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rectal thermometer

my babys dr. instructed me to use a thermometer to help her with her constipation. i am personally not comfortable with this, i wanted to use juice or something. my questions are: how should i go about doing this? how long should i leave it in? how should i position her? oh her back with her legs up? on her side? on her tummy? or none of these? can someone help me please?

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Kitty0907

Asked by Kitty0907 at 3:36 PM on Apr. 8, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I still use the rectal Therm. on my son to check his temp but he had such constipation as an infant that this was what they first recommend. I would lay my son on his back put his legs up or not- doesn't really matter either way and then just insert it about an inch or a little more and leave it in there for like 10 seconds - it never worked to push my son's stools out - but it has helped others. good luck
    maxsmom11807

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 3:41 PM on Apr. 8, 2009

  • I discovered this tecnique by accident. Put her on her back unless you want to get sprayed. Leave an open diaper under her butt, watch her face. Usually 2-3 mins should do it. Just watch her face for the "poop face". It doesnt bother them. And its not as bad for you as youd think. Keep talkin to her, hold her but cheeks together to keep it in. only needs to go in about [ ] this much. GL :)
    luvMIIsk8rBoi

    Answer by luvMIIsk8rBoi at 3:43 PM on Apr. 8, 2009

  • if it doesn't work what shold i do?
    Kitty0907

    Answer by Kitty0907 at 3:43 PM on Apr. 8, 2009

  • This much [-----------]
    luvMIIsk8rBoi

    Answer by luvMIIsk8rBoi at 3:44 PM on Apr. 8, 2009

  • Are you BF? Drink some coffee.
    luvMIIsk8rBoi

    Answer by luvMIIsk8rBoi at 3:45 PM on Apr. 8, 2009

  • Ask your Dr. if you can use soppositories.
    luvMIIsk8rBoi

    Answer by luvMIIsk8rBoi at 3:46 PM on Apr. 8, 2009

  • i bf and i do drink coffee sometimes. :)
    Kitty0907

    Answer by Kitty0907 at 3:47 PM on Apr. 8, 2009

  • Dunno, never have done a rectal temperature on either of my boys. I refuse to do it.
    purpleducky

    Answer by purpleducky at 5:44 PM on Apr. 8, 2009

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