A fever is a common indication of an infection. If your baby’s temperature hits one of the numbers below, it’s time to call a doctor.
• Your child is younger than 3 months and has a rectal temperature of 100.4˚F or higher.
• Your child is older than 3 months, has a temperature of 102˚F and seems unusually irritable, lethargic or uncomfortable.
• Your child is older than 3 months and has a temperature of 102˚F or higher that doesn’t respond to over-the-counter medication or lasts longer than one day.