How to Safely Bring Down a Fever in a Baby

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A slightly elevated temperature in an infant older than 3 months may not require a trip to the doctor. You may be able to treat the fever at home with the following methods:

1. Acetaminophen
If your child is over 3 months, you can offer them a safe amount of children’s acetaminophen. Ibuprofen may be given to infants over 6 months. Follow your doctor’s instructions to determine appropriate dosing.

Doses are usually based on weight. Your doctor may recommend weighing your baby if they haven’t recently been weighed or if they’ve had a recent growth spurt.

If your baby not uncomfortable or fussy from their fever, you may not need to give them any medication. For higher fevers or other symptoms that are making your infant uncomfortable, medication can help them temporarily feel better.

2. Adjust their clothing
Dress your infant in lightweight clothing and use just a sheet or light blanket to keep them comfortable and cool. Overdressing your infant may interfere with their body’s natural methods of cooling down.

3. Turn down the temperature
Keep your home and your infant’s room cool. This can help prevent them from overheating.

4. Give them a lukewarm bath
Try sponging your baby down with lukewarm water. (Water temperature should feel warm, but not hot, to the touch on your inner arm.) Avoid using cold water, as this can lead to shivering, which may increase their temperature. Dry your baby off immediately following the bath and dress them in lightweight clothing.

5. Offer fluids
Dehydration is a possible complication of fever. Offer regular fluids (breast milk or formula) and make sure your baby has tears when crying, a moist mouth, and regular wet diapers.

Call your doctor’s office to discuss ways to keep your child hydrated if this is a concern.

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