As a newborn to measure the temperature? Learn
When the light appears boy, his body is very sensitive to temperature changes, and this continues up to three months. It tends to change constantly, reacting even to change of weather outside. It is therefore necessary to monitor the condition of the newborn. If you think that your baby hot, use a thermometer.
Many young mothers, after the birth of your firstborn, don't know how to measure the newborn temperature. Let's face it. In modern pharmacies sold many of the devices for measuring body temperature, designed just for kids. This conventional mercury thermometers, electronic batteries, and even a pacifier for very young children. Most parents choose, of course, conventional electronic thermometers. They are easy to use and absolutely safe for children. Thus, measurements can be made in several ways: in the kid's mouth, rectum, under his arm. To use the electronic thermometer is easy. If you selected the method of measurement under the arm, you need to undress the baby. This is to ensure that the thermometer is in contact with the baby's skin and not his clothes. Then place it in the armpit of the baby and, holding the handle, wait until until you hear the sound, saying that the result is obtained.
And how do you know what the temperature of newborns is the norm? When the child was born and is still in the hospital, pediatricians measure the indicators twice a day: early in the morning (about 6 hours) and in the evening before bed. Seeing the thermometer on the value of 37 °C, moms are starting to ask a lot of questions, and if not raise a panic. However, good doctors calm young mothers, claiming that this is normal temperature of a newborn, the norm which is considered to be of 37.3°C. be aware that each child has individual characteristics of the organism. Therefore, the normal temperature of babies can vary. Better and more accurate just to measure it when the child is alone. After baby ate, or bathed, the indicators can be higher, and that scares the parents, but is considered the norm. Why is it so? Up to six months is the optimum temperature for a newborn in the armpits is 37... of 37.3 °C. But after six months, the norm is 37 °C. In the mouth the little man it could be higher by 0.3–0.5 degrees and reach nearly 38 °C, and in the rectum is higher by 0.5-1 °C.
As a newborn to measure the temperature?
Consider another fairly obvious option. In order to measure the temperature in the mouth, place carefully the tip of the thermometer into the oral cavity of a child under the tongue. Ideal — if the baby is to breathe through the nose, not the mouth. Pull out the thermometer is also needed after an audible signal will sound. Ensure that the child is not spun, otherwise it can damage the mucous membrane of the mouth itself.
Another option (more difficult the version)
The following measurement method scares some moms and dads. And they often ask their treating pediatricians like the baby to measure temperature in the rectum. This method gives more accurate results. Before you do this procedure, lubricate the tip of the thermometer with vaseline or a special baby oil. Turn the newborn on his side, always ensure that the baby was quiet, otherwise you will get incorrect results. Very carefully insert the thermometer into the anus by 1.5–2 inches and hold it until you hear a beep.
If the child is crying and dodges, in any case do not try to force. As soon as the baby is asleep, try again. Not to torment the child with such manipulations, to measure temperature at the bend of the knees or elbow. This is done in exactly the same way as in the axilla. If the result is above 38 °C, immediately call the doctor or ambulance. Be sure to let safe for infants febrifuge. At high temperature have very small children can have seizures, so no need to bring down the fever with sponging vinegar, cool water or alcohol, it is better to wait until you arrive by ambulance. Qualified doctor will listen to the bronchi and lungs of the baby for the presence of rales, will take all necessary measures in order to help your child. If need be, they will offer you admission to more accurate survey. Do not neglect the advice of doctors, it affects the health of your child.
A small conclusion
In an extreme case (if necessary) consult your pediatrician, he will tell you exactly how to measure the newborn temperature in the most correct way. Take care of their children, dress warmer in cold weather, but do not coddle much, do not create drafts, to avoid colds.