A reliable thermometer is a must for any parent and we’ve found the best one so far!
I did a lot of research on what type of thermometer to get for our baby and the most consistent thing I heard was that the rectal digital thermometers were best. So that’s what I registered for and that’s what I used when our girl got her first cold around 4 months old. Seemed accurate, she cooperated, all was well.
Fast forward a few months and our mild-mannered newborn is now a squirmy, independent, won’t hold still for 5 seconds infant. A rectal thermometer wasn’t going to cut it. So I schlepped to Target and picked up the Braun Forehead Thermometer. I wasn’t thrilled with the nearly $40 price tag but was hoping it was worth the money! And it was! As soon as you take it out of the packaging it’s ready to go.
It’s simple, fool-proof and gives you the most accurate reading in seconds. Just a quick tap on your baby’s forehead and it gives you the temp.
I also like the light up features that it has. It will light up “green” if your child has a normal temperature, “yellow” if they have a slight temperature and “red” if they’re running a fever.
You have to tap slightly above the eyebrows and in the middle of the forehead. If you go too high you’ll get an error. If your skin is wet or sweaty, you’ll also get an error. It gives you a quick beep when it’s done taking the temperature. I like these features because I feel like it helps you get the most accurate reading.
When you’re done, simply press the power button off and put the cap on the lens. It runs on two double A batteries.