When it comes to monitoring our little one’s health, having a reliable baby thermometer in the family medical kit is a lifesaver, especially in the middle of night. And as a parent, I know you only want the best for your baby, and that’s exactly what we’ve found.
Whether you’re looking for a traditional digital thermometer, a no-touch infrared model, or a smart thermometer that connects to your phone, these pint-sized gadgets are like magical wands. Safe, accurate, easy to use, they’re designed to give you peace of mind when it comes to your baby’s health.
So, get ready to embark on a journey of technology to explore the world of baby thermometers. Because when it comes to our precious bundles, their health and happiness is all that matters.
Types of baby thermometers:
Gone are the days of a one-size-fits-all mercury thermometer. Now there are plenty of different options for taking a baby’s temperature.
- Digital thermometers are more traditional and use electronic heat sensors for quick and accurate readings from the armpit, oral or rectal readings.
- Tympanic or ear thermometers use infrared rays to read the core body temperature via the ear canal.
- Forehead thermometers use an infrared scanner to take the temperature of the temporal artery in the forehead.
- Temperature strips contain heat-sensitive crystals that react by changing colour.
- Bluetooth thermometers are adhesive patches that stick to baby and connect to an app that tracks their temperature.
Here’s a great mum tip! To check how accurate your thermometer is, take it to your next doctor’s appointment and test it against your doctor’s thermometer.
OUR PICK OF THE CROP
11 Best Baby Thermometers For Accurate Readings
To help you find an accurate thermometer for your baby, we consulted our huge Facebook community of Australian mums and listed their most popular choices below. Read what other mums had to say in the Facebook post!
In no particular order, here are 11 of the best baby thermometers.
Non-contact for easy body temperature, surface and room checks in less than two seconds, The Oricom HFS1000 features colour-coded displays that make it simple to know if bub has a fever. It stores up to 32 readings and automatically powers down.
With child or adult modes for accuracy, the Medescan 2-in-1 thermometer uses an infrared sensor to instantly measure baby’s temperature by ear or forehead. It’s also handy for quickly checking the temperature of bub’s nursery, bathwater or food.
With coloured fever indicators plus an alarm, the Welcare Ear Thermometer offers fast, accurate temperature checks within one second. The real-time clock makes tracking fevers easier and the disposable probe covers kept everything hygienic.
With an easy-to-read, coloured display, the MedeScan Fast Scan accurately records baby’s temperature in as little as eight seconds. Colour codes highlight when a fever strikes, while the memory function helps to track and compare previous recordings.
A versatile device to use all around the home, the Omron MC720 records the temperature of foreheads, rooms and surfaces. The backlit screen displays not only the current reading but the previous one, enabling fast comparisons at any hour.
Designed specifically to measure body temperature via the ear canal, the Oricom IET400 is suitable for all ages and features colour-coded readings for fast interpretation. It stores up to nine readings and records in both Fahrenheit and Celcius.
Eight-time award winners, Cherub Baby’s 4-in-1 device gives your readings in only one second. Not only do they record the last 32 readings but also allow for both forehead and ear readings. We love their inbuilt flashlight, perfect for those late-night temperature checks.
Non-invasive and hygienic, the battery-powered Oricon FS300 accurately measures the temperature of the body room and surfaces in less than two seconds. Not only does it come with a large backlit LED screen, but it also stores 32 recorded temperatures.
Lightweight and reliable, the Tommee Tippee digital thermometer is ready to go everywhere with you and baby – from the nursery to that long-awaited holiday. It is suitable to use from birth and comes with a digital display and built-in fever alarm.
Equipped with a German sensor, the Ritalia thermometer accurately records and stores temperatures in just one second. It can be used in the ear or on the forehead, and we loved that you can also record the ambient temperatures of object like baby food and bottles.
Super smart, this no-touch thermometer is wi-fi connected so it sends all data back to an app for easy tracking. The 16-sensors read bub’s temperature via the temporal artery by sweeping across the forehead with no skin contact.
FAQ: Your questions answered
How do I use digital thermometers?
To use a digital thermometer, you typically place it under your baby’s tongue or underarm and wait for it to beep to indicate that the temperature has been taken.
How do I use an infrared thermometer?
Infrared thermometers are typically no-touch, meaning you simply point the thermometer at your baby’s forehead or ear to take their temperature.
Can I use a baby thermometer on myself?
While baby thermometers are designed specifically for babies, they can be used on adults as well. However, it’s important to note that adult thermometers may not be suitable for use on babies.
How often should I take my baby’s temperature?
You should take your baby’s temperature whenever you suspect that they may be running a fever or have other symptoms of illness. It’s always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your baby’s health.
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