Understand your baby, fever in children | Breast Feeding Mums

It have been more than 8 months since my wife delivery, we really enjoy our life with our new family member, now, it’s time to have more understanding on our children, appropriate knowledge can get rid of nervous and fears. I guess the most normal case to come across is fever in children.

Fever in children is going to be a serious care if we as adult did not take well care of them. Whenever baby cries for no reasons other than hungry and sleepy, i started to be alert, i will measure his temperature with thermometer. I consulted my doctor, the normal temperature of human body is 98.6°F. If the temperature is taken rectally, the thermometer will show a rise of 1°F, that is it will show 99.6°F. If the body temperature  crosses the mark of 99.4°F when taken orally, it is consider as fever!

For this reason, i bought a digital thermometers for our home usage, as it provide a more accurate temperature reading. Once with three consequence high temperature (an hour each), I will direct head over to the clinic for doctor advice. Medicines are available for children, depending on their needs, age and weight. Even through medicines like Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, and Tylenol for children are available over the counter, I will never take medicines for my baby without advices from doctor.

Other than that, certain symptoms call for immediate attention and the doctor must be contacted immediately. Child must be made to wear comfortable cotton cloths which help the body to breath properly and at the same time absorbs the sweat. The child should also be given fluids constantly, my son drinks an reasonable amount of water daily, in order to combat with dehydration.  

As a new comer to the parenthood, fever in children is one of the lesson that we will need to learn.