Research has shown that babies with symptoms of a common cold are often given more bedding than they actually need, placing baby in danger of overheating.
It is really important to check baby and judge what layers are needed and adjust accordingly. For example, a baby that is overly warm to touch, sweating or red in the face, should have bedding or clothing removed. Always keep baby’s head uncovered during sleep – no hats, bonnets, beanies or hooded clothing.
Should you become concerned about baby, contact your local GP, hospital or other medical professional.
Last modified: 5/8/16