- Signs of overheating are subtle at first, and may be confused with hunger or being tired.
- Temperature without sweating—anything above 100.4 in a baby is elevated and should be discussed with your pediatrician.
- Babies with red or dry skin may be showing signs of overheating.
- Changes in behavior such as poor feeding, fussiness or excessive crying.
If you think your baby is demonstrating signs of being overheated as described above:
- CALL YOUR DOCTOR OR CALL 911. This can be a serious medical condition and may require immediate care.
- Undress baby and find a cool area such as an air conditioned space or a basin where you can give a cool washcloth bath.
- Follow your doctor’s instructions about eating/drinking and avoid giving any fever reducers until discussing with your pediatrician.