Do babies sweat?
Do babies sweat?
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Babies are born with sweat glands, and they perspire to bring their body temperature down when they get overheated, as adults do. Unlike adult sweat, however, baby perspiration isn't stinky. The apocrine glands, which are linked to body odor and clustered in the underarm, nipple, and groin, don't turn on until puberty. --Hagar Scher

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Both of my sons were born in the Fall and once Summer came around they both sweat more than I did, especially while they were breastfeeding. (We have very hot and humid Summers). Their pediatrician told me that as long as they continued to have plenty of wet diapers, I did not need to worry about dehydration.
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