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3 signs that baby is cold

3 signs that baby is cold

With the cold returning to Europe, it is important to cover up well when going out. It is even more important to protect children, especially infants, from the cold. How do you know when baby is cold? Here are three unmistakable signs.

Snow (and low temperatures) are making a comeback across a large part of Europe. When going out, it is therefore essential to wear multiple layers of clothing to protect yourself from the cold. If as an adult it is quite easy to know when you are cold, for babies, who do not yet express themselves, it is different. So how do you know if a baby is cold? Here are three unmistakable signs!

Touch your chest or neck

Young children have difficulty regulating their body temperature. A baby therefore has difficulty modulating it, whether in extreme cold but also during extreme heat. When a toddler is cold, he will tend to curl up, tucking his head into his neck. If you touch his neck or chest, you will be able to feel that his skin is cold.

Watch for certain signs, like bluish lips

Another telltale sign of a baby who is cold: bluish lips. An infant who is cold may also be sleepy and very pale. These are all small signs that should alert you if you are outside in the cold with an infant.

Observe his behavior

In case of extreme cold, you must also carefully observe your child’s behavior, during an outing in the snow for example. Is he unusually calm or, on the contrary, is he crying for no reason? These changes in behavior can be explained by the cold the child feels and his discomfort. On the other hand, the hands and feet can be cold, without causing discomfort in the child, because the extremities do not necessarily reflect the toddler’s body temperature. However, it is important to put gloves and warm socks on him, if necessary.

Warm the child and monitor his or her temperature regularly

To summarize, if you notice any of these signs in your child, it is important to warm them up as soon as possible. And when in doubt, at home you can check your body temperature, which should always be between 36.5 and 37.5 degrees.

About author

Ilaria Barabrossa (Journalist) She currently practices his profession in the province of Verona with a focus on: overweight, obesity (also in children) dyslipidaemias (high triglycerides and cholesterol), hepatic steatosis, diabetes, insulin resistance, renal failure. Graduated in Communication Sciences and Technologies at the IULM University of Milan in 2010, since 2013 she is registered with the Order of Journalists , as a publicist. [email protected]