All you need to know about digital thermometer advantages.
One of the purest forms of food that nature has created for babies is breast milk. It is unadulterated, natural and very easy to digest for the newborn that all mothers should breastfeed their babies without fail.
A thermometer is a device that is used to check the temperature of the body. When your baby is down with fever, the first thing that you resort to is a thermometer to check the baby’s temperature.
First-time parents will usually be confused as to how to take the temperature of the baby. Having a good understanding of the different types of thermometer helps you in making the right choice.
Types of Thermometer
A digital thermometer is typically used to check the temperature of children below 5 years of age. The thermometer is placed in the armpit for close to a minute, and the body temperature is recorded. Most of the digital thermometer comes with manufacturer’s instruction which makes it easy to use.
Feeding colostrum sets his digestive system working smoothly and build a strong base for feeding. It contains the necessary antibodies that protect your baby from various bacteria and viruses.
Ear (tympanic) thermometer::
The ear thermometer is placed in the baby’s ear to detect the temperature. This digital baby thermometer takes only a second to read the temperature, but it is very expensive. Moreover, if the thermometer is not placed in the correct position in the ear, the temperature cannot be determined accurately.
The forehead thermometer is placed in the temporal artery of the forehead to read the temperature. The thermometer will read the infrared heat that comes from the head to determine the baby temperature. However, the forehead thermometer is less accurate when compared to a digital thermometer.
Glass and mercury thermometer: :
This type of thermometer consists of a tubular glass with mercury inside. The thermometer is placed beneath the tongue of the baby to record the temperature. Though the thermometer records the temperature accurately, there is always a risk of exposure to mercury. Thus, this type of thermometer is hardly used nowadays.
Of all the above thermometers, a digital thermometer is considered to be more accurate and reliable.
Benefits of Digital Thermometers
- Digital thermometers can read temperature fast and with high accuracy.
- It is quite handy and easy to use. Thus, you can carry the thermometer in your bag.
- The temperature recorded by a digital thermometer is easy to read
- A digital thermometer isn’t expensive.
- They do not require any special maintenance.
Different types of baby thermometer are available in the market to check the baby’s temperature. Of all this, Cherub Baby 4-in-1 thermometer is the best.
The Cherub baby 4-in-1 thermometer is an ear and forehead thermometer that reads the temperature of the baby in one second. Winner of the mother and baby best thermometer award, this device has a built-in flashlight that makes reading easy. It is lightweight and compact and can be used for both babies and adults.
The thermometer can be operated with a simple one-touch and automatically shuts off after 30 seconds. If the temperature of the baby exceeds 38 degree Celsius, the thermometer sets off an alarm.
Tips to take care of your baby’s temperature
The baby usually develops fever when they have an infection like an ear infection, sore throat, cold or urinary tract infections. Once you feel the baby’s body temperature is on the higher side first, you should check to see whether it is within permissible limit. You can use a baby-friendly thermometer like the Digital Dummy Thermometer to check the temperature.
If the temperature is on the higher side or if it does not subside even after two days, you should take the baby to a paediatrician who will do a proper check-up. If needed, the doctor will prescribe the necessary medicines.
Change of weather can also trigger fever in babies. You can prevent fever from setting in by providing flu shots to the baby.
For further information, you can visit health.gov.au
Fluctuation in temperature or fever is very common among babies. Once their immune system is fully developed, they will be able to overcome the factors that cause fever.