The prettiest haircuts for girls

The prettiest haircuts for girls

Square, boyish, bangs, tapered locks … your little fleas also sometimes want to change their haircuts to be as pretty as their moms. 2020 is coming soon, it is time for them too to change their look top start the year on a high.
Want to have a new face in 2020? Do not be surprised if it is the same for your darling daughter. So why not give yourself a nice mother-daughter moment by bringing her with you to the hairdresser, just to rethink her haircut at the same time as yours?
But be ware that there is no question of taking this lightly. If style is important for you, make choices that are relevant to her age, what she needs? An easy-going haircut that she can master as much as possible in the morning and that is not a constraint during the day. For example, you have to think of scarves and hats that won’t destroy a hairstyle …
Also remember that if you can tame your mane with a hair dryer, straighteners and other styling products, this will not be her case. It is therefor essential to respect the nature of your child’s hair and that by finding the cut that will highlight her hair while satisfying her.
For fine hair, bet on degraded cuts to give them fullness, without marking the effect too much. Only naturally straight hair will be able to afford a Jennifer Aniston style. On the other hand, for thick hair, the hairdresser will have every interest in using the gradient to control the volumes.

Our selection of beautiful haircuts for little girls

The long curly square

Perfect for hair that does not have much volume, this cut will allow to give back volume thanks to the curls.

The asymmetrical plunging hair

Longer on one side than the other, this cut fits the shape of the face and will go perfectly with little girls with round face.

The long and smooth cut

To give yourself the air of a wise little girl, nothing better than long, straight hair with bangs.

Long degraded cut

To have long hair, even if it is thick, there is nothing better than a gradient to eliminate a little mass and restore
their suppleness.

Boy’s cut with a wick

This very graphic and trendy hairstyle is ideal for thin faces, thanks to it your little darling will be really pretty without the need to spend time styling her hair.

The very short square with bangs

This cut is perfect for naturally straight hair since the bangs can be tapered without the risk of frizz.
The line in the middle keeps volume on both sides of the head.

The long-structured square

With straight and thick bangs, this cut gives her the wise little girl side. The locks around the face are degraded, which highlights it more and more.

The long plunging square

Having longer hair at the front than the back creates movement. This cut is reserved for straight hair but the result will be as beautiful on fine hair as on thick one. To keep the desired effect, regular touch-ups at the hairdresser are essential.

The mid-long cut with the wick

This cut is more suitable for thick hair because the wick must have a certain volume.
It is ideal for elongated faces because the wick breaks the length of the face a little and brings lightness.

The long cut with bangs

This cut highlighten the face thanks to the degraded strands that surround it.
It is ideal for hair that waves slightly.
As a bonus, the tapered bangs soften the face.

The very long cut

Perfect for flexible hair, slightly wavy and even curly, this hairstyle combines length and volume.
The locks are tapered to be more aerial and thanks to the parting in the center, the hair perfectly surrounds the face.

The rounded mini-square

On this cut to be preferred for naturally straight hair, the locks are slightly tapered at a point to turn inward.

The mid-length rock-cut

With its slightly tapered length, and it’s straight, thick bangs, it is intended for little girls who have supple hair and dream of a well-asserted cut and style.

The plunging square

Keeping a little more length on the sides compared to the back of the head brings more movement to the whole cut. This practical style is just as suitable for young girls with fine hair as for those who need to channel a generous volume. The only condition is that the hair is very smooth. Please note: to maintain such an effect, touch-ups at hairdresser are very regular.

The short cut with mini-bangs

Being subtle, the fringe softens the face in this very short haircut with slightly degraded locks on the entire head.

The long wavy square

This cut is ideal for all little girls with thick hair who naturally tend to wave.
Being modern, it is above all easy to live with and still allows you to tie your hair.

The grungy short haircut

British spirit for this degraded cut all around the face and up to the jaw to give a very trendy blur effect.

