Dangerous Temperature For Baby

Are you a new parent who is concerned about your baby’s temperature? Are you worried that the weather might be getting too hot or too cold for your baby? Do you know what the perfect temperature is for an infant? In this article, we’ll answer all these questions and more!

Harmful temperature

The first thing to remember is that temperature is the most important measure of health. If you’re not sure whether or not your baby has a fever, it’s best to err on the side of caution.

If you have any concerns about your baby’s temperature, take a reading using a thermometer under their arm (rectal thermometers are commonly used for infants, but they aren’t recommended for babies under six months old). You can also take a reading from their mouth, armpit or groin area—your doctor will let you know which one to use based on their age and size.

What is the dangerous temperature for baby?

A fever can be uncomfortable for you and your baby, but it’s typically not dangerous. However, if your baby has a very high fever or begins to feel sick or develop other symptoms of illness (such as vomiting), call the doctor immediately.

If you’re concerned about how to treat a baby with a high temperature, there are several steps you can take:

  • Take your child’s temperature using an electronic thermometer designed specifically for infants. If you don’t have one of these devices on hand, use a rectal thermometer under the armpit or arm pit instead—but only after checking with your pediatrician first. These kinds of thermometers are more accurate than oral ones and are best suited for children younger than three months old (after that point they may not provide accurate readings).
  • Call the doctor if any signs of illness arise during treatment—high fevers in particular require immediate medical attention as they often indicate serious health problems such as meningitis or septicemia (blood poisoning).

Don’t let your baby get too hot or too cold

  • Keep your baby’s room at a comfortable temperature. A cool room is better for sleep, but don’t let the temperature drop below 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius).
  • Don’t let your baby sleep in a hot room. During the summer, keep windows open and use fans to create cross ventilation. If you’re concerned about insects or other animals coming into the house, use window screens and mosquito netting on open windows.
  • Don’t let your baby sleep in a cold room. Make sure there are no drafts from open doors or windows that could make him uncomfortable while he sleeps.* Avoid using electric blankets with babies; they can overheat and cause heat stroke if left on too long.* Always check toys for any small parts that could be easily swallowed by young children.* Check gates and doorways for safe passage as well as stairs.* Use childproof latches on cabinets containing cleaning supplies or poisonous products such as insecticides, rodenticides, medications (prescription and over-the-counter), flammable liquids like gasoline or paint thinner

Fever In Babies

 few things to note about fever in babies:

  1. Over-wrapping or a warm environment can cause the baby’s body temperature to be higher
  2. How high a fever is does not indicate the severity of the illness that is causing the fever
  3. Most childhood fevers are due to viral infection which can last from 5 – 7 days

How to take a baby’s temperature?

There are several different methods of taking a baby’s temperature. The best way to get an accurate temperature reading for a child younger than 3 years is by using a digital rectal thermometer. Ear thermometer, forehead thermometer and underarm readings are handy but aren’t nearly as accurate.

When to call your paediatrician for fever in babies younger than 3 months old?

Call your paediatrician if your baby is below 3 months old and running a fever above 38°C. A persistent fever that lasts for more than 5 days is a cause for concern.

When to call your paediatrician for fever in babies above 3 months old?

Pay attention to your baby’s symptoms and behaviour to determine how sick they are, and ask the doctor for treatment advice based on those signs. A fever usually goes away within 3 – 5 days but regardless of your child’s age, a persistent fever is a cause for concern.

If you are really worried, and if your baby’s fever is coupled with the following symptoms, head to the A&E department right away or call for an ambulance.

  1. Appears ill, drowsy or unresponsive
  2. Difficulty breathing
  3. Has a rash that doesn’t fade easily
  4. Has a stiff neck, severe headache or seizure
  5. Inconsolable cry
  6. Persistent vomiting with presence of bile or blood
  7. The soft spot on the top of their head (fontanelle) curves outwards
  8. Weak, high-pitched cry that’s not like their normal cry


So what are the best ways to keep your baby safe from heat and cold? We recommend checking in on them regularly, so that if they’re getting too hot or too cold, you can take action immediately. Remember: it’s always better to be safe than sorry!

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