What is considered a fever in a newborn?
A newborn is considered less than 6 weeks old.
A fever is when the temperature is over 100.4
How do you tell if your baby has a fever? 1st you have to check it.
Only check their temperature if you have a reason to. And don’t check it everyday.
Check their temperature if they:
Feel too warm
Not sleeping well
How should you check their temperature:
You must use a thermometer.
Your child may feel warm but not have a fever.
Make sure the child is not bundled up.
If your child is bundled, unwrap them for a few minutes then recheck it. If your newborn is less than 6 weeks and has a fever, we want to know about it. You should call our clinic or take the child to the ER if they seem sick.
Can a newborn be too cold?
Yes, if their temperature is less than 97 degrees, that can be too low.
Bundle your child and recheck.