How to measure your kid’s temperature in a quick and precise way? A reliable digital thermometer for babies should be a part of your kit from the start, because your newborn’s temperature needs to be carefully monitored. We’ll tell you which baby thermometer you should buy and how to measure their temperature effectively.
Kids’ thermometers are suited to the needs of children and you can pick from various contact or non-contact types that often feature other time-saving functions.
Contact thermometer or touch thermometer can be used in the armpit, in the ears, and also orally or rectally. The measuring itself takes a bit longer than with the contactless version and the sensor needs to be in direct contact with the body. This means that your child needs to keep still while their temperature is being taken. A classic thermometer also has to be sanitised before and after every use.
Contactless thermometer or infrared thermometer uses infrared light and only needs a few seconds to show the result. This type of thermometer is very precise and great for newborns or restless kids. You can choose a forehead thermometer, an ear thermometer, or one used on the temples. Some multi-purpose thermometers allow you to also measure room temperature or the temperature of food, bath water etc.
When choosing the right kids’ thermometer, pay attention to features that might make the measuring process easier.
For little babies, you can get the most accurate reading by taking their temperature rectally. This procedure gets a little trickier with toddlers, so try measuring in the ears or mouth instead. Older kids are usually able to handle standard measuring in the armpit or on the forehead. Always read the instructions before the first use to make sure that you’re using the thermometer in the most effective way possible.
Our tip: Both contact and non-contact thermometers for babies should be thoroughly cleaned with a wet cloth and put back in their case after every use. This ensures their good longevity and reliable results with every use.
Precise and painless measuring of body temperature is a crucial part of taking care of your baby. You can choose from a number of playful designs for boys and girls, devices with large displays for easy reading, or sticky thermometers for kids that turn the whole process into a thrilling game. Thermometers for newborns also come as part of handy starter kits with other baby products that will make an amazing gift for new parents.