The 2019 Best of Baby Award Winner for Top Thermometer
April 16, 2019
Kids get fevers—and frequently. It’s an unfortunate fact of parenting. But knowing exactly how high your child’s fever is can be crucial to figuring out your next steps. You need something that’s accurate, easy to use and lightning fast, since neither you nor your little one have the patience to sit around waiting for results. Braun’s ThermoScan 7, an ear thermometer that’s safe to use from birth, is a standout for its reliability and cutting-edge ability to help you decode what’s a normal temperature and what’s not for your child’s specific age.
- This ear thermometer can be used for newborns and up and takes consistent, highly accurate readings in mere seconds; thanks to its unique pre-warmed tip, unlike other thermometers it doesn’t cool the ear area, which can lead to incorrect readings
- What’s considered a fever actually depends on age—so what’s a normal temp in a toddler could be a fever in a newborn. With the ThermoScan 7’s patented age-precision technology, you can select your child’s age before taking a reading and a color-coded display (green for normal, yellow for elevated, red for high) will help you understand what the results mean for your kiddo
- The thermometer offers an ExacTemp guidance system, which alerts you through lights and beeps when the thermometer is positioned properly in the ear and when it’s not; it even includes a nightlight so you can keep the room dim for middle-of-the-night temp readings
- If you want to refer back to previous temperature results, you’re in luck: The ThermoScan 7 stores the last nine readings
Buy it: $49, Amazon.com