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how do i keep my new born cool?

we have a heat advisory in my state and i read that heat could reduce the chance of sids how do i keep him cool

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:42 AM on Jul. 7, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Keep him in an air conditioned home.

    Make sure his crib or bassinet is located in a shady room (draw blinds/shades to help keep rooms cooler.

    Offer him plenty of formula or breastmilk.

    Keep him in just a diaper--or an over-sized/light onesie--don't swaddle him in blankets.

    Wash him frequently with cool facecloths, and/or give frequent cool baths.


    Answer by LoriKeet at 11:47 AM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • Leave him in his diaper only! He will most likely be fine. If your electricity is working then put a fan in his room. If you have a/c then don't worry about it. You should see how the Africans bundle up their newborns to keep them warm!! LOL! It would be 100 degrees out and the babies were dressed, hats on, wrapped in blankets! Just keep him comfortable.

    Answer by micheledo at 11:48 AM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • Ummmm, reduce is good. Increase is bad. I am going out on a limb here and assuming you meant you WANT to reduce the chances of SIDS by keeping your infant cool.
    Try running fans in your home to keep the air shifting at all times. If you have some sort of air conditioning unit (I can only hope you do or else you will all be miserable) keep it on all the time. Yes the bill will be higher, but if the life of your baby is at stake it is way more valuable than the money you will pay on bills. Keep the air on either a set temperature of about 68-70ish or if it is a window unit use the power saver option if you have one; or just monitor the usage and turn in on low when you need it to keep the home cool.
    Dress the baby in light outfits such as onesies, shirt & diaper, etc. Don't put socks on the baby or a hat. And don't wrap them up in blankets.

    Good luck! And congrats on the new baby!

    Answer by Memigen at 11:49 AM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • Use a fan or AC. Dress him lightly. Don't stay outside.

    Answer by mompam at 11:50 AM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • Like other moms have posted, dress baby only in a diaper or a lightweight onsie. Keep a cool,wet washcloth nearby and wipe baby down freqently.Run fans if you don't have an a/c. Cool (but not cold) baths will help too. No blankets.
    Infants always look so uncomfortable to me when its so hot,poor babies. :(

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 12:18 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • keep a light weight blanket in the freezer at all times... and take it out and let the baby lay on it. while u have another one in the freezer as a back up. and just switch them out. also keep the baby cool in other ways that you would keep yourself cool.. minimal clothing. cool baths. fans. air conditioning.... things of that nature

    Answer by inkedmommy1414 at 12:21 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

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