rambunctious, when they’re ill, unless they’re feeling really poorly, they don’t slow down. So early detection of a fever, or knowing whether there’s an illness that needs treating can be difficult.
The thermometer costs £34.99 and is widely available. It’s so simple to use. In brief, it’s a very user friendly shape that sits comfortably into the hand, with a button that is easy to reach whilst also holding the thermometer in place. It comes with a lithium cell battery (hooray!) and 8 hygiene covers for single use. The thermometer is designed to be suitable for newborn use and throughout the
…that the thermometer stores up to nine readings – which is handy if you only have one poorly person and are doing readings over a period of time – particularly at night when you don’t have a pen and paper handy to record the temperatures.
…that the power switches off after a minute. No flat battery by accident!
…the fever alarm. The thermometer beeps once to say that the reading is taken, and then if there is a fever, it beeps three times in quick succession. This is brilliant, because either there’s a fever or there isn’t, the numbers don’t mean a great deal to me as a momma. Hearing those beeps tells me in the dark that either my boys are feverish or not.
The super fast reading. One second. In the ear, press the button, beep. It’s done.
…that the thermometer came with a lot more of the disposable covers in the initial pack. It feels a little like a forced sell with only 8 in the pack. Packs of 40 are available at around £4.99.
…the thermometer came with somewhere to store the hygiene covers. It feels a little strange to have hygiene covers and nowhere hygienic to store them.
…we had a little more faith in the readings themselves. The accuracy of the readings (although we do take an average over three as recommended) can sometimes vary quite greatly each time ears are checked.