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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?

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

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Baby thermometer you put in the ear to take temp?

Baby thermometer you put in the ear to take temp?

Confusing question: Yes there are thermometers that take a reading from the ear to give the kids temperature. If you have a specific question about these or the preferred process, please submit another question with a clear question. ...Read more

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What is the best thermometer to use on my baby?

What is the best thermometer to use on my baby?

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 more

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What type of thermometer should I use to take my baby's temperature?

What type of thermometer should I use to take my baby's temperature?

Rectal thermometer: It's still the most accurate, especially in children who are too young to cooperate with an oral thermometer. A cheap digital one is best. It's quite safe. It just takes a little getting used to the idea. Ear and forehead thermometers can be notoriously unreliable. ...Read more

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Where is the best place to take temperature on my 21 month old baby and what thermometer is best?

Where is the best place to take temperature on my 21 month old baby and what thermometer is best?

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 more

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Any ideas why docs put the thermometer under your tongue?

Any ideas why docs put the thermometer under your tongue?

Oral thermometer: Placing the thermometer under your tongue will give a more accurate reading of body temperature as merely placing it in your mouth, especially with mouth open will be affected more by external ambient air. ...Read more

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If I use an ear thermometer, what range should it be for a normal baby?

If I use an ear thermometer, what range should it be for a normal baby?

Here it Is: Under 100.4 is normal for any age. Over 105, i worry. In between is a fever, but the overall picture needs assessed. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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