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Medical thermometers for babies and children: whenever a cold is coming on, your little one will not only suffer from a runny nose, but from a sore throat, headache and an increased temperature, too. Small children are much more prone to colds, coughs and sneezes than adults. Usually, a cold in children is accompanied by high temperature which is the reason why they are confined to bed. As parents you want to know exactly how high your little one’s temperature really is. A medical thermometer which is equipped accordingly, helps you to take the body temperature of your child in a comfortable and easy way. More information >
When a children’s disease involves fever, most parents instinctively place their hand on their little one’s forehead to feel the temperature. However, in doing so, you cannot tell how high the temperature of your child really is. That is why, a high-quality thermometer by Chicco, Braun or NUK that responds to your and your child’s needs comes in handy as an indispensable means to get accurate results. Nowadays, modern infrared thermometers offer many comfortable measuring options that feel super pleasant for your child. Thus, parents can choose between ear thermometers, soother thermometers for babies or thermometers that take temperature from the mouth, forehead, rectum and armpit. A digital mini display then shows the accurate body temperature of your child. Modern thermometers always show accurate results, are easy to use and turn out to be the most reliable helper when your little one’s eyes are glassy and his cheeks are flushed.
In order to take your baby’s temperature, manufacturers such as Braun, NUK or Chicco offer various models of infrared thermometers. Taking a baby’s or child’s temperature from the mouth or the ear is particularly easy.
In order to take oral temperature, you have to place the tip of a sub-lingual thermometer under the right or left side of the tongue. Then your child needs to keep his mouth closed and wait patiently for a peep to signalise that the maximum temperature has been measured. Normally, the measuring process takes less than two minutes. After that, an accurate result of your child’s body temperature is displayed. There are also digital thermometers that feature a flexible rubber tip which turns out to be perfect for taking the temperature of babies who like to chew on them. However, most babies are not yet capable of holding the thermometer securely and patiently in their mouth. That is why a digital thermometer is more suitable for children at the age of three years and up.
Due to the fact that soother thermometers are very similar to common soothers and thus can hardly be distinguished by your baby, they are particularly suitable for taking the temperature of the smallest among us. The built-in measuring unit shows an accurate result after approximately five minutes.
Ear thermometers, such as the Braun Thermometer ThermoScan 5, are very popular among parents. These types of thermometers ensure that the temperature can be taken in a quick and uncomplicated way – even when your little one is asleep. Ear thermometers work with infrared. The body temperature is read and displayed within seconds.
Special forehead thermometers take the body temperature of your baby from the temporal artery. This method is very simple. Furthermore, taking the temperature from the forehead or temple turns out to be very pleasant for your child. Even when your little one is asleep, you can easily apply the sensor of the infrared thermometer to your little one’s temple or guide it along the forehead. This way, you can have an accurate result which is shown on an LCD display, within a couple of seconds. Thermometers, such as the NUK Thermometer Flash, that read your baby’s body temperature without even touching his skin are particularly comfortable for both parents and child.
Usually, many babies appear to be sceptical and recoil at the sight of a medical thermometer. Others are even afraid. If your child does not feel well anyway, taking his temperature should not have to end in a highly stressful situation. That is why, you should prepare your child carefully for measuring his temperature. Gentle encourage as well as soothing caresses do work miracles in such cases. Soon, your child will notice that everything is fine as long as you are by his side. In order to make taking your child’s temperature with an infrared thermometer easier, you can tell him a story or distract him with his favourite toy. Normally, your child won’t even realise that you take his temperature.
In the field of medical thermometers, there are now many reliable models that are specially designed to meet the needs of babies and children. Medical thermometers for children take their body temperature in a quick, accurate and completely stress-free way. By now, there are even multi-functional thermometers that are not only capable of taking the body temperature of your child but also the temperature of your little one’s food and bath water as well as the room temperature. Whether you take his temperature from his mouth, ear or forehead is up to you – just give all the options a go to find out which one has the most comfortable effect on your child. Which model you choose to buy in the end, chiefly depends on the preferences of your little one.
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