This sick baby survival kit is great to have on hand. Having a sick baby, especially one with a fever, is never fun.  However, it is much more manageable if you are prepared.  If you gather these supplies before your little one has so much as a sniffle you won’t have to worry about rushing to the store in the middle of the night.  To complete your kit you can print out a free and  handy baby fever checklist, you’ll be so glad you have it if baby spikes a fever at 2am.

sick baby survival kit

How To Make A Sick Baby Survival Kit

Simply gather the following supplies and store them  somewhere easy to to find.

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With these items you will be able to check your baby’s temperature, give them medicine if they need it, and clear congestion so that they can breathe easier.  Although it isn’t the most pleasant, a rectal thermometer can help you get a truly accurate read of your little one’s temperature.  Furthermore, acetaminophen suppositories are a great thing to have on hand.  With my baby’s last illness he had a fever and it was very difficult to get him to drink the liquid medicine, just when we got it all down him, he gagged and spit it all back up.  FeverAll ® suppositories are great for when it’s difficult to get baby to take liquid acetaminophen.  Most colds and flus bring not just fever, but lots and lots of snot!  A  drop or two  of saline and a nasal aspirator can help clear some of that congestion so that your baby can breathe easier.  A humidifier can help with congestion too.  The petroleum jelly will help soothe baby’s sore little nose.

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What To Do If Baby Has A Fever

This printable has brief reminder of the following helpful information:

  1. Don’t Panic!  Fever isn’t something to fear. It simply means the body is doing its natural job of fighting off an infection.
  2. Take Baby’s Temperature.  The most accurate way to take a temperature is rectally.  A temperature of  100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher is considered a fever.
  3. Give Baby a Fever Reducer.  If baby has a fever, acetaminophen can help bring it down.
  4. Call The Doctor.  It never hurts to check in with doctor.  Call if you have any questions or concerns, especially if your baby is younger than 6 months old.
  5. Help Baby Get Comfortable.  Try to clear congestion.  Loose clothing, cool washrags on the forehead, and luke warm baths are all helpful to feverish little ones.  And most of all they need your love: lots of holding, rocking, and soothing will  help baby feel better.

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