Self-help guide: Fever in babies

A fever is a high temperature. As a general rule, in children a temperature of over 37.5C (99.5F) is a fever. As a parent it can be extremely worrying if your child has a high temperature. However, it's very common and often clears up by itself without treatment. Find out more about fever symptoms in babies, when you can use self-care, and what to do if the baby's condition worsens and they need medical help.