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steps to take when your baby is sick

When your children get sick, you want to do whatever is in their best interest. Whether it be contacting an emergency hotline or seeing the pediatrician immediately if they seem unwell would not only help improve their health but also give them peace of mind that all possible steps are being taken for a quick recovery!

Fever:

You should keep a close eye on your child's temperature. A high fever is usually a sign that the body has been fighting against infection and it could take longer for them to recover from illness, but if their forehead feels warmer than usual when touched then you can probably safely assume this too will make an impact in how quickly they get better or worse over time depending on whether there was indeed anything infectious at work here
The normal range of temperatures for children between Ages 0-14 ranges widely with some even going up as high as 101 degrees Fahrenheit! If yours seems higher than what would be considered healthy (98 - 99), consider taking him/her into see doc right away no matter his age--sometimes kids need help sooner.

You should call your child’s doctor if:

1. Your child has a fever of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
2. Your child is vomiting or has diarrhea for more than 24 hours
3. You think your child may have an ear infection
4. You notice that your child is acting very irritable, fussy, crying all the time, refusing to eat, not sleeping well at night
5. There are any other symptoms you are concerned about and want to discuss with their doctor
6. If you don’t know when they last had a checkup or if they have never seen a doctor before

What You Can Do:

1. Give your child plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration

It is easy to get dehydrated when you are sick. When your child has a fever, he will sweat more than usual and lose water from his body. To avoid dehydration while caring for your sick child, give him lots of fluids by offering sips of water or other liquids throughout the day. You can also try popsicles or ice chips if your child isn't up for drinking much liquid at once. If he doesn't feel like eating anything solid, offer juices that contain vitamin C which helps with immune system function and hydration.  Give him small meals frequently rather than three large ones each day to prevent overeating when his appetite returns after being ill for several days. 


2. Keep him or her warm and comfortable by using multiple layers of clothing

There's nothing worse than being sick and unable to keep your baby warm. When a little one is feeling under the weather, it can be hard to know what they need in order to feel better.  Here are some tips for keeping your baby as comfortable as possible when he or she has a cold.  Use multiple layers of clothing so that you don't have to constantly take off and put on clothes as their temperature fluctuates throughout the day. Make sure this includes items such as long-sleeved shirts, pants with elastic waists, socks, hats, mittens and booties. This will help avoid skin irritation from overly frequent changes of clothes! Other things you can do is use a humidifier at night time which helps loosen congestion


3. Encourage your baby to get lots of rest, but don't let him or her sleep for more than 4 hours at a time

Sick babies need to get rest, but it is important not to let them sleep too much when they are sick.  It can be difficult to know how often your baby should nap and for how long. There are a few things you can do that will help your baby get the right amount of sleep: Make sure he has enough fluids, feed him small and frequent meals and snacks throughout the day, try playing soothing music or reading a book with lots of pictures during naptime, and make sure his room remains fairly dark while he sleeps. Remember that every child is different so there is no set rule on how much sleep children require in order to recover from an illness. Keep experimenting until you find what works best for your child!

4. Make sure that the room is well ventilated with fresh air

One of the most important things you can do to take care of your baby when they're sick is to make sure that the room is ventilated with fresh air. A stuffy, hot room will only make their symptoms worse and it'll be more difficult for them to sleep.  The best thing you can do is keep the windows open or get a fan going so that there's some circulation in the air. You might also want to consider opening up any doors since babies are sensitive to changes in temperature.

5. Offer soft foods like mashed potatoes, oatmeal, and rice pudding

When your baby is sick, it's important to make sure they are eating soft foods like mashed potatoes, oatmeal, and rice. These types of food are easy on the stomach and provide some comfort when they're feeling down. This is especially true with babies who have reflux or other digestion problems.
It's also important that you stay away from dairy products if your baby has a milk allergy. Dairy can cause inflammation in the intestines which will worsen their condition even more. There are plenty of alternatives out there so don't worry about not being able to find something for them to eat! Hopefully these tips help take care of your little one when they're feeling under the weather!

6.Lukewarm baths.

Bath time is always fun with the little ones. It can be hard to know what temperature water or soap suits them, but you'll never regret giving your baby their own personal spa session! If they feel warm in a tepid bath try adding more lukewarm (not hot) for extra comfortability - just don't go overboard on either side of this spectrum because it may make them shiver when out top off dry afterwards.

7. Try a little sweet & sour.

For babies over a year old, honey & lemon work wonders for sore throats and coughs. Lemon is known to dry up congestion while the sweetness of these two ingredients soothes their thirstiest parts! But this only works if your kid has already passed that stage- try mixing together in order create an easy remedy when they’re sick with minor ailments like cold symptoms or flu; just make sure it's not too much eat before hand since you want them stay hydrated anyway:)

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