Temperature taking

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Learn how to correctly take your child's temperature when they have a fever.

Key points

  • Use a thermometer to measure your child's body temperature and find out if they have a fever.
  • The best way to take a temperature depends on a child’s age.
  • Always wash thermometers before and after taking a temperature.
  • See your child's health-care provider if your child's fever lasts for five days or if your child has a fever and is less than three months old.
Last updated: April 2nd 2024