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Baby With Fever Sleeping All Day
Please read the : American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendations for safe sleep: http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/sleep/Pages/A-Parents-Guide-to-Safe-Sleep.aspx or HealthyChildren.org. Please put your baby to sleep on his/her back in a crib with a firm mattress, no loose bedding or stuffed animals, not in your bed. It truly reduces the chance of SIDS, which can occur up to one year. ...Read more
Monitor the situatio: Infant will often have the equivalent of a wet burp in light sleep stages. This can reflect their tendency toward gastoesophageal reflux after a good feeding & is not necessarily a sign of illness. Willingness to stay on a the regular feeding schedule & lack of other worrisome signs gives you time to monitor the situation & see if this progresses to something more involved. ...Read more
Do I need to wake up a sleeping baby for liquids? Fever of 101.6 has had stomach issues & vomit day before due to intolerance. Finally sleeping.
Vomiting & fever is : more likely a viral gastroenteritis, as a lactose or other complex sugar intolerance does not cause fever. If the baby is > 2 months old, is able to keep down Pedialyte, has wet diapers, is alert when awake, & feels better after the appropriate dose of Tylenol (acetaminophen) for rectal Temp > 100.4, letting him sleep is okay. ...Read more
Is it okay to sleep with AC on when baby has fever? I set it so it kicks on at 78 degrees. It's really hot in our room and her fever is 100.5.
See below: The ac will not make your child's illness any better or worse. ...Read more
Do i need to wake my baby up to give her tylenol (acetaminophen) if she has a fever of 100.5 during her sleep or is it ok to wait until she wakes up?
8mth old baby is teething, not really wanting to eat, refuses bottle sometimes &fussy, and seems to want to sleep more? No fever, should I be worried?
No, but you should: have your pediatrician check the baby out if it's lasted for more than a few days after (s)he developed the rash of Fifth Disease. The rash can last for weeks, but any sore throat, nausea or headache should start to subside once the rash appears. Teething as a cause for changes in behavior, feeding & sleeping is a diagnosis of exclusion. ...Read more
24wk baby with virus & fever sleeping 4 hours? He stirs when i try to wake him, falls back to sleep or only awake for a short time? Drinking half feed
My 8mth baby v.cranky for last 2days wailing all time&today sleeping too much, not takin much solid but lots of formula milk, no fever, is he sick?
See pediatrician: Babies cry because they are hungry, tired or ill. Have him seen by a doctor ASAP and be safe. Always err on the side of caution. Babies can deteriorate very quickly. ...Read more
My 4 month old baby is crying more than usual, no fever, not sleeping as much and either refusing or wanting to nurse all the time. What is going on?
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