How to take your child’s temperature

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  • Infants (less than 3 months): use a digital thermometer in the baby’s rectum (bottom). Do not take the temperature in the infant’s ear.
  • Babies (3 months – 2 years): use a digital thermometer in the baby’s rectum or use an electronic ear thermometer.
  • Toddlers (2 – 3 years): use a digital thermometer in the child’s rectum or use an electronic ear thermometer.
  • Children (3 years and up): use a digital thermometer in mouth or ear.
  • Make sure to read the thermometer’s instructions. Do not use a mercury thermometer.