When your baby feels warm or seems a bit under the weather, taking his or her temperature is a quick way of finding out whether something is really wrong. Babies and toddlers can put up a big fight if they have to lie still for their temperature to be taken, so in my opinion the digital forehead or ear thermometers are probably the better options, as opposed to the rectal, mouth or armpit thermometers.
A normal body temperature for a healthy child is between 36-37.5 degrees Celsius. Anything higher than this is deemed a fever. If your child has a fever of 39.4 degrees Celcius or higher, along with other symptoms such as vomiting, coughing, loss of appetite, diarrhea or unusual lethargy it’s definitely time to call the doctor!