Children aged 1-2 years: 98-140 beats per minute when awake, 80-120 beats per minute while sleeping
Children aged 1-2 years: systolic pressure of 86-106, diastolic pressure of 42-63
Children aged 1-3 years: 24-40 breaths per minute
Normal Pediatric Vital Signs for Preschool Children (3-5 years)
With increasing age, there is also a change in the vital signs of a child. The following are the normal pediatric vital signs of children aged 3-5 years.
Children aged 3-5 years: 80-120 beats per minute when awake, 65-100 beats per minute while sleeping
Children aged 3-5 years: systolic pressure of 89-112, diastolic pressure of 46-72
Children aged 3-6 years: 22-34 breaths per minute
Children have a fever when their body temperature is more than 37.5°C. If your child has a fever, continue to monitor their vital signs to see if their condition is still good or if it is getting worse.
Normal Pediatric Vital Signs for Children Aged 6-9 Years
It is still necessary for parents to monitor vital signs when their children enter school age as they continue to grow and develop.
The following are normal vital signs for children aged 6-9 years.
Children aged 6-11 years: 75-118 beats per minute when awake, 58-90 beats per minute while sleeping
Children aged 6-9 years: systolic pressure of 97-115, diastolic pressure of 57-76
Children aged 6-12 years: 18-30 breaths per minute
How To Measure Vital Signs in Children
Doctors have several tools to measure vital signs. For example, a stethoscope can help them to measure heart rate while a sphygmomanometer measures blood pressure.
Here are some simple ways parents can determine if their child has normal pediatric vital signs at home.
You can find the pulse on the side of the neck, inside the elbow, or on the inside of the wrist. The easiest way to measure the pulse is on the wrist.