What is a normal temp in a baby?

Most doctors – and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) — agree that a normal body temperature for a healthy baby is between 97 and 100.3 degrees Fahrenheit. If your baby's rectal temperature is 100.4 degrees or higher, he has a fever.

Fevers are dangerous in babies under three months, so if your young baby has a temperature of over 100.4, please contact your doctor.

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    What if one of parents has normal temperature higher then avarage? I mean my hubby is always hoter then anyone around, it's normal for him
    I'm sure things like that can be inherited, but I wouldn't say that they are always inherited. For example, both my husband and I normally read in the upper 97s, but Maddie's normal temperature now is around the upper 98s. And it has changed as she has aged, so I imagine it will change in the future too.
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