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My Baby Is Always Hot!

Just wondering if anybody has gone through this like I am. My daughter is a little over 3 months old, and she is so sweet and hardly ever fusses! I am truly blessed to have her. I'm just curious to know if there are any other moms out there who have hot babies. She is always hot...if I put a hat on her because it's cold outside I have to take it off as soon as we get in the car or she will start sweating...same thing with her blankets. Last night she would not go to sleep until I took her blanket completely off of her. I am hot natured, but I didn't realize a baby could be so much like that. Anytime I have her out people will ask why I don't have a blanket around her, but it's because she would burn up if I did. I'm sure other mothers probably think I'm crazy when we go out to eat because she isn't wrapped up. I've asked the doctor but he doesn't seem concerned, and I really think it's probably fine, but it just makes me wonder. Anyone who has dealt with anything similar let me know, all reponses are greatly appreciated! Oh I forgot to mention, I have checked her temperature to make sure it's not a fever...didn't want to forget that part.

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Thanks to all who responded...it makes me feel better just knowing that there are lots of other "hot" children out there. I finally realized that this is why she no longer wants to get in her carrier because she always comes out sweating! I have stopped putting jackets/sweaters on her and just put her in a onesie and then a light blanket and a hat to walk to the car and she is doing much better with it. She is still almost always soaked when she gets out, but not nearly as agitated at me for it! I appreciate all the responses!

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My son is the same way. He is a year and a half now. Everytime he is in long sleeves he sweats. Even in short sleeves and sometimes just a diaper. When he sleeps he always sweats and I never cover him up. He does just fine and has only had one cold. Hope this helps. Just put her in adequate clothing (like I almost always have socks on Riley)and you'll be fine and so will she!!

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Hi,

My son is 7 mths old and the same way....he just holds his body temp very well. I keep a light weight receiving blanket with us just in case but most of the time he is good with just his reg clothes......hope this helps :)

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My 18 month old daughter is the same way, I just dress her how she is comfortable and carry extra warm clothes around in case she gets cold. I occasionally get comments from the over bearing older generation that lives near me and I Just explain the circumstances, show them the extra clothes and go on my way. I hope this helps

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I have a 1 year old little boy. I know exactly what you are going through. My son DOES NOT like blankets at all. He sweats so bad that I have to put him in only a tshirt at night in the winter and nothing in the summer, unless the AC is on full blast. I have learned that he sleeps better if its cool. He is just like his daddy, me..I cant sleep unless I have blankets. I used to take my son out without a blanket all the time...mothers arent looking at you like your crazy, but I know how you feel..Sometimes I feel people are looking at me cause Im young and I have a baby out without a blanket or hat. I feel that they think Im young and dumb, but they arent.:-D and if they do...oh well, no one knows your child better than you do~!

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HI THERE.
I WENT THRU TH E SAME THING. MY SON WAS BORN SEPT 05 AND IS A NATURAL SWEATY BOY. AT THE TIME, MY HUSBAND AND I LIVED WITH HIS PARENTS (WHO ARE ALL FROM BOSNIA AND DO NOT SPEAK ENGLISH). I WOULD HAVE LUKA IN PANTS, SOCKS AND SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT (HE WAS NOT EVEN 3WEKS OLD). I WOULD GO TO TAKE A SHOWER AND COME OUT AND MY MOTHER IN LAW WOUL DHAVE 3 LAYERS OF CLOTHES ON HIM AND A HAND SEWN AFGHAN BLANKET. THEN SHE WOULD SCOL ME FOR ABOUT TEN MINUTES. I WOULD UNDRESS HIM AND HAND HER EACH AND EVERY PIECE OF CLOTHING (WET THRROUGH FROM SWEAT IN LESS THAN 30MIN)
HE IS NOW 16MO AND PEOPLE LOOK AT ME LIKE AN IDIOT WHEN HE IS NOT WEARING A WINTER COAT, ONLY A LIGHT PARKA OR EVEN A ZIP UP FLEECE VEST AND HAT. JUST KNOW THAT YOU ARE THE MOM, YOU KNOW YOUR BABY THE BEST AND FORGET ABOYT WHT OTHERS THINK.

