Baby Girls’ Fleece Footed Jumpsuit Pram. This cute winter clothing for baby is a soft fleece jumsuit, perfect for wearing on those early cold days. It comes with a hood, so it can be used in all weather. The jumper can be worn over clothes to keep your baby warm and prevent the jumpsuit from getting wet.
Keep your baby warm and comfortable during any season with this super soft fleece footed jumpsuit from Strom. Made from durable, breathable cotton/polyester fabric, this fashionable suit will keep your little one warm while they play outdoors. This trendy piece features a hood with elastic drawcord and a fully functional zipper in the front for easy dressing.
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Our baby warm suit is made of a soft sweatshirt material and lined with fleece to keep your little bundle of joy warm. It’s perfect for cold winter days, and great for layering.
This warm suit for baby is designed to keep your little one comfy during the coldest of winter days, or as an over-the-body outfit in nippy temperatures. The hood will keep their head warm and cozy, while the fabric provides a soft & snuggly feel. The bunting body can be buttoned up along the front for easy wear over simple outfits and jackets.
Can You Dress a Baby Too Warm
DO dress Baby in layers. Dress your little one in one more layer than you’re wearing. If your bub gets too warm, simply peel off a layer. For outdoors, start with a long-sleeve cotton bodysuit, then add soft pants, socks, and a sweater.
You never want your little one to be too hot! If your baby’s overheating, they’re likely uncomfortable, their sleep may suffer, and they may get heat rash. But there’s an even more serious concern: Overheating can raise the risk of infant sleep death, also called SIDS.
Studies have shown that thick clothing, too many layers, and high room temperatures increase the risk of SIDS. While it may seem counterintuitive, infants are at higher risk of SIDS during the winter months. That’s because parents worry their baby may get cold and they try to prevent that by overdressing them or cranking up the heat.
Why Babies Overheat Easily
Infants are not great at regulating their core temperature. For one, their body temperature rises much faster than yours. Plus, babies and children sweat less, which greatly reduces their ability to cool down. And it’s not just that babies are more prone to overheating, they’re more likely to be affected by a heat-related illness, too. For instance, because babies’ sweat glands aren’t yet fully developed, they’re more likely to get heat rash or prickly heat.
Normal Infant Temperature
A normal temperature in babies is around 97.5 degrees Fahrenheit (36.4 degrees Celsius). Overheating and fevers in babies are around 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) or above. Keep in mind that normal baby body temperatures can vary in your baby throughout the day.
Signs of a Baby Overheating
Luckily, there’s an easy way to tell if your baby is too hot. Touch their ears and neck. If their ears are red and hot—and their neck is sweaty—your baby is too warm. Dress them more lightly or cool the room.
Is your baby overheating? How to check…
Below you’ll find a few signs and symptoms of a baby overheating:
- Warm to the touch
- Red skin
- Rapid heartbeat
- Fever without sweating
- Lethargic or unresponsive
- Dizzy or confused
Ideal Baby Room Temperature
No matter the season, keep the room your baby is in between 68 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit (20 to 22.2 degrees Celsius). While you can measure the room temperature with a thermometer, in general, the temperature should not be too cool or too warm for an adult.
How to Prevent Overheating During Sleep
In addition to setting the thermostat to the ideal sleeping temperature, avoid over-bundling your little bundle for naps or at bedtime with extra layers of clothing or hats. Here are some pointers on dressing your little one for sleep:
- DON’T use a hat for sleep. Hats are especially problematic because covering their head reduces your baby’s ability to use their head as a little radiator, giving off extra heat. Also, in the middle of the night, a hat might accidentally slip over your little one’s face and cause breathing difficulties.
- DO wrap Baby in a lightweight swaddle. In hot weather, it’s fine to let your baby sleep in just a short-sleeve bodysuit and light muslin swaddle. (My Sleepea 5-Second Swaddle is made from organic cotton and features breathable mesh at shoulders and legs to further reduce risky overheating.) In cooler weather, opt for a long-sleeve bodysuit or footie pajamas and a swaddle. (For babies who are rolling, swap the swaddle for a lightweight sleep sack.)
