Baby Care Advice » Temperature in Babies http://birthpolicy.org Wed, 15 Dec 2010 19:21:34 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.1 WHEN TAKING AN INFANT’S TEMPERATURE UNDER THE ARM, SHOULD I ADD A DEGREE OR TWO FOR IT TO BE CORRECT? http://birthpolicy.org/522/when-taking-an-infants-temperature-under-the-arm-should-i-add-a-degree-or-two-for-it-to-be-correct/ http://birthpolicy.org/522/when-taking-an-infants-temperature-under-the-arm-should-i-add-a-degree-or-two-for-it-to-be-correct/#comments Sat, 11 Dec 2010 05:38:28 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/522/when-taking-an-infants-temperature-under-the-arm-should-i-add-a-degree-or-two-for-it-to-be-correct/

Question by There she is!!!:
when taking an infant’s temperature under the arm, should I add a degree or two for it to be correct?


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Answer by LJ Physics
My physician and nurse have always told me to add one degree when taking temp under the arm.

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WHAT IS THE “NORMAL” TEMPERATURE RANGE FOR AN INFANT? – TAKEN ORALLY -? http://birthpolicy.org/514/what-is-the-normal-temperature-range-for-an-infant-taken-orally/ http://birthpolicy.org/514/what-is-the-normal-temperature-range-for-an-infant-taken-orally/#comments Sun, 05 Dec 2010 20:36:49 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/514/what-is-the-normal-temperature-range-for-an-infant-taken-orally/ Question by lizette811:
what is the “normal” temperature range for an infant? – taken orally -?

i know it’s different if you take it rectally or under the arm, but what is it orally?
i have a pacifier thermometer, so it stays in her mouth, and gives an accurate reading.


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Answer by Daniel H
should be close to 98.6 f

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TAKING THE TEMPERATURE ON A 1 MONTH OLD INFANT? http://birthpolicy.org/503/taking-the-temperature-on-a-1-month-old-infant/ http://birthpolicy.org/503/taking-the-temperature-on-a-1-month-old-infant/#comments Tue, 30 Nov 2010 11:35:53 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/503/taking-the-temperature-on-a-1-month-old-infant/ Question by Cypher:
taking the temperature on a 1 month old infant?

taking the temperature on a 1 month old infant under the arm do you have to add 1 degree to what you get ?
I can not give it up the butt right now because i have no protecters right now i am a new mom


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Answer by Cara
at this age rectal is the most accurate. And I think your right.

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WHAT IS THE NORMAL TEMPERATURE RANGE FOR AN INFANT? http://birthpolicy.org/489/what-is-the-normal-temperature-range-for-an-infant/ http://birthpolicy.org/489/what-is-the-normal-temperature-range-for-an-infant/#comments Thu, 25 Nov 2010 02:36:59 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/489/what-is-the-normal-temperature-range-for-an-infant/ Question by !SteFFy!:
what is the normal temperature range for an infant?

I have a 3 month old… I was taking his temperature a couple times a day under his arm but I was told to take it rectally… What is considered too low or too high?!


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Answer by renee
I believe if its taken under the arm, you add 1 degree. a baby that young needs to go to a dr. if the temp gets around 100 or higher, its not normal for a lil bitty one!

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WHAT TEMPERATURE SHOULD I KEEP MY HOUSE AT WITH AN INFANT IN THE HOUSE? http://birthpolicy.org/480/what-temperature-should-i-keep-my-house-at-with-an-infant-in-the-house/ http://birthpolicy.org/480/what-temperature-should-i-keep-my-house-at-with-an-infant-in-the-house/#comments Fri, 19 Nov 2010 17:37:14 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/480/what-temperature-should-i-keep-my-house-at-with-an-infant-in-the-house/ Question by Carly:
What temperature should I keep my home at with an infant in the house?

I am watching my niece overnight. She just got here and this question just came up in my mind. What is the right temperature to turn the heat to? She is 3 weeks old.


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Answer by Regina
Most pediatricians advocate 74 degrees. You also might want to keep her/him swaddled in a blanket..it comforts some babies. Just keep an eye on the baby to make sure there is no shivering or sweating and you should be fine.

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AT WHAT TEMPERATURE IS CONSIDERED A FEVER FOR AN INFANT? http://birthpolicy.org/461/at-what-temperature-is-considered-a-fever-for-an-infant/ http://birthpolicy.org/461/at-what-temperature-is-considered-a-fever-for-an-infant/#comments Sun, 14 Nov 2010 08:39:11 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/461/at-what-temperature-is-considered-a-fever-for-an-infant/ Question by Junior was born 2.12.10:
At what Temperature is considered a fever for an infant?

I’m at work and my husband who is taking care of our son and wants to take his temperature with the baby thermometer and I don’t know if I remember right but a fever is if the temperature states its more than 98 degrees, correct? If not please correct me. Thanks!


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Answer by Blue
100.5 and above is considered a fever in a baby.

