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    Default No Touch or Forehead/Ear Thermometer?

    Just after some advice on your expereience with Thermometers.

    Are the no-touch infared types reliable and woth the $80 - $100 or should we go for a lower cost ear/forehead version?

    We would be using it for our 2.5 year old & new bub due in June.

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    Don't waste your money. The forehead thermometers are VERY inaccurate and ear ones can be quite inaccurate too. Just get a standard digital thermometer that goes under the arm - that's the cheapest & most reliable.

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    Thanks Mim1 - I already have several of the underarm variety - but my 2 year old fights me doing it & I can hardly ever get an accurate reading + my DP is not very good under-pressure and he can't work them out at all - so need another option...

    So out of the 2 I should probably go the ear one?

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    Default No Touch or Forehead/Ear Thermometer?

    I have a Braun ear thermometer it's as accurate as the ones they use on my son at the children's Mater, the pead we see up there recommended it to us when my son was in and out of hospital. I think it was about $60 but has been a fantastic investment

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    I have the Braun ear thermometer, all the gp clinics around me use them so I figured it was a go.

    I love it, very quick and easy to take dd's temp. I couldn't find it one day and had to use the underarm one was a nightmare!

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    Thanks Ladies, looks like I'll go for the Braun.


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    Default No Touch or Forehead/Ear Thermometer?

    Yep, another vote for the braun - was recommended by my GP

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    We have an ear one, not sure of the brand, but it's 6 yrs old now and still works great. I find it can give a slightly different reading in each ear, I just check both and go with the highest.

    The best bit is it has an alert for a high temp - who can remember what's too high in the middle of the night? Ours does one beep for normal and a few for high.

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    Default No Touch or Forehead/Ear Thermometer?

    Yes, I vote for ear Brun 1. I regret not getting one earlier. I recommend them that much that I now buy them for gifts for baby showers.

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    I just had a look and there are several models - do you know your model name at all?


 

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