- DON’T use loose blankets. Never use loose blankets, which are an overheating risk and a suffocation risk. (A safe crib is a crib free of toys, blankets, and all objects except a pacifier.)
- DON’T use electric blankets (or heating pads) with your baby. These overheat infants and expose them to electromagnetic radiation.
- DO place Baby’s bassinet away from the heater. Keep your little one a good distance away from heating vents, radiators, portable heaters, and fireplaces to avoid overheating.
How to Prevent Overheating in the Winter
Bundling babies for cold-weather adventures—plus cranking the indoor heat—can easily increase their risk of overheating. Not only are babies terrible at regulating their body temperature, they lack enough body fat to keep themselves insulated and snug. Plus, newborns have yet to develop the shiver reflex, which works to increase body heat in the cold. Here are common-sense steps to avoid your baby overheating in the winter:
- DO dress Baby in layers. Dress your little one in one more layer than you’re wearing. If your bub gets too warm, simply peel off a layer. For outdoors, start with a long-sleeve cotton bodysuit, then add soft pants, socks, and a sweater. If you’ve got a jacket on, your baby should have a jacket or snowsuit on, too—plus a blanket. Finally, don’t forget a hat, mittens, and warm booties to keep their head, hands, and feet warm
- DON’T dress your baby in a sweater when using a baby carrier. If you’re wearing a baby carrier, your baby likely doesn’t need a sweater or sweatshirt under their jacket. That’s because your body heat will provide just enough extra warmth to keep your little one toasty, without overheating. (Make sure your little one’s face isn’t pressed against your chest or clothing!)
- DO use a blanket instead of a coat in the car. Bulky coats and snowsuits should not be worn in the car seat. They leave too much space under the harness, endangering your baby in the event of a car accident. Instead, secure your little one into their car seat jacket-free, then place a blanket on the lower part of their body. Once the car warms up, remove the blanket.
How to Prevent Overheating in The Summer
It’s no surprise that high outdoor temperatures put babies and children at an elevated risk for becoming overheated. Here are some easy to-dos to keep your little one from overheating in the summer:
- DON’T go out during peak heat. The day is always at its hottest between around 10am and 2pm. Try to avoid extended outside time during those hours when the temperature is high. And spend time in the shade otherwise!
- DO seek air conditioning. If you don’t have air conditioning at home and you’re experiencing extreme heat, find a nearby building that has AC, like the library or shopping mall. And if you do have AC, never put your baby to sleep next to the unit or they’ll get too cold.
- DON’T cover the stroller. Draping your baby’s stroller with a muslin blanket may shield your bub from the sun, but it traps heat, increasing the temperature of the stroller…and your baby. Instead, use a large canopy or mesh sun shield specially designed for strollers that provide shade and adequate airflow.
- DO keep hydrated. Babies get all their hydration needs from either breastmilk or formula, so on steamy days, offer more of the same. But you should not give your baby water in the first 6 months of life. From 6 to 12 months, however, 4 to 8 ounces a day is okay.
How to Cool Down an Overheated Baby
If you believe your baby is overheating, then here are some steps that you can try to cool down your little one:
- Offer your baby fluids. If younger than 6 months, offer breastmilk or formula only. If between 6 months and 1 year, offer 4 to 8 ounces of water a day.
- Take your baby to a cooler room. Know that lower floors—and shaded rooms—will be cooler.
- Dress your baby in light clothing. Cotton and breathable loose-fitting fabrics are ideal.
- Sponge your baby in lukewarm/cooler water. Don’t use cold water or ice in the bath.
- Apply a cold compress. Hold it to your baby’s forehead or limbs to help cool them down.
If symptoms do not improve, contact your pediatrician.
