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How old was your LO when you quit taking your LO's temp rectally? Edit question


Asked by renea20 at 6:11 PM on Aug. 24, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • i never did unless i got a high axilary. then i would only for an acurate reading. and at 12 months i only did axilary

    Answer by cassie_m at 6:14 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • I never took it rectally....I took it under the arm.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 6:13 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • I'm yet to give birth but as the other poster said my younger brothers and sisters had it taken under the arm, never rectally.

    Answer by sarahar at 6:14 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • I took it under the arm. The only time that it was taken rectally was in the ER and they no longer do that anymore.


    Answer by elly25 at 6:14 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • I NEVER took it rectally! That's just adding insult to injury!

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 6:21 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • i never did, i got a a thermometer that goes int he ear like the dr's have it takes 5 seconds

    Answer by mommylisar at 6:21 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • my son will be 6 on October 30th ... we still do rectal. I have oral, armpit, and ear ones I've gotten as gifts but once when my kids were REALLY REALLY sick I monitored on a variety of them and it was always highest and IMO more accurate in the butt.

    Answer by hibbingmom at 6:26 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • I never took my child's temp rectally. When he was born I purchased the "Exergen Temporal Thermometer". I just swipe it across his forehead and that's it. I use it on him while he sleeps too.


    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 6:35 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

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