Newborn Shiver - page 2

by Emily Suzanne 43,402 Views | 11 Comments

This is my first post here, so hopefully I'm in the right place. If not...please, someone gently guide me the right direction. I'm a first year nursing student and am assigned to crease a nursing care plan (for the postpatrum... Read More

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    Newborns don't shiver...and the kids on the cooling blankets sometimes do that jittery movement, but it is usually related to electrolye and glucose issues. If you see a baby with tremors think low blood sugar or neuro.
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    As others have said, babies don't shiver due to brown fat. Preemies, in particular, are often jittery or tremble simply because they are preemies and their movements are not smooth.