Baby Overheating & Heat Rash
Babies develop heat rash (aka prickly heat) when their salty sweat gets trapped and irritates the skin. It most commonly appears on your baby’s neck, armpits, chest, back, elbows, or thighs. The rash presents as little red dots (irritated hair follicles) and splotchy skin and can be accompanied by fever, chills, and bumps. In most cases, heat rash generally fades on its own within two to three days. But if you think your child has a heat rash, give your doctor a call anyway. They may recommend you sprinkle on a dusting of cornstarch powder—never talcum—to absorb excess sweat and prevent irritation. Applying a cool compress to the heat rash and giving your bub cool baths can help, too.
Newborn Overheating vs. Fever
It’s natural to think that your overheated baby may have a fever. To be sure, take your baby’s temperature and consult your healthcare provider if you have any concern. (For the most accurate temperature reading in babies and toddlers up to 3 years old, use a rectal thermometer.) Additionally, the symptoms below indicate that your baby may have a fever:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Lack of eating
- No interest in playtime
- Lethargic or not as active as usual
Any baby under 3 months with a rectal temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, must be checked by a doctor. And any child with a fever over 104 degrees Fahrenheit needs to be evaluated. So, if you see those numbers, don’t hesitate to give your pediatrician a call!
Baby Overheating: Final Thoughts
The thing to keep in mind is that babies cannot regulate their body temperature well, so you always want to avoid extremes in temperature, whether that’s hot or cold. If you’re ever not sure if your baby is too hot, do the “ear check” to be safe!
More on Baby Safety:
- 6 Winter Care Tips for Newborns
- Flu Shot Need-to-Know
- Dr. Harvey Karp’s Natural Cold Remedies for Babies
- Summer Safety Tips for Babies and Kids
- Smart Sunscreen Advice for Babies and Big Kids
ABOUT DR. HARVEY KARP
Dr. Harvey Karp, one of America’s most trusted pediatricians, is the founder of Happiest Baby and the inventor of the groundbreaking SNOO Smart Sleeper. After years of treating patients in Los Angeles, Dr. Karp vaulted to global prominence with the release of the bestselling Happiest Baby on the Block and Happiest Toddler on the Block. His celebrated books and videos have since become standard pediatric practice, translated into more than 20 languages and have helped millions of parents. Dr. Karp’s landmark methods, including the 5 S’s for soothing babies, guide parents to understand and nurture their children and relieve stressful issues, like new-parent exhaustion, infant crying, and toddler tantrums.
What Is Too Warm For A Baby
For infants, a normal temperature is considered to be 97.5 degrees fahrenheit (36.4 degrees celsius). A temperature around 100.4 degrees fahrenheit (or 38 degrees celsius) is considered too hot for a baby.
Why do babies overheat?
Little ones are not born able to regulate their own temperature. This not only makes them more prone to overheating but also to getting too cold. In fact, they lose body heat four times faster than adults or older children!
When their body temperature rapidly changes, they are unable to communicate properly or make the necessary adjustments such as:
- Shiver to indicate they are cold
- Remove clothing to indicate they are hot
- Excessive sweating to indicate they are hot
How do I know if my baby is overheating?
During the warm summer months and even into the fall, parents in places like Texas and California struggle to keep their babies cool at night. It is important for parents and guardians to arm themselves with the right knowledge and tools to keep their little ones comfy, yet safe when they go to bed. This involves knowing what to look for when it comes to overheating.
Here are some indicators a baby is too hot:
- Warm to the touch
- Flushed or red skin
- Rapid heartbeat
- Fast breathing
- Lethargic or unresponsive
- Sweaty neck or damp hair
- Heat rash
- Restless and unable to sleep
- Rectal temperature of 100.4 or higher
What do I do if my baby is too hot?
If you’re concerned that your little one has overheated, the important thing to do is stay calm!
