IT’S FEVER SEASON – TOMMEE TIPPEE CLOSER TO NATURE DIGITAL EARTHERMOMETER
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
It features an LCD display which displays the temperature in celsius or fahrenheit, depending on your preference.
…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.
This sounds exceptionally useful, more so than those ones you attempt to stick to the head to get a reading!
I have a digital thermometer myself and I find it really useful. This one looks the bees knees! It's great that it turns itself off too to save battery.
This sounds like a great thing to have in the home, for children and for adults too. Maybe they will bring out a special container to store the covers in?
Gosh what a scary experience. This thermometer sounds great, although annoying to have to buy covers for it. We do need a thermometer though and I love that it stores past readings.
We love in the ear thermometers, although tempadots are surprisingly accurate! My brother and my eldest son both had febrile convulsions, they are really scary.
This is something I'd definitely put in a new mom gift basket. Taking temperature can be challenging the younger the child is
Great thermometer. We tried the one where you put it on their temple and it never seems to work right but this seems like it would be fairly accurate. 🙂
These are great. We always used the ear thermometers and are big fans! So easy to use.
That sounds like a great product to have for little ones. I remember back in the day when temperature were taken very differently in a place not so comfortable.
I've always fancied getting one of these. i thought they'd be pretty accurate so it's interest to hear that you found the readings varied a bit.
Shame about the covers but as it is stated on the box it shouldn't be a surprise.
I like this type of thermometers, they are super handy at times.
It sounds as though it is good to have but not totally reliable x
so scary, thankfully haven't had to deal with any of those … do need a new thermometer tlike this though
This would have been so useful if I could have found them when my son was little. Taking the temperature can be quite a challenge.
Sounds like a great idea! Also the babies are beautiful!
I so need to invest in an ear thermometer. Although, to be fair, my son is quite good and lets me take his temperature.
How scary! This thermometer looks more useful than the numerous ones we've had in the past. It's a good idea for it to switch itself off.
Great review! I have no kids so no need for that kind of thermometer but it's good have it bookmarked for the future 🙂
Actually I have never try that kind of thermometer but I think that I is great to be use hoping that I have that one soon.