Armpit Baby Temperature
Ive heard a variety of answers and am a little confused answered by dr.
Armpit baby temperature. Under the arm is 975 to 993 degrees fahrenheit or 365 to 374 degrees celsius. It does not come with batteries. Robert killian answered 28 years experience general practice being a mom. 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 oldits also commonly used to check temperature in infants to 5 year olds because it. If youre in doubt about an armpit temperature reading. Its easy convenient and safe and all you need is a regular digital thermometer. Normal baby temperature armpit keep in mind that an armpit temperature might not be accurate.
There is no specific medicine in. Turn on the digital thermometer and lubricate the tip of the thermometer with petroleum jelly. How to take an armpit temperature some doctors recommend taking a babys temperature in the armpit. You put the thermometer in the arm pit and hold the arm close to the babies body for a minute or so.
This is called the axillary temperature. Most healthcare providers recommend taking a babys temperature rectally by placing a thermometer in the babys anus. How to take baby temperature in armpit. Normal body temperature for baby armpit celsius fever is a rise in body temperature above normal.
What qualifies as a fever when taking an infants temperature under his arm. Temperature should be taken only if the baby feels hot or is lethargic a babys normal temperature range. Lay your baby or child on his or her back lift his or her thighs and insert the lubricated thermometer 12 to 1 inch 13 to 25 centimeters into the. Iproven infrared lens thermometer.
2 doctors agree 0 0 comment 1. The downside is that an armpit. To take an accurate axillary temperature the thermometer point must fit snugly into your babys armpit. This method is accurate and gives a quick reading of the babys internal temperature.
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