My baby's Turkish daddy used to irritate me. He would always feel my baby's hands and if they were cold, he'd say she was cold and needed warmer clothes, and if her hands were warm, he'd say she was losing heat from her hands and was cold and needed warmer clothes. I worried about overbundling her, but at 19 months, she will pull clothes off or say if she's hot.
He wears socks to bed and I don't like wearing socks in bed unless it is extremely cold or I'm moisturizing my feet and I still don't like it. The other night it was about 70 or so and as occasionallly happens, I inexplicably felt chilled and couldn't get warm. I added blankets and finally turned the heat up till it was about 75, but I still didn't feel warm and my feet were as cold as ice when I touched them. I think next time I have that experience, I'll put some warm socks on immediately and see if I can avoid having to turn the heat on. I don't think I had a fever or anything like that. But I wondered if that is what he's always afraid the baby is experiencing if her hands are cold. I was thinking there may be something to that after all, but I'm not sure. Sometimes she's dressed plenty warmly, but if there is a cool breeze, anything exposed will feel cool, too. He's really worried she'll get sick, but she's always been wonderfully healthy and has only had one ear infection, a little eczema, and a few mild colds by 19 months.
He also likes her wearing a onesie because he's afraid if a regular tee shirt rides up, her kidneys will get cold and they'll be damaged. And this is when it's warm enough to only need one layer.
Is this a Turkish thing?