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is a temp of 96.3 F bad for a 6 month old?

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Asked by yanni2b1 at 1:15 AM on Dec. 30, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • where are you taking it? arm pit? rectal?

    Answer by MamaSusieQ045 at 1:19 AM on Dec. 30, 2009

  • digital ear

    Answer by yanni2b1 at 1:21 AM on Dec. 30, 2009

  • It's not terrible. Baby's temperatures tend to be a little higher than ours usually, but that's not low enough to cause concern I wouldn't think.

    Answer by DevinAnnesmom at 1:26 AM on Dec. 30, 2009

  • yes. it is a cause for concern. In a very young baby a low temperature is treated the same as a fever. Contact your doctor and learn to take a temp rectally.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:28 AM on Dec. 30, 2009


    hmm..... here is a link for temps....

    if you have one, and you are willing i would try to do it rectally with babies this is the most accurate way (so ive heard and actually just read looking that up for ya lol)


    Answer by MamaSusieQ045 at 1:30 AM on Dec. 30, 2009

  • get a rectal thermometer (sp?) the ear ones aren't very accurate, or so I have been told by several peds. double check the temp with the new thermometer, and call your ped if its still below 97 or about 102

    Answer by livingrlovesong at 6:12 AM on Dec. 30, 2009

  • you know your infant has a fever when the entire body is hot to the touch. it is not really necessary to monitor the temp so closely. Don't worry so much!

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 11:22 AM on Dec. 30, 2009

  • not at all. you can call the doctor if you want but as long as your 6 month old is acting alright its probally nothing. babies also tend to get higher temps when they are teething. my son was running a 99.9 temp and i took him to the doctor and it was because he was teething. the doctors are looking for babies who have like a 99 temp but they are acting miserable. so basically thats what i was told.

    Answer by damiens_mommyxo at 11:13 AM on Dec. 31, 2009

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