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Do I Have To Put The Thermometer In Babys Bottom
My infant won't make a bowl movement unless I stick a thermometer in her rectum and move it around. Is this normal? How do I get her to go on her own?
Bowel Movements: She will go on her own when she is ready to go. The biggest mistake we as parents make is thinking our babies have to go everyday. If you keep stimulating her with the thermometer, she will get to the point she will only go when she has that stimulus. So stop doing that. Some babies go multiple times a day, some go everyday, some go once a week. Adults do that too. Be patient. ...Read more
Parent dependent: Whatever you feel most comfortable with. You could always ask your pediatrician or simply go online and look at lots and lots of reviews from like-minded parent's. The exergen thermometer has lots of media coverage, but its own set of drawbacks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a baby thermometer and it changed itself somehow to celsius. Instead of trying to change it i need to know what's a good celsius reading?
In the bottom.: Your toddler may not like it, but at this age, a rectal temperature is the most accurate. Digital thermometers are easy to find at the drug store; just make sure that it's a rectal one (they're labeled). Apply some petroleum jelly or KY jelly on the tip before inserting it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was giving one of my children a rectal temp. Before i had a chance to wash it, his bro took thermometer and put it up nose. Worry about e. Coli?
It happens: Kids do crazy things sometimes. Something like this comes along that you never even though could happen in your home. Our skin/mucosal linings are there to protect us. In the event of redness in or around the nose and/or discharge, have your pediatrician take a look. Otherwise, remind him to never do that again. Take a deep breath, he'll be ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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