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Taking temp of newborn: accurate and safe method

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The most accurate way to take a newborns temperature is rectally. It sounds worse than it really is. I alway laid my babies on their tummy and rubbed their backs while slowly inserting a rectal tip thermometer. Most thermometers nowadays take the temperature pretty fast so it's not inserted too long. Once it beeps, slowly remove it.

Make sure to clean with hot soapy water in between taking each temperature.

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