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New baby at home? Learn how to keep your baby safe and treat minor medical problems with this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- Lukewarm bath
- Water, breast milk, or formula
- Ibuprofen or acetaminophen
- Oral syringe (optional)
Reduce the fever
Reduce the baby's fever by giving them a bath or sponging them down with lukewarm water.
Keep the baby hydrated by giving them plenty of water, breast milk, or formula.
Avoid overdressing or bundling them up before they go to sleep.
Give them medicine
Give your baby ibuprofen or acetaminophen to reduce a fever only if recommended by your doctor.
Call a doctor
Call your doctor if your baby's temperature rises above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, if they lose their appetite, look pale or flushed, or are unusually irritable. A doctor is always on call to answer your questions.