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My pediatrician no longer recommends taking temperature rectally due to the risk of injury. Similar to a prior commenter, the thermometer doesn't have to be uber-accurate. You basically need to know if they have a temperature, or have a temperature that requires emergency care. Both of those fall in a range, so being off by a degree won't end the world. ...


I had mommy thumb too and ended up going to an orthopedist for help. Here's what he told me, which worked almost immediately... When picking up your child, don't hook your hands under the arms. Instead, grasp his/her torso and squeeze in. This transfers the strain from your thumb (where the tendon is strained), to the entire hand and your forearm. It also ...

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