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My Baby Sweats Alot

Hi my 1 month old sweats tremendously, more so at night where his blankets are damp. My pedi says he is in deep sleep and is normal, but he will even sweat while we hold him. While I was prego I sweated alot and now realize he was a human incubator inside me. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this and what information they were given. Thanks for the advice!! :)

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My 8 month old has sweat a lot his entire life as well. He is perfectly happy sleeping in onsies, and if I try to cover his legs with a light blanket, he always kicks it off. When he was smaller, he needed to be swaddled, so we just used a thin blanket. I've also heard of people cutting a sheet into squares and using that for swaddling. Don't be afraid to swaddle him in just a blanket (or sheet) and his diaper. It's totally normal! Don't worry about it too much.

My baby did the same thing and I agree with the other moms just don't overdress them. I kept my little girl just in long onesies. Congrats!!

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My son sweats a LOT too. He also drinks alot. In another year or two you might want to have him tested for diabetes (request the hemoglobin A1-C test) but otherwise it is just the natural constitution of some kiddos. He'll make some cold-blooded wife VERY happy some day to keep her cold feet warm. :-)

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My daughter was the same way, sweating constantly. It was even worse when she was sleeping or nursing. The doctors (more than one) assured me it was normal. It turned out that it was one symptom of a heart condition. My daughter ended up in ICU at the age of four months, where I was told that the sweating was a warning sign that her heart was overworked. Every well check at the doctor's office missed this! She had open-heart surgery at the age of six months.

Your child might be totally normal and healthy. On the other hand, it wouldn't hurt to ask some questions, just in case. I don't want to sound alarmist, but better safe than sorry. Best wishes!

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I have a 6 week old and she sweats. I thought it was spit up at first but when we just sit and hold her she gets sweaty. Not as sweaty as yours. If the doc said ok then the baby is probably fine. This is my fourth and none of my kids have ever had earaches (yet) or been really sick. I think as long as there are plenty of wet diapers there is nothing to worry about.

My little girl was always sweating. I couldn't understand why because I don't. I would hold her and she'd sweat. I took her to the doctor because I would change her like 3 times a day. That was just her he said. The only thing I had to do is keep her cool. I had to buy thin blankets. And thin shirts with light material nothing so thick. I also stopped the moisturizer soaps and creams. Make sure to always check diaper for rash because they sweat alot the diaper becomes irritable. My daughter sweated so much she would get dehidrated. I had to give her pedilight juices. It helped - she is 3 yrs old and still sweats a lot. It doesn't change. Maybe its there metabolizim. spelled it wrong. Good luck.

I would double check that his thyroid screen came back normal than stop worrying! They are little ovens!
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Totally normal!! They can not regulate body temperature at a young age very well. It gets better over time. Just make sure you are not over dressing him. Keep the inside temperature lower. Congrats and good luck!!

Hi there. I've got a baby who sweats a BUNCH too. He's 3 1/2 now haha. What I did was just keep him in minimal clothing at all times. (Even as a winter baby I couldn't cover him up in the car because he'd be soaked.)And always make sure in the car you keep a vent directly on his torso (unless he's still rearfacing obviously) In that case just keep him naked unless completely nessicary until you get where you're going and slap a quick and light outfit on him.

Also, I always kept a clean bandana and a spray bottle to dampin it, whereever we went. It saved me a lot of trouble, and kept him cool, and when we took a long trip I'd take an icechest and put a few bandanas in baggies deep in the ice (I know it sounds like a lot of work) but I still do it to this day with my three year old..even though his sweating has gone done a lot. It will continue with age.

Good luck with your sweaty child!

