Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

FEVER AND COLD

Whats a fever for a 5 month old. And how do I treat a cold?

Answer Question
 
MissMamaAshley

Asked by MissMamaAshley at 4:50 PM on Jan. 4, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

Level 1 (0 Credits)
Answers (1)
  • My pediatrician doesn't get worried unless the fever gets over 102. I hate that though cause fevers really scare me. Since your baby is only 5 months, I would just give baby Tylenol every 4 hours and see if that helps it come down. I don't think you are supposed to give a baby under 6 months Motrin. Also, make sure the baby stays hydrated. Call your doctor if the Tylenol does not get the fever down. Really though, there is not much else you can do for a cold in a baby that young.
    AlliO2

    Answer by AlliO2 at 5:30 PM on Jan. 4, 2009

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.