Young Parents Team
Why does your newborn keep sneezing? Is he cold? We ask Dr Natalie Epton, specialist paediatrician and neonatologist at .
In the first few days, babies are still clearing the amniotic fluid from their nasal passages, so it’s not uncommon for them to sneeze.
If he’s in an air-conditioned room, keep the temperature between 24 and 26 deg C.
Too much clothing and blanket can increase his risk of cot death or sudden infant death syndrome.
When in doubt if your little one is too warm or too cool, lay your hand gently on his tummy and feel it.
His hands and feet shouldn’t be your guide, as they may be cooler than the rest of the body.