Be Fever Ready

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This post is sponsored by FeverAll®. Thanks for supporting Project Motherhood.

There’s nothing more worrisome as a parent then when your little ones get sick. You must instantly spring into proactive mode, make informed decisions and know when you need to actually call the doctor or even make a trip to the emergency room. It all can be overwhelming. We recently experienced Blake’s first fever and while I’ve always been more on the calm side whenever the kids get sick – it was scary and even had moments where I was second guessing myself. It’s just different when they are little ones.

While her fever dropped quickly, it was scary nonetheless, so today I’ve teamed up with FeverAll® Acetaminophen Suppositories to share some information with you all so that you can #BeFeverReady every single day. And to be completely honest, even though I’ve been through this before, I still call my mom (who is a nurse) with questions from time to time. It’s nice to have reassurance as a parent that you’re always doing the right thing for your sweet babes.

Here are a few things I’ve learned along the way, and the rest is just rolling with all the punches that parenthood throws your way:

So first things first, when is it actually time to call the doctor? According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, fever in babies begins at 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit.  Of course, call your physician about any concerns with fever in your child.

What should baby be taking for the fever? Make sure you have acetaminophen in both liquid and suppository forms on-hand for the cold/flu season. In the event your child is unable or unwilling to swallow oral medication, an acetaminophen suppository is a safe alternative to the liquid form and always provides an accurate dose with no mess.

FeverAll® Infants’ Strength Suppositories (80 mg of acetaminophen) is the only acetaminophen product available with dosage instructions for children as young as six months of age and is the #1 doctor recommended suppository brand.

And remember: Just because your child feels warm doesn’t mean they have a fever. Caregivers can overdress babies, even in colder weather, which can actually make them hot and fussy. Always confirm with a rectal temperature reading before administering any fever-reducing medication. When dealing with fever, how your child looks is as important as your child’s temperature.

For us, living in an apartment that is pre-war and still heated with hot steam that goes on and off, we go back and forth between bundling up and being hot sometimes, so I always make sure to keep a thermometer handy just to make sure these kids are actually warm (or when Branden tries to fake a fever to stay home from school!).

For more information on FeverAll and current coupon offers, visit their website here. You can also LIKE FeverAll on Facebook for tips and giveaways, follow them on Instagram and Pinterest, and check out the series of FeverAll® Hot Topic videos featuring pediatric nurse practitioner, mom of two, and member of the Mommy MD Guides team Megan Jolin.

Fashionably Yours,

Allison

Use FeverAll® only as directed. If you have specific questions about fever, acetaminophen or using FeverAll, speak with your child’s pediatrician. 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.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of FeverAll® Acetaminophen Suppositories. The opinions and text are all mine.

Comments

  1. I am going to tell my sister in law about this! She has a infant anytime the right now that both are very sick and something like this could probably help her.

  2. Now is definitely the time to stock up and prepare. Cold and flu symptoms can really hit you hard!

  3. Could not agree Mom. Being prepared as a Mom with young children is essential because it’s a fact of life that kids catch the cold and flu more frequently than we’d like.

  4. I will be passing this on to my friends with little ones. This sounds great.

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