Let’s face it – all babies get sick. Your baby’s immune system is still developing, and it’s not as strong as an adult’s. Unfortunately, there are trillions of germs and bacteria in our world. Your body has become immune to many of these germs, since you’ve had years of exposure. But a young baby’s body has yet to encounter them. So, at some point in your baby’s first year of life, he or she will get sick.
Having a sick baby is a worrisome experience for all parents. Seeing your baby coughing, crying nonstop, and feeling uncomfortable is a heartbreaking sight. You want to do all you can to help your sick baby feel better. But should you call the pediatrician every time that your baby is ill? Probably not.