Sponge Bath for a Child's Fever - Topic Overview
A sponge bath may be given if: Your child's fever is 104°F (40°C) or higher and Acetaminophen or ibuprofen has not lowered the temperature and Your child is very uncomfortable. Give your child an appropriate dose of acetaminophen or ibuprofen before giving him or her a sponge bath. Wait 30 minutes to see whether the medicine brings the child's fever below 104°F (40°C). Give a sponge bath as ...
Bottle-Feeding - Promoting Healthy Growth and Development
Buying formula and suppliesTry to buy your formula and supplies before the baby is born. When you buy baby bottles and nipples, make sure you have a supply of small bottles [about ] for your baby's first few weeks. You may want to buy a variety of different bottle nipples so you can experiment to see which type your baby prefers. You can buy infant formula as a liquid concentrate or a powder that
Bottle-Feeding - What is Expected
Usually your baby can begin bottle - feeding within hours after birth. Average feeding amounts will vary depending on your baby's age and how hungry he or she is at that moment.Average feeding amounts by baby's age Age of baby Formula feedings per 24 hours Amount of formula per feedingBirth to 2 weeks6 to 10 to 2 weeks to 1 month6 to 8 to 1 to 3 months5 to 6 to 3 to 6 months4 to 5 to 6 to 9 months
Bottle-Feeding - Topic Overview
Note: This topic discusses bottle - feeding formula. For information about bottle - feeding your baby breast milk, see the topic Breast - Feeding.When is bottle - feeding formula the right choice for my baby?Your reasons for wanting to bottle - feed your baby formula are personal. You are the only one who can make the best decision for you and your baby. If you think you will have or are having ..
Bottle-Feeding - When to Call a Doctor
Call a health professional if your baby:Is not growing and gaining weight as expected. About a weight gain per month is usually expected for the first few months after birth.Is constipated or if his or her stools are hard and/or dry.Is vomiting forcefully and seems to be uncomfortable. When vomiting occurs, all or most of a feeding is thrown up.Has diarrhea or skin rash or is vomiting or crying ..
Bottle-Feeding - Routine Checkups
Your baby needs routine medical checkups. During these checkups (called well baby visits), your baby's height, weight, and head circumference will be measured to determine whether he or she is growing at the expected rate. At each well baby visit, talk to your doctor about your baby's nutritional needs, which change as he or she grows and develops. For example, babies between 4 and 6 months of ...
Diarrhea in Babies
WebMD helps parents understand what causes diarrhea in babies, when and how to treat it, and when to see a doctor.
Fever in Babies
WebMD explains what causes a fever in babies, when you should be concerned about a fever, and when to call the doctor
Baby Nutrition in the First Year: What to Feed Your Baby Now
This chart shows what solid foods your baby should be eating at each stage of the first year and how to prepare them.
Is Your Baby a Picky Eater?
Is your baby fussy and difficult at feeding time? Here's how to recognize -- and help -- the picky eater in your family.