Common Baby Health Problems Parents Should Be Aware Of

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In older children, a fever might be concerning, but babies commonly get fevers of up to 100 degrees simply because they have higher body temperatures than adults. Their bodies are also aren’t yet adept at regulating body temperature. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take the fever seriously: A fever could be a sign that your baby might be fighting an infection or have a cold. You should monitor her condition closely, regularly taking her temperature and making sure she stays hydrated. If a fever higher than 100.4 degrees occurs in a newborn or baby under three months, take her to see her doctor.

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