placing the probe in the axilla works well of fat babies.[/quote]
actually, placing the probe in the axilla is contraindicated due to the presence of brown fat there...you can get a false high reading if the baby's core temp is low & they are burning brown fat to warm up, thus making the axillary temp read higher.
also, to clarify what i wrote previously, the liver is supposedly an area with increased blood flow/metabolic activity which makes the temp coorelate closer with the core temp. therefore, it is the preferred place for a temp probe. has anyone else heard of this or has any further info?