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Don't let your baby get overheated. Keep the room temperature comfortable for an adult.

  • In the summer, dress your baby in cool, lightweight clothing. When you are outdoors, put a wide-brimmed hat on your baby. Be sure to protect your baby from direct sunlight. Ask your baby’s health care provider about using sunscreen.
  • In the winter, dress your baby in layers. Be sure not to overdress your baby. In general, your baby will be comfortable if he has one more layer than you do.


Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Guide for the Care of Children: Ages Birth to 5 Years Old, fifth edition

To avoid awkward sentences, instead of referring to your child as "he/she" or "him/her," this guide will alternate between "he" or she" and "him" or "her."

First published: 02/01/2010
Last updated: 01/01/2014

Reviewed by: Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts, including the Pediatric Department of Allina Health Coon Rapids Clinic