When I was little and feeling ill, my mom would simply touch her lips to my forehead and know instantly if I had a fever. I thought she was magic. Turns out all moms have this magic.
I know when my girls have fevers by putting my lips to their foreheads, too. When you spend the bulk of your days with a baby in your arms, a rising body temperature actually isn’t too difficult to detect.
However, gauging how high a fever is, and how to treat it depending on the age of the baby can seem a daunting task. Here are some tips on how to measure and treat a fever in your baby:
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