Thermometers for babies and children: Once a cold is about to come up, not only the nose is running, but also the throat is tickling, the head is aching and the body temperature increases. Toddlers are more like to get a cold and are, through fever, often forced to stay in bed. As a parent you naturally want to know how high the fever and a special equipped thermometer help you to find that out. More information >
If a children’s illness comes along with fever, you instinctively put your hand on your child’s forehead to feel the temperature. However, how high the fever really is cannot be found out through that. A high-quality thermometer by Chicco, Braun or NUK, is a necessary aid which reacts to your requirements. Modern infrared thermometers enable you to comfortable take the temperature. Thus parents can choose between taking temperature with two different thermometers in the mouth, on the forehead, anal or in the armpit. Modern thermometers always show precise results, convince through an easy use and are a reliable partner.
There are different models of infrared thermometers offered by Braun, NUK or Chicco. They are especially suitable for taking the temperature in the mouth or the ears.
The thermometer should be placed under the right of left side of the tongue with the top. Your child just has to keep the mouth closed and wait patiently for it to peep. That usually takes less than two minutes. The exact body temperature will be shown on the display afterwards. There are special models with a flexible rubber tip for babies which survive a bite unscathed. However, most babies find it difficult to keep an object in their mouth for long and being patient. A digital thermometer is, however, more suitable for children at an age of 3 years.
Dummy thermometers are barely different to normal thermometers optical. Therefore it is well suitable for small children. The integrated measuring unit delivers a result within five minutes.
An ear thermometer, like the one by Braun, ThermoScan 5, is the most popular. The temperature can be taken quick, uncomplicated and even while your baby is sleeping. Usually such thermometers run with infrared. You can read the result within seconds on the display.
Special forehead thermometers use the temple vein to take temperature. This method is very easy to use. Furthermore it is very pleasant for your child and you can even use it while your baby is sleeping. Especially comfortable are thermometers which take the temperature without contact, like the NUK Flash.
Usually babies are shy at seeing a thermometer for the first time because they don’t know what is about to happen with them. Some children are even very scared of it. That’s why you should be careful and gentle before taking temperature for the first time. Talk to them and tell a story to calm them a bit down, maybe even use a toy – that often works wonders and your little one does not even notice you taking the temperature.
In the field of thermometers there are a lot of reliable models by now which are also aligned to your and your child’s requirements. Such thermometers take the temperature quick, exact and without any stress. By now there are even combination thermometers which not only take the body temperature but also from baby food and bathing water as well as the room temperature.
Whether you want to use it for the mouth, in the ear or on the forehead – just try and see which method suits you and your child the best.
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