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Vital signs include heart rate, respiration (breathing rate), blood pressure, and temperature. Knowing the ranges for vital signs for your child can help you notice problems early or relieve concerns you may have about how your child is doing. The table below includes information that can help.
0 to 12 months
1 to 11 years
12 and up
100 to 160 beats per minute (bpm)
70 to 120 bpm
60 to 100 bpm
0 to 6 months
30 to 60 breaths per minute (bpm)
6 to 12 months
24 to 30 bpm
1 to 5 years
20 to 30 (bpm)
6 to 11 years
12 to 20 bpm
12 to 18 bpm footnote 1
Blood Pressure ( systolic/ diastolic) footnote 1
65 to 90/45 to 65 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg)
80 to 100/55 to 65 mm Hg
90 to 110/55 to 75 mm Hg
110 to 135/65 to 85 mm Hg
(normal range is 97.4 F to 99.6 F)
Learn more about how to take your child's temperature, take a pulse, measure blood pressure, and count breaths with these topics:
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Harman M, et al. (2011). Pediatric emergency and resuscitation. In RM Kliegman et al., eds., Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 19th ed., p. 280. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSusan C. Kim, MD - PediatricsAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD, MPH - PediatricsDavid Messenger, BSc, MD, FRCPC, FCCP - Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine
Current as ofNovember 20, 2017
Current as of:
November 20, 2017
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
& Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics & David Messenger, BSc, MD, FRCPC, FCCP - Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine
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