Childhood Fever

Childhood fever is common amongst babies; it basically means that the baby’s temperature is higher than normal. A baby’s normal temperature should be between 36 and 36.8 degrees; if the baby’s temperature is over 38 degrees they are said to have a fever.

Treating a fever

Over the counter medications are often enough to bring the baby’s temperature down; make sure you read the instructions carefully and ask the pharmacist for advice. Some children may not be able to have medication; these children include very young babies under the age of 2 months and babies that were born prematurely and had low birth weight. The dose of medication will depend on the age or weight of the baby; make sure you check this information before you give your baby medication. Children under the age of 6 months should not be given ibuprofen and children under the age of 18 should not be given aspirin.

Guide to NewBorn Health

NewBorn Intro


Childhood fever




Ear infections


Looking newborn baby


Birth Defects