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When my 3 month old who sleeps through the night wakes up, his hands are freezing. I don't over dress him andi use a fan to prevent sids, heat set@ 70?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Common energy saver

Infants in a cool environment often shift blood flow from the top skin down deeper to conserve the heat & energy they use to grow.
Fingers, toes, lips & ears are often cooler than surrounding areas.Sleeping in a onzie with mittens & hat is what i reccomend. The cold hands is not a sign of a problem & likely bothers you more than baby.Fans or pacifiers may drop sids risk but not > sleeping on hisback.

In brief: Common energy saver

Infants in a cool environment often shift blood flow from the top skin down deeper to conserve the heat & energy they use to grow.
Fingers, toes, lips & ears are often cooler than surrounding areas.Sleeping in a onzie with mittens & hat is what i reccomend. The cold hands is not a sign of a problem & likely bothers you more than baby.Fans or pacifiers may drop sids risk but not > sleeping on hisback.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Look at whole baby

If your baby is cold, dress him warmer. If your child is eating well, growing appropriately, developing appropriately, and is comfortable with only cold hands, then who are the cold hands bothering, him or you? A good rule of thumb regarding any perceived problem in a baby is that if the baby is growing and thriving and happy then the baby is fine and no action is required.

In brief: Look at whole baby

If your baby is cold, dress him warmer. If your child is eating well, growing appropriately, developing appropriately, and is comfortable with only cold hands, then who are the cold hands bothering, him or you? A good rule of thumb regarding any perceived problem in a baby is that if the baby is growing and thriving and happy then the baby is fine and no action is required.
Dr. Bryan Levey
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Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Freezing hands

The hands and feet of each of us contain the highest number of sweat glands, and with evaporation cooling takes place.
Babies also shunt blood to their central organs which would make their extremities feel cooler. So, in addition to evaporation of sweat, plus the fan which cools the air and speeds up evaporation, this may be the cause of your babies "freezing" hands. Put booties on his hands.

In brief: Freezing hands

The hands and feet of each of us contain the highest number of sweat glands, and with evaporation cooling takes place.
Babies also shunt blood to their central organs which would make their extremities feel cooler. So, in addition to evaporation of sweat, plus the fan which cools the air and speeds up evaporation, this may be the cause of your babies "freezing" hands. Put booties on his hands.
Dr. Helena Bentley
Dr. Helena Bentley
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Cold hands

Fans do not prevent sids.
There is no reason to be using one, and maybe the reason the hands are cold. The most effective thing for sids prevention is for the baby to be sleeping on there back. Remove the fan.

In brief: Cold hands

Fans do not prevent sids.
There is no reason to be using one, and maybe the reason the hands are cold. The most effective thing for sids prevention is for the baby to be sleeping on there back. Remove the fan.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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