It is a scene we all know too well: you are just getting into the swing of a sleeping pattern with your baby, and all of a sudden fever hits.
Well, that pretty much means sleep is out the window, right?
Wrong! There are certain tips and tricks you can follow to help ensure your sick little bundle of joy gets some sleep!
Thank us later.
1. Don't bundle them up
Many parents will just naturally want to bundle up their little baby, in an instinctive sort of way. However, this may actually be counter productive. It would be better for the child if they slept in breathable, cotton attire, with a light blanket.
2. Never underestimate the power of a lullaby
You would actually be surprised by how soothing your voice is to your little baby. Try rocking them to sleep, while humming or singing a gentle lullaby. Lullabies are actually scientifically proven to lull babies to sleep, stimulate language and cognitive development, as well as strengthen the emotional bond between a parent and child.
3. The proper pain relief
It is recommended to give your child paediatric ibuprofen based medication if they have a fever and are in discomfort. Ibuprofen can be given to babies over 3 months and weighing over 5kgs and can be given every 6-8 hours up to 3 times a day. Paracetamol can be used from 2 months and can be given every 4-6 hours up to 4 times a day. But remember, parents should always read the label of any medicine before giving it to their children.
4. Hydration is key
For little ones, dehydration can not only be very uncomfortable, but it can also be quite dangerous. It will be important to keep your baby well hydrated to ensure they sleep through the night.
These Fever Fighter tips were brought to you by Nurofen for Children.
Nurofen for Children Strawberry/Orange 100mg/5ml Oral Suspension. Contains ibuprofen. Suitable from 3 months and weighing over 5 kg. Nurofen for Children is indicated for the short term symptomatic treatment of pain and fever.
If your child’s symptoms persist for more than 3 days, if pain or fever worsen or if new symptoms occur, consult your doctor/pharmacist straight away.
ALWAYS READ THE LABEL.
Date of prep: Feb 2018