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What you need to know about first Aid for babies.

First Aid For Babies

  • Signs your baby is ill

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Although babies cannot tell you what is wrong, and their behaviour changes frequently as they grow, here are some of the signs which could indicate illness. If you have concerns about your baby’s health always trust your instincts and seek medical advice and reassurance.

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There are a number of signs which the NHS  advises should always be treated as serious.  These are:

  • A high-pitched, weak or continuous cry
  • A lack of responsiveness, reduction in activity or increased floppiness 
  • In babies, a bulging fontanelle (the soft spot on a baby's head) 
  • Neck stiffness (in a child)
  • Not drinking for more than eight hours (taking solid food is not as important) 
  • A temperature of over 38°C for a baby less than three months old, or over 39°C for a baby aged three to six months old
  • A high temperature, but cold feet and hands 
  • A high temperature coupled with quietness and listlessness 
  • Fits, convulsions or seizures 
  • Turning blue, very pale, mottled or ashen 
  • Difficulty breathing, fast breathing, grunting while breathing, or if your child is working hard to breathe, for example, sucking their stomach in under their ribs

Changes in sleep

A subtle change in sleeping patterns may not necessarily indicate illness as baby’s sleep patterns are changing all the time.  However, if they are suddenly unable to sleep or are showing other behavioural changes this may be the sign of an illness.

Unable to comfort

Mrs Hedgehog’s Magical Song no longer working?  This could be a sign of them being under the weather.  However, babies are a fickle bunch and this could also be a sign that Mrs Hedgehog is now so-five-minutes-ago they are embarrassed for you. 

  • Medicines and your baby

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Thankfully, most common baby illnesses get better without medicines and actually strengthen your baby’s immune system. However, sometimes your baby may need a little extra help in the form of prescribed or over-the-counter medicines.

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Paracetamol or ibuprofen

If your baby has mild pain or is feverish, paracetamol or ibuprofen in liquid form may be suitable. Some paracetamol medicines are suitable from two months and some ibuprofen from three months.  Always check with your pharmacist that a medicine is suitable for your baby’s age and weight.

Products containing ibuprofen or paracetamol, like all medicines, should not be used long term without a proper diagnosis. If your baby’s symptoms do not settle within 24 hours, consult your GP. 

Do not give your baby:

  • Paracetamol if they are under two months or ibuprofen if they are under three months.  Seek medical advice so that they can be checked by a professional.
  • Any adult medicines.
  • Medicines containing ibuprofen, unless on the advice of your doctor. Some special ‘junior’ medications with ibuprofen are available for babies over three months old.
  • Any medicines containing aspirin.
  • More than the recommended amount in 24 hours.

Prescribed Medicines

If your doctor has prescribed a medicine for your baby, make sure you know:

  • What it is and why they are prescribing it.
  • How often it should be given.
  • When to stop giving it (your baby should always finish a course of antibiotics).
  • Any possible side effects.

Antibiotics

Antibiotics

These only work when your baby has an infection caused by bacteria (not a virus).  Antibiotics are always prescribed for a fixed number of days and taking all of them will reduce the risk of the infection recurring.  So carry on with them even if your baby seems better.

Antibiotics need to be given at strict time intervals so that their level is maintained in your baby’s bloodstream.  Setting an alarm to remind you when the next dose is due might help.

  • Babies and illness - 

From where to go from medical advice and symptom checking to medicines and safety click the links for practical, easy-to-swallow advice.

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If you aren’t sure whether your baby is unwell, our guide to Signs of Illness may help you.

You could check their symptoms with the NHS Direct online Symptom Checker.

If you suspect your baby has a fever, read our guide to taking their temperature.

If you are thinking of giving medicine to your baby, check our guide to medicine safety.

If your baby has been diagnosed with an illness or condition and you want to know more about it, you can look it up via our A-Z of Illness.

source link:http://www.bounty.com/baby-0-to-12-months/health-and-care/first-aid...


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