The blurred right square

Slightly tapered at the tip to give movement to the whole, the wavy locks that frame the face give this soft cut maximum style.

The “ball” effect haircut

At the trend of fashion, this fuzzy square is tapered and very slightly plunging on the front, to form a soft but slightly marked rounding, in a styled/tousled style.

The long right square

Because it is set a little bit in motion bay a toy of tapered locks, this cut is to be preferred for little girls who have hair
neither too thin nor too thick.

The short tapered cut

Unisex, this small tapered in tips and the degraded cut are particularly suitable for thin faces.
Soft or very wavy hair can adopt it without fear, as can thick hair.

The classic square

It adapts particularly well to very fine hair and is easily accessible to change your look in the blink of an eye.

Boy’s cut with a wick

Being very trendy, this hairstyle which is primarily intended for fine faces keeps length on the top of the head to feminize the whole.

The long-degraded square

Being graphic, this cut allows you to control thick hair by modulating the volumes all around the face.

The long tapered square

It is ideal to give a little breadth to hair that lacking shape.
Being practical it is easy to wear with straight or wavy hair.

The mid-length flexible cut

Very slightly tapered at the tip, this haircut which under the shoulders does not lack scale.
Being charming, a small thin fringe completes it for maximum softness.

The curly square

This cut gives all the curly heads the air of a little girl with “wise as an image”.
The secret?
Well taught out volumes so that the loop
goes up nicely.

The wise square with bangs

It is ideal for fine hair when the features are rather delicate. The locks framing the head are slightly tapered and a bit longer than the rest of the cut, to gain style. The fringe, also tapered, brings maximum softness to the whole.

The plunging mid-length haircut

It is reserved for little girls whose hair naturally very straight. On them, this classic haircut without plunging effect becomes a real trendy bias.

The degraded mid-length cut

The front locks are degraded from mid-lengths, In order to give fullness to fine hair that dreams of length.

The XXL wick

It is reserved for straight for because it is very graphic. Here the wicks from the side are cut short, in order to give hight by contrast to those from above, and accentuated towards the front to create an effect of large wick falling on the forehead.

The tapered mid-length cut

Being soft, slightly wavy or even curly hair will love this style which allows it to keep a good length while sporting a real volume. The secret?
Tapered hair strand by strand te become airier.

The long cut with a marked gradient

Reserved for naturally straight hair, it allows you to gain volume thanks to strand-by-strand work in stages, on the front of the head.

The short rounded square

It is the ideal cut for straight to flexible hair: the tips of the locks are cut to form a soft roundness from back to front and enhance a round face.

The small structured square

It is the ultra-stylish short haircut reserved for naturally straight hair, which can, therefore, afford to wear front locks cut in descending points and tapered fringe without fear of frizz.

The mid-length cut with long bangs

This style, suitable for fine hair, gains wins in originality and volume with a simple fringe, placed on both sides of the head.

The 80’s short haircut

This square, which is ideal for fine hair, is tapered into tips so that the latter can slightly “replicate” when they are
sheathed for styling care.

The long pixie cut

This style reserved for fine faces, requires real tapering work to be regularly touched-up by a professional to keep its style very sharp. The locks framing the faces as well as those that fall on the forehead are longer than those at the back of the head to keep softness and femininity.

Tests involved in autism diagnosis, and autism test toddler

Tests involved in autism diagnosis (autism test toddler) have several functions, each one measures a part of the triad (according to ICD-10) or the dyad (according to DSM-5). This is about presenting the tests used by professionals when diagnosing autism.

Some tests are designed for children (toddlers) and others are for adults, some of them are designed for both toddlers and adults. We will see in this part the most used tests; which professionals of the medico-social sector rely on to put an autism diagnosis:

The ADOS-2: This allows us to evaluate the typical behaviors of autism in children (toddlers), teenagers, and adults according to the used modules.

The WAIS-4: This is a psychometric assessment allowing the establishment of a cognitive profile for adults, in another word an IQ test (Intellectual Quotient).

