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When did you stop taking rectal temperatures on your kids? adult content

Just curious when other other people stopped. My son just turned 2 and I still do it... not sure when it becomes weird!

 
Kisses4Henry

Asked by Kisses4Henry at 3:00 PM on Aug. 31, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • The armpit is the least accurate. U stop taking rectal when they r able to hold the thermomter under thier tongue. Age 5!!!!
    dancer

    Answer by dancer at 3:14 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • Personally I always felt weird about taking rectal temperatures. I always did it in his armpit and added a degree. Thankfully I had a healthy baby and didnt need to take temps often
    cassie_kellison

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 3:01 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • I never did. I can tell if he has a fever by touching him.
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 3:01 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • I never did it. I took it underarm like cassie
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 3:01 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • I never did.
    SuperrMommyy

    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 3:02 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • No kids of my own. But my mom stopped when we were about 1 1/2 to 2 years old. She switched to the ear one.
    Gnomeofmyheart

    Answer by Gnomeofmyheart at 3:07 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • i never did either I always took them under the arm
    mommy5409

    Answer by mommy5409 at 3:09 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • I always took axillary temps and just added 1 degree.
    Erin814

    Answer by Erin814 at 3:11 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • I stopped pretty early. I hated taking it that way. I finally got a temporal thermometer, love that thing. Did try an ear thermometer, but he hated having things stuck in his ear because of the ear infections he used to have.
    thatgirl70

    Answer by thatgirl70 at 3:13 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • The ear one is not that accurate The age of 5 is when they sit still for u.
    dancer

    Answer by dancer at 3:15 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

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