Armpit Temp Baby
Underarm temperature is considered the safest way to check the body temperature of children under 3 months old.
Armpit temp baby. If you dont get a snug fit the reading you get will probably be too low. Do not use an oral thermometer to take a rectal temperature or a rectal thermometer for oral temperature taking. What qualifies as a fever when taking an infants temperature under his arm. Answered by dr.
Make sure that your babys clothing doesnt get between the thermometer and the skin. A normal temperature in babies and children is about 364c but this can vary slightly. Temp taken under the arm tends to be 03 04 degrees f. I gave her little remedies but her temp couple hours later is still 992.
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. Hold the baby so he is lying in your lap or place him on a firm surface. More about fever what to do for a fever learn effective fever remedies and when to consult your. To take an accurate axillary temperature the thermometer point must fit snugly into your babys armpit.
The babys skin should completely surround the 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. Ive heard a variety of answers and am a little confused answered by dr. My babies 2 months old her temperature is at 992 under her arm.
Its also commonly used to check temperature in infants to 5 year olds because its. However wait until your baby is at least 6 months old to use a digital ear thermometer. Check price on amazon 1. Feel hotter than usual to touch on their.
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. Raise the babys arm gently and position the tip of the thermometer so it rests in the center fold of your babys armpit. It can be nearly 2 degrees lower than a rectal temperature which is the most accurate. A high temperature or fever is usually considered to be a temperature of 38c or above.
True fever at her age rectal temperature over 1004.