Which method is best to take a newborns temperature, and how often should it be taken after birth
Doesn't she sound ready for any emergency?
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I never once took his temp, but maybe that was just me. I wasn't aware of any reason to take it. I do have a temporal thermometer that i use for him and for my 4 year old.And...
The best way to keep a brand new baby warm is skin to skin contact. Take off your top and just diaper baby then cover both of you with a nice cozy blanket. Easy as pie! If you'd like, you can have for partner put towels and blankets in the dryer while your pushing out your little one or plug in a heating pad and put it inside a pillow case with receiving blankets and towels to use after birth.
Note for anyone that Googles heating pads and newborns: the manufacturers instructions state that you should NEVER, EVER used a heating pad with an infant.
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