Parenthood is not for wimps that’s for sure! We spend a lot of time worrying, protecting, and caring for our little ones. One of most normal but stress inducing parts of childhood is fevers, whether they wake up in the middle of the night with one or one pops up in the midst of an otherwise ordinary afternoon, when it’s a baby or toddler it can be even scarier. Nurse momma kicks in and we are all over it ready to get our babies back to 100% health stat.
Being prepared for cold and flu season is really nearly as important as regular checkups and immunizations. When your child is sick the last thing you want to do is to leave them to run around town gathering items you need to fight fever. We have had our share of fevers and other illness with my 6 month old twins- Ella and Rose, and my 5 year old- Ava. Being prepared has saved me rushed trips loading all 3 sick girls into the car on more than one occasion! So as cold and flu season approaches I am stocking up on some essentials to be ready if fever strikes.
Things to think about when your child has a fever
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, fever in babies begins at 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. Of course, call your physician about any concerns with fever in your child- especially if your child is under 6 months old.
Just because your child feels warm doesn’t mean they have a fever. Caregivers can overdress babies, even in colder weather, which can actually make them hot and fussy. Always confirm with a rectal temperature reading before administering any fever-reducing medication.
When dealing with fever, how your child looks is as important as the child’s temperature.
Fever isn’t something to fear. It simply means the body is doing its natural job of fighting off an infection.
What to have on hand BEFORE fever strikes
FeverAll ® Infants Strength Suppositories – The benefits of suppositories over oral medication are plentiful- if your child refuses medication, is throwing up, or has other issues. I have made sure that I added FeverAll® to our medicine basket for the girls because Acetaminophen is one of the most recommended non-prescription medications by healthcare professionals – including pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners – for temporary fever reduction and relief of minor aches and pain in infants and children. But FeverAll® is the only national brand of acetaminophen in suppository form and is available in three strengths for children from 6 months to 12 years of age.
You can find FeverAll® in all three strengths at your local Rite Aid, CVS, Walgreens and Walmart stores.
Rectal Thermometer – Using a digital rectal thermometer will provide the most accurate reading of a baby’s temperature. Purchase at least one, I have one for each of the girls labeled with a permanent marker.
Your Doctors Number- I keep the girls doctors card in my basket of medicine, this way I am not scrambling around looking for it when they need me most.
Clean washcloths – Besides mom’s care and FeverAll® I have found that a cool rag on the head comforts and soothes a sick little one. I made sure to include a couple along with my other items.
Visit the FeverAll® website to learn more information on their product and current offers. In addition, you can like the FeverAll® Facebook page and Instagram for the cold fighting tips and giveaways.
Use FeverAll® only as directed. If you have specific questions about fever, acetaminophen or using FeverAll, speak with your child’s pediatrician. FeverAll Acetaminophen Suppositories are available at major retailers and drugstores across the U.S, such as Walmart, Rite Aid, CVS and Walgreens. For more information and current offers, visit www.FeverAll.com.
This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of FeverAll® Acetaminophen Suppositories. The opinions and text are all mine.