The ADI: which allows us to identify the autistic trait present during childhood by collecting observations from parents.

The CARS: it is a test that allows detecting autistic behaviors and their intensity in children (toddlers).

Children can pass the test of autism diagnosis starting from 18 months (toddlers are legit to pass the test if they are above 18 months). The Recommendations of Good Professional Practices recommend early prevention to support people as soon as possible in the face of difficulties they may encounter. In recent years tests for autism have evolved and improved by offering reworked versions of existing tests to match the latest advances in research in this area.

The objective of the tests is to identify a set of behavioral signs that correspond to the functioning of people with autism. The tests make it possible to objectify the observations of the professionals using standardized scales. For this, people with autism are compared to people without it on a certain number of typical behavioral manifestations of autism, and scores are assigned to these behaviors to asses their deviation from the norm.

Using these tests require I general training to use them, and a very will knowledge of autism characteristics.

The “Are you an Aspie?” page has been added so that people who wonder if they have a diagnosis of Asperger’s autism or without intellectual disabilities can have some initial thoughts on this subject.

None of the tests offered by this page, whatever its reliability, can replace a diagnosis made by a psychiatrist in the context of multidisciplinary assessments.

Autism diagnosis (toddler or adults)

How does the diagnosis of autism take place, and what are the criteria of making one?

Who has the legitimacy to draw the insurmountable border between normality and abnormality, between typical functioning and untypical functioning? Who can say you, your child, your brother is autistic?

Autism diagnosis

For a person with autism, for his family, for his relatives, it is important to have the ability to make an autism diagnosis because it is the key to understand the functionality of the person. Without this condition, it is difficult if not impossible to establish the required adaptations for that person.

While the diagnosis of autism is essential for the person and his family, the fact is that it still a difficult journey. We must find a way to address well-trained professionals in this subject and who uses valid diagnostic criteria. The delay between the first steps and the diagnosis is also long, which can be frustrating for the person and his family.

In this par we will see:

The methods: how and why looking for a diagnosis?

Obstacles that can sit in your way and may discourage you from starting or continuing a diagnosis.

Criteria that can help professionals establish a diagnosis.

The objective is to explain to you how does the diagnosis work, but also perhaps to accompany you in a practical way on how you can start procedures for yourself or a family member (toddler or not) whom you suspect to be autistic.

Misconception: PDD, autism ASD are terms that define the same thing.

Will that is wrong!

When we talk about PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorder) we are referring to the ICD-10 classification. We are there for talking about people (toddler, teenager, or adult) who are diagnosed according to the criteria of the autistic triad (communication disorder, social interaction disorder, restricted and repetitive behavior); the ICD-10 definition of autism dates from 1993.

If a person is said to have PDDs, it means that they have been diagnosed according to these criteria.

When we talk about ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), we are referring to the classification of DSM-5.

We are therefor talking about people who are diagnosed according to the criteria of the autistic dyad (communication and social interaction disorder, restricted and repetitive behaviors). DSM-5’s definition of autism is the most recent and dates from 2013. If someone is said to have ASD, that means they have been diagnosed according to these criteria.

When we talk about autism, we refer in general to autistic disorders in a broad definition which encompasses all possible forms of autism.

People who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, for example, can only diagnosed according to the ICD-10 because this diagnosis disappears in DSM-5, where we will rather talk about autistic people without intellectual disorder.

There is an important issue in terms of scientific research and public policy because, depending on whether is one or the other of these criteria is used (ICD-10, DSM-5 or others…) we include some people in the autistic population. This has an impact on the public policies of education, health care, financial and humanitarian aid granted to people.

Autism is a developmental disorder falling under the name of “Autism Spectrum Disorders”. Autism seems to manifest itself more and more. As a parent, you usually realize that a child (especially a toddler) with autism is a little bit different from others, but you do not really know how or what causes it. Autism is often difficult to define. However, a diagnosis can generally be made more easily in the presence of certain other disorders.

