I don't know about everyone's child, I've never asked the Dr. My child could sweat, even as an infant. However, babies can not manage their body temperature well, which is why an infant might be sweating one minute, then you just take off a sweater and they suddenly have goosebumps because they're cold. My son was born in january and if you put a hat on his head he sweated like crazy, but take the hat off and he'd get very cold very quickly. One should never wrap an infant when fevering because they can't manage their body temperatures, and the blanket provides warmth to an already hot baby. They can overheat and start seizing because their immature temperature control systems aren't working. The wrapping while fevering has nothing to do with sweating. As adults we have some body temp. control even when fevering, so using a blanket doesn't cause us to have a seizure typically.
at 2:59 PM on Feb. 5, 2011