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Vital Signs: Normal Ranges for Children



Pediatric Vital Signs
Aka: Vital Signs in Children

Normal Body Temp
1 year old oral – 99.7°F or 37.6ºC
3 year old oral – 99.0°F or 37.2ºC
5 year old oral – 98.6°F or 37ºC

Trivia: Why are lower age groups hotter?
Answer: Lower age groups have higher metabolic rates.

Normal Pulse
Age —- Normal —- Average

Newborn: 100-170 — 140
1 year: 80-170 — 120
3 year: 80-130 — 110
6 year: 75-120 — 100
10 Year: 70-110 — 90
14 Year: 60-110 — 90

Resting Respiration
Age —- Normal —- Average

Newborn: 30-50 — 40
1 year: 20-40 — 30
3 Year: 20-30 — 25
6 Year: 16-22 — 19
14 Year: 14-20 — 17

Blood Pressure
Age —- Systolic —- Diastolic —- Average
Newborn: 65-95 — 30-60 — 80-60
Infant: 65-115 — 42-80 — 90-61
3 Year: 76-122 — 46-84 — 99-65
6 Year: 85-115 — 48-64 — 100-56
10 Year: 93-125 — 46-68 — 109-58
14 Year: 99-137 — 51-71 — 118/61

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