Blood pressure: Taking your child's blood pressure at home

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Your child has high blood pressure. Learn about blood pressure, instructions for taking blood pressure at home and what to do if it is too high or low.

Key points

  • Because your child has high blood pressure, you will need to learn how to take your child's blood pressure at home.
  • Your child's doctor will tell you how many times a day you should take your child's blood pressure.
  • Your child's doctor will let you know what is a good blood pressure range for your child.
  • If your child's blood pressure is too high or too low, follow the steps outlined below.
Last updated: March 26th 2009