What is a normal temperature for a baby?

October 2, 2023

What is a normal temperature for a baby?

One of the many challenges you might face as a caregiver is understanding what constitutes a ‘normal’ baby temperature. To make things clearer, let’s answer some common questions and share some handy tips to help you become a pro in no time! You can also check out another article of ours by clicking here

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What is a normal temperature range for a baby?

A normal temperature for a baby, which is similar to adults, ranges from 36.5°C to 37.5°C. However, this can slightly vary depending on how and where you take the temperature.

How should I measure my baby’s temperature accurately?

The most accurate way to measure a baby’s temperature is by using a digital thermometer under the armpit or via an ear thermometer if your baby is over six months old.

What should I do if my baby’s temperature is high?

If your baby’s temperature is above 37.5°C, they might have a fever. This could be due to an infection or other medical conditions. Contact your healthcare provider immediately for guidance.

Tip 1: Regular Checks

Get into the habit of feeling your baby’s skin to check their temperature. Their chest or back is usually a good indicator.

Tip 2: Correct Usage

Ensure that you’re using the thermometer correctly. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the most accurate results.

Tip 3: Extra Care for Fever

If your baby has a fever, keep them hydrated and monitor their behaviour closely. Any drastic changes, like lack of responsiveness or difficulty breathing, should prompt immediate medical attention.

Tip 4: Trust Your Instincts

You know your baby best. If they seem unwell, even if they don’t have a temperature, trust your instincts and seek medical advice.

Understanding your baby’s health can sometimes feel like a challenge, but with knowledge and understanding, you can navigate these early stages with confidence.

Remember, while a thermometer provides numbers, your intuition as a parent is also a powerful tool. Stay observant, trust your instincts, and keep this guide at hand for any temperature-related concerns. Until next time, keep those cuddles warm and the worries light!

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Disclaimer: Information contained in this article is intended as general advice and does not replace a medical assessment. If you are concerned about your child, please contact your doctor for advice.


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