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Sick Baby Questions

Here you’ll find all the questions about sick babies answered here at Easy Baby Life. Questions include what to do when your baby has a cold, is running a fever or seems to have a stomach bug. You’ll find babies with eye infections, mucus, seizures, a bad cough and many more issues.

Sometimes it is difficult to know if a baby really is ill or not. Here are some signs that your baby is sick. This is not a complete list, and since you know your child the best, following your intuition regarding changes in your baby’s health is important.

Some signs that your infant is ill:
- Fever equal to or greater than 100.4F (38 C) by rectum. If your baby is less than 6 weeks old with a fever of 100.4F (38 C) or higher, call the doctor immediately.
- Vomiting (not just spitting up) more than one feeding in a day and your baby doesn’t usually do this (for example from acid reflux).
- Diarrhea or loose watery stools that are more frequent than usual.
- Refusal to eat for more than one feeding, gets unusually tired while suckling or falling asleep in the middle of successive feedings.
- Lethargy or listlessness, i.e. sudden and prolonged decrease in activity level.
- Unusual skin rash.
- Fast breathing (over 70 times per minute) or difficulty breathing. Fast breathing can mean a high fever so check your baby’s temperature.
- Convulsions.
- Persistent irritability.

Now head on to the Q&As!

2-Month-Old Baby Has Pink Eye?

My daughter has been rubbing her left eye a lot lately and now it waters and she gets clod/sleep in her eye all the time. Only that eye. She also has a runny nose and a cough to match; kinda like she has a cold. Should I take her to the hospital or should I not worry about it? Her ... Read More »