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