Looking after your little one
Your child can get a slightly raised temperature from the simplest things.
But how do you know if they really have a fever? And if they really are poorly, what are the most important things you can do to look after them?
- Taking your child’s temperatureA guide to the simplest way to take your child’s temperature.More about taking a temperature
- CALPOL® Infant Suspension
For babies and children aged 2 months to 6 years weighing more than 4kg and not premature.Tough on pain and fever. Gentle on the tummy.Full product details
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"My son has a high temperature, what should I do?"
When your child suffers from a fever, it can be a sign that his body is fighting an infection. We've put together a helpful fact sheet of things to do and what symptoms to look out for.