When you are expecting a new baby, it’s important that you know what to look for in the best baby thermometer so that you can accurately judge your baby’s temperature. There are thermometers designed specifically for low temperature babies, ones which can be used in the house and ones which can be used in the car or even outdoors. In order to choose which one you need to research first. It helps if you have a general idea of the environment that you’ll be placing the thermometers in, because some of them (like the forehead) are more prone to temperature variation than others. You also need to buy the one that is best suited to your specific needs, because the prices on them can differ greatly.
The best baby thermometers will have the best key features, including those that allow you to view your baby’s temperature right away. The best temperature gauge is the one that has a transparent cover (or probe) so that you can clearly see your child’s temperature. Another important feature is that they should automatically shut off when the recommended temperature is reached by using the sensor. The probe cover should also be able to withstand strong hand pressure from your hand. Other key features to look out for in thermometers are the ability to read temperatures from up to 30 degrees above ambient and the ability to measure up to nine different body temperatures at one time.
The best baby thermometers also come with a backlit display which makes it easier to read the results. The thermometers usually come with a carrying case, which makes it easier to transport them to your baby’s nursery or wherever you might need to take the readings. They also come with built-in hygrometers so that you can precisely calculate your newborn’s weight at any given time. Finally, you should ensure that you purchase thermometers with a hood or cap that can shield the child from high temperature.