hello, I have a 12 day old little boy and when I have been waking him in the night his back has been damp from sweating. Our bedroom is 18 at night and we only put one sheet and a blanket on him, across the chest. He;s wearing a vest and baby grow.
He's currently sleeping in a basket which has a plastic coated mattress (from Mothercare) with a sheet on. I'm wondering if this is making it worse?
Are you sure it's sweat? I only ask as I thought my DS1 had this but then was told by the HV that it was probably wee - his nappies had been leaking as I didn't know to point his willy down in his nappy!
Apologies if this sounds patronising - just I made the mistake and I'm sure others have too!
Having said all this, my DS2 (9 weeks) does seem to get a very hot back in his basket and he's got a plastic mattress like the one you describe so maybe I need to look at that too!