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Add A Baby Thermometer To Your Baby Supplies

When should I use a baby thermometer?

A baby thermometer should be used when your child has a fever, or if you think they may have a fever. A fever is usually defined as a temperature of 38°C or higher. If your child has a fever, it is important to monitor their temperature regularly, and call your doctor or a health professional for advice.

What types of baby thermometers are there?

There are many different types of baby thermometers on the market. Some baby thermometers are designed specifically for use on the forehead, while others can be used in the ear, under the arm, orally, or rectally. Baby thermometers are easy to use, give a quick reading, and are always useful to have with your other baby health and toiletry items, and teething aids.

  • Baby ear thermometers are specifically designed for taking a child’s temperature through their ear canal. They are quick and easy to use, and give an accurate reading.
  • Baby mouth thermometers or baby arm thermometers go under the arm or in the mouth and measure the temperature of the blood vessels in the skin. They give very accurate readings.
  • Baby forehead thermometers are placed on the forehead to take a child’s temperature. These thermometers can be used on babies, children and adults.
  • A baby non-contact thermometer is placed a few centimetres away from the forehead to take a child’s temperature. These touchless thermometers use infrared technology to measure the temperature of the temporal artery, which is located just under the skin on the forehead.

What features do baby thermometers have?

Most baby thermometers have a digital display, which makes them easy to read. Some digital baby thermometers also have a ‘memory’ feature, which allows you to take multiple readings and compare them. This can be useful if you are trying to track your child’s temperature over time.

What are the benefits of using a baby thermometer?

A baby thermometer can help you to monitor your child’s temperature and ensure that they are not running a fever. This can be important in helping to catch illnesses early, and preventing them from becoming more serious. Additionally, regular temperature-taking can help you to become more familiar with your child’s normal temperature, so that you can more easily identify when they have a fever.

How can you reduce a baby's temperature at home?

There are a number of ways that you can reduce your child’s temperature, depending on their age and the severity of their fever.

  • For babies under three months old, it is important to call your doctor or a health professional for advice, as fevers in this age group can be more serious. They will give the best advice on a newborn baby thermometer to take your baby temperature.
  • For children aged three months and over, you can give them a lukewarm bath, or use a cool compress on their forehead, neck or armpits. You should also make sure that they are dressed in light  clothing and that the room temperature is comfortable. Give your child plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration, and offer them regular feeds if they are bottle-fed.
  • For babies and children of all ages, it is important to call your doctor or a health professional if your child’s fever does not come down, or if they are showing other signs of illness, such as a rash, diarrhoea or vomiting.

Monitoring your child’s temperature with a baby thermometer can help you to identify when they have a fever, and take steps to reduce it. Taking care of a feverish child can be challenging, but by following the above advice, you can help to ensure that your child stays comfortable and safe. A baby thermometer is always good addition to include in your baby first aid supplies in case you need it.

Are there risks of using baby thermometers?

There are very few risks associated with using baby thermometers, as long as they are used correctly. It is important to follow the instructions that come with your thermometer, to clean them regularly to prevent the spread of infection, and to take care if you choose a thermometer that is inserted orally or rectally. Again, if you have any concerns about using a baby thermometer, or if you think your child may be running a fever, call your doctor or a health professional for advice.