How to take your baby’s temperature

There’s a knack to taking your little one’s temperature.

Let us show you how to do it so that, even if they’re wriggling around, you know you’re getting an accurate reading.

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How hot is too hot?

If you’re worried that your child has a fever, you may want to take their temperature to check. But what is a ‘normal’ temperature for your little one?

Even though temperature range can vary widely in children under five, any temperature over 37.5°C is classed as a fever.

Taking your child’s temperature

When you’re taking your little one’s temperature, the aim is to find out how warm it is inside their body.


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Infograph guide


See also

Treatment advice

"My son has a high temperature, what should I do?"

When your child suffers from a fever, it can be a sign that his body is fighting an infection. We've put together a helpful fact sheet of things to do and what symptoms to look out for.

How to care for an infant with fever