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Can a baby sweat if they have a cold ? or at all?

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Asked by Marleinaa at 2:26 PM on Feb. 5, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Yes babies can sweat.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 2:26 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • they usually sweat when they're too hot...just like everyone else

    Answer by momofone725 at 2:27 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • Yes.

    Answer by Misteh at 2:27 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • ~*Giggles*~... a human kid not a furr-baby (pet/animal) right??? A baby can do physically what you can, basically... if you sweat so does/can the baby... they are built like us because they come from us.

    ~*HUGS*~ and GL with the baby!!!

    Answer by MommaClark3 at 2:28 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • um...everyone is saying yes...and maybe so..but if you mean baby as in infant, no infants do not sweat, their sweat glands arent fully developed until alitle later. Not only did my son's ped. tell me this but i know because when my son was only a couple months old he had a fever and never sweat, my mom and i had a debate and she said you always cover them them because they are cold (fever chills) i said my moms instinct was to strip him down to a diaper, i asked my ped and he said i did the right thing because babies cant sweat out a fever like we can..but alittle later yes

    Answer by Bobbysgurl at 2:31 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • you're lying bobby. babies have sweat glands just like us. hiding behind "my pedi said so" is pretty pathetic. i've seen my newborn sweat. she was born in the summer and she would sweat so you're answer is pretty unintelligent

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:36 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • maybe they do and maybe they dont..i was explaining the situation with MY child. I never said i was right and everyone was wrong, i just said what i grew up hearing and what i experienced with my child and what his ped. said. Your pretty pathetic for being as rude as you are. Go get a life since you apparently dont have one

    Answer by Bobbysgurl at 2:42 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • 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.

    Answer by ba13ygrl1987 at 2:59 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • yes

    Answer by momaholly at 10:10 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

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