Before I say another word, CHECK WITH YOUR CHILD’S DR. BEFORE DOING SOME OF THESE!! I am not a dr, these are just wives tales and little things our Dr told us! Our little one has had a fever for 3 days now so I started looking up all sorts of ways to help her break it! I wanted to share them in one go to spot for other’s searching for relief for their littles ones in a hurry!! Penelope has no other symptoms and is on no other medications, so these are things we were told!
According to BabyCenter: “The AAP suggests calling the doctor if a baby is between 3 months and 6 months old and has a fever of 101 degrees F (38.3 degrees C) or higher, or is older than 6 months and has a temperature of 103 degrees F (39.4 degrees C) or higher – and has symptoms such as a loss of appetite, cough, signs of an earache, unusual fussiness or sleepiness, or vomiting or diarrhea.”
Let’s break this fever!!
Wet a wash cloth and put in freezer for 1 minute. Put on forehead and other hot body areas, like the neck and under arms, to help draw the heat out. Shake the cloth a little in between to keep it cool!
Undress as much as possible, don’t put a bunch of clothes on, it’ll trap the heat in!
Which means, don’t put a lot of blankets on your feverish toddler! Fevers should not be sweated out!!
We were told by our Dr. to try Tylenol every 6 hours for 24 hours and then call him if it’s still there. Fever could be because of teething or something small so let’s rule that out. If fever goes above 103 to call your Dr!! This can be done if child is uncomfortable, please only give OTC medications if ok with your Dr!!!
Try a cool bath, NOT a cold bath! You don’t want to shock and lower their body temperature too much and you’d flip out in a freezing bath too!!
Cuddle your baby! Just like when they were born and they encouraged skin to skin, it helps build their immune system. Plus, who doesn’t want to just be loved a little extra when they don’t feel good? They need all of the rest they can get!
Sometimes with a fever, they loose their appetites, we were told to try things like applesauce and jello! They need some type of nutrition so their bodies can stay strong enough to fight this off! Try Chicken noodle soup or broth if they’ll eat it!
If none of this is working and you want to try the off the wall remedies, try these!! (If you do, please let us know if they work!!)
Egg Whites! Have you heard of this before?! We found it at TradtionalCookingSchool! They say to:
- Soak a paper towel or cloth in egg whites.
- Place the soaked cloth on the soles of the fevered person’s feet, and put socks on to keep the cloths in place.
- When the cloths become warm, soak more cloths in egg whites and repeat until the fever is reduced to a safe level.
Apple Cider Vinegar! Mommypotamus says “Soak a couple washcloths in diluted apple cider vinegar (1 part vinegar and 2 parts water), then place them on the forehead and tummy, or add a cup to a warm bath. Some people also soak a cloth in and wrap it around the soles of the patient’s feet.”
If you are reading this because you have a sick little one, I hope they feel better soon! If you have any remedies to add to this, please share them with us!!
Until next time,