Armpit Temp Baby
Do not use an oral thermometer to take a rectal temperature or a rectal thermometer for oral temperature taking.
Armpit temp baby. A high temperature or fever is usually considered to be a temperature of 38c or above. The babys skin should completely surround the thermometer. Your baby may have a high temperature if they. Normal armpit temperature fever children of any age 365 c 375 c 978 f 995 f 376 c 996 f or higher a few tips to consider.
Temp taken under the arm tends to be 03 04 degrees f. Answered by dr. Its also commonly used to check temperature in infants to 5 year olds because its. Ive heard a variety of answers and am a little confused answered by dr.
Position the babys arm snugly against his body with the forearm slightly. Make sure that your babys clothing doesnt get between the thermometer and the skin. In this age range you can use a digital thermometer to take a rectal or an armpit temperature or you can use a temporal artery thermometer. However wait until your baby is at least 6 months old to use a digital ear thermometer.
Normal baby temperature armpit review 2020 in general contact your childs doctor if your child is younger than age 3 months and has a rectal temperature of 1004 f 38 c or higher. It can be nearly 2 degrees lower than a rectal temperature which is the most accurate. Check price on amazon 1. To take an accurate axillary temperature the thermometer point must fit snugly into your babys armpit.
I gave her little remedies but her temp couple hours later is still 992. True fever at her age rectal temperature over 1004. Feel hotter than usual to touch on their. A normal temperature in babies and children is about 364c but this can vary slightly.
Underarm temperature is considered the safest way to check the body temperature of children under 3 months old. If you dont get a snug fit the reading you get will probably be too low. My babies 2 months old her temperature is at 992 under her arm. Hold the baby so he is lying in your lap or place him on a firm surface.
Raise the babys arm gently and position the tip of the thermometer so it rests in the center fold of your babys armpit.