I know a mom who gives her 8 month old Tylenol every day. Now she has started to give the baby Motrin, isn't it harmful to give drugs to a baby every day?
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.
– Persistent irritability.
Now head on to the Q&As!
Help, my 3-month-old baby won't stop throwing up! I have switched his milk three times on a doctor's recommendation, but it doesn't help. What can this be?
When my baby lost his umbilical stump, his belly button was read and raw until treated with silver nitrate. Now my baby's belly button is opening up again?
Q&A: My newborn baby vomits then passes out and become limp for about 1-2 minutes. Doctor says reflux. Can this be true? Learn about possible reasons here!
Q&A: My sick baby will not drink anything! ER sent us home, but I am very worried! Here's how to combat dehydration at home when your baby refuses to drink.
Baby makes stranges sounds and gasps when pooping and after and even when changing diaper. What can this be? (Find reasons here!)
Finding bleeding in a baby's diaper can be very scary. Find reasons for blood in a baby's diaper here, including blood from baby's vagina and stools.
My 7-month-old baby has had a persistent cough for 1.5 months now. What can cause a chronic cough in baby and what home remedies should I try?
Q&A: Our baby's arms start to shake when he is attempting to grab something or when annoyed or sleepy. Is it a neuro problem? Find possible reasons here!
Q&A: How can I help my baby with acid reflux? He cries a lot and I'm feeding him plenty. How can I make him more comfortable? Find tips here!
If a baby or toddler gets so angry, starts to hyperventilate and passes out, is it normal or illness? Read about breath-holding spells and hyperventilation!
My 12-month-old baby gasps for breath and begins crying and choking and have fluid from his nose. Is this acid reflux? Learn the symptoms of reflux in babies.
It is surprisingly common for babies to have sweaty hands and feet and even more; sweaty heads. Learn what may be causing this and when to worry.
My poor baby coughs until she throws up and I am worried. She developed a nasty cough after a cold and is now coughing until she throws up. What could this be?
I am worrying that my boyfriend (her father) is abusing my daughter. He takes her upstairs and she always starts crying. She is red down there. What to do?
Why do babies suddenly start shaking their head from side to side? This can be normal behaviour or related to illness. Learn the most common reasons here.
If your baby falls off bed, it is easy to feel like the worst parent ever. Instead, learn about warning signs after a baby falls on his head and what to do.
My 6-month-old just started rolling his eyes up in the back of his head. It looks scary! He did it at least ten times yesterday and 4 times already today.