Baby Health

How To Keep Baby Fever Down

How To Keep Baby Fever Down

Babies are the most precious things in this world. From the moment they are born, we shower them with unconditional love and do everything possible to protect them and make them happy. We are there for them through thick and thin, whether they are healthy or not.

When they get sick, it feels like a piece of our hearts has been ripped out. We worry incessantly about them, hoping and praying that they will get better soon. It’s hard to see them get sick and it’s even harder not to be able to do anything about it. But, today I’m going to share some tips on how to keep baby fever down.

Useful Tips On How To Keep Baby Fever Down

 A fever is a body’s natural way of fighting an infection. In addition to having a rectal temperature of 100.4°F or greater, newborns may exhibit fever symptoms such as flushing, sweating, sore throat, severe headache, and being thirstier than normal. While it can be frightening to see your baby running a fever. But most fevers are not caused for alarm and can be treated easily at home. Here are some tips to reduce fever in children;

Place A Cold Cloth On Baby’s Head

Babies can’t tell us when they’re feeling sick, so it’s up to parents to keep a close eye on them and look for signs of fever. A fever is a sign that the baby’s body is trying to fight off an infection. While there are many ways to reduce fever in babies, one of the simplest and most effective is to place a cool cloth on their heads. This will help bring down their body temperature and make them more comfortable. In babies and children, a normal temperature is around 36.4°C, however, this can vary somewhat from child to child.

Place A Cold Cloth On Baby's Head

Offer Fluids

 When babies have a mild fever, it’s important to get fluids into them as soon as possible. This will help reduce the fever and make them more comfortable. Pediatricians generally recommend breast milk or formula for newborns, but older babies can also drink juice, broth, or sports drinks. Keeping your baby hydrated is extremely important when you’re fighting off a fever, so make sure to give your baby plenty of fluids! Let’s check out our useful suggestions on how to keep the baby hydrated.

Offer Fluids

Tylenol

There are times when parents are left wondering what the best thing to do is when their child has a low-grade fever. Most people know that you should call the doctor if it gets too high, but what about in the meantime? Are there any at-home remedies that can help bring the fever down? Turns out, as long as it is under 100 degrees F, giving your child Tylenol may be a good way to reduce their fever.

Tylenol

Keep Them Cool

Feverish babies can feel overheated and uncomfortable, so cool them down by removing some extra clothing layers. Dress them in lightweight clothing and one light blanket for sleep – Natural fibers such as cotton or linen will help your baby breathe easier and reduce overheating.

Keep them cool

Bring Down The Room Temperature

If your baby has a fever, don’t panic. In fact, there are a few things you can do to help make your sick baby more comfortable. One of the simplest tips is to bring the room temperature down a bit. This will help your baby cool down and feel more comfortable.

Bring Down The Room Temperature---2

Lukewarm Bath

Babies are not able to tell us when they are feeling unwell. As parents, it is our responsibility to look out for the early signs of sickness and take necessary actions. A fever is one of the ways your baby’s body fights infection. Lukewarm water can help bring down your baby’s fever. Water temperature is supposed to feel warm, but not too hot.

Lukewarm Bath

Things To Avoid If Your Baby Has Fever

There are some things that parents need to avoid in order to reduce fever in babies.

Things To Avoid If Your Baby Has Fever

  • When your baby has a persistent fever, it is important not to delay seeking medical advice.
  • Do not give aspirin to children without checking their temperature and consulting your doctor’s office.
  • Do not use heavy layers of clothing
  • Do not use ice or alcohol rubs to reduce your baby’s temperature.
  • Do not bathe your child in cold water, instead use mild-warm water

How To Check Baby’s Temperature

It can be hard to tell if your baby has a fever. Believe it or not, there was a time when we just guessed whether a feverish child had a cold or the flu. Technology has advanced greatly since then. To get accurate Temperature readings use a digital thermometer and use these steps:

How To Check Baby's Temperature

  • First, make sure the thermometer is clean.
  • Place the baby on their stomach or side, and make sure they’re not face-down.
  • Insert the bulb of the thermometer into the baby’s rectum.
  • Wait at least three minutes before reading the temperature.

When To Visit A Doctor

Babies get fevers for all sorts of reasons, but sometimes a fever means there’s something more serious going on. You need to visit a doctor if:

When To Visit A Doctor If My Baby Has Fever

 

  • If your baby experiences an elevation in temperature, contact your pediatrician.
  • If your 6 to 24 months old baby has a temperature of 102 F.
  • When fever lasts longer than 24 hours.
  • If your baby gets irritated and fussy.
  • Non-specific symptoms such as rash, poor feeding, and vomiting are developed.
  • Dehydration

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are The Common Causes Of Fever In Babies?

Babies are especially susceptible to fevers, which can be caused by a variety of things like viruses, bacteria, or even a hot environment. Parents need to know the common causes of fever in babies so that they can seek medical attention if necessary.

  • Some of the most common causes of fever in babies include:
  • Viral infections
  • Bacterial infections
  • Hot weather
  • Certain vaccination
  • Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
  • Ear infection
  • Does Teething Cause Fever In Babies?

Many parents worry about their children when they start teething. They often wonder if the fever their child is experiencing is caused by the teeth coming in. While it is true that teething can cause a mild increase in body temperature, it is rarely high enough to cause a fever. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states that fevers caused by teething are rare and that most are due to other causes, such as viruses.

Final Thoughts

I know that bringing down baby fever can be a challenge for parents. That’s why I’ve put together a comprehensive guide with all the information you need to make your child feel better. From extra fluid to a lukewarm bath by using the medication, I’ve got you covered. I hope this guide helps to relieve some of the stress associated with caring for a sick child.

Renae Reinardy

Hi, my name is Renae. I started Blogging with my friends LaTarsha Holdenton and keren Smooth under the company name “K2babycare” to share my knowledge of parenting with other Moms, to become a better Mom tomorrow than today.

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