Is your baby getting worse fast? Babies can get ill very quickly, so check often.
Not every baby gets all these symptoms. Symptoms can appear in any order.
Early symptoms of meningitis and septicaemia (the blood poisoning form of the disease) can be like other childhood illnesses, but a baby will usually get ill quickly and get worse fast.
Trust your instincts. If you think your baby has meningitis or septicaemia get medical help immediately. Say that you are worried it could be meningitis or septicaemia.