Top 5 Thermometers For Taking Baby's Temperature

Mar 09, 2010

Fever is one of the primary concerns for parents, especially during the colds an flu season. Nowadays there is a wide variety of thermometers available on the market and it is quite difficult to find a right thermometer that will suit your baby or toddler the best. What are the most popular and accurate thermometers to take your baby's temperature?

Vicks Baby Rectal Thermometer

One of the most reliable ways to take baby's temperature is to use rectal thermometers. It is especially useful for newborn babies and up to 2 or 3 years old.

Vicks Baby Rectal Thermometer is a specially designed rectal thermometer with anatomical shape that helps to use the thermometer without inserting the thermometer too far. The soft and flexible tip also makes sure that taking your baby's temperature becomes more comfortable.

The Vicks Baby Rectal Thermometer is claimed to give fast readings in just 10 seconds. The large LCD display on the side allows having easy and clear readings.

Summer Infant Pacifier Thermometer and Medi-Dispenser

If your baby is used to pacifiers, pacifier thermometers can be helpful to take your baby's temperature. The Summer Infant Pacifier Thermometer and Medi-Dispenser is designed to take temperature in babies aged up to 2 years and dispense medicines to your baby.

The thermometer is shaped like a common pacifier, featuring silicone orthodontic nipple, which should be placed into your baby's mouth until the reading is complete. The Summer Infant Pacifier Thermometer and Medi-Dispenser has a memory recall, so that you can get the previously recorded temperature to track the progress and audible beep to notify when the thermometer is finished.  It also features auto power off to extend the battery life. The Fever Alert also notifies the parents about fever so that you can call the doctor in time.

Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer with Silver Ion Antimicrobial Head

Temporal thermometers are the newest type of thermometers, which are especially useful for taking baby's temperature. Temporal Artery Thermometer with Silver Ion Antimicrobial Head is considered to be even more effective than ear and rectal thermometers, being just as fast and non-invasive in temperature readings.

It is very comfortable to use by sliding the thermometer across the forehead. You can apply the thermometer when the baby is sleeping or having an ear infection and still have very accurate readings. It determines the temperature very quickly in just seconds thanks to advanced infrared technology.

Besides, the thermometer's head is made of material that is imbedded with silver ions that destroy bacteria, mold, fungi and mildew.

Braun Thermoscan Ear Thermometer with ExacTemp Technology

Braun Thermoscan Ear Thermometer with ExacTemp Technology is one of the most sophisticated thermometers for babies and older children on the market.

This ear thermometer has a pre-warmed tip feature that improves the accuracy by reducing the cooling effect in the ear. The ThermoScan uses one-of-a-kind Infra-Red technology that helps you to take the temperature just in few seconds, which is a very important feature for a baby's thermometer, especially due to baby's natural fussiness.

It also includes a Guidance System that indicates when the readings are complete with the help of light and beep. The Braun Thermoscan features also include memory recall, giving you an opportunity to store up to eight temperature readings.

Summer Infant Forehead Thermometer Strips

Another popular way to take baby's temperature is by using forehead thermometer strips. Summer Infant Forehead Thermometer Strips are disposable strip that is placed on the forehead.

Forehead thermometer strips are easy to use especially for babies and toddlers. When a baby has a fever, the color of the strip will change and the temperature will be also indicated in Celsius and Fahrenheit degrees.

You can use the Summer Infant Forehead Thermometer Strips if you want to find out whether your child has a fever in a fast and convenient way, but use another type of thermometer for the most accurate results.


Apr 08, 2010 05:38 PM » posted by: Gia
I use a pacifier thermometer because it is the only way my son gives me the chance to take his temperature

Mar 22, 2010 02:51 PM » posted by: Cat2
All our home thermometers failed. I hope I will find the one that will be reliable enough to take temperature.

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