MIL gave us a digital ear thermometer when LO was born--I'm sure it'll be useful when she's older but there's just no chance of using it on her now. It takes less than a second to take a reading, but that's just too long in baby world! She won't hold still and tries to eat it, lol. Either that or she thinks its some sort of torture device and starts screaming. We use a regular digital thermometer under the arm instead. I don't think there's such a thing as an easy way to take a baby's temperature!
We use the one the hospital gave us. We use it in his rectum, has he moves way to much to do under the arm. Suprisingly he doesnt even notice the rectal one.
The ear one, I woud have no chance getting a reading, armpit- his moves around a cries.
With rectal I put him on his belly and he will move but not even half as much and no crying.
Plus I heard its more accurate doing it rectal. Not sure if thats true though
Are we talking room thermometers or body thermometers? (sorry for being thick lol)
Room thermometer - there's one built into my baby monitor which is great
Body thermometer - I use a tommee tippee one that came in a grooming set. It goes under the armpit. I must admit it is a bit of a faf on as you have to get the baby to hold still for something like 30 seconds for it to work.
Dont trust it - The other week my LO was off her food etc so I used that thermometer and it said she was 36.2, then she when all floppy and we had to get an ambulance out......... She was actually 38.5 and the ambulance man said the under armpit ones can be a couple of degrees out which is the difference between being fine and having a fever!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ive since bought a Braun Thermoscan and its amazing - Stick in the ear job, quick and reliable xxx
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