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