Is this article, we will focus on symptoms, causes, treatment, and support for autism spectrum disorder.

What is autism?

Autism is called a developmental disorder; this means that symptoms are present from childhood.

Autism is linked to symptoms in the following areas:

Social arrangement.

Communication and relationships.

Symptoms and intensity of these symptoms can change from one person to another.

Symptoms of autism?

Communication and relationships?

First of all, people with autism have communication problems. They can thus stare at people for a long time or interrupt them, etc. in short, they have their own way of communicating and can deviate from the “acceptable standard of communication”. This way of communicating can make people uncomfortable, especially by staring at them for too long. The opposite is also true: the absence of eye contact.

In addition, it can be difficult for a child with autism from an early age to interact with others. They may find it difficult to laugh with others, to greet them, or even to exchange ideas when they are too small. A child (or a toddler) knows for example: “if I reach out to my parents with my hands, they lift me up.” It is more difficult for children diagnosed with autism.

Children with autism are often introverted. They find it hard to mix with other children or adults, which sometimes causes them to have even more “stranger reactions”. They often have “unsuitable” reactions because they are not sure how to react in a particular situation. It can, therefore, happen that children with autism do not go to anyone when they are sad.

What about playing with children (and toddlers)?

Her too, children with autism can have problems from an early age. They communicate differently and like to play alone, which can lead to isolation. They often do not understand what is going on, they may also find it difficult to reproduce situations and use their imagination to do so. This can make difficult for them to play with other children who at this age, do almost no*thing but reproduce or imagine things.

Fixing a hobby?

People with autism often have a hobby about which they know everything and to which they devote themselves constantly. The hobby comes out in almost every conversation and they relate things to it to understand them better. So, a person can fix a hobby on fish, deal with it, and get to know everything about fish.

Stereotype and repetitive behavior?

Children with autism like to repeat things. They often repeat a random word, for example, fix themselves on a hobby, or a passion, etc.

Does autism often come out with other problems/disorders?

Autism often manifests with other problems/disorders. It is observed that a combination of autism and the following problems/disorders may occur:

Anxiety.

Panic attacks.

Feeding problems.

Sleeping troubles.

Hyperactivity, such as ADD/ADHD.

Causes of autism?

Autism spectrum disorders are a genetic limitation present from birth to death. We are not entirely sure about the causes of the disease, but there are already some trends. It is believed that autism spectrum disorder may be linked to a defect in one of the oxytocin receptors.

Diagnosis of autism?

To be able to talk about a diagnosis of autism, some conditions must be met first. The DSM, the most known diagnosis manual among psychiatrists and psychologists, uses the following criteria:

  1. At least 6 of the symptoms in total must appear or at least two symptoms of category 1 and one symptom of categories 2 and 3.

The persistent problem relating to communication and effects in several areas of life and contexts with at least two of the following symptoms. The following symptoms may appear together:

  • Socio-emotional reciprocity issues, it can have different degrees.
  • Problems with non-verbal communication, it can also have different degrees.
  • Problems with building, maintaining, and understanding relationships, may have different degrees.
  • Problems with taking part in activities, goals, or pleasures.

Determined repetitive behavior, this can be expressed in behavior as well as activities and interests. At least one of the symptoms below should appear:

  • Gestures, expressions, or use of stereotypical or repetitive things.
  • Attachment to equality, show no flexibility in relation to certain routines or patterns of verbal or non-verbal behavior.
  • Fixing on limited passions with an abnormal concentration or intensity.
  • Too weak or too strong reaction to certain sensory information or abnormal interest in sensory information from one’s environment.
  • Persistent concern for certain parts of objects.

