How to Get Fever Ready for Your Baby This Cold and Flu Season
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of FeverAll® Acetaminophen Suppositories. The opinions and text are all mine.
I will never forget Ayla's first bad fever. She was about 9 months old and had gotten a cold. It's never easy when a tiny baby gets sick but when it's your first baby and it's their first cold it can be a scary time for everyone involved. The day before Ayla's fever hit I remember trying to comfort her and feeling so terrible that she could hardly even nurse with her stuffy little nose. She was so upset all day and I couldn't put her down for a second. I took her temperature a few times that day and she only had a bit of a low grade fever. As terrible as I felt that she was so uncomfortable, I also felt relieved that her fever had not gone up over 100.5.
I did my best to get her comfortable that evening and we all went to bed a bit early. Around Midnight I woke up to her screaming. The second I picked her up I knew she had a fever. She was burning up and bright red. I grabbed the thermometer and it read 105! I didn't have a rectal thermometer at the time so I wasn't sure how accurate the reading was. I took the reading 3 more times and got 106, 104.5, 105.5. Every reading was different but she clearly had a very high fever. I had heard that babies could run high fevers but reading those numbers on the thermometer just about gave me a heart attack. I grabbed the baby Tylenol and tried to give her the correct dose but because she was so sick she just spit it right back up. That's when I really panicked. I just didn't know what to do. How much Tylenol did she get? Should I give her more? Should I take her to the ER? I called the on-call doctor at our pediatrician's office and he helped me to navigate through the rest of what ended up being a very long night. I don't think Ayla or I slept more than an hour but the lack sleep didn't even phase me. I just felt panicked. I just wanted my baby to be ok. Finally the fever broke around early morning and we were all able to get some sleep after our chaotic night.. I am thankful Ayla was ok but I will never forget what a scary ordeal that was.
When I found out about FeverAll Infants' Strength Acetaminophen Suppositories I literally jumped at the chance to work with them on this post. I only wish I would have known about this when Ayla was still a tiny baby. It would have made all the difference that night but I am thankful to have it even now. As a mom who has dealt with scary middle-of-the-night fevers, these are the two things that I recommend you have on hand:
- A Rectal Thermometer- The rectal thermometer will give you the most accurate reading so you don't have to be wondering if your child's fever is actually higher than the reading says. Even if you prefer to use a different variety of thermometer for general readings, it is so important to have a rectal thermometer for when you have a very sick baby who needs a more accurate reading.
FeverAll- FeverAll is an acetaminophen based fever reducer that works a bit differently than your standard oral acetaminophen. The first thing that I love about FeverAll is that it has fewer active ingredients* - no parabens, high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors or preservatives like most infant Tylenol's have. The second thing that makes this product really stand out is that it is acetaminophen in the form of a rectal suppository. That means it's perfect for a baby that won't take oral medicine or can't take it because they are throwing up.
*vs Infants' Tylenol and Infants' Motrin Oral Suspension
In my case, Ayla was spiting up her Tylenol and it made a scary situation feel impossible to manage. If I had FeverAll on hand I would have been able to rest a bit knowing she had the right dose of acetaminophen to help bring her fever down. I truly believe this is a medicine that every parent of young children should have on hand for situations where oral administration of liquid acetaminophen is difficult or impossible. It is so important to #BeFfeverReady for a middle of the night emergency like we went through. I had thought I was prepared until I was in the middle of our little crisis and I found I had liquid acetaminophen my daughter wouldn't take and a thermometer that was giving inaccurate readings. With cold and flu season being in full swing I can't encourage you enough to be prepared with the right medications to manage those scary fevers. The few dollars it costs to have a rectal thermometer and a package of FeverAll in your medicine cabinet is so worth the peace of mind knowing you are prepared. If you would like more information you can follow them on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram or Pinterest for more helpful fever prevention tips and videos about their product.
You can also check out their series of FeverAll Hot Topic videos on YouTube featuring pediatric nurse practitioner, mom of two, and member of Mommy MD Guides team Megan Jolin.
Hope your families all stay cold and flu free this year!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of FeverAll® Acetaminophen Suppositories. The opinions and text are all mine. FeverAll Acetaminophen Suppositories are available at major retailers and drugstores across the U.S, such as CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens and Walmart. For more information and current offers, visit www.FeverAll.com