Parenting Questions

Is My Baby Too Hot or Too Cold?

A baby’s hands and feet easily get cold and can sometimes turn slightly blue.  This is normal and should resolve with warming.  It is also a good idea to feel your baby’s nose to see if they are cold.  If your baby does feel cold, add another layer of clothing, – but remember never to put a blanket in your infant’s crib.

To tell if your baby is too warm, trying feeling the back of their neck.  If it feels sweaty, remove one layer of clothing.  If you are concerned that your baby feels very warm, or is acting fussy or unusual, you may want to also check the baby’s temperature.

The content provided is not meant to replace the advice of your child’s physician. Please refer any specific issues or questions about your child to your pediatrician or health care provider.