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. Raise the babys arm gently and position the tip of the thermometer so it rests in the center fold of your babys armpit. 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. 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.
If you dont get a snug fit the reading you get will probably be too low. 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. Position the babys arm snugly against his body with the forearm slightly. Hold the baby so he is lying in your lap or place him on a firm surface.
What qualifies as a fever when taking an infants temperature under his arm. A normal temperature in babies and children is about 364c but this can vary slightly. Your baby may have a high temperature if they. Underarm temperature is considered the safest way to check the body temperature of children under 3 months old.
Check price on amazon 1. It can be nearly 2 degrees lower than a rectal temperature which is the most accurate. My babies 2 months old her temperature is at 992 under her arm. Answered by dr.
True fever at her age rectal temperature over 1004. To take an accurate axillary temperature the thermometer point must fit snugly into your babys armpit. Its also commonly used to check temperature in infants to 5 year olds because its. Feel hotter than usual to touch on their.
Make sure that your babys clothing doesnt get between the thermometer and the skin. I gave her little remedies but her temp couple hours later is still 992. An armpit temperature is generally 1 degree lower than an oral temperature. A high temperature or fever is usually considered to be a temperature of 38c or above.
The babys skin should completely surround the thermometer.