The normal temperature for newborn babies usually falls between 96.8 degrees Fahrenheit and 100.3 degrees Fahrenheit, with the average normal baby temperature being 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Your baby has a fever if their temperature goes over this range to more than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. This is especially true if the reading has been taken using the rectal method.
There are various ways to take a baby’s temperatures. The values might differ, but they are all important in their own way. Here are a few different ways to take a temperature:
- Temporal artery