Today we talk about thermometers for children, a “hot” topic in this period.
During a baby’s life, one of the times moms worry the most is when a fever sets in. The increase in body temperature beyond 37 ° is a normal reaction of the body to a disease, therefore measuring a child’s fever is very important.
We usually do this when the child shows obvious manifestations such as chills, red face, shining eyes, hot forehead, rapid heartbeat and breathing.
From this year, however, due to COVID-19, it will be necessary to take the temperature of the children daily and not only when they show they are ill. It will in fact be the responsibility of the parents measure children’s fever every morning before going to kindergarten or school. In short, it will become a daily gesture which we will have to get used to for the moment for safety reasons.
Baby thermometers to measure fever
I imagine that in every home there is already a thermometer available, but for those who intend to buy a special one for the little ones, we have chosen for you some of the best baby thermometers. They are simple, fast and practical to use, they do not disturb in the moment of the test and they can always be used in case of need, but especially now that there is a need for measure the fever of children before going to school.
We offer you some of the best on the market (including thermal scanners, digital and classic) based on the reviews of those who use them.
The infrared / remote thermometers
PROS: Front infrared thermometers are definitely i more practical and faster thermometers to measure fever for children before going to school or kindergarten or even when they sleep. They detect the heat emitted by the human body through an optical pointing system. The measurement can be taken by ear or by contact with the forehead or at a distance of a few centimeters from it.
CONS: This type of thermometers are definitely less precise than the classic ones and also more expensive even if the price varies a lot from one model to another. Here are some examples:
Idoit Front infrared thermometer
This thermometer ranks first in the number of positive reviews among frontal infrared thermometers. It is a 3-mode digital thermometer: for adults, for children and babies and for the environment. ℃ and ℉ are easily switchable.
Measures the temperature at a distance of 3-5cm in 1 second, the display is clear and bright and in three 3 colors, visible even at night and can automatically turn off after 15 seconds to save energy. Equipped with an alarm, it is light and portable and suitable for all ages.
Farmamed infrared forehead thermometer
Another interesting infrared thermometer this is from Farmamed. It is a thermometer that allows you to read the temperature without touching the body in one second. Extremely small and light, it is equipped with 4 functions: temperature detection of the ear, forehead, objects and environments. It also stores up to 9 measurements and the display changes color according to body temperature: normal (green), high (orange) or very high (red).
Kalaok remote thermometer
Another infrared thermometer suitable for measuring fever for children and the whole family is the Kalaok. It works remotely in a second and is able to detect the temperature not only of people but also of the room or of objects such as milk, water and food with a comfortable switch ° C / ° F. It stores the last 35 measurements that can be read comfortably in a backlit display with three different colors depending on the temperature.
Ankovo Infrared forehead thermometer
Finally between the frontal infrared thermometers I also point out this. It works without contact, contains the latest sensor technology and has been clinically tested and approved for its accuracy and reliability. It is very easy to use, just press the trigger button and it will give you the temperature reading in an instant. Also this thermometer has two different modes “Body” and “Surface” so it is able to measure body temperature but also measure the temperature of objects. It has a large LCD screen with 3 different backlight indicators. Ankovo Thermometer can store up to 50 readings.
PROS: Ear thermometers are thermometers that measure temperature by detecting the heat released in the inner ear. Using a digital ear thermometer is quick and easy enough. They are quite accurate and it is not necessary to check the clock as after a few seconds an alarm warns that the detection has been carried out. Furthermore, using these thermometers there is no danger that a child could accidentally break it as it could happen with glass ones.
CONS: Ear-sensing thermometers for hygienic reasons they need special protective caps which must be exchanged and then bought separately. The cost is generally not cheap.
Although they are convenient and quick to use, the measured temperature may not be accurate.
Here are some examples:
Braun Ear thermometer
Among the digital ear thermometers, the most popular is certainly the thermometer ThermoScan from Braun offering a good accuracy. I have been using it for several years and it has never given me any problems.
It uses a technology that allows you to adjust the temperature according to age and to position the headset in the correct way. The pre-heated tip eliminates the cold effect in the ear and does not disturb the baby.
Up Amazon The cost of Braun thermometers varies according to the model, on average between 40 and 50 euros.
Trustown Ear (and forehead) thermometer
Another convenient ear thermometer to use to measure children’s fever is this one from Trustown. In addition to all the features of an ear thermometer, it also has those of a forehead thermometer (i.e. it can be used both ways).
The infrared thermometer has the tricolor temperature alarm function. When the temperature is below 37.5 ℃, the indicator is green. The indicator is orange when the temperature is between 37.5 and 38.0 ℃. And the indicator turns red when it reaches 38.0 ℃
Thanks to the advanced infrared technology, the thermometer is accurate and fast. The temperature range is ± 0.2 ° C (± 0.4 ° F). 32 memories keep track of the temperature change. Backlit LCD display and automatic shutdown in 12 seconds.
Thermometers for oral, axillary or rectal measurement
PRO: I. classic thermometers for the measurement of fever are those who take the temperature by inserting the thermometer in the mouth, in the armpit or in the rectum (the latter indicated above all for newborns). There are digital ones and classic glass ones with rising liquid. This type of thermometers are extremely precise and economical and are good not only for children but for the whole family.
CONS: this type of thermometers needs care and cleaning. It takes little time but it is always good to wash and sanitize them before putting them away. Glass ones can break.
Here are some examples:
Femometer digital thermometer
This is a thermometer which is a mix between the digital thermometer and a classic axillary thermometer. In fact, the measurement takes place by placing the thermometer under the armpit and the reading is digital, precise and fast (usually 20 seconds). The memory function with automatic display of the last measured value after switching on, helps to easily trace the trend of fever. It also works orally and rectally and is suitable for all ages.
Clinical axillary thermometer
Finally, for those who have time and want more precision in measuring their fever, they can use a axillary ecological clinical thermometer. It is a common thermometer to put under the armpit, with the same shape and function as the former mercury thermometers except that it is mercury-free (so if it falls to the ground there are no dangers).
It usually took 5 minutes to measure the temperature and can be unloaded immediately after use, when the tip is still hot / lukewarm, through the (very easy) procedure described in the instruction manual.
Although temperature measurement takes longer, the Axillary thermometer is certainly less expensive than digital thermometers and also a more accurate can.
Where to find it → Axillary thermometer
Here these are just some of the thermometers that you can use to measure a children’s fever before they go to school. Before buying, evaluate the pros and cons and also compare the prices between one model and another. Keeping one of these simple devices in your home medical kit is the best investment you can make for your family’s well-being.