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DD very clammy. Not sure what to do...

(5 Posts)
LeoTheLateBloomer Thu 30-Jun-11 20:53:31

She was quite hot and clammy earlier but I put it down to it being a warm day.

She's just woken up crying which is really unusual for her, and couldn't resettle. I went to her and her head, chest and back are hot and clammy. Her bedroom window is open and the temperature is 18.7. She's wearing her sleep suit and a 1.5 tog grobag.

I've helped her to settle and she's gone back off. I didn't want to disturb her/upset her and my by taking her temperature (have only got and under-the-arm jobby which she hates).

If she wakes up again and she's still hot, what is the best thing to do?

(She's showing no signs of teething)

bubbleymummy Thu 30-Jun-11 21:39:34

How old is she? If she's clammy then her body is trying to cool down for some reason. I would keep an eye on her and check her temp next time she wakes up.

bubbleymummy Thu 30-Jun-11 21:49:25

I'm actually going to go back on that a bit. Clammy skin can just be from being too warm or if you have a fever but it can also be a sign of something more serious. If you're worried then get her seen. Is she pale or does she look all hot and flushed?

Marne Thu 30-Jun-11 21:52:08

Take of the growbag, it sounds like she's just too hot (to much clothes on her), has she been outside today in the sun or in a stuffy car?

mo3d Thu 30-Jun-11 21:58:50

Hope she's ok. I'd take the grow bag off too.

If you can, get a thermometer that you put in their ear. It's less invasive and I think it takes their temp quicker.

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