I am a first-time mom and I am a little worried about my 6-month-old baby. He has a fever and I am not sure what I should do. This is the first time he has had a fever and I am not sure when I should be worried and seek medical attention. He seems a little fussy and isn't eating as much as he usually does. He is also not sleeping as well as he normally does. I have given him some medicine to bring the fever down but it doesn't seem to be helping much.
Any advice would be helpful. Thanks in advance.
As a father of two, I understand how stressful it can be when your baby has a fever. It's important to know when to be concerned and seek medical attention. If your baby is under three months old, has difficulty breathing, is inconsolable or lethargic, or if the fever persists for several days, seek medical attention immediately.
If your baby is over three months old, you can help bring down their fever by keeping them hydrated and comfortable. Dress your baby in light, breathable clothing and use a fan to help keep them cool. You can also try a lukewarm bath or cooling towels to help reduce their body temperature.
Be sure to monitor your baby's temperature regularly, especially if they are taking medication. Infant's Tylenol can be given in appropriate dosages, however, it's important to consult your pediatrician to ensure the right dosage.
Finally, try to keep track of any other symptoms that might indicate an underlying issue. If you notice anything unusual or are just concerned, don't hesitate to reach out to your pediatrician. Trust your instincts as a parent and advocate for your baby.
Wishing your little one a speedy recovery.