Armpit Temp Baby
Make sure that your babys clothing doesnt get between the thermometer and the skin.
Armpit temp baby. Ive heard a variety of answers and am a little confused answered by dr. An armpit temperature is generally 1 degree lower than an oral temperature. 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.
More about fever what to do for a fever learn effective fever remedies and when to consult your. Underarm temperature is considered the safest way to check the body temperature of children under 3 months old. Your baby may have a high temperature if they. The babys skin should completely surround the thermometer.
If you dont get a snug fit the reading you get will probably be too low. Feel hotter than usual to touch on their. True fever at her age rectal temperature over 1004. It can be nearly 2 degrees lower than a rectal temperature which is the most accurate.
Answered by dr. Position the babys arm snugly against his body with the forearm slightly. 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. What qualifies as a fever when taking an infants temperature under his arm.
Temp taken under the arm tends to be 03 04 degrees f. Its also commonly used to check temperature in infants to 5 year olds because its. A high temperature or fever is usually considered to be a temperature of 38c or above. However wait until your baby is at least 6 months old to use a digital ear thermometer.
To take an accurate axillary temperature the thermometer point must fit snugly into your babys armpit. Check price on amazon 1. Hold the baby so he is lying in your lap or place him on a firm surface. A normal temperature in babies and children is about 364c but this can vary slightly.
I gave her little remedies but her temp couple hours later is still 992.