It’s 2 am and your baby starts screaming, you run in their room to them and see they are red and burning up. Freak out mode activated. We have all been there. It’s the worse feeling in the world. I think all of us would do anything to take the pain away. This post is all about fevers and how to get the temperature lowered as quick as possible. Here is the survival guide for temperatures in children 😊
Please remember I am by no means a doctor or medical professional. This information is just one mom trying to help another. Seeking the opinion of a medical professional is always best!
What Fever is too high for a child?
Any fever 103 or higher for any child is considered high. Also, a fever that last more than a day should be of concern.
Signs of a fever
•Chills and Shivering
Is it ok to bathe a child with a fever?
Giving a child a lukewarm bath can help with reducing a fever and is a good holistic method of helping reduce a fever. Remember your baby is burning up. Water temperature to you will feel a lot different to your child. Make sure it’s warm but not too warm, you don’t want the temp to rise!
Tips for helping lower a temperature
•First, stay calm. So hard to do when your child is sick. I totally get it, but they are relying on you.
•If you are ok with giving your child a fever reducing medicine starting with Tylenol or Motrin both good options. My daughter HATES medicine so this was always a struggle. Begging her to take it and then it’s all vomited on me within a minute… whyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!
I eventually started to mix my daughters Tylenol or Motrin with a small Trix yogurt. Again, I have no medical background and that may not be “recommended” but it worked!! And I go for what works!! 😊
•Putting a cool rag on your child’s head will help. Change is frequently and the warmth just soaks right in. You could also use these fever reducer pads for cooling.
I got these on clearance before and they were great. I did not repurchase however because I thought a rag did the same thing but, they did work and were convenient.
•Try a lukewarm bath
•Do not let them cover up with tons of blankets. This will be tough because they may feel cold due to being sick but remember blankets trap the heat!!
•Offer plenty of fluids like, water, Pedialyte
•Remove unnecessary clothing.
What thermometers are great
•Basic Digital Thermometer
This thermometer is quick and only takes 10 seconds for a read!!
•Forehead and ear digital thermometer
Stay calm and remember we have all been there and consult a doctor if necessary. Hugs to you mama!
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