The normal body temperature is between 36.5°C and 37.5°C. In healthy kids, fevers usually don't indicate anything serious. While it can be worrying when your child's temperature rises, a fever can actually be a good thing — it's often the body's way of fighting infections. High fever, however, can make a child uncomfortable and worsen problems such as dehydration.
The thermometer is gently inserted into the rectum (child’s bottom) and a reading is taken.
The thermometer is placed under the armpit and the arm is held against the side of the body while a reading is taken.
A digital thermometer is inserted into the ear and a reading is taken.
It is important to remember that the temperature can vary according to the part of the body where it is measured, so always take the temperature at the same site.