Normal Infant Temperature Armpit
For infants 3 to 12 months old recommended options include a digital rectal axillary armpit or tympanic ear temperature measurement.
Normal infant temperature armpit. A high temperature or fever is usually considered to be a temperature of 38c or above. 978 f to 995 f 365 c to 375 c tympanic. 979 f to 1004 f 366 c to 380 c axillary. If your baby is warmer than this believe whether or not hes overdressed adjust the clothing and recheck the temperature within 30 45 minutes.
A normal temperature in babies and children is about 364c but this can vary slightly. Your baby may have a high temperature if they. Underarm temperature is considered the safest way to check the body temperature of children under 3 months old. Its also commonly used to check temperature in infants to 5 year olds because it.
The normal body temperature ranges using these devices are. 964 f to 1004 f 358 c to 380 c. Normal armpit temperature fever. A systematic review published in april 2000 in bmj found that there was wide variation between axillary and rectal temperatures.
Children of any age. Do not use an oral thermometer to take a rectal temperature or a rectal thermometer for oral temperature taking. 3650c 3750c 9780f 9950f 3760c 9960f or higher. A common definition for fever using the rectal method is 1004 f while for the axillary method its 993 f.
An axillary temperature will normally be lower than a rectal temperature. Feel hotter than usual to touch on their forehead back or stomach.