Having a baby is not always fun especially when you baby gets sick. If your kid is feeling warm or under the weather the first thing that hits you is checking his temperature. Thanks to the advanced technology and advancement that we have thermometer to check our kid’s temperature. Now the most important thing is to understand the various different types of thermometers and get the one that perfectly suits your need.
Here’s what you need to know about the thermometers before taking baby’s temperature:
Types of Thermometers:
When we think about thermometer we always picture that classic glass thermometer with mercury. Those thermometers have been used for decade however they are not recommended in this age. A mercury thermometer is risky to use an it can easily break and cause mercury to dispersed and inhaled. Before you
use a perfect thermometer for your kid, consider the following options:
1: Digital thermometers
Right now digital thermometers have taken over the old glass thermometers. With digital thermometer you can check the temperature by using them on rectum\ (rectal), mouth (oral) or armpit (axillary). Digital thermometers utilize electronic heat sensors to detect and record body temperature.
2: Digital ear thermometers (tympanic membrane)
To record temperature by using this type of thermometer, the thermometer is placed inside the ear canal. The thermometer uses infrared scanner to detect the temperature. While this thermometer uses advance tech, sometimes it does not accurately measure the temperature due the interference of earwax or a small, curved ear canal.
3: Temporal Artery Thermometers
This is the easiest tool to measure the temperature of your child. You can check the temperature by placing thermometer on the forehead of your baby. This thermometer scans the temperature by measuring the temporal artery in the forehead. You can use this thermometer on your child even when he is asleep. Now let’s dig in the best thermometers for your child.