Armpit Temp Baby
A high temperature or fever is usually considered to be a temperature of 38c or above.
Armpit temp baby. I gave her little remedies but her temp couple hours later is still 992. What qualifies as a fever when taking an infants temperature under his arm. 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.
Your baby may have a high temperature if they. Feel hotter than usual to touch on their. Hold the baby so he is lying in your lap or place him on a firm surface. If you dont get a snug fit the reading you get will probably be too low.
To take an accurate axillary temperature the thermometer point must fit snugly into your babys armpit. A normal temperature in babies and children is about 364c but this can vary slightly. Do not use an oral thermometer to take a rectal temperature or a rectal thermometer for oral temperature taking. Raise the babys arm gently and position the tip of the thermometer so it rests in the center fold of your babys armpit.
Make sure that your babys clothing doesnt get between the thermometer and the skin. Underarm temperature is considered the safest way to check the body temperature of children under 3 months old. 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.
My babies 2 months old her temperature is at 992 under her arm. 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. It can be nearly 2 degrees lower than a rectal temperature which is the most accurate. An armpit temperature is generally 1 degree lower than an oral temperature.
However wait until your baby is at least 6 months old to use a digital ear thermometer. Check price on amazon 1. Answered by dr. 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.