What is normal temperature for a newborn?

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Updated: 26th November 2019

Most doctors – and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) – agree that a normal body temperature for a healthy baby is between 97 and 100.3 degrees Fahrenheit. If your baby's rectal temperature is 100.4 degrees or higher, he has a fever.

Likewise, people ask, what should a baby's room temperature be?

First of all, consider the room in which your child sleeps. The recommended room temperature for a baby is 16-20 degrees C [61-68 degrees F.] For many of us, this feels a bit chilly, but research has shown that it is a safe and comfortable temperature for a baby to sleep in.

What should a newborn's temperature be?

A normal temperature in babies and children is about 36.4C (97.5F), but this can vary slightly. A fever is usually considered to be a temperature of 38C (100.4F) or above. Your baby may have a fever if they: feel hotter than usual to the touch – on their forehead, back or stomach.

Is baby too cold?

Parents and caregivers should touch baby's chest, tummy or back to feel if baby is too hot or too cold. Baby's tummy and chest should feel warm and dry, not sweaty or cold. But when feet are cold and trunk is warm it indicates that the baby is in cold stress. In hypothermia both feet and trunk are cold to touch.
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