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    Default Baby thermometer? Recommendation?

    I bought an infrared thermometer, a vicks one, but you have to actually rub it across the forehead, of which my dd squirms or thinks its hilarious and I can never get a good accurate reading.
    So I'm wanting to buy a proper infrared or similar.
    I'm looking at the medscan one or braun one...the braun one you have to put in the ear but apparently it's really fast, the medscan I think you just aim near the forehead and it reads quickly.
    They are both upwards of $70...

    Before I invest in one as they are $$ can anyone recommend what they use? Please.

    Ps...I dont want an armpit/mouth type one, I would like to be able to take a temp without disturbing bub too much.
    Thanks!

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    The Braun one for in their ear is fantastic, takes 2 seconds.


    Age 20, engaged, mummy to 3yo DS and TTC his sibling! Living life backwards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lalasmooch View Post
    The Braun one for in their ear is fantastic, takes 2 seconds.


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    I second this! Only one that has worked for my wriggly DD

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    Medescan Touchless Themometer is brilliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiseOldOwl View Post
    Medescan Touchless Themometer is brilliant.
    Does bub have to stay still for the reading?

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    Only for a second, you just have to work out the right spot on their temple. Has a silent mode so you can take it while the are asleep without waking them. Also takes room temp and surface temp like bath water. Worth every cent!!!

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    My GP uses the forehead thermometer. It is super fast.

    I have the Braun ear thermometer. It is known as a tympanic thermometer as it reads from the tympanic membrane in the ear. We use these at work (adult hospital).

    I think the forehead one would be easier to use on a wiggly baby. I have had to restrain my kids sometimes to use the tympanic thermometer. You need to have it firmly in the ear to have a good reading.

    They would be much of a muchness really. My points would be nitpicking as such.

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    I've had a few over the years! Braun thermoscan is my fave! It's never been wrong and it's the one my Dr uses

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    Thanks everyone. Wished I'd gone for the expensive one to start with. I want an accurate one. The one I have is awful!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lalasmooch View Post
    The Braun one for in their ear is fantastic, takes 2 seconds.


    Age 20, engaged, mummy to 3yo DS and TTC his sibling! Living life backwards
    Agree its great until every temp my DD got was from recurrent ear infections and I couldn't go near her ears.
    Use forehead infrared one now. I take 3 readings when wriggly to make sure it's accurate. Only takes a min.

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