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Temps in infants

Daycare called as a courtesy saying DD 3 1/2 mo temp is 98, but they add a degree b/c its under arm temp so 99. They cannot do rectal temps. So, is this typically correct to add 1 degree to an under the arm temp? Thanks ladies :)

 
yesmaam

Asked by yesmaam at 11:50 AM on Apr. 27, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I believe that is correct, but I hardly think that 99 is bad. What are their rules cuz that seems a little petty.
    Graciesmom528

    Answer by Graciesmom528 at 11:54 AM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • Yes. Add one degree for axillary. I wouldn't worry too much about 99, but monitor it, anyway.
    ImaginationMama

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 11:57 AM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • 99 isnt bad.. i woudnt worry .
    ncmomma3152

    Answer by ncmomma3152 at 12:02 PM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • Yep add a degree. As the other mamas said I would worry about a temp of 99. They say to have your child checked out if the temp reaches 100.4
    amber1330

    Answer by amber1330 at 12:06 PM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • Thanks ladies! They say she just felt a little warm, she's acting normal, eating, peeing, pooping normal. It does seem a little petty, but I guess it was nice to have a heads up just in case.
    yesmaam

    Comment by yesmaam (original poster) at 12:12 PM on Apr. 27, 2011

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