how do you take baby temp?
- Anonymous2 months agoFavorite Answer
Put the thermometer in the baby's butt.
- RoddyLv 72 months ago
It is best done with a non-contact infra-red thermometer aimed at the child's forehead.
Since no contact is made with the child, the temperature can be read even when they are sleeping, which cannot be done by any other method.
See www.nannys-choice.com for an example of such a thermometer.
- Red FoxLv 62 months ago
Ideally, you need a digital thermometer to get a fast, accurate reading.
You can buy these online or from pharmacies and most large supermarkets.
To take your child's temperature:
Hold them comfortably on your knee and put the thermometer in their armpit – always use the thermometer in the armpit with children under 5 years.
Gently, but firmly, hold their arm against their body to keep the thermometer in place for however long it says in the manufacturer's instructions – usually about 15 seconds. Some digital thermometers beep when they're ready.
The display on the thermometer will then show your child's temperature.
Source: NHS website.