Are you feeling that your baby’s forehead is warmer than usual? Is your baby fussy and crying more than expected? Then possibly he/she has a fever! But do not worry. This time we have compiled,
Indian Home Remedies to Cure Your Babies Fever –
1) Cool and Damp Head Band
Take a clean washcloth and dip it in a bowl of chilled ice water. Squeeze the excess water and apply the cold cloth on baby’s forehead. If the temperature is high then apply the cold cloth on baby’s feet as well.
2) Breastfeed Regularly
For babies of 6 months of age and younger should be regularly breastfed. Breastmilk is the best source of fluid and essential nutrients for baby’s body which will aid in fighting the fever.
3) Increase Water Intake
Fluid content in the body is very essential during fever. The water helps to maintain good blood circulation in the baby’s body and reduce the temperature by increasing sweat on the baby.
4) Vegetable and Fruit Juice
To alter your baby’s taste, replace water with vegetable and fruit juices to maintain the fluid balance in the body. This is a very healthy option as baby gets all nutrients and vitamins for fighting the fever.
5) No Layers
Do not cover your baby in multiple layers of clothes, instead, make him wear a light and thin layered dress to let the heat escape from his body. You can also use a light blanket if the baby is not comfortable in his clothes.
6) Sponge Bath
Make your baby lie in a tub and give him a sponge bath with lukewarm water. This will not only bring down baby’s temperature but also calm his fussiness.
7) Rest in Cool Room
The surroundings of the baby should be cool. Maintain the temperature of the room from 26-28º C to make your baby comfortable.
8) Chamomile and Basil Tea
Boil handful of basil leaves with 2 tsp of chamomile in 2 cups of water. Basil leaves have medicinal properties of curing infections within the body and when combined with chamomile, it relaxes the baby of the comfort caused by the fever.
9) Apple Cider Vinegar
Add ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar in a bowl of lukewarm water. Now dip a washcloth in the water and apply it on baby’s tummy, feet, and forehead. This is a cure from our grandma’s own kitchen!
10) Foot Massage
Rub a little oil on your fingers and massage your baby’s little feet gently with the oil in circular motion. This enhances blood circulation in baby’s body and makes him less cranky when he has a fever.
Fever is a symptom that shows that your baby’s body is fighting against some mild bacterias or viruses, and developing his immunity system. It is nothing that should scare you. Just be a little careful with baby’s care and follow the mentioned tips and home remedies to help your baby get well soon. 🙂