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Infant Fever

  • Don't Automatically Fear a Fever

    YUCK. It’s the time of winter crud being passed around like crayons at the school table.  Even the little ones are susceptible.  Viruses are everywhere right now, and the warm to cold temperatures outside are not helping.

    Seeing your little one feeling crappy is heartbreaking.  But instead of stressing over what a thermometer says, take the opportunity to practice skin to skin and snuggle with your baby, toddler, or child.  Because the truth is, that unless a temperature reaches 108* (yes one hundred EIGHT degrees) there is no harm in a fever.  I’d freak the F out if my kids ever came close to that temperature…  In all honesty, I am a worrier at anything over 102*, BUT I don’t run to the doctor or freak out.  I just start my natural minded interventions at this point.  I do however base my interventions on how my child is acting.  Before I share my steps to soothing (not snubbing out) a fever, I wanted to educate you on why you should not fear a fever. Continue reading

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