As long as it isn't while feeding, it should be fine. Our pedi said if there is excessive sweating while eating, it could be heart issues.

sweating is normal to an extent. i would just make sure that you aren't dressing him too warmly, since it's summertime. i've always read and been told that when dressing your baby, look at what you're wearing, then add one layer =) but if you are swaddling him when he sleeps, he will need to only have a thin baby nightgown, or a onesie, something very light for underneath the blanket. watch for heat rashes (red, prickly bumps) which can be an indicator that he is too hot. hope this helps! and congrats on your bundle of joy!

very normal...leave off the blanket.

Yep, my kiddos are both sweaty little things. I can tell when my boy has really had a good nap because he, his blanket his pillow and his bed will be soaking wet. My daughter is 6 and she can tollerate warm weather better - my 2 year old however melts.
Have fun with your baby!
T.

Hi M. G,,
your son is just hot natured dont cover or smother him,after all it is summer ,,if you think he needs to be covered but a light cover on him dress him in cool cloths dont keep him all bundled up my youngest was that way he is 22 yrs old now and never wears a coat wears a winter vest an a long selve shirt ,there are some people that are just hot or cold natured,,,thats what what makes the world go around beind differnt its a good thing
good luck L.

My 8 month old has sweat a lot his entire life as well. He is perfectly happy sleeping in onsies, and if I try to cover his legs with a light blanket, he always kicks it off. When he was smaller, he needed to be swaddled, so we just used a thin blanket. I've also heard of people cutting a sheet into squares and using that for swaddling. Don't be afraid to swaddle him in just a blanket (or sheet) and his diaper. It's totally normal! Don't worry about it too much.

Don't worry! This is totally normal. I have 2 daughters and they both went through this! Little heaters is what I always called them!
Congratulations on your son!

My babys feet sweat alot so we use baby powder and it seems to do the trick. I am told that babys are very hot natured. Check the thermostat prehaps put a themomoter in his room to see if its hotter in there. But babys are hot little bundles. I usually only put my son in a light weight onesie no shorts no socks because its soo hot here.Good luck.

Totally normal for babies. They have faster heart rates than adults so they sweat easier than we do. As he gets bigger this will subside. Not to freak you out, but as an FYI, make sure he is not too covered up when he sleeps b/c getting overheated has been linked to SIDS. I let my babies sleep in the long sleeved and long legged onies without a blanket. Congrats on being a new mom!

You've recieved a lot of great feedback. I would suggest to listen to your instincts.

Do people in your family have over active sweat glands? In other words do you have a family history of sweating a lot? If so then it may be completely normal for you baby. My son was very hot natured as am I. So we would both sweat while holding him and he would sweat while sleeping but not so much that he was soaking his blankets. In teh car though he would sweat but mostly because it was hot in the summer. People in my family have a history of overactive sweat glands so I didn't give it too much thought. BUT if that is not the case with your family, then I would maybe get a second opinion, or look for other symptoms of another underlying problem. Web MD is a great resource, and I would also suggest to check www.babycenter.com which has a lot of great articles.

Most likely it's nothing to worry about, but like I said listen to your instincts. You are the mom and you know best. Don't be afraid to question your pediatrician. Good pediatricians listen to moms concerns.

My baby did the same thing and I agree with the other moms just don't overdress them. I kept my little girl just in long onesies. Congrats!!

My son was the same way when he was smaller. He is nearly 2 now and still sweats up a storm. When I rock him to sleep at night, I have to change my clothes after he goes to bed because of how wet my shirt is...LOL. He HAS to sleep with his blankey which he affectionately calls his "rink" (not sure why he named it that, but NO ONE is allowed to touch it but him) so he wakes up soaked most mornings. Needless to say, we go through a lot of jammies and his bedding gets washed A LOT! When we get home from daycare and take off his shoes, we have to peel his socks off because they are so damp and his toes are all pruned...not to mention his little feet are already exhibiting a slight odor. The day care will actually let him take off his shoes and socks now so his little feet can breathe. Our pediatrician says that it's normal, especially for little boys. Hang in there. :)

my baby does the same thing and my pedi says its normal my baby girl is 4 1/2 mths

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