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.
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20-01-2014 18:24 #1
Baby thermometer? Recommendation?
20-01-2014 18:28 #2
The Braun one for in their ear is fantastic, takes 2 seconds.
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20-01-2014 18:45 #4
Medescan Touchless Themometer is brilliant.
20-01-2014 18:46 #5
20-01-2014 18:49 #6
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!!!
20-01-2014 18:50 #7
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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20-01-2014 18:59 #8
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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20-01-2014 19:01 #9
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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