Armpit Temp Baby
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.
Armpit temp baby. Do not use an oral thermometer to take a rectal temperature or a rectal thermometer for oral temperature taking. 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. Your baby may have a high temperature if they. Answered by dr.
My babies 2 months old her temperature is at 992 under her arm. To take an accurate axillary temperature the thermometer point must fit snugly into your babys armpit. Underarm temperature is considered the safest way to check the body temperature of children under 3 months old. Check price on amazon 1.
Its also commonly used to check temperature in infants to 5 year olds because its. If you dont get a snug fit the reading you get will probably be too low. 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.
However wait until your baby is at least 6 months old to use a digital ear thermometer. Temp taken under the arm tends to be 03 04 degrees f. Feel hotter than usual to touch on their. The babys skin should completely surround the thermometer.
A normal temperature in babies and children is about 364c but this can vary slightly. It can be nearly 2 degrees lower than a rectal temperature which is the most accurate. 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.
I gave her little remedies but her temp couple hours later is still 992. 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. Ive heard a variety of answers and am a little confused answered by dr.
Position the babys arm snugly against his body with the forearm slightly.