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Kandi Burruss often leaves her children with her husband, Todd Tucker, while she's out taking care of business. As you know, the reality TV star is the main breadwinner in the household.

Todd shared a video of their daughter Blaze Tucker on his Instagram page.

Todd takes Blaze for a ride in the stroller around the neighborhood. He mentions that it's 87 degrees outside.

Little Blaze looks absolutely miserable under a blanket in hot weather.

Wrapping a baby in a blanket in 87-degree weather is a no-no. Babies tend to overheat quickly because they have a smaller skin surface area to remove heat than adults.
 

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Walking with @blazetucker and the family.

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The average temperature of a baby is 97.5 degrees vs. 98.6 degrees in adults. Studies have shown that thick clothing, too many layers, blankets, and high temperatures increase the risk of SIDS, or infant sleep death.

A fever in a baby is considered 100.4 degrees and higher. 100.4 is a low grade fever in an adult.

The easiest way to tell if a baby is overheating is to touch her skin. She will feel unusually hot and the back or her neck may be perspiring.

It's okay to let toddlers walk around the house in diapers during warm summer months. The room temperature should be kept between 68 degrees and 72 degrees.

It should not feel too cool or too warm to an adult. If the room feels warm or hot to you, imagine how it feels to a small baby who doesn't have as much skin surface to remove heat like you do.

Signs of Overheating in Babies

The signs of overheating in babies include:

  • Fever witout sweating
  • Skin feels warm/hot to the touch
  • Baby seems listless or lethargic (low energy)
  • Your baby is cranky and miserable
  • Baby has a rapid heartbeat
  • Baby seems dizzy or confused
  • Baby is vomiting or rejects food
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    If your baby is too warm, becomes restless or throws the blanket out of the crib, she is probably overheated. Take her temperature and turn the thermostat down.

    A baby's head radiates heat. Avoid putting hats on a baby's head during warm summer months.

    How to Cool Your Baby Down

    If you suspect your baby is overheated, there are steps you can take to avoid a trip to the emergency room.

  • Offer your baby could fluids
  • Turn down the thermostat
  • Dress your baby in light clothing
  • Give your baby a lukewarm or room temperature sponge bath
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    If symptoms don't improve, contact your baby's physician

    This has been your Medical Minute.
     

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