wewomen Newsletter
Caring for premature babies
Article in images

Immature thermoregulatory system

Immature thermoregulatory system

The body temperature of premature babies isn’t regulated: the baby was kept at the right temperature in the womb but isn’t ready to face the outside world just yet.

As such, premature babies can get cold quickly and easily, and this is why they’re often places in an incubator to keep their body temperature at around 37° (the temperature he/she is used to in the womb), and at 80%  humidity to help the baby maintain the right temperature.

The baby will also have to wear a pretty little bonnet to keep heat loss to a minimum!


Sarah Horrocks
Rank this page: 

Article Plan Caring for premature babies
Don't miss...
The best ideas for New Year's Eve worldwide!Celebrity silver foxes: hot men with grey hair
The Ultimate Mid Length HairstylesCelebrity Men with Glasses
Latest… 2017/06/24
Travelling while pregnant
Everything you need to know about your waters breaking
A difficult mother daughter relationship?
Water birth: Is it right for you?
See all Parenting guides
Child immunization - Dr Miriam Stoppard tells us what she thinks
See all Parenting videos