Communication problems by expressing at least one of the following symptoms:

  • Absence or delay of oral language (without trying to compensate it by other means of communication).
  • Difficulty in starting up and having a conversation with others when communicating.
  • Determined, repetitive and strange use of words.
  • Problems with fantasy games or little gams where you imitate someone, tis must be adapted to the child’s level of development.
  1. Abnormality or delay in the functioning of at least one of the following contests, in which problems are observed before the child is 3 years old:
  • Social interaction.
  • Games using symbolism and imagination.
  • Languages intended to communicate in a social context.
  1. Symptoms cannot be attributed to Rett’s disorder or childhood disintegrative disorder.

We should point out here that only a psychiatrist can make a diagnosis, no one else is empowered to do an autism diagnosis.

Treatment of autism

there is currently no universally recognized treatment for autism spectrum disorder. In the meantime, there are already some techniques that can be useful in combating risk factors of autism, such as stress and unbalanced life.

Rash on toddler butt : Symptom, Causes, Treatment, and More

 

 

In this article :

  • What is rash on toddler butt?
  • Rash on toddler butt symptoms
  • How to treat rash on toddler butt?
  • How to prevent rash on toddler butt?

What is rash on toddler butt?

Contrary to popular belief, teething does not cause rash on toddler butt, fever or diarrhea.

Rash on toddler butt or diaper rash is a skin inflammation caused by prolonged contact of the baby’s skin with a diaper contaminated with poop or urine. It can also be caused by irritation by the detergent or soap used to wash cloth diapers or when the cloth diapers are not rinsed properly, or by a substance present in the disposable diapers of some brands. Diarrhea can also have this effect. Diaper rash is mild and generally without serious consequences, but sometimes the rash on toddler butt is painful.

Sometimes the lesions are infected with a fungus (candidiasis) or a bacteria (impetigo*), for example after antibiotic treatment. You should know that antibiotics also destroy useful bacteria that protect the child against infections. The infection can then spread to other areas of your baby’s skin, particularly to the folds of the neck, groin, between the buttocks, between the toes, etc.

Moreover, starting news solid foods, the content of toddler stool changes. This increases the likelihood of diaper rash. Changes in your toddler’s diet can also increase the frequency of stools, which can lead to diaper rash. If your toddler is breast-fed, he or she may develop diaper rash in response to something the mother has eaten.

*Impetigo is a skin lesion caused by bacteria (staphylococci or streptococci) that enter the skin. Most often, they infect a weakened or injured part of the epidermis (scratches, cuts, burns, small eczematous lesions, etc.).

Age:

Rash on toddler butt appears during the first 15 months of life, most often between the 9th and 12th months.

Duration of inflammation:

Diaper rash lasts 2-4 days, sometimes longer.

Contagion:

Rash on toddler butt is not contagious in itself, but a fungus infection (candidiasis) can be in direct contact.

Diaper rash butt symptoms :

If your baby:

  • has red, hot and sore buttocks;
  • has red patches, sometimes bordered by small red dots, on the buttocks, thighs and genitals.

Consult the doctor if:

  • the symptoms persist for more than 4 days;
  • your child has a fever, blisters or boils;
  • there is rashes arise elsewhere than where the skin is in contact with the diaper.

How to treat rash on toddler butt?

Most of the time, the erythema heals within a few days without medication. Here is what you can do to relieve your toddler:

  • Change your toddler’s diaper as soon as it becomes dirty with urine or stool.
  • When changing diapers, gently wash your baby’s bottom with a washcloth and warm water and a drop of olive oil. Avoid soap or choose a mild hypoallergenic soap. You can use cotton balls soaked in olive oil or mineral oil to remove sticky stools. Dry the skin by blotting it with a clean towel (do not rub). It is not necessary to wash the baby’s bottom with soap if there is only urine in the diaper.
  • Avoid using disposable wet wipes regularly if they contain alcohol or other products that irritate your child’s sensitive skin. Wet wipes containing no perfume or alcohol are generally well tolerated.
  • Protect your baby’s bottom by applying an unscented ointment based on zinc oxide or petroleum jelly (vaseline) before putting on a clean diaper. For minor redness, a concentration of 10 to 20% of zinc oxide will be sufficient. For larger and more extensive redness, choose a cream that contains 20 to 40%.
  • Do not apply talcum powder because it can irritate your toddler’s lungs.
  • Use superabsorbent diapers rather than washable diapers if your baby has red buttocks. Superabsorbent diapers have been shown to decrease diaper rash because they reduce skin moisture.
  • During episodes of rash on toddler butt, let your baby’s bottom air as often as possible.

