How to pick a baby thermometer
– Tips & advice!
The times have changed and time poor Mums now need to rely a lot more on new technology to keep them posted on baby’s condition. A fever can be one of the symptoms of an underlying illness or just the baby’s own defense mechanism against the elements, or an infection. A fever alone is not a disease and instead is a natural reaction of the body to ward off a bacterial or viral infection. But before we discuss ways to contain a fever, taking an accurate temperature reading of baby using a reliable armpit, oral or forehead thermometer is the first thing to do.
But what kind of thermometer suits babies best?
Is it a digital baby thermometer or an old glass baby thermometer? An armpit, oral, rectal or forehead thermometer? The majority of mums we talked recently suggest that a digital thermometer is the most convenient thing to use. Gone were the days when taking a temperature means looking at a glass tube laced with dangerous mercury. While rectal thermometers give the most accurate results, these are not readily available for use. Many parents are also hesitant in using rectal thermometers as it may cause injuries to the baby due to lack of knowledge in using the thermometer. Other suggestions for an easy and accurate solution is a digital ear and forehead thermometer using infrared technology.
An ear or forehead thermometer such as Cherub Baby’s 4 in1 Infrared Digital Ear and Forehead Thermometer is a non-invasive thermometer making it less troublesome to use compared to rectal thermometers. If the kids are upset because they are hot, the forehead thermometer can easily be placed by sliding it slowly across the forehead and be done in a matter of seconds. The Cherub Baby 4 in 1 Infrared Digital Ear and Forehead thermometer works without probe covers and is easy to operate, hygienic, comfortable and provides very accurate readings. With accuracy second to none and 4 features – ear thermometer, forehead thermometer, ambient room thermometer and digital clock display, you can take measurements of a sick child and keep track of time and changes to any fevers associated with flu and childhood illnesses.
The temporal artery in the forehead emits the heat from the skin and the forehead thermometer, using infrared technology can pick it up and give an instant temperature reading. In a matter of seconds, mums need not wait as temperature readings show immediately. It can be used on a baby when the baby is awake or asleep. However, do not forget that if you are bringing in the baby thermometer from another room that is cold, you will need a few minutes to wait. This tool greatly picks up heat and variance in temperature may affect its accuracy. So the next time your baby is showing symptoms, simply check the temperature using your ear and forehead thermometer for early detection of a lingering illness that can only be resolved with the help of professional medical advice.
The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this article.