3 Ways To Get Your Baby’s Fever Down When They Won’t Take Oral Medication

Everyone knows that fevers suck. But fevers in babies? That’s downright scary. I remember when David was just a few months old and ran his first fever. It was probably 1 in the morning and I remember just lying next to him in bed staring at him as if to think that taking my eyes off him would make the fever go up. I remember being scared, debating calling the doctor despite what time it was, and searching for anything and everything on my phone that might help to bring his low-grade fever down. Luckily, by the next morning, it had passed and baby boy was feeling better, but never in my few short months of parenting did I feel more helpless or clueless!

Since David had never had a fever before, I didn’t have medicine on hand that I could give him, but now that we’re in the midst of round two (aka. Evelyn) I now know what I need to be prepared for when a fever strikes. Here are a few of the methods and supplies I use should a fever come knocking.

Keep calm

While your first instinct when your baby develops a fever will be to panic (at least a little), try to remain calm! Fever isn’t always something to fear, it simply means the body is doing its natural job of fighting off an infection. Also, did you know that according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, fever in babies begins at 100.4°F? I definitely feel more prepared knowing this information, but of course, always call your physician about any concerns with fever in your child.

Cold compress

Placing a cool, damp cloth on the forehead or the base of the back of your child’s neck can quickly help to bring their fever down.


Whether you’re breastfeeding or not, extra fluids are extremely important to keep your child hydrated while their temperature is elevated. If you ARE breastfeeding, an extra benefit to feeling your baby more often is the fact that breastmilk contains antibodies that can change according to your baby’s needs, as if to say your body whips up the perfect subscription for what baby is facing in order to get them back to normal ASAP! How cool is that?! (Source).

A suppository

Sometimes no matter how hard you try to make a fever go away, it just needs a little extra push. Most mamas know that Acetaminophen is safe for children, but did you know that FeverAll is the ONLY acetaminophen brand with dosing instructions for children as young as six months of age? Uh, yeah… Wish I had known about that a few crises ago. Not only that, but FeverAll Infants’ Strength Suppositories makes parents able to completely skip the struggle of trying to get their child to take an oral liquid acetaminophen.  It also has way fewer inactive ingredients than other infants’ fever reducers- ie. NO parabens, NO high fructose corn syrup, NO artificial flavors, and NO preservatives*. So I can feel 100% safe with administering this to Ev when her fever runs high. If you’d like to learn more about FeverAll, just click here to watch a short video.

*vs. Infants’ Tylenol and Infants’ Motrin Oral Suspension.

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Sometimes no matter how hard you try to make a fever go away, it just needs a little extra push. Here are 3 ways you can help baby's fever break when they won't take an oral medication.

Use FeverAll® only as directed. If you have specific questions about fever, acetaminophen or using FeverAll, speak with your child’s pediatrician. FeverAll Acetaminophen Suppositories are available at major retailers and drugstores across the U.S, such as CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens and Walmart. For more information and current offers, visit www.FeverAll.com.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of FeverAll® Acetaminophen Suppositories. The opinions and text are all mine.

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    When I was a kid and had fever my mom would rub me with a sponge dipped into half water and half vinegar, and I immediately felt better.

    Terri Steffes

    Such a scary time. I always did the bath thing with my baby and that worked like a charm.

    Ashleigh Walls

    I love using a cold compress when my child doesn’t like the meds. So important to try as much as you can.