Is your crying baby ill?

When babies are inconsolable, parents begin to wonder if their crying baby is ill. It is important to reassure yourself, so do not be embarrassed or afraid to consult your doctor or health visitor if you feel there is something wrong.

Contact your doctor for advice if:

  • Your baby has a fever
  • He is drowsy
  • He is vomiting and/or has diarrhoea
  • He is refusing feeds
  • You feel worried or concerned about his condition

Doctors know that babies get ill quickly (and thankfully recover quickly too). They are used to giving advice over the telephone, and ill babies are given priority appointments by most doctors.

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