Here are some ways to help bring their temperature safely back down:
- Offer fluids (breastmilk, formula, or sips of water depending on their age)
- Apply a cold compress to their forehead or limbs
- Give them a lukewarm (NOT cold) bath
- Take off layers of clothing
- Go to a well ventilated room
If your child is unresponsive, call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room immediately.
HOW DO I PREVENT OVERHEATING MY BABY AT NIGHT?
Making sure your baby is the right temperature at night makes for a better night of sleep for them and for you! There are several preventive measures parents can take to avoid overheating their baby at bedtime.
You may not be able to control the weather outside, but you have some control over the conditions inside your baby’s room. The ideal temperature for a baby’s room should be between 68 degrees to 72 degrees fahrenheit (or 20 degrees to 22.2 degrees celsius).
Even if you aren’t able to measure the exact temperature of the room, ask yourself, “Is the temperature in here too hot or too cold for me?” After all, babies are just little humans! If it’s too hot for you, it’s probably too hot for them, too.
Here are some ways to help keep their room cool enough:
- Make sure there is plenty of ventilation (open doors, open all air vents)
- Consider using blackout curtains to keep sunlight/heat out
- Use a fan to help air circulate
- Move to a lower room in the house (remember, heat rises!)
Safe sleep habits
Practicing safe sleep habits is critical. This means putting babies to sleep with their head and face uncovered. Since infants control their temperature through their face and head, leaving these areas free of hats, bonnets, beanies, or blankets, is one of the best ways to protect your little one from overheating. Plus, these can slip during the night and accidentally cause suffocation.
Other safe sleep habits recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) include:
- Until the age of 1, all babies should sleep on their backs
- Use a firm sleep surface such as a crib or bassinet
- Keep baby’s sleep area in the same room as you for the first 6 months to a year
These safe sleep habits help reduce the risk of overheating, accidental deaths from suffocation, and SIDS.
Regardless of the temperature, experts agree that parents should avoid any “loose” bedding when it comes to where an infant sleeps. AAP suggests parents “avoid the use of soft bedding, including crib bumpers, blankets, pillows, and soft toys.” Not only do these extra fabrics pose a risk of suffocation for your little one, but too many layers of bedding increases the temperature. This can easily lead to overheating.
Instead of loose blankets or quilts, it is suggested parents use:
These types of products are specifically designed to safely keep your baby at the right temperature during the night or whenever they are sleeping. Little ones tend to love these products because swaddling provides comfort and security similar to what they experienced in the womb.
In fact, some swaddles, like the Swaddle Ideal Temp, are made with special fabric to help regulate a baby’s temperature. The IntelliThread™ technology absorbs heat, stores it, and then releases it back to your baby, maintaining an ideal temperature and avoiding potential overheating.
Swaddling is recommended for infants until they are able to intentionally roll over, which typically happens around 3-4 months. After that stage, many parents transition to using a swaddle with their infants arms free or a sleep sack. A sleep sack, also known as a wearable blanket, is typically made with breathable fabric to keep a child comfy and warm without overheating them. It also continues to eliminate the need for loose fabrics that pose safety risks.
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What should a baby wear under swaddle? When it comes to dressing your baby for bedtime, a good rule of thumb is to add an additional layer to what you’re wearing. In the warm summer months if you sleep in your underwear, you may want to avoid fleece footie pajamas. Here are some options to consider in the summertime:
- Short sleeve onesie
- Organic cotton onesie or t-shirt
- Cotton footless pajamas
- Cotton footie pajamas
You always want to air on the side of caution and not overdress your baby.
It is much easier and less dangerous to add a layer during the night. Again, you never want to put an infant to bed with any sort of hat, bonnet, or beanie. This prevent heat from escaping through the head (which can lead to overheating), and they are at risk for falling during the night and obstructing a child’s breathing.
Remember, as much as you might want to tuck your little one all snug and warm, babies cannot regulate their own temperature! In these warm summer months, it is critical to be sure you are practicing safe sleeping habits that increase the risk of your baby sleeping through the night without getting too hot!