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Anonymous asked in Pregnancy & ParentingNewborn & Baby · 2 months ago

how do you take baby temp?

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    Put the thermometer in the baby's butt.

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  • Roddy
    Lv 7
    2 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 for an example of such a thermometer.

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  • 2 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. 

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