When possible, use the dosage that corresponds with the current weight of your child. If you do not know their weight, the age related dose can be used. The most important thing when giving your baby or child medicine that contains paracetamol for relief from pain or fever is that they receive the correct dosage.
What is a fever? A fever is a rise in the body’s temperature above normal. A ‘normal’ body temperature is usually around 37°C, but it can vary depending on where it is measured and also at different times of the day.
Becoming a mum is a transformative experience, but it’s also a steep learning curve. New mums have to learn to care for their baby as they deal with exhaustion, their changing body, fresh family dynamics and a whole new routine. It’s basically an extreme sport, so it figures that a little bit of coaching would come in handy!