How To Keep Your Baby’s Hands Warm At Night (Best Tips During Winter)

How To Keep Your Baby’s Hands Warm At Night (Best Tips During Winter)

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Key points

  • Proper dressing for a baby during sleep is crucial, especially in the first two weeks of life, as young babies struggle to regulate their temperature.
  • Overheating, as well as too many layers and high room temperatures, have been linked to an increased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
  • Studies suggest that dressing babies for sleep should mimic how they are dressed during the day and recommend avoiding heavy blankets.
  • Instead of heavy blankets, it's advised to wrap a few layers of the baby's sheet around them about three times.
  • Monitoring the temperature in the baby's room and the house is important, with a suggested thermostat setting between 70 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • If a baby's hands are cold, it's generally not a cause for concern; however, if the baby struggles to warm up or different body parts remain cold, consulting a pediatrician is recommended.

As a parent, it's important to ensure that your baby is properly dressed when sleeping, especially during the first two weeks of their life. This is because young babies have a hard time regulating their own temperature. However, it's equally important to avoid over-heating or warming your baby too much, as this can increase the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).


Studies have shown that thick clothing, too many layers, and high room temperatures increase the risk of SIDS. To minimize the risk, it's best to dress your baby in a way that mimics how you dress them at night. Avoid using heavy blankets, and instead, wrap a few layers of your baby's sheet around them about three times.


It's also important to monitor the temperature in your baby's room and in your house. Set your thermostat between 70 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit, as long as the air in your baby's room is warm enough and your baby is dressed properly.


If you notice that your baby's hands are cold, don't worry too much - this can happen to adults as well. However, if your baby has a hard time warming up in general or if different parts of their body are cold despite your efforts, it's best to contact your pediatrician.


If you have any more questions or concerns, feel free to leave a comment below. I'll get back to you as soon as I can. Thank you for reading.

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