Know tips on taking temperature in babies, using thermometer for infants, especially rectal thermometer.

Taking Temperature in Babies

Taking temperature in a baby is not as easy as taking temperature of an adult. Babies may not allow thermometers in their mouth and even if they do, it will be difficult to make them keep it still under their tongues for full two minutes, as infants do not have full muscle control to do so! They will try to chew on the glass using their jaws and newly sprouted teeth and may even cause the glass to break, which can become a very dangerous situation with all the mercury inside their mouth. Here are the tips to do it correctly: