At 7 months, you know your baby pretty well and will probably be able to tell if something's amiss. If he feels warmer than usual, use a thermometer to measure his temperature. Although you often hear that a normal temperature is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degrees Celsius), the reading for a healthy baby may fall anywhere between 97 and 100.4 degrees F (36 and 38 degrees C), taken rectally.
When should I worry?
Hard as it is to believe, a fever is your baby's friend — it means his body is heating up to fight off an infection. Infants tend to have higher average temperatures than older children, so "fever" in a baby is considered to be any of the following:• a rectal or forehead temperature above 100.4 degrees F (38 degrees C)• an ear temperature above 100 degrees F (37.8 degrees C)• an armpit temperature above 99 degrees F (37.2 degrees C)Because older children can tell us where it hurts, we tend to worry less about their low-grade fevers. But when your child is 3 to 6 months old, he can't do that, so you should call the doctor if your baby hits or exceeds the temperatures above. At 7 months of age and older, it's okay to wait until the temperature reaches 103 (taken rectally) to call the doctor. Regardless, it's always appropriate to call your baby's doctor if you're worried.Also call if the fever is accompanied by any of the following: difficulty breathing, appearance of small purple-red spots or large purple blotches on the skin, loss of appetite, inability to swallow, excessive drooling, lethargy, a glossy-eyed or otherwise unusual appearance, or delirious, irritable, or otherwise unusual behavior. In children between 6 months and 5 years of age, fever can also trigger febrile seizures — a benign though frightening experience. Mention these and any other symptoms to your doctor when you call.
What should I do to bring my baby's fever down?
Try removing layers of clothing, giving him a lukewarm tub or sponge bath, or letting him rest in a cool (not cold) room. Prevent dehydration by breast- or bottle-feeding frequently.If these steps don't bring relief, call your baby's doctor to see whether medication is in order. If it is, be sure to ask what dosage is appropriate at your baby's age — the safe amount is based on your baby's weight, which changes frequently. Make sure never to give more than the recommended dosage at the appropriate intervals. If high doses are required to keep your baby's fever down, you might want to alternate ibuprofen and acetaminophen (which lets you give medicine more often without risking an overdose). Keep both in your medicine cabinet, just in case. Remind the doctor if your baby is on any other medication, and never give a baby aspirin, which can cause Reye's syndrome in a child with a fever.More important than the fever itself is how your child feels overall. If he's eating, sleeping, and playing well, then he probably doesn't need treatment or medical attention. When it comes to fever, trust your intuition as much as your thermometer.
p/s i miss ur chicky smile, ur laugh during bathing time, ur lasak legs and hands..
emill got fever last 2 nites...it was a sleepless nite.he didn't sleep so did i. he was so restless..rolled over here n there. he vomitted around 11am..so lencut mama n babah.after vomitting he laughed, perhaps he felt much better after dat. around 2.30am his temperature went up. i n my hubby were so worried so we put a lot of kain basah here n there on his bodies n forehead. my makteh said the most crucial parts are tengkuk n under armpits cos those where our nerves for demam located. she said wet towel on forehead can only reduce our headache. i just take all the petua given as i really wanted emill to get well asap. i kept on breastfeeding him. he breastfed quite often on dat nite. around 5 am. i went to cook porridge for him as usual but suddenly i heard him crying. so i breastfed him. actually i was unwell too. i still had my flu..in fact still have it. i was quite terkecoh2 dat morning..had to do so many in 1 time.haiyaa..my baby cried each time i wanted to step out from room. around 5 sumtg he poo poo...bagus jugak sum people say it can reduce his temperature cos poo poo brings out all panas.. i went to work as usual. at work couldnt stop thinking bout his condition. after work, i drove as fast as i was able to in order to get home asap. i wore musk as i still had flu.i wanted to breastfeed him...omg, i was so sad as he couldn't recognise me. he kept on bitting me each time i tried to bf him. at last i just opened da musk..baru kenal mama..
today dia dah ok n dah main2 macam biasa..hope his body's temperature akan stabil je..talking about temperature, i use a digital termometer..those who are interested can contact me at email@example.com. it's only rm250 (negotiable). i will write in different entry about the termometer ok..tata
so today emill is 7 months already..at this age he can already cry out loud when he doesn't get things dat he wants...examples he loves bitting astro and remote control.owh i would love to find teethers those shapes like these two gadgets..ade ker????where to find??he also can lol (laughing out loud)..sangat kuat...ramai yang terkejut..sekarang sgt susah nk bukakan baju nak sarungkan baju...confirm nanges2..urmm...sebaik mama ni tinggi tahap kesabaran..hihi.okies...so refer to dis web to learn about 7 months baby
several days ni emill got flu...but a mild one..then i got affected with it but package ngan demam (luckily emill didnt get fever or caugh).on saturday i went to clinic, doc said after 3 to 4 days still have flu, come back.then on monday i went to hospital..thinking about doing saringan h1n1 tp da officer there refused to allow me to do so....haiiyaaaaaaaa........quite frustrated la kan.so after dat i had breakfast at batu keras, sebuah kedai mkn yg ala2 nursery(kebun munge) yang cantek n unik landscape nye.
we had nasik lemak with ayam yang yummy nih....no wonder i put on weight...huhuhu...yes...i dun put limit at all to what i desire to eat..just penuhkan saje 'tempayanku' ini.....
kami makan di meja no 1...ini tgn babah emill..refused to be snapped his photo as he was unwell too... but................... sempat je gi sini....even tgh saket muscles...my sis also got flu...pity her staying alone at home as her hubby had to work..hope we all get well asap!!!
