Choosing a thermometer for your new baby may sound simple, but there are a ton of choices out there. It's...
Choosing a thermometer for your new baby may sound simple, but there are a ton of choices out there. It's not complicated, but it is overwhelming. However, you will need one in case your baby has a fever - you want to be sure before rushing to the doctors. What to look for: Technically pediatricians recommend you take a rectal temp if your baby is under three months. This freaked me out, so I never did, although, it is the most accurate so click here to learn how. For infants and children older than three months an oral temp or a tympanic thermometers (used in the ear), are the next most accurate. Armpit temps are not considered very accurate so skip that. So... with the above news, you'll need one rectal thermometer and one oral thermometer. One good rectal thermometer is the Vicks Baby Rectal Thermometer. As for oral and ear... You can try a digital pacifier thermometer which your tot can suck on BUT your baby will need to suck for about three minutes, long for some kids. A better choice is a regular oral thermometer like Timex Healthcare Acrobat 5-Second Oral Thermometer which is faster than most. Ear thermometers have two major pros, they're pretty darn accurate and super speed fast. This is the kind I used for my son. Another bonus is they're easy to use because kids don't have to hold them in their mouth for a long time. The downside is they can cost more, but they last forever. A good one is the Braun Thermoscan Ear Thermometer with ExacTemp Technology. Learn more about baby fevers.

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