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My grandson is 2 weeks old I took his temperture with a binky it says 99.0 is that too high for a new born

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Asked by msnana1965 at 7:15 PM on Jun. 20, 2013 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • No. Also, those pacifier thermometers aren't very accurate, so if you're concerned, I would take his temperature a different way.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 7:16 PM on Jun. 20, 2013

  • Any thermometer can flux a few degrees. I would not be concerned with a temp of 99. I would take it again later.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:16 PM on Jun. 20, 2013

  • *points of degrees.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:17 PM on Jun. 20, 2013

  • I never heard of a pacifier thermometer. Slick.

    Answer by Ballad at 7:38 PM on Jun. 20, 2013

  • Thank u ladies.

    Comment by msnana1965 (original poster) at 7:39 PM on Jun. 20, 2013

  • babies can spike high fevers
    to me as a = *** NON MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL ***
    99 is nothing to worry about

    Answer by fiatpax at 8:35 PM on Jun. 20, 2013

  • Get an Exergen Temporal Thermometer. You swipe it across the forehead. They sell them at Drug Stores & Walmart. I would keep taking it & if it is 99 tomorrow I'd take the baby in to see the Pediatrician just in case.


    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 9:10 PM on Jun. 20, 2013

  • No
    those are not really good thermometers
    regardless 99.0 is not a very high temp

    Answer by Dardenella at 10:24 PM on Jun. 20, 2013

  • My dd's pediatrician told the best way for an accurate temp is rectally. Here are the instructions he have me..

    Clean the end of the thermometer with rubbing alcohol or soap and water. Rinse it with cool water. Do not rinse it with hot water. Put a small amount of lubricant, such as petroleum jelly, on the end. Place your child belly down across your lap or on a firm surface. Hold him by placing your palm against his lower back, just above his bottom. Or place your child face up and bend his legs to his chest. Rest your free hand against the back of the thighs.


    I found this way a lot easier.


    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 11:51 PM on Jun. 20, 2013

  • nope it's normal at this age. I would take by rectal though just to get a more accurate temp.

    Answer by Sillylins at 11:09 AM on Jun. 21, 2013

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