Rash on toddler butt with Candida super-infection

If the diaper rash gets worse after 3 or 4 days or if it persists for more than 4 days despite the use of the measures described above, it could be diaper rash with super-infection with Candida; a microscopic fungus that proliferates in the folds of the skin. In this case, the doctor may prescribe an antifungal and, sometimes, corticosteroids to relieve pain.

Caution with corticosteroids :

Do not use cortisone cream if a doctor has not prescribed it for your child. Too high dose or too frequent use can aggravate the situation.

How to prevent rash on toddler butt?

  • Avoid wearing the baby overly tight diapers and plastic pants that prevent air from circulating.
  • If you are using washable diapers, be aware that bamboo, hemp or microfiber diapers are more absorbent than cotton ones. In addition, diapers that have a micro-suede or micro-polar fleece lining keep the buttocks drier.
  • If you use disposable diapers, try different brands, some are less irritating than others.
  • If you can, breastfeed your baby: breastfed children are less likely to have a rash on toddler butt. Indeed, it is shown that breastfeeding allows better control of the intestinal flora found in the baby’s stool, thereby reducing the risk of skin irritation.

Wash your hands and clean your child’s hands after each diaper change to minimize the risk of infection.

 

How to break a fever in a toddler? When to consult a doctor?

 In this article

  • Influenza and fever in children: at what temperature you should break a fever in a toddler?
  • When should you break a fever in a toddler?
  • Some advice to break a fever in a toddler
  • When to use fever medication to break a fever in a toddler?
  • What are children’s fever medications to break a fever in a toddler?
  • Toddler’s fever: when to consult a doctor? When to re-consult?

The influenza epidemic is here and like every year, it attacks the most fragile first … If there is no miracle cure to escape it, some advice can, however, overcome the symptoms the most bothersome, especially fever. When to use medication? When to consult? Find out what to do to break a fever in a toddler.

Influenza is an infectious disease caused by a virus (Influenzavirus). Contagious, it is very widespread and transmitted directly by the respiratory way. It can affect everyone, including children and newborns. The symptoms are multiple: chills, aches, throat taken… it also causes a high fever, which can be very bothersome. So, how to break a fever in a toddler?

Influenza and fever in children: at what temperature you should break a fever in a toddler?

The first reaction is taking your child’s temperature. The reference method is the flexible electronic thermometer rectally.

In case of stress or refusal of the child, the electronic thermometer can be used in the mouth or under the arm (which however requires longer setting time and frequently underestimate the temperature). In the newborn, taking under the arm is comparable to the rectal measurement. With a forehead thermometer, you can also measure your baby’s temperature on his forehead, even if the accuracy is not optimal. A child is considered to have a fever from 38 ° C.

When should you break a fever in a toddler?

Beyond 6 months, if your child has influenza, for lack of treatment against this virus, we will be content to relieve his symptoms and in particular break a fever in a toddler. According to the latest recommendations for the management of fever in children over 6 months, it is useful to treat it:

  • From 38.5 ° C;
  • Only if the child is visibly ill. Indeed, fever is a normal defense mechanism of the body, and we no longer have the obsession to bring it down at all costs if it does not interfere with the child and is not too high.

Please note: before 6 months, the course of action is different, and you must consult your doctor.