GOOD LUCK.
L. C

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My kids run hot too. I have taken their temps so many times. It has taken me a while to adjust to each one before I stop assuming they have fevers (they rarely get them). My husband is hot all the time too, whereas I am usually cold. I think it is just their body temps. I wouldn't worry about it, esp if your pedi isn't worried. I have just learned to adjust to it and now that they are older I let them be the judge of how many layers they need on (if it were up to me they would be suffocating in the winter, lol!). It will take you some time to get adjusted to her body temp but you will. The one thing I have had to do tho is to look for other signs of a fever since their heads are always hot. The best piece of advice I ever got was to check the back of the neck (nape) to guage temperature. If it is hot/sweaty the baby/child is too warm. I use this instead of my kids' heads all the time now. GL.

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My son was the same way when he was a baby. He is 11 years old now. He is still 'hot natured'. I call it hot natured to the extreme. lol When he was a baby I never put a coat or jacket on him. I just covered his carrier up with a blanket so I could take it off him in the car. Just last year he started wearing long sleeve shirts. He usually wore short sleeves and a 'hoodie' so he could take it off when he got hot. His grandpa always buys him a big coat for the winter but he never wears it. Unless it snows you won't see a coat on my son. He sleeps with no covers at night. He says he gets hot. Sometime he sweats alot. He plays baseball and during both practice and games he attracts alot of attention by all the sweat pouring off his head.

I know what you mean about people looking at you funny when they do not have on coats and it is cold outside. Just ignore them. I see it like this....they are our children and we are with them everyday and know what is best for them.

Good luck and have a great new year

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I'm not a professional, but my daughter used to be hot a lot too. Like you said, she didn't have a fever, she was just always warm!! (I can remember playing pass the baby at a soccer game in NY in Nov. - it was freezing and she kept us all warm!!)

My son used to HATE being wrapped in blankets - I mean HATE it. As a newborn, the nurses in the hospital told me they'd never seen a baby who hated being swaddled, but he'd cry and kick until he got those blankets loose!!

Don't worry about what other people think. Just make sure your daughter is comfortable and check on her while you're out :) Not all babies are the same, so they can't all be treated the same! Just keep in mind that babies under 1 year can't regulate body temperature very well, so watch that she doesn't get too cold.

Smiles!

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My daughter is going on 2 months old and seems to be headed in this direction too. She's always warm and if she starts to cry, she ends up sweating! We try to just keep her in full outfits, to keep her toes and hands warm mainly, but she will not keep a blanket on her unless she is swaddled. I think she gets that from me. I've always been hot in whatever I wear. I don't think it's anything to worry about now that I've seen your post and other advice. I like you, checked her temp a couple times just to be sure. :)

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Hi! My daughter is the same way. I blame it on my husband, even though I am hot natured, because he sweats in his sleep. I guess she's just gonna be like her daddy. No suggestions from me because I'm in the same boat. It's just the way your daughter may be, like mine. My daughter is now almost 7 months and she's always been like that. Just wanted to let you know.

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Hi,

My son is 7 mths old and the same way....he just holds his body temp very well. I keep a light weight receiving blanket with us just in case but most of the time he is good with just his reg clothes......hope this helps :)

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There is nothing to worry about. My son is exactly the same way always hot, so I just have to work around that. I don't bundle him up like I see other moms do, he gets really upset when he is hot, so I just do what is comfortable for him. Now he is almost 7 months old & I have had no problems with him. I do put a hat on him when we are outside but as soon as we go indoors or a car it comes off. I got him a winter jacket & I think he has worn it twice because he gets to hot & sweats, so now I just put layers on him. A long sleeve shirt & maybe a sweatshirt so I can't take one off without truly exposing him to the elements & still making him comfortable. Just figure out what works for you & your daughter, and not to worry what everyone else thinks. Every baby is different....

