Why is my toddler sweating?

Toddler Sweating? Don’t panic!

At Wicked Sheets, we know sweat. We’ve spent more than a decade helping people sleep cool and dry, all night long. In 2016, after many years of CEO Alli’s parent friends asking when she’d make a line for babies, Wicked Little Sleepers was born (pun intended!). We’ve since expanded into crib sheets, Pack n’ Play® mini-crib sheets, pregnancy pillow cases and more. While the name Little Sleepers might suggest it’s only for little ones — toddlers and tikes sweat, too, and we have the perfect bedding for them, too. Is your toddler sweating? Read on to see how Wicked Sheets are perfect for babies, toddlers and adults.

While any major change in your child’s behavior may be cause for concern and you should always contact your pediatrician, a toddler sweating is often just a result of growth!

According to LiveStrong, “Toddlers have a tendency to sweat excessively, particularly while they sleep at night. As the toddler sleeps, his or her body is restoring itself and may release extra sweat. To keep your child comfortable, place them in lightweight clothing and do not cover them in heavy blankets.” Did you know that 1/3 of babies sweat at night?! For parents who co-sleep with  their children, a set of Wicked Sheets for your bed may be a helpful solution to getting everyone in the family restorative sleep.

Is there a simple explanation for a toddler sweating?

Yes: a baby or toddler sweating is often because their skin surface area is smaller than that of an adult. “Toddlers have a high density of sweat glands that activate quickly even with a gradual rise in ambient temperature,” writes MomJunction. “The ratio of sweat gland density to the surface area of the skin is also higher than that in adults. This means the density of sweat produced on a toddler’s skin is greater than that of adults.” Your toddler may be sweating more now than you because they produce more sweat per area of skin!

Regardless of a toddler sweating, make sure he or she doesn’t get dehydrated as dehydration, especially in infants and children, can cause other issues.

As always, sleep well, sleep wicked.

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