WHY MOTHERS WITH NEWBORN NEED BABY THERMOMETERSJanuary 22, 2013
Having a baby is the greatest joy every parent has. However, even though this is the case, the worrying starts when they have the baby. It is evident that many parents want to see their kids to succeed and have the best health. Therefore, it is very important that every parent to get a kit that will help them monitor their child’s health progress. Therefore, the most important gadget to have is the baby thermometers.
Thermometer is essential item in a family’s medicine kits for anyone who has a very young child in their home. Putting your hand on your babies forward is also a way to know if your child has fever or the temperature is high. However, the only limitation to this process is that you will never be sure. Therefore, this is where thermometers are required to know if your kid requires diagnosis.
Taking the temperature of your child will help know which step to take or the correct action to take. As you know, there are many different types of thermometers available in the market. However, you have to choose the one that is suitable for measuring baby’s temperature. Remember, each thermometer has its advantage and its disadvantage. Therefore, which is the best thermometer do you really need?
The traditional glass thermometer is a very good addition to any family’s medicine kit. It is accurate and very easy to use. However, the problem is that they are not the ideal solution for checking baby’s temperature. Why is that normal thermometer not ideal for babies? The reason is that, to get an accurate reading, you have to insert it somewhere like in the mouth, under the arm or in the rectum and you need to place it there for a minimum of 1 minute. This thermometer is always a rick of breakage and it is difficult to measure your baby with it.
The best gadgets to use as the baby thermometers are:
1. The plastic strip thermometers
This is the easiest baby thermometers to use. These strip thermometers are placed against your baby’s forehead and are left there fore about 30 seconds or so. Some of these gadgets have an adhesive backing that makes it stick there without you holding it there. You can use this gadget while keeping your baby busy with baby Sippy cups that has something inside like milk.
The thermometer changes its color to indicate and is easy to read. Moreover, this item is very affordable and the readings are fairly accurate.
2. Infrared scanner thermometers
Infrared scanner thermometers are the best option as the baby thermometers. This gadget will scan your baby’s forehead and give you the reading instantly. However, for you to obtain the correct readings with this gadget, you have to point it to the place where the skin is thin and there are many blood vessels. This makes the forehead the best place to point this gadget on. You can also use baby sippy cups to make the baby comfortable.
There are many other gadgets that you can use to measure your babies temperatures. All you need to do is search and select the best.
Posted by verna luga
She earned her Masters in Applied Social Research at Ateneo de Davao University. She's a hard-core pluralist, an eternal optimist, a 40ish realist and a frustrated florist. She’s a mother, a teacher, a dreamer and who knows one day a potter.
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