Tobin (fringedweller) wrote in little_details,
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Common illnesses in babies - non life-threatening

I'm writing a fic where two adults are forced to assume parental responsibility for a three month old child for one to two weeks. The adults are law enforcement professionals and want to do everything to keep the baby happy and healthy but neither is a parent or has knowledge of how to care for infants short of a well thumbed copy of "Parenting For Dummies".

What sort of everyday common illnesses could a child develop that would worry somebody that doesn't know how to deal with them? I don't need anything serious, just something that would freak out the carers.

I have Googled using search terms like "baby illnesses", "non-serious baby illnesses" and "common baby illnesses", but what I think would be more helpful is some first hand experiences from parents who got freaked out over something that ultimately turned out to be something minor.

Thank you in advance if you can help!
Tags: ~childrearing, ~medicine: illnesses (misc)
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