I recently watched your DVD and love the swaddling concept. My question is that we live on an island in the Caribbean in an un-air conditioned house, and I am concerned my baby may get too hot being all swaddled up … after I do it he seems very hot and sweaty… although he usually sleeps better and seems pretty calm. How hot is too hot?
Overheating is a concern when swaddling so it is very important you are using a lightweight, breathable fabric. Fabrics such as muslin are great and make sure you are swaddling your son without an extra layer of clothing already on (ie; diaper only). Solana or Aden + Anais make great lightweight muslin swaddling blankets. If the temperature of the room still seems hot, it may be beneficial to have a fan going on at all times to keep the room temperature cool. It is very important though to keep a close eye on your son when he is swaddled to make sure he is not overheated. A tip on finding out if he is too hot, is to feel his neck and ears; if they feel warm or sweaty or if his forehead is moist from sweat, he needs to be cooled off.
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