Yeah, our newborns aren’t able to do that. So you’ll often find yourself in a situation when you just don’t know what to do. Maybe the baby is crying because it’s hungry, maybe is ill, or maybe it’s teething, has cramps, or something else of that nature.
So, if you suspect your baby is having health issues, the first thing you’re going to do is to measure her or his body temperature. And you won’t be wrong.
Thermometers are, probably, the most important devices when we are dealing with our newborn’s health issues.
Luckily, the baby thermometer market is really wide and large, and you’re able to choose which one you’re going to use from the whole bunch of various baby thermometers.
Today, we’ll try to help you in making that decision – what baby thermometer is the best for your kid.
Before we start with the list, it’s worth mentioning that, just like for any other device, you need to follow the product instructions. Otherwise, the results may be inaccurate and unreliable, which could cause more harm than good. Also, it’s recommended to try it before you use it, just to get to know it. There is one more thing why it’s better to try the thermometer before you get in the situation when you need to use it – there is always a possibility you’ve bought a faulty product. So, make sure you check its accuracy.
1. Modcon Digital Baby Thermometer
This baby thermometer has a really affordable price, some really nice features, and a bunch of positive reviews on the internet.
It’s an armpit temperature measurement device, but if properly cleaned with a 75% alcohol it can be used orally.
You can switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius and it’s pretty fast – results appear on the easy to read LCD screen after 8 seconds with beep notification.
It comes with battery installed ( that can be replaced ) and in a nice thick case, which makes it easier to store it. It’s small-sized and lightweight, and more importantly very easy to use.
So if you’re looking for a decent baby thermometer which does the job, this one is worth the price.
2. Berrcom Non-Contact Infrared Forehead Thermometer
To use this thermometer, you need to calibrate it first, and to do that, you need to know-how. That’s why reading the instructions in the case of this thermometer is an absolute must!
It’s non-contact, uses infrared technology, and it’s fast and accurate. You’ll hardly find a thermometer with all these features at this price.
It can, also, measure surface temperature, like a baby bottle, and check room temperature, too.
It’s easy to change from Celsius to Fahrenheit, and once it is set to Fahrenheit it stays in that mode, even after removing batteries.
Berrcom Non-Contact Infrared Forehead Thermometer uses 2 AA batteries, which are not included in the package, so you need to buy them separately.
It works as stated and it’s probably the best thermometer you’ll be able to get for the money.
3. KALAOK Touchless Thermometer for Kids
Now, this non-contact thermometer is maybe a bit pricey, but it’s so feature-rich that we couldn’t resist including it in this list.
It comes with a nice protective bag and 2 AA batteries included. This forehead thermometer has three modes: forehead, room, and objects ( for example, the food, baby bottle, etc. ), just like the previous one.
It’s fast – reads the temperature in just one second! It comes with a powerful LCD screen and a fever alarm. Also, there is a mute / un-mute button and 35 sets of memory data.
It has no negative reviews at all, so the rest is up to you.
4. Comezy Forehead Thermometer for Babies
Well made, accurate, and easy to use. That would be the shortest description of Comezy forehead thermometer.
It’s also able to check room and object temperature, like the two previous ones. You can even remove the cap and take temperature readings from the ear.
It’s a fast and durable device with large and bright LCD enabling you to read the measure values even in the totally dark room.
Comes with 2 AAA preinstalled batteries and clear and well-written instructions, although it works great out of the box.
Great product, fast shipping, and amazing customer service – we strongly recommend it.
5. Vicks Baby Rectal Thermometer Baby
This is the first and only rectal thermometer in our round-up of best baby thermometers on the market. Also, this thermometer can’t be used as an adult, rectal or oral, thermometer (while the first four thermometers in this article can), nor on the animals.
Most pediatricians will ask you for rectal temperature. That’s why this thermometer is so superior to all those forehead and ear thermometers.
Also, there is no way you can mess it up with this device, it’s perfectly sized, and it easily and accurately takes a temperature readout from baby’s tush. It’s compact, easy to use, and most important it’s safe for babies.
6. Frienda Baby Forehead Thermometer Strips (100 Pieces)
So, we’ve left the classic for the end – forehead thermometer strips.
They are very easy to use – just hold it for 15 seconds on the baby’s forehead and the results will come up. Also, this way of temperature measurement is much more convenient and much less invasive then ear or even rectal.
You can’t use it in the dark since you won’t be able to see the colors on the strips. Maybe this is the not most precise tool for temperature measurement, but it sure can give you a hint (even more than a hint) is your baby’s temperature in a normal range.
So, this is one of the “must-have” parents’ accessories, suitable for any situation.