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How can I prevent colic?

Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to prevent colic. However, if you feel your baby’s distress is related to feeding, you may lessen the frequency of episodes by trying the following:
  • When feeding, hold your baby upright to prevent them swallowing air. Burp often and especially after a feed.
  • Give frequent feeds with smaller amounts.
  •  If breast-feeding, try to limit caffeine in your diet.
  • Try to soothe your baby with motion such as vibration (for example by taking a trip out in the car) or with white noise (for example by placing your baby in a seat near a washing machine or vacuum cleaner).
  •  If you find that background noise works, then there are commercial products that can be bought and attached to the baby’s cot which cause the cot to vibrate and also make a white noise.
  • Avoid over-stimulating a baby.
  • Hold your child during a crying episode if this helps.

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Once you have established your toddler has a slight fever, there are a number of measures you can take to keep it under control
If your toddler has a slight fever, there are a number of measures you can take to keep it under control.
The average body temperature should be between 35°C and 37°C.
While a fever can be treated, it's important to keep in mind that fevers are usually the symptom of an illness and not the illness itself.
A body’s temperature is controlled by a part of the brain called the hypothalamus.
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