It’s bound to happen. Try as you might to protect your little one from germs, sooner or later the sickies will win. A sick baby is no fun. As moms we want to do everything we can to help our little one feel better. But what can you do when baby is sick for the first time?
This post is sponsored by FeverAll.
What To Do When Your Baby Is Sick
Unfortunately, when baby gets sick there aren’t as many medicines available like with a bigger kid or adult. But there are some simple things you can do to help her feel better while the germs run their course.
Trust The Experts
When baby gets her first fever, it is important to remember that a fever is nothing to fear. Fevers are the body’s way of fighting infection. If your baby is acting ok and just running a low-grade fever, it’s ok not to treat the fever right away. However, fevers should always be monitored accurately with a rectal thermometer (as they give the most accurate reading) and can be treated with acetaminophen.
Always trust your gut, if the fever really starts to spike or baby is acting “off,” don’t hesitate to call the doctor, especially if your baby is under 6 months old.
If your baby has a fever and is cranky, one thing you can do to make a baby more comfortable is to give acetaminophen.
After three kids, I am pretty used to administering medication to sick babes, but baby number three has a particular challenge when it comes to medications. She presses her lips shut tight, and in the event we are able to pry them open, she proceeds to spit out any medication given to her. She does not like medicine AT ALL (she’s very picky with food too, but that is another story).
For babies like mine, FeverAll Infants’ Acetaminophen Suppository is an alternative to liquid fever reducers. These acetaminophen suppositories allow parents to administer the correct dosage when giving medicine orally is not a good option. They are also great when your baby (or child) is vomiting.
Acetaminophen is one of the most recommended non-prescription medications by healthcare professionals – including pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners – for temporary fever reduction and relief of minor aches and pain in infants and children. FeverAll is the only national brand of acetaminophen in suppository form and is available in three strengths for children from 6 months to 12 years of age.
FeverAll also contains fewer ingredients than other infant fever reducers.* That means no parabens, no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors, and no preservatives. Watch this video to learn more about FeverAll and why you should try it for your baby.
*vs Infants’ Tylenol and Infants’ Motrin Oral Suspension
Be prepared! Make sure you have acetaminophen in both liquid and suppository forms on-hand for the cold/flu season. In the event your child is unable or unwilling to swallow oral medication, an acetaminophen suppository is a safe alternative to the liquid form and always provides an accurate dose with no mess.
Keep It Moist
When baby has a stuffy nose and/or congested chest, a hot steamy shower can be magical relief. But you can’t spend all night in the bathroom, so make sure you have a good humidifier on hand to keep that moisture present in the bedroom.
Again, if you don’t have one, get one now. You don’t want to get caught without one when baby gets sick. (We have one for every room in the house, in the event we all get sick.)
When you have done everything you can do, the only thing you can do is give baby mom’s best cuddles. The only upside to a sick baby is that it is the perfect excuse to spend the day snuggling on the couch, and there is nothing more snuggly than a sick baby.
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Use FeverAll® only as directed. If you have specific questions about fever, acetaminophen or using FeverAll, speak with your child’s pediatrician. FeverAll Acetaminophen Suppositories are available at major retailers and drugstores across the U.S, such as CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens and Walmart. For more information and current offers, visit www.FeverAll.com.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of FeverAll® Acetaminophen Suppositories. The opinions and text are all mine.