A normal body temperature for a baby is around 37 degrees.
If they have a body temperature over 38* Celsius this is considered a fever.
Taking your child’s temperature 🌡
There are a number of ways you can take a child’s temperature. Each method measures your child’s temperature in a different way, and the results can vary depending on the type of thermometer you use.
The best way to check your child’s temperature is with a digital thermometer.
Taking your child’s temperature under the armpit (axilary) is recommended for children < 3 months of age.
How to check a child’s temperature under their armpit:
Place the thermometer in your child’s armpit.
Close your child’s arm over the thermometer, holding their elbow against their body.
Wait until the thermometer beeps and then check the digital display for the temperature reading
For children > 3 months, their temperature can be taken with a tympanic (ear) thermometer.
When using a tympanic thermometer ensure that the ear canal is large enough to insert the tympanic probe, if not continue to use your axillary thermometer.