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is a temperature of 99.2 something to worry about with a 3 wk old?

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babymomma101110

Asked by babymomma101110 at 12:53 AM on Nov. 4, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Not unless he or she is also showing symptoms of serious illness. That is considered a normal temperature for newborns from what I remember. Danger is 100.4 or higher.
    Ati_13

    Answer by Ati_13 at 1:01 AM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • No. Where did you take the temp? Also if baby is bundled up it an up the body temp a little.
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 1:04 AM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • i took the temp in the rear end, like the showed me at the hospital before i left.
    babymomma101110

    Comment by babymomma101110 (original poster) at 1:05 AM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • Yeah. It's probably nothing to worry about. If it gets too high, or baby stopps eating, or is crying more than normal get it checked out. But I know my babies always had a higher temp when they were bundled up and warm.
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 1:07 AM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • They usually won't have you come in unless it's over 101. As long as you don't notice any other symptoms, I wouldn't worry too much.
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 3:30 AM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • i would def call the doctor its not normal hope its nothing serious good luck
    19withtwins

    Answer by 19withtwins at 11:21 AM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • That is a normal temp. For a rectal temp it should be between 89.9-99.9... a temp of 100.5 would be a fever.
    AmiJanell

    Answer by AmiJanell at 4:19 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • My hospital said as long its not over 100.6
    mlmsm928

    Answer by mlmsm928 at 3:49 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

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