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at what age do you start taking the childs temp under the tounge?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:10 PM on Aug. 31, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • When they are willing to sit there and keep it under their tongue until it's done. My 8 and 6 year old get temps under the tongue now, my 3 year old still gets an underarm temp because she doesn't keep the thermometer under her tongue or opens her mouth all the time and we get a wrong reading.
    Freela

    Answer by Freela at 5:12 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • Mine are 5 & 3 and I still do it under the pits!
    SuperrMommyy

    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 3:10 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • I do pits still on all of them and add up 1...18, 12 and 7
    surfcitymom

    Answer by surfcitymom at 3:12 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • I do pits still on all of them and add up 1...18, 12 and 7

    you have a 18 year old? You do under the arm?
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 3:13 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • at the doc they do my childs under the tounge and i am thinking they are not getting the right reading b/c she was only 4 at the time I don't know if she knew to leave it under her tounge
    Shannon706

    Answer by Shannon706 at 3:14 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • I started doing the tongue sometimes right after she turned 5. I usually do the pit though. She can't go more than half a minute without talking unless she's sleeping so it was always a hassle. Even when she was sick.
    Kiwismommy19

    Answer by Kiwismommy19 at 3:14 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • When they can hold it properly under their tongue & not fight with you about it!! My oldest is almost 6 & he struggles with it because to him its uncomfortable...so each child is different.
    KDBeckham

    Answer by KDBeckham at 3:17 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

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