202 S. Park Street Madison, WI 53715 NICU: (608) 417-6215 or 1-800-261-2229 General Information: (608) 417-6000 Location: Meriter Hospital - 7 North
How warm should I keep the temperature in my house?
A low to mid-70's temperature is warm enough as long as the baby is dressed appropriately.
How warm should I dress my baby?
One rule of thumb is to dress your baby like you are dressed for that kind of day and a similar amount of activity (usually sleeping or quiet). The best way to tell if your baby is dressed warm enough is to look and touch his skin:
If your baby's hands are cold, blue or blotchy, add socks, hat, sweater or another blanket.
If your baby seems restless or fussy and his skin is flushed or reddened, remove a piece of clothing or blanket.
When your baby is sleeping, add one blanket.
If these things do not make a difference and your baby continues to be uncomfortable, take your baby's temperature; your baby could be sick.