Category: Fever

Should you give your baby antibiotics?

I’ve just had another ‘what’s the best thing to do as a mother’ experience. It all started because Baby E got his third and fourth tooth – more or less together in the same week – and became ill. Babies often get sick when they’re teething because this runs down their immune systems. And parents […]


Your baby’s temperature has risen to 39.8 C and she’s very uncomfortable. What do you do? Rush to hospital? Stick her in a tepid bath? Sponge her down? Give her paracetamol as fast as possible? What if you’ve given her a fever suppository and she poops immediately afterwards? Will the drug still work? Parenthood is […]