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A.,
My baby is now almost 10 months old and she is a hot baby. She was born almost a month early and she weighed 8.8lbs. I thought she had a fever the first few weeks we were home because with her being born in March, it was chilly in the house. I was fussed at by others because I would let her sleep without socks on or really warm sleepers. She does not like cover even now and hates a coat. It is rare that she feels chilly. I am warm myself so I try to dress her the way I am dressed. Hope this helps ease your concern some.

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My Sophie was exactly like your baby. hats made her furious because of how hot she always was. we never used blankets in her crib,,we still don't and she is going to be two years old on the 11th of this month. She did grow out of the hat issue, she likes hats now....but she is still a warm natured person,,like me :-) She has her favorite silky blanket that she sleeps with but its never on her,,its under her and her sweet little hands :-) You do what is best for your baby,,you know,,you are her Mommy :-)

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Dont worry about it! You do whats best for your baby. My youngest son was like that as an infant and never outgrew it! He is 4 yrs old and even with it being winter time we keep our heat on 60 degrees to keep my son comfortable and he STILL wakes up soakin wet every morning from sweat......Drs just say he is hot natured....and otherwise he is perfectly fine!

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Hi A.,
I read your request and thought I would respond, especially since my son has the same problem. Ever since he was a baby he has always been hot natured. I could never keep his hats or blankets or cloths on him. I asked my pediatrition and he said that it was natural. Babys can be hot or cold natured just like adults can. My daughter is the total opposite, she is always cold. I wouldn't let it worry you, just remember to dress your daughter as you would dress your self(maybe even less if need be) weither going outside or indoors,even if you think they need extra clothing or blankets, they don't. That is what my pediatrition told me. Hope this helps alittle.

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I would not be concerned about her being hot. Some babies are always cold and others are always hot. My son never sleeps with a blanket on, we will put it on and he will kick it off. Even when he was 3 months old, he would sweat and sweat and I figured his body knew what he needed. So just continue with what you feel is right for her. If that is your biggest worry right now, I think your doing a fantastic job with her!! My question to you is where is Building Blocks?? My son who is 14 months old goes to Kids Company in Sumter. I also HATE the fact he has to go to Daycare! I am always looking for a better place to send him. And if you love yours, please give me a little more information on it. Thanks!

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My son was kinda like that... We lived in Alaska when he was a baby and he was ALWAYS hot unless we were outside. He rarely wore clothes indoors. Maybe it just depends on the baby??

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hi! i have the same problem. leila is 3 months old and i have to dress her in one layer less than myself. it is odd that she is so hot natured but she just sweats like crazy. glad to know she isn't the only one!

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My 18 month old daughter is the same way, I just dress her how she is comfortable and carry extra warm clothes around in case she gets cold. I occasionally get comments from the over bearing older generation that lives near me and I Just explain the circumstances, show them the extra clothes and go on my way. I hope this helps

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My son is the same way. He is a year and a half now. Everytime he is in long sleeves he sweats. Even in short sleeves and sometimes just a diaper. When he sleeps he always sweats and I never cover him up. He does just fine and has only had one cold. Hope this helps. Just put her in adequate clothing (like I almost always have socks on Riley)and you'll be fine and so will she!!

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I had the same experience with my youngest 2 children (boys). Other parents do look at me sometimes like they can't believe I don't have heavier jackets/more clothes or whatever on them, but I know my children. When they were babies, they would be miserable if they got too hot...it took me a little while to figure that out initially. They would cry & whine and I would try everything, but I learned that if I took off one layer of clothes or cooled them off some other way, they would stop crying. I don't even buy either one of them sweaters, turtleneck shirts, or blanket/fleece sleepers, because I know they can't wear them without being miserable. Of course, my grandma, family members and quite a few people I don't even know have told me how my child is going to "catch" pneumonia, but I just ignore them and do what I think is best.

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I have the same problem. My daughter is 3 years old and any time I take her out I have to take her coat or jacket off in the car and put it on her when we get out. All she will sleep in is a onesie. When she was real little I cut up one of the flat sheet from my bed and made little ones for her and I cann't even get her to sleep under that. I think you just have to let it be. If your doctor isn't worried you probably should either. Don't worry about what other think you have to do what is better for your child cause is she isn't happy no one is (at least that is how it works for me).

