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what do you do Amy Packer 1 child; Battle Creek, Michigan 533 posts
29th Jan '13

When your baby is sick with a fever...I have given him the fever relief or whatever from meijers but I just wondered what are things you do to comfort your baby when they have a fever..he is 8 months old and hes had higher temps before but never an actual fever. I believe its either a cold or teething, but if it isnt at what point should I contact the doctor?

MyLittleOnes 2 kids; WI, WI, United States 859 posts
29th Jan '13

Pediacare so far always breaks his fever. Ill also keep him in a diaper or short sleeve onsie for a bit. We strip fevers in my house. If that wouldn't work my last attempt would be a cool bath or rag, but its never gotten to that point yet.

Amy Packer 1 child; Battle Creek, Michigan 533 posts
29th Jan '13

May be a dumb question but when can you start pediacare? The juice right? I've never given it to him before so I didn't know when you can start.thanks

Holly Drew Due June 7 (boy); 1 child; Mississippi 9 posts
29th Jan '13

when my son was maybe 5 mths, he got a little sick. slight fever and very fussy. he literally cried nonstop. i had given him medicine, used cool rags and just held him. nothing helped. then i remembered something i had heard, that skin-to-skin contact is a natural pain reliever for children, especially infants. i took my shirt and bra off, laid him on my chest and it wasnt even 5 min and he was out. after HOURS of crying.....

Holly Drew Due June 7 (boy); 1 child; Mississippi 9 posts
29th Jan '13

when my son was maybe 5 mths, he got a little sick. slight fever and very fussy. he literally cried nonstop. i had given him medicine, used cool rags and just held him. nothing helped. then i remembered something i had heard, that skin-to-skin contact is a natural pain reliever for children, especially infants. i took my shirt and bra off, laid him on my chest and it wasnt even 5 min and he was out. after HOURS of crying.....

MyLittleOnes 2 kids; WI, WI, United States 859 posts
29th Jan '13

That's pedialyte. Pediacare is a fever reducer I found at Walmart or Walgreens. I don't know the recommendations for pedialyte. We had to take my son at about 6 or 7 months to the ER and they gave him some there for the first time. Honestly if my baby wasn't taking in any fluids I'd give him some pedialyte. I'd rather him stay hydrated.

Amy Packer 1 child; Battle Creek, Michigan 533 posts
29th Jan '13

Ooh ok thanks..yeah he seems to be taking fluids okay he just seems miserable, hot, and really cuddly..he has a cough, stuffy nose and his eyes seem to be watery. Today I tried fever relief from meijers and he cooled down but it came back about 4 hours later I gave him more before bed and he didn't seem to cool down like before. Thanks for the suggestions :)

ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts
29th Jan '13

Pediacare is just acetaminophen (Tylenol). It works better if you alternate it with ibuprofen every four hours. You can also run a hot shower (the steam might help break up his congestion), or get saline spray.