Having a sick baby is no fun at all. And, the minute a cough is accompanied by a fever, you’re likely to move swiftly from concern into panic. But first you need to diagnose that fever with a baby thermometer.
Choosing a Thermometer
There are a few things you need to know before starting the search for the best baby thermometer.
The American Academy of Pediatrics only recommends the use of rectal thermometers for children under 3 months. The primary reason is that rectal thermometers provide the most accurate readings and any fever in infants younger than three months is a matter for your pediatrician.
There is some evidence to support a move towards temporal thermometers (such as our top Fave). But, in the first few months, stick to the rectal version.
If you need help using a thermometer – after choosing one from our list formed after extensive research and the responses of real users – this guide from the American Academy of Pediatrics is wonderfully helpful.
And now, on to our list of the best baby thermometers.