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#1 of 8 Old 05-26-2007, 08:16 AM - Thread Starter
 
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DD is 5 weeks and a few days old. Yesterday afternoon I noticed that she felt a little warm to the touch. I took her rectal temp and it was 99.3. Later in the evening, I took it again and it was 99.4.

I read on Babycenter that normal infant temp varies from 97-100.4 (according to the AAP). That made me feel better, but I don't always believe the info on Babycenter....so not sure if I should let that "normal" temp range guide me.

She has no other symptoms. I wish I knew what was normal FOR HER....sometimes people's temps just run high/low consistently, depending on the individual. Do you think I should be worried over a 99.4 temp? Wow - my new-momma colors are really shining through, eh?
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That's the info I got from the hospital as well... Anything above 100.4 is considered fever in a baby under 3 mths of age. So you dd is fine!
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she is ok! 99 is normal rectal temp

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she is ok! 99 is normal rectal temp
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Rectal temps are about 1 degree higher than an oral temp and auxillary temps (under the arm) are typically one degree lower than oral. Your little girl is doing just fine
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Yay! Thanks, mommas. Oh gosh - and I have 18 more years of being in this state of paranoia?? (well, really more, since she'll always be my baby )
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Yay! Thanks, mommas. Oh gosh - and I have 18 more years of being in this state of paranoia?? (well, really more, since she'll always be my baby )

yes and its not any better with each kid lol worry is what moms do best

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Yay! Thanks, mommas. Oh gosh - and I have 18 more years of being in this state of paranoia?? (well, really more, since she'll always be my baby )
i actually do think it is easier with the second (sorry UltimateSerj )

i def am not as paranoid with ds2...but there are always new things as they get older

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Logan's was a little high at the peds once. It was 99.3 under his arm which meant the rectal was probably higher - but they weren't concerned since he was acting fine. He had a little bit of a cold that DH brought home but he barely got sick (likely due to breast milk and me having it too.)

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