Can I bathe my baby if he has a fever?

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asked Jul 10 in Baby/Newborn by AimeHogan (370 points)
Can I bathe my baby if he has a fever?

My baby has a fever and I'm wondering if it's okay to bathe him while he has a fever or should I wait until the babies fever has gone away before bathing him?

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answered Jul 10 by Gracy (20,870 points)
Yes you can give your baby a lukewarm bath or sponge bath when your baby has a fever.

Also giving your baby a bath while he/she has a fever may also help reduce the babies fever and make him/her feel better.

Bathing a baby or child with a fever was very common as a way of reducing fevers before fever reducing medicine became available.

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