sweats on their feet. Sweat glands are in many parts of the body. Some people may sweat more than others, but everyone sweats! babies typically have chubby feet and may be overdressed for the temperature. Keep him cool and lightly dressed when appropriate. Dress him in the same amount of clothing in which you feel comfortable. Don't use shoes when the baby isn't walking yet. ...Read more

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I had a baby 7 weeks ago and since having him I sweat a lot in my sleep when I wake up I feel like I've just gotten out of the bath. Is this normal?

I had a baby 7 weeks ago and since having him I sweat a lot in my sleep when I wake up I feel like I've just gotten out of the bath. Is this normal?

Hormonal imbalance: Night sweats are typically due to either estrogen or cortisol being imbalanced. Please tell your obstetrician or primary care doctor so they can work with you to figure this out and treat you appropriately. I wish you the very best. ...Read more

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I have a 6 month old baby boy he has a very hot head at times and sweats a lot. Is it normal to have a very hot head?

I have a 6 month old baby boy he has a very hot head at times and sweats a lot. Is it normal to have a very hot head?

Probably ok: This is probably ok. It is summertime and hot in most areas of the US now. Be sure and dress him lightly, just a onsie. Check for temperature with a rectal thermometer, if it is over 99.4 undress him completely and recheck it. Sometimes babies just get a bit warm. Anything above 100.4 and you need to let your pediatrician know. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 3 week-old baby to spit up a lot and sweats without a fever?

Is it normal for a 3 week-old baby to spit up a lot and sweats without a fever?

Yes: Infants can have mild reflux whereby their stomachs connot always accommodate the amount of breast/forumla inside their tummies. This is due to a weak muscle/sphincter & slower emptying. Smaller/shorter feeds offered more frequently and upright positioning may decrease this trend. ...Read more