During summer, the room in which our 3 month old daughter sleeps frequently stays at around 22C (~72F) which is higher than we'd ideally like it to be. We are also swaddling her using a Summer Infant SwaddleMe cotton wrap. How can we tell if she is overheating at night without disturbing her?
The following, taken together, can help indicate overheating. None of these alone fully diagnose overheating, but taken together they can suggest whether you should take further action or not.
Signs of overheating in infants:
- Sweating, which can be felt as dampness around the neck or head
- Red face or rash on face
- Rapid breathing
- Feels warm to the touch (head or chest)
It may be that a temporal thermometer, with a light touch on the forehead, will not disturb your child. If so this can also be used to understand if they are overheating.