Being able to measure baby’s temperature accurately is vitally important to your baby’s well being and health. Rising temperature is often one of the first signs that baby is falling ill, and if detected early can prevent serious illness.
Taking your baby’s temperature can often be a bit of a struggle, especially if he or she is not feeling well. With so many different types of thermometers on the market it is important to look at the advantages and disadvantages of each type of thermometer before making a purchase.
What you need to look for:
Easy to use
When the time comes where you need a thermometer to check baby’s temperature he or she might already not be feeling very well. They might be tossing, turning and crying. What you need is a non-evasive thermometer that does not add to baby’s discomfort. The thermometer should be easy to use in situations like these. The Chicco My Touch Infrared Thermometer is easily applied to the temple, and within a few seconds an accurate reading is displayed on a large LCD screen. The thermometer should be easy to use on baby as well as for the parent.
An accurate reading is vital and in some cases can be the difference between life and death. When taking your baby’s temperature an accurate reading will help in giving the doctor or nurse the correct information and they can act accordingly. The thermometer should also advise on when baby’s temperature is dangerously high. The Chicco My Touch Infrared Thermometer comes with a large LED bar that changes colour according to the temperature measured. If a reading greater than 37.5°C is recorded it will emit an acoustic signal followed by 3 beeps.
Monitoring over a period of time
If your baby’s temperature is changing all the time, then you should keep record of the readings, especially after giving baby medication to see if it helps to break the fever. The Chicco My Touch Infrared Thermometer has a memory which records 25 readings and has an automatic switch off function.
Time is of the essence
The thermometer reading should not only be accurate, but it should also be quick. The reading should be available within a few seconds of use, making it quick and easy to use. The Chicco My Infrared Touch Thermometer’s infrared sensor records baby’s temperature in seconds on the most suitable point being the temple area.
Taking baby’s temperature should be easy to you to do and so comfortable that baby doesn’t even realise you are doing it. Chicco’s My Touch Infrared Thermometer is a unique way to gently take baby’s temperature in a loving way.