Hypothermia & newborns

How does hypothermia occur

 Hypothermia occurs when an infant's core body temperature drops below 97.5 degrees. When an infant experience cold stress conditions through being exposed to moist atmospheric conditions, then enters into an environment where they are unable to regain lost body heat, hypothermia sets in. Premature and low-birth weight babies are at a greater risk of hypothermia. However, in general all newborns are susceptible to hypothermia, as they do not have to ability to maintain proper body temperature.  Here are some example of hypothermia in an infant: 

  • A weak cry
  • Low energy level
  • Lethargic (extremely sleepy)
  • Reddish and cold skin
  • Cool feeling of extremities and abdomen
  • Poor feeding

Currently, you won't find the Rain/Element Blanket in any other kids store or baby stores and JR & ME, Company offers the only infant protection against hypothermia.