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.