How hot is too hot?
If you’re worried that your child has a fever, you may want to take their temperature to check. But what is a ‘normal’ temperature for your little one?
Even though temperature range can vary widely in children under five, any temperature over 37.5°C is classed as a fever.
Taking your child’s temperature
When you’re taking your little one’s temperature, the aim is to find out how warm it is inside their body.
- What to do when your child has feverWatch our expert guide to taking care of your little one if they are running a temperature.More about fighting fever
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For health advice and reassurance.
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