Which is the best thermometer to buy for babies?

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Which is the best thermometer to buy for babies?

Postby cherrygal » Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:06 pm

Hi

I have 2 thermometers - OMRON ear thermometer and CADI ear/forehead thermometer - but find that both give inaccurate readings when compared to the doctor's thermometer.

In your opinion, which is the best brand and how much did you pay for it?

Thanks!

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Postby dimsum » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:40 pm

I used Braun Exact temp Theromoscan. This is a very popular brand & model. It costs around $100-$150 (sorry can't rem. the exact price now) in S'pore but you can get it at much much lower price from those overseas sprees organised by some mummies.

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Postby kids_r_innocent » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:47 pm

Hi,

I am also using Braun (forgot the exact name but it is with blue and white casing) and seems like this is a common/popular brand.

Hope it helps.... :wink:

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Postby Guest » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:48 pm

kids_r_innocent wrote:Hi,

I am also using Braun (forgot the exact name but it is with blue and white casing) and seems like this is a common/popular brand.

Hope it helps.... :wink:


ditto to that.
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Re: Which is the best thermometer to buy for babies?

Postby BlurBee » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:55 am

cherrygal wrote:Hi

I have 2 thermometers - OMRON ear thermometer and CADI ear/forehead thermometer - but find that both give inaccurate readings when compared to the doctor's thermometer.

In your opinion, which is the best brand and how much did you pay for it?

Thanks!

I'm using OMRON ear thermometer too 7 also find its reading not accurate. Seems to be higher. :roll:

Agree that Braun is a good brand but the price is on the high side (>$100).

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Postby atrecord » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:18 am

Braun, i think thermoscan.

should be a decent choice/buy, bought in 2003, just after DD was born, and in the aftermath of the terrible SARS.

supposed to be a good deal, as bought from a supplier who provide medical supplies to a hospital...

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Postby hquek » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:18 am

Had an Omron, don't trust the reading, now my 3 y/o use it for play.

Pigeon thermometer was good - used it from when DS1 was born (now he's 6).

Also bought a Terumo thermometer from mustafa (think about $70). I like it. Quite nifty, quite trust its reading also.

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Postby kwokwc » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:02 am

I used Braun Ear thermometer. But do find the reading quite funny at times. I have used for coming to 10yrs already.

I remember my pead told me if want the most accurate reading is to take the armpit reading. So for all my kids if I suspect the fever is really very high, hitting 30degree, I will usually try to take the armpit thermometer with the normal thermometer.

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Postby atrecord » Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:00 pm

kwokwc wrote: So for all my kids if I suspect the fever is really very high, hitting 30degree, I will usually try to take the armpit thermometer with the normal thermometer.


wrong temp?

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Postby sunflower » Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:36 pm

I use Terumo thermometer, place in armpit. Very good and lasts forever. Hospital grade, I think. Braun ear thermometer good too, but rather difficult to position in baby's small ears as temp reading is affected by the correct position/angle that the sensor is being placed in the ear. In fact, this is the problem with ear thermometers.

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