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My daughter is and was the same way. She can't wear fleece at all. Can't even wear sweatpants or sweatshirts. She hasn't had any problems. People do look at me funny when I have her "underdressed" according to them. All in all, you know your baby and what is best. Don't worry about what other moms think. :)

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katie was always like that as well and to this day as cold as it gets at night she still just wants to be in her diaper and nothing else. i am much like u in worring about is she getting sick or is it just my imagination going wild?. the only thing to do i found is to liesten to our babies they're the ones that know what they want and how they feel even though we might not always understand them . trust your judgement and liesten to her she'll tell u what to do. katie is now 2years old and still the boss.
hope this helps giving u some insight
A.

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yep both of my children are like that they get it from there dad. keep up the good work, your doing what we do.

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I have never heard of this before....this is the first time I have heard this.. but it the doctor that you took your child to doesn't seem concerned...take her to another one. Do all you can to help your child.
God bless you....I'll be praying.

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Oh my god,thank you for writing this!!!My little girl,who is now 16 mo,is also extremely hot natured.When she was an infant-newborn til around 6/7 months,my husband would freak out on a dailey basis thinking she was running a temp.,I humored him several times by taking her temp ,every time it was around 99.5,consistantly!!!She's just a hot momma,what can I say,she's been sick a few times,and of course when she runs a temp then it's really high,but I guess thats just the way she is,her body just runs warmer than other peoples,the doc said not to worry.Also,she sweats really bad when it's humid but not to terribly bad when its just plain hot,actually she handles the heat rather well-now that I think about,she loves the outside.If you're worried just ask your doc,if they say everything is kosher,which it probably is,then you just have a hot momma too!Good luck and enjoy your baby girl,they do grow fast!!R. p.s Don't worry what others think,you cant make everyone happy!!!

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My little girl is always hot. I'm hot natured also, but not like her. At night, we cut the heat down because I have nightmares if I get hot while I'm sleepting. It will be about sixty degrees in the house and my little girl is only wearing a t-shirt and a diaper and still refuses to cover up! She's always been that way. Just like your little one, she never wanted to wear hats, jackets or be covered in blankets. We later found out that this is could be a symptom of her eczema. We just found out that she has it this summer. My poor husband freezes all year round. Just last night, we were arguing over the temp in the house again. I told him that I don't want to have this discussion twenty years from now. He went and put on pajamas. HeHe.

Advice- Don't worry about it. This is just something that you will learn to deal with. Your child is old enough now that she can kick off the covers if she needs too. Don't make her stay covered. This will only make her mad. When she is at home, let her run around(or crawl) in just a t-shirt and diaper or just a diaper in the summer. It will save you time and effort fighting with her just to have her take it off anyway. Plus it saves you from doing so much laundry. Also, let the temp in the house go down at night. It won't hurt her, I promise. We normally have it about 60-65 at night. If her legs feel cool, cover her legs. If her arms feel cool, cover her arms, but remember she's likely to uncover herself. She's old enough to kick off the cover if she needs too.

Most important, don't worry about what others think. You know your child best. I used to get those same looks too. I also have a mother-in-law that seems to think if the temp drops below 75, you need a coat, hat, gloves and a scarf. She might grow out of this, but most likely she won't. Just be prepared for the looks and explainations if someone asks. Yes, it is ok to bring baby to Wal-Mart in nothing but a onesie and socks in November. Remember to keep a blanket in the diaper bag just in case.

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Hello A.,
My son is the same way. He will not sleep with a blanket and starts sweating if I have him bundled up too much. I figured it was due to the fact that I have always been hot natured and rarely wear a coat myself. I have gotten several comments from people that I don't have my son dressed warmly enough. I just smile and nod. Since you are hot natured also I am not surprised your daughter has the same trait. I hope that helps you a little.
J.

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My son was like that when he was a baby. Always sweating and have little sweat balls under his chin.He never like covers on him either. To this day in the mornings his legs are hanging out of his covers and he is a very health boy.

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