#LifehackMonday : Toddler Fevers
There’s a whole lot of sickness flying around (as if we need more trauma in this country after all the crime that has happened within the passed two weeks!). The worst thing that can hit your toddler is a fever. Fever’s suck! As my daughter is sick, I can only recommend to you what helped her; please do not use my advice as a replacement for a doctor’s consult (I know you won’t, but I’ve got to say that!)
Luke warm water
When kids are sick they are cranky. Luckily, she loooves bath time and water. Filling some luke warm water in a bath dish and plopping her inside brought her temperature down from 38.9 to 37.9. I just let her play for about 15 minutes and she looked happy and I was happy that her temperature was dropping.
Bring on the ice cream! Kids love ice cream . Eating some of the cold stuff cools the inside which in turn cools the outside!
When your little one’s fever is getting close to 40 degrees, it’s time to get drastic. Remove your kids clothing, it’s really heartbreaking to see them shiver but it’s better than taking them to the hospital to be poked and prodded.
The good ol’ warm water & a face cloth
This is the age old remedy of putting a face cloth in water, squeezing it and placing it on the child’s forehead. It works by the way, really it does.
If you have a fan available (not aircondition), switch it on. Don’t let it hit directly on the kid but face it to a wall, put a bowl of water in front of it and let it cool down the room!
If you have a suppository that was prescribed by your doctor for your child and your child’s fever refuses to come down, it’s best to administer it to your child. Suppositories bring down fevers fast!
Do you have any hacks that you would like to share? Let me know in the comments below!
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Simone Gobin is a 24 year old, it graduate, wife to Avi and mother to Yash & Ralee Gobin. She spends her days being a mother and a wife. She has decided to start a blog as a creative outlet as well as connect with other parents. Her belief is that there is a lot to learn from other parents out there and she welcomes all advice possible.