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Peace of mind when your baby is unwell, particularly when they’re very young and there seems to be so much more to worry about, is easier to come by when you have the right equipment at home.
Parents wonder: are these symptoms normal, or are they the sign of something more serious? How do I treat them safely? Is this a fever, or are they just warm?
Fortunately there are some wonderful digital thermometers on the market which provide fast, accurate readings on your child’s temperature allowing you to make confident decisions about the care for your child.
We’ve shared some of our favourites in the gallery below …
Peace of mind is easy to come by when you have the right equipment at home.
Withings Thermo Smart Temporal Thermometer, RRP $179
This Wi-Fi connected temporal artery thermometer features a revolutionary 16-sensor array that requires no contact, and delivers the fastest, most precise temperature possible.
An exceedingly simple scan across the forehead requires no contact with the skin, so prevents any contact if you are sick and stops the spreading of germs – an extremely sanitary way to take anyone’s temperature.
Automatic sync with the dedicated app also allows you to track temperature readings, get reminders, and input related symptoms/medications right on your smartphone.
The Braun ThermoScan 7 Ear Thermometer, RRP $159.95
Fast results in just one second makes this thermometer ideal for fussy infants. The unique positioning system lights up and beeps when placed in the correct position for accurate reading.
With AgeSmart™ technology – fever definition is adjusted for child’s age.
The Cherub Baby 4-in-1 Infared Digital Ear and Forehead Thermometer, RRP $69.99.
The Cherub Baby 4 in 1 Infrared Digital Ear and Forehead thermometer V2 works without probe covers and is easy to operate, hygienic, comfortable and provides very accurate readings.
Opt for forehead or ear temperature in just one second while an alert sounds if there is a fever present (temperature over 38°).
DualScan® ULTRA PULSE Talking Ear and Forehead Digital Thermometer, RRP $65
The Ultra Pulse model features DualScan Temperature reading, a fingertip pulse rate checker, a flashlight for capturing readings in a darkened room and voice read-outs in 3 languages.
The Oricom FS300 Non-Contact Infared Thermometer, RRP $94.95
The FS300 allows you to measure your baby’s temperature in a non-invasive way with no direct contact, making it hygienic for your baby.
It provides ear and forehead reading and fingertip pulse monitoring.
This versatile device provides fast and accurate temperature detection of the body, room or surface.
CHOICE recommends the following for getting a more accurate temperature reading on your little one.