It’s cold and flu season, here’s what to know when a fever strikes. If your child feels warm, start by taking their temperature. Try to distract them with a book so they will stay still and you can get an accurate reading. If they have a temperature you can trying bringing it down with a simple sponge bath. Use lukewarm water to wipe their forehead and underarms. If you give them Tylenol, most doctor’s recommend that you determine the dosage by weight, not age, and never wake up a sleeping baby to give him fever medicine, let him rest.