Thermometer with flexibel tip
Always use a digital thermometer to check your child’s temperature. Never use a mercury thermometer. A digital thermometer makes taking a baby's temperature simple with quick results. Other types of thermometers may not be accurate for newborns.
For best results in babies and toddlers up to 3 years of age, we advise taking the temperature in the rectum. This is done by placing a thermometer in the baby's anus. This method is accurate and gives a quick reading of the baby's internal temperature.
Be sure to use a rectal thermometer correctly:
Place the baby across your lap or changing table, on his or her belly, facing down. Place your hand nearest the baby's head on his or her lower back. Push apart the baby's buttocks with your thumb and forefinger.
Using your other hand, gently insert the lubricated bulb end of the thermometer 1/2 to 1 inch, or just past the anal muscle.
Point thermometer towards the child's belly button.
Hold the thermometer with 1 hand on the baby's buttocks so the thermometer will move with the baby. Use the other hand to comfort the baby and prevent moving.
Never leave a baby unattended with a rectal thermometer inserted.
Hold the thermometer until it beeps or signals. Remove the thermometer. Wipe the bulb. Read it right away. Clean the thermometer with soap and water or rubbing alcohol.