Question: My baby sweats a lot . What is the reason? Do I need to be worried ?
Answer: sweating is a normal process, which may last until he is about four years old. Sweating on the head, especially during sleep, is very common in children. Sweating in the palms and soles is also common during stressful situations or in enclosed environments, such as shoes or coat pockets. Underarm sweating is usually caused by hot environments and anxiety. If you may notice that your baby becomes sweaty sometimes, just relax and change his clothes if necessary.
Immature Nervous System
The nervous system controls body temperature, and like other parts of the baby's body, it may not have fully matured yet for newborns. Thus, newborn babies are not able to regulate their body temperature like adults. Besides this, some babies naturally sweat more than others, just like adults.
Baby Sweating Deep Sleep
Newborn babies may sweat profusely at the deepest part of their sleep cycle at night, causing them to be extremely wet. A newborn baby sleeps for 16-18 hours daily, which is often broken up into short periods of three to four hours. During these periods, babies experience cycles of drowsiness, REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, light sleep, deep sleep, and very deep sleep. During very deep sleep, profuse sweating can occur (even in adults) to a point where they may wake up drenched in sweat. Since babies spend a lot of time in deep sleep, they are more likely to sweat at night compared to older children and adults.
How to Prevent Your Baby from Sweating
If your home is too warm, excessive sweating can occur. Keep your home temperature comfortable enough for a lightly clothed adult.
You should keep your baby comfortably warm at night, without bundling him up too much. Using too many layers or even a single layer of warm clothing will make the baby sweat when the skin cannot breathe.
Question: My baby sweats a lot when he sleeping what can I do
Answer: sweating is a normal process, which may last until baby is about four years old. Sweating on the head, especially during sleep, is very common in children. Sweating in the palms and soles is also common. Newborn babies are not able to regulate their body temperature like adults. Besides this, some babies naturally sweat more than others, just like adults.
Question: Hi my baby is 54days old while feeding he sweats a lot .so what should I do
Answer: For a baby, feeding is an exercise like running so to make him comfortable, switch on fan or AC..once he is done feeding you can switch it off, n keep it cool enough so that baby does not feel very cold..