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WHEN USING A TEMPORAL THERMOMETER TO TAKE A BABIES/TODDLERS TEMPERATURE, DO YOU ADD A DEGREE? http://birthpolicy.org/322/when-using-a-temporal-thermometer-to-take-a-babiestoddlers-temperature-do-you-add-a-degree/ http://birthpolicy.org/322/when-using-a-temporal-thermometer-to-take-a-babiestoddlers-temperature-do-you-add-a-degree/#comments Mon, 08 Nov 2010 23:36:04 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/322/when-using-a-temporal-thermometer-to-take-a-babiestoddlers-temperature-do-you-add-a-degree/ Question by couponcorner:
When using a temporal thermometer to take a babies/toddlers temperature, do you add a degree?

When using a temporal thermometer to take a babies/toddlers temperature, do you add a degree to get the correct body temperature (like you do with an under the arm thermometer)?
I know that when you do a rectal reading, I would not add a degree. However, I know under the arm you do (at least for babies). So I wanted to know what to do when taking the temp using a temporal thermometer.


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Answer by amosunknown
I believe so. Try googling it, or call your ped.

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MY BABY HAS TEMPERATURE AND DIARRHOEA 3RD DAY AFTER 16 WEEKS IMMUNISATION? http://birthpolicy.org/310/my-baby-has-temperature-and-diarrhoea-3rd-day-after-16-weeks-immunisation/ http://birthpolicy.org/310/my-baby-has-temperature-and-diarrhoea-3rd-day-after-16-weeks-immunisation/#comments Wed, 03 Nov 2010 14:39:15 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/310/my-baby-has-temperature-and-diarrhoea-3rd-day-after-16-weeks-immunisation/ Question by mum2babe:
My baby has temperature and diarrhoea 3rd day after 16 weeks immunisation?

My baby has temperature vomiting and diarrhoea 3rd day after 16 weeks immunisation, first two times had no such side effects. GP doesn’t seem concerned, but they are not super attentive at my clinic. Are any of your kids had such a prolonged reaction to immunisation or should I be concerned and seek a second opinion. While on the subject does anyone know a good paediatrician. Thank you


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Answer by Frank
This is not of concern. Whether or not it is triggered by the vaccination, diarrhea is common among babies, and there is tiny to do until it gets serious. If the fever spikes to 102 or the diarrhea continues full-force for five days, then call the physician again, as your baby might need measure to prevent dehydration.

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HOW DO THESE FACTORS AFFECT THE ABILITY OF A PREMATURE INFANT TO REGULATE ITS BODY TEMPERATURE? http://birthpolicy.org/297/how-do-these-factors-affect-the-ability-of-a-premature-infant-to-regulate-its-body-temperature/ http://birthpolicy.org/297/how-do-these-factors-affect-the-ability-of-a-premature-infant-to-regulate-its-body-temperature/#comments Fri, 29 Oct 2010 07:54:39 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/297/how-do-these-factors-affect-the-ability-of-a-premature-infant-to-regulate-its-body-temperature/ Question by abcmn24girl:
How do these factors affect the capability of a premature infant to regulate its body temperature?

A premature infant typically lacks subcutaneous adipose tissue and the small body has a realtively massive surface area compared to its volume.


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Answer by kagmi
Well, adipose tissue plays a huge role in regulating body temperature. Adipose tissue, aka fat, plays a twofold role for infants.

In all animals, adipose tissue acts as an insulator. It prevents heat from escaping and retains heat. In infants, it plays an additional role–babies have something called “brown fat,” which is basically adipose tissue containing a whole lot of mitochondria with “leaky membranes” that create a lot of heat. This extra mitochondrial activity is an important source of heat in babies, so lacking adipose tissue can be a serious problem for premature babies.

As a general rule, smaller objects have a more massive surface area:volume ratio. It’s because, as size increases, volume increases much faster than surface area (think of how you measure the surface area and volume as a cube; a 4×4 cube will have four times more volume as a 2×2 cube, but only twice the surface area). This is a major reason infants need brown fat, because there is a lot of surface area through which heat can escape compared to the relatively small volume that is making heat.

Hope this helps!

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WHAT IS NORMAL TEMPERATURE FOR AXILLARY, RECTAL, AND ORALLY FAHRENHEIT AND CELSIUS OR INFANT, CHILD AND ADULT http://birthpolicy.org/227/what-is-normal-temperature-for-axillary-rectal-and-orally-fahrenheit-and-celsius-or-infant-child-and-adult/ http://birthpolicy.org/227/what-is-normal-temperature-for-axillary-rectal-and-orally-fahrenheit-and-celsius-or-infant-child-and-adult/#comments Fri, 29 Oct 2010 05:50:29 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/227/what-is-normal-temperature-for-axillary-rectal-and-orally-fahrenheit-and-celsius-or-infant-child-and-adult/ Question by donyea k:
What is normal temperature for axillary, rectal, and orally Fahrenheit and Celsius or infant, child and adult

What is normal temperature for axillary, rectal, and orally Fahrenheit and Celsius or infant, child and adult?
What is a normal blood pressure for infant, child and adult?
What is normal respiration for infant child, and adult?


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Answer by peterbilt197
A normal rectal temp is 99.6 f
A normal ear & oral temp is 98.6 f
A normal armpit temp is 97.6 f

A pulse of 60-90 beats per minute is healthy
A bp of 140 over 90 is healthy
Normal respiration is 12-20 breaths per minute.

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