the day ended with spending more time with my baby....i luv doing dis (taking care of emill) eventho it's quite tiring but worthy!!!!
ter upload pic ni dulu so terpaksa bagi penerangan 'tiba-tiba' jek...macam xpasal2. today i wanna talk about emill first learning vcds...the screen above displays one of his first vcds. after it displays words the screen will change to show the pictures of the words spelt
the first vcd which is your baby can read contains a lesson on how your baby learn words from pictures n the 2nd vcd peek a boo contains songs which attract emill a lot..plus it has a lot babies acting in the plays so emill ske sgt tgk org2 sebaya dia..ihik..
your baby can read...dis girl in the video still didn't know how to talk during dis time but she can already show parts of her bodies by looking at the words spelt on the cards
emill memang diam n kusyuk while watching those two vcds (rambutnye yang sontott ini digunting oleh tok cik nye...mama tdk bertanggungjawab ye...dun blame me..hihi)
antara isi kandungan nye..your baby can read
okies...hopefully emill would be able to read at early ages n become a smart boy...
on last saturday early in the morning emill's dahi panas semacam je...then i rushed out from my room n asked my mak to rasa dahi emill..yup confirm dia ada mild fever....risau takut melarat tapi masakkan jugak bubur dia..tapi bubur on dat day was cooked by wan emill..hihi thanks mak...
ini bubur nasi campur lobak merah (should it be called lobak jingga? or lobak merah ni??erkk..) n campur kentang yang harummmmmmmmm....
then di blend....ok emill get ready..
sebaik dak demam nak mam....ops..terinterprem lak gadis di belakang hahahah
dah kenyang dah.....smile sket...wink!!wink!!!
emill just demam until malam..on the next day he was cheerful as usual..lega mama.
i just want to share some info that i got fromsusuibu.com. let's face the fact..but before that meh layannnnnnnn gambar2 emill nih...........
aik...baju belang ni lagik???
mama n emill...sama x rupa kami??
The verse from Al-Ahqaf is interpreted as follows:
WE HAVE ENJOINED MAN TO SHOW KINDNESS TO HIS PARENTS. WITH MUCH PAIN HIS MOTHER BEARS HIM, AND WITH MUCH PAIN SHE BRINGS HIM INTO THE WORL.D. HE IS BORN AND WEANED IN THIRTY MONTHS.
The verse from El-Baqharah tells us:
MOTHERS SHALL SUCKLE THEIR CHILDREN FOR TWO WHOLE YEARS; (THAT IS) FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO COMPLETE THE SUCKLING. THE DUTY OF FEEDING AND CLOTHING NURSING MOTHERS IN A SEEMLY MANNER IS UPON THE FATHER OF THE CHILD.
The English of the Luqman verse is:
WE ENJOINED MAN TO SHOW KINDNESS TO HIS PARENTS, FOR WITH MUCH PAIN HIS MOTHER BEARS HIM AND HE IS NOT WEANED BEFORE HE IS TWO YEARS OF AGE.
The English of the Story verse is:
AND WE INSPIRED THE MOTHER OF MOSES, SAYING: SUCKLE HIM
Further, in the Hadith, the Prophet (PBUH) insisted that mothers should whenever possible breastfeed their children. According to certain witnesses, the Prophet (PBUH) even indicated, in one of his Hadiths. that those mothers who can breastfeed their babies and yet do not do so will be called to account.
p/s yes............and i'm so worry if i cannot complete this task until emill is 2 years....hope i'll be able to carry this duty (breastfeed) for 2 years.
emill is 6 months now....he is very active.me n my husband decided to buy him a walker...at first we went to one of kids stuffs shop around senawang..my husband decided to check n compare da price of 'the aimed walker' at jusco..so choo choo we drove to jusco.we were quite shocked as there were so many people at jusco..yahhh it was jcard day...we felt so glad dat we saved around rm60 for da same color,same brand n same of everythg walker....so here i present da proof of our walker shopping day's story..........
memula babah gi his fav spot dulu.nursery..he loves gardening.green hands!!!
urmmm.............mana ye walker tuk emill...
we finally chose dis walker
maka babah pun menunjukkan skill mekaniknye............
while waiting for his new car to be fixed.................
breastfeeding...yes..dat's what it means........ i luv reading dis blogto update n upgrade my brain with more n more info about susu ibu...i wish i could bf emill until his 2nd besday....mama will try my very best dear..
yesterday i got a msg from da guy who steals my heart.it says;
kajian menunjukkan ramai orang tidak takut pada H1N1 mereka lebih takut pada B1N1.
then i replied......
hadiah yang terbaik dari seorg bapa kepada anak2 nye adalah menyayangi ibu mereka tanpa syarat
hahaha..memang msg2 di atas xde kaitan mengait...sorang ckp A sorang ckp B..
huwaaaaa.........emill...mama feels so sad..all ur pics in da thumbdrive...who stole my thumbdrive.........................................................................................................................?????
taken when we were at kampung.do they look the same erkkkk???emill n his babah..he's 6 months sangat suker dia time nih...........he is such a great babah..during my confinement he took turn with mak to care for emill..emill was sleepless for 40 days..he didnt sleep at nite until day 41.luckily mak n emill's babah 'berjaga' selang seli tuk jaga dia..emill's babah also did the best dat he could to make sure i got well a.s.a.p...he looked for ikan haruan sungai yang fresh for me,changed emill's diapers, bathed emill etc..bless to have these two people in my life...luv u guys..more entries about u both.