Some advice to break a fever in a toddler

Before resorting to medication, a few simple steps will help relieve the child:

  • Install it so that it is most comfortable;
  • Remove excess clothing;
  • Avoid overheating your apartment;
  • Do not forget to give him a drink regularly in larger quantities than usual. The fever dehydrates the child and maintains his discomfort;
  • Contrary to what we have done for a long time, no need to immerse your child in an ice bath! The previously recommended warm bath (2 ° C below the child’s temperature) is no longer recommended. It would even increase the risk of seizures;
  • Avoid ice bags on the forehead or the rest of the body, which cause additional discomfort for the child.

If the baby has a simple fever these tips could help to break a fever in a toddler.

When to use fever medication to break a fever in a toddler?

As we saw earlier, fever is a natural defense mechanism against infection. It is therefore not always necessary to give medicine if the temperature does not exceed 38.5 °C.

A medicine can be used if:

  • If the advice cited above does not help to break a fever in a toddler;
  • The temperature still exceeds 5 ° C;
  • It persists for more than two days;
  • The child does not tolerate fever (problems of irritability, appetite, fatigue …);
  • The toddler is very young (but in this case, before the age of 6 months, it is necessary to consult);
  • The baby has a specific health problem.

What are children’s fever medications to break a fever in a toddler?

  • It is advisable to use only one antipyretic drug (which fights against fever): do not make any association or alternation;
  • If your child is less than 3 months old, doctors indicate only paracetamol, at a maximum dose of 60 mg per kilo and per day, into four or six doses, that is to say approximately 15 mg/kg every six hours or 10 mg/kg every four hours;
  • If the child is more than 3 months old, you can use paracetamol or ibuprofen. Note: in the absence of contraindications it is preferable to use paracetamol   (allergy to paracetamol, severe liver disease, phenylketonuria). For paracetamol, a maximum of 60 mg per kilo, and per day, into four or six doses, i.e. approximately 15 mg/kg every six hours or 10 mg/kg every four hours. For ibuprofen, a maximum of 20 to 30 mg per kilo per day, into three or four doses, i.e. a maximum of 10 mg/kg every eight hours or 7.5 mg/kg every six hours.
  • In the case of contraindication to paracetamol, the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs is possible.
  • In children over 6 months old  you can use Ketoprofen (0.5 mg / kg / dose, not to exceed 2 mg / kg / day, in 3 or 4 doses);
  • Don’t use Aspirin in children due to a very rare but potentially fatal risk of Reye’s syndrome;
  • In the case of chickenpox, ibuprofen is contraindicated.

Toddler’s fever: when to consult a doctor? When to re-consult?

If fever the precited tips and medications don’t work to break a fever in a toddler, and it is accompanied by signs which should encourage you to consult either urgently or during the day.

IT IS NECESSARY TO CONSULT IN AN EMERGENCY IF:

  • The temperature is very high: over 40 ° C;
  • His general health deteriorates (a refusal to eat, to drink, drowsiness, plaintive cries, mottled skin);
  • It is accompanied by headache (severe headache), stiff neck, vomiting, swelling of the fontanel (the risk is then to be faced with meningitis which constitutes a medical emergency);
  • You notice dehydration (dry lips and mouth, infrequent urine …);
  • You observe severe diarrhea and stomach aches;
  • the baby has respiratory problems (respiratory pauses, rapid and short breathing, irregular breathing, signs of respiratory distress …).

CONSULT WITHIN THE DAY IF:

  • The baby is less than 6 months old;
  • Your child has a chronic health problem (diabetes, cystic fibrosis, etc.);
  • Your child has frequent episodes of fever;
  • The fever persists for more than two days in a child under two years of age and more than three days in a child over two years of age;
  • If the fever persists we request a medical reassessment, despite a well-managed treatment for at least 24 hours (less for a child under 3 months old);
  • The fever reappears after having disappeared for more than a day;
  • The fever is accompanied by febrile convulsions, which are impressive but have no effect on the brain.

Finally, in case of doubt or if a symptom worries you, it is advisable to consult. Do not hesitate to ask the pediatrician or general practitioner for advice who knows your child well and who can tell you what is best for him.