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4 week old baby temp ?

I am trying to figure out what to do my thermometer doesn't beep or hasn't yet I was wondering how long it takes to get an accurate rectal temp . ?


Asked by msh88 at 1:22 PM on Oct. 12, 2010 in Kids' Health

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Answers (5)
  • Can you see the numbers going up? I think when it's done changing numbers, it's done. The amount of time depends on what type of thermometer you have.

    Answer by new_mom808 at 8:28 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • it shouldn't take very long, but it depends on your thermometer. Have you read the directions to make sure you're doing it correctly? I know in most cases, there's a button to press than you should start seeing the numbers go up, and once the correct temperature is reached it should beep.

    Answer by Kainalu55 at 2:54 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • I agree with PP. Maybe try another thermometer?

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 6:12 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • yea i read the directions and if i had another wouldtry it but no money to get anothter

    Comment by msh88 (original poster) at 7:40 PM on Oct. 12, 2010

  • not long

    Answer by mekarevell at 8:31 PM on Oct. 15, 2010