Do I need to cover my baby’s head?

Should babies wear hats indoors?

Babies do not need to wear hats indoors, nor sleep under a duvet or quilt.

Do babies need to be covered all the time?

The American Academy of Paediatrics reminds parents to “Be sure to leave baby’s face uncovered to avoid trapped air and re-breathing.” It’s important that parents are aware that covering a baby’s face completely in a carrier, car seat or stroller can lead to overheating and suffocation (eg. Image B below).

At what temperature should a baby wear a hat?

Generally, your little one should have a hat on for as long as it is cold outside or if the temperature indoors is lower than around 68 degrees.

Why does baby Grace in home and away always wear a hat?

The contours, and the shadows they created looked out of place. That’s when I realized the truth. She wears the hat because she has some sort of deformity.

How do I know if my newborn is too cold at night?

A good way to check whether your baby is too cold is to feel their chest, back or tummy. They should feel warm. Don’t worry if their hands and feet feel cool, this is normal.

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