It seems like a simple thing, but many people do not take temperatures accurately. Although the number on the thermometer is not that important for adults and older children, it is still important to know how to take a temperature.
Did you that the only accurate temperature in a young child is a rectal temperature? Find out how to use a thermometer the right way, no matter which way you are checking it.
While you are at it, find out more about fevers and when you should be concerned about a temperature.