My wife is traveling and this is the first time I've had to deal with our son sleeping while sick. He took some Motrin about two hours before bed; and generally I'd guess sleep is the best thing for him. Should I go in and take his temp. during the night and risk waking him up? If he's sleeping is it all good anyway?
What I do if I am worried is I go in every once in awhile to check my daughter's temperature by putting the back of my hand on her forehead. If it seems overly hot then I will take her temperature but if it seems reasonable then I let her sleep.
I have also found from my own experience that if a fever spikes the child will usually become uncomfortable with it and wake up or become restless in their sleep.
Here is some advice I agree with but I don't know how reliable the source is: http://pediatrics.about.com/od/weeklyquestion/a/05_fever_night.htm
answered 17 May '10, 04:18
yuck... I hope he feels better soon.
If the fever is really high I always do Motrin at bedtime and wake my kids up when it's time for more. A wet washcloth helps while sleeping also.
If the fever isn't real bad at bedtime I'd let him sleep.
answered 17 May '10, 14:11
Mommy trial and error