Taking Baby Temperature Armpit
Use a digital thermometer orally if your little one can hold it still digital armpit ear or forehead thermometer.
Taking baby temperature armpit. You can take your babys temperature by placing a thermometer in your babys armpit. Feel sweaty or clammy. Take a childs underarm temperature the same way youd take your own. A high temperature or fever is usually considered to be a temperature of 38c or above.
4 years and up. The rules for taking a babys armpit temperature choosing the correct thermometer. How to take an armpit temperature. As an alternative for people of any age you may take an axillary armpit temperature but this method is not as accurate as the others and should not be relied upon if youre worried the person has a fever.
Turn on the digital thermometer and lubricate the tip of the thermometer with petroleum jelly. A normal temperature for your baby ranges from 976 f to 1003 f. For older children and adults taking an oral temperature is perfectly fine. For babies and children under five years of age taking a rectal temperature is most accurate.
Either an oral or rectal. How its done rectal temperature. How to take your babys temperature when taking their temperature orally make sure its not been within 30 minutes of the child eating or drinking hot or cold food says dr donald macgregor a consultant paediatrician senior lecturer in child health and spokesperson for the royal college of paediatrics and child health. Some doctors recommend taking a childs temperature in his armpit which is called the axillary temperature.
To take an axillary temperature use a digital thermometer. Use a digital thermometer to take a rectal or armpit temperature or use an ear tympanic or forehead tympanic thermometer. Turn on the digital thermometer. You only need to take your babys temperature when you think she has a fever or is ill.
Place the tip of the thermometer under your childs tongue toward the. How do you take babys temperature. Your babys health care provider may ask you to take a rectal. To take an accurate axillary temperature the thermometer point must fit snugly into your.
Feel hotter than usual to touch on their forehead back or stomach. Your baby may have a high temperature if they. Hold the thermometer to keep it in place and make sure they dont move around while the thermometer is underneath their. Turn on the digital.
All you need is a regular multi use digital thermometer.