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age need to be seen by a health-care
professional if their temperature is
higher than 38°C or 100.4°F , even if
they have no other signs of infection.
Fever is just one sign of illness in
infants, so parents can also look for
changes to their sleep (not sleeping or
too sleepy) and feeding (not feeding
as usual or they have diarrhea or are
vomiting). Other signs of illness are if
your baby is crying more or is unable
to settle. Babies have delicate and
developing immune systems, are more
prone to serious infections and can
quickly become sicker.
Teething kids are more likely to
get fevers because new teeth break
through the gums, creating a chance
for bacteria and viruses to get into the
body. Teething alone does not cause
fever, says Lewis.
Trust yourself: you know your
child best. If you’re concerned
about your child’s temperature and
behaviour, call Health Link Alberta
1-866-408-5465 (LINK), or visit
— Amy Sawchenko
How to take your child’s
The safest way to take your child’s
temperature is under the arm with a
1. Wash thermometer with warm,
soapy water and rinse with cool
2. Loosen clothing to waist
3. Place tip of thermometer in the
centre of the armpit, holding
4. Tuck child’s arm snug against body
5. Leave for one minute until you hear
the beep, then remove
6. Read and record temperature and
7. Clean, dry and store thermometer