Vital Signs

Vital signs: 

 Clearly, what is normal for an adult would not be normal for a baby.  It is important to have some idea of what is normal for the child you are looking after.

The table below may help:

AgePulse rateSystolic blood pressure*MABPRespiratory rate
<1 yr100-16070-8545-6030-60
1-2 yr90-15080-9550-7025-40
2-5 yr80-14080-10050-7025-35
6-12 yr70-12090-11060-9015-30
>12 yr60-100100-12060-9012-16

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Page last reviewed: 14 May 2014
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