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How to measure toddler's temperature?

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I usually go for under the arm. Mason is now old enough that he can understand to keep it under his tongue and keep his mouth closed, but the other two aren't quite old enough yet. When measuring temperature under the arm, I usually add .5 degrees to the reading as I have found it's not entirely accurate on our thermometer.


The easiest way to measure a temp of a toddler with a regular thermometer is to put it under the arm. If you have a child that understands directions, you can try under the tongue. I have started using a surface temp thermometer and love that with my toddler.

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