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Old 11-06-2012, 07:19 PM   #1
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How To Keep A Fever Down When Baby Is Sleeping?

My dd is 8 months old, cutting teeth, and sick to boot. She has a pretty regular fever in the high 101s/low 200s and we think she has a sore throat. Took her to the doctor yesterday to rule out ear infection/etc. he basically said to keep doing what we're doing.

I'd like to find a way to minimize how hot she becomes when she's sleeping/nursing though. It's not too bad when she sleeps by herself but she usually sleeps on somebody because moving her wakes her and she screams. Is there anything I can do to help her out? Maybe some type of cooling pad or something?



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Old 11-06-2012, 08:14 PM   #2
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If she's sleeping on someone, you could try cooling down the someone.

like with a fan or something.

but fever is best fought with good sleep and that usually means sweaty sleep, so you won't be able to get the baby completely cooled down.
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:19 PM   #3
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Re: How To Keep A Fever Down When Baby Is Sleeping?

Cotton for both baby and who she is sleeping with. Synthetics get hit easy.

If you do meds ibuprofen lasts a little longer. With how our temp normally changes in the day she should be her hottest in the evening and not so bad in the early morning
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