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Armpit Temp Baby

Underarm temperature is considered the safest way to check the body temperature of children under 3 months old.

Armpit temp baby. 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. Its also commonly used to check temperature in infants to 5 year olds because its. Check price on amazon 1.

Answered by dr. Temp taken under the arm tends to be 03 04 degrees f. A normal temperature in babies and children is about 364c but this can vary slightly. Make sure that your babys clothing doesnt get between the thermometer and the skin.

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. Position the babys arm snugly against his body with the forearm slightly. An armpit temperature is generally 1 degree lower than an oral temperature. The babys skin should completely surround the thermometer.

More about fever what to do for a fever learn effective fever remedies and when to consult your. Raise the babys arm gently and position the tip of the thermometer so it rests in the center fold of your babys armpit. 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.

Do not use an oral thermometer to take a rectal temperature or a rectal thermometer for oral temperature taking. It can be nearly 2 degrees lower than a rectal temperature which is the most accurate. 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. However wait until your baby is at least 6 months old to use a digital ear thermometer.

Your baby may have a high temperature if they. Hold the baby so he is lying in your lap or place him on a firm surface. Ive heard a variety of answers and am a little confused answered by dr. True fever at her age rectal temperature over 1004.

What qualifies as a fever when taking an infants temperature under his arm.