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Child Health

How do I know if my baby has a temperature?

To check if a baby has a fever, you can use a digital thermometer to take their rectal, oral, or armpit temperature. A normal temperature for a baby is around 98.6°F (37°C). A fever is generally considered to be a rectal temperature of 100.4°F (38°C) or higher. It’s important to note that different methods of taking a temperature may yield slightly different results, so it’s best to use the same method consistently to compare the baby’s temperature over time. Additionally, it’s always best to consult with a pediatrician if you have any concerns about your baby’s temperature or overall health.