Why You Should Use an Infrared Baby Thermometer

Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Temperature is one indicator of your child's health and keeping a close eye on your baby's temperature can be essential for keeping them in the best health. Standard digital thermometers typically need to be placed under the armpit or tongue, so they can cause your child discomfort, and might also carry germs if not cleaned properly.

Infrared Thermometers are easier and more hygienic than digital alternatives

Offering a comprehensive solution to such problems, infrared thermometers don't require physical contact to take accurate readings. Instead of placing the device under the tongue, armpit or ear, all you have to do is point, scan and voilà! So if you're ready to revolutionise the way you take your child's temperature, and make your life significantly easier, read on!


Benefits of Infrared Baby Thermometers

It's our opinion that infrared thermometers are superior to standard versions in many ways, but if you're still not convinced, we'll let a few of their star features do the talking:

  • Less invasive so won't cause your child or infant any discomfort
  • Can make taking temperatures quicker and easier
  • Reduces risk of infection spreading between family members
  • Saves you time on cleaning between measurements
  • Many infrared thermometers allow you to save multiple measurements
  • Many infrared thermometers can also measure room and drink temperature

Think you might be interested? Have a look at out full range of non-contact baby thermometers!

 

Which Infrared Baby Thermometer Should I Choose?

As the interest in non-contact thermometers has exploded over the past year, there are plenty of options available for you to choose from. Our experts have put together a list of some of our favourites, including some of the most versatile, accurate and easy to use models.

Best All-Round Non-Contact Baby Thermometer

Beurer FT90 Infrared Non-Contact Thermometer

Beurer FT90 Infrared Non-Contact Thermometer

Why We Love It:

  • Ensures quick, efficient operation
  • High level of measurement accuracy (±4% or ±2°C (±4°F))
  • Allows you to save 60 measurements at a time
  • Provides a visual indicator if fever is detected

The Beurer FT90 Infrared Non-Contact Thermometer is our top pick for all-round best infrared baby thermometer. It takes only a matter of moments to provide a conclusive reading of your child's temperature, and immediately produces a visual indicator on the display if a fever is detected. Incredibly simply to set up and operate, it also allows you to save up to 60 date and time stamped measurements so you'll have a full picture of your child's health at all times.

 

Most Versatile Baby Thermometer

Beurer FT65 Multi-Function Ear and Forehead Thermometer

Beurer FT65 Multi-Function Ear and Forehead Thermometer

Why We Love It:

  • Supplied with a range of helpful features
  • Able to take body, room and object temperature
  • Option of non-contact measurement or ear measurement
  • Only 5 seconds wait required between measurements

Capable of measuring body, object and ambient temperature, the Beurer FT65 Multi-Function Ear and Forehead Thermometer can make looking after your family's health easier than ever. Not only does it allow you to take temperatures by non-contact or ear methods so you can select your preference depending on the situation, it is also able to measure the temperature of rooms and liquids. You can use these features to ensure your baby's environment is sufficiently warm, or to check their milk is not too hot before feeding.


Best Thermometer for Newborns

Beurer FT95 Non-Contact Thermometer with Bluetooth

Beurer FT95 Non-Contact Thermometer with Bluetooth

Why We Love It:

  • Ideal for long-term monitoring of health
  • Automatically stores last 60 measurements
  • Bluetooth connectivity allows you to send results on your phone
  • Visual indicator in the form of coloured lights informs you of temperature (green, yellow or red)

Newborn babies are more vulnerable to cold than older children, especially if they were born prematurely or have a low weight. The Beurer FT95 Non-Contact Thermometer with Bluetooth can be used to check for fever when your child is ill, but it's also a fantastic tool for monitoring your baby's general development. With the ability to save up to 60 measurements and send them to your phone via Bluetooth, this thermometer can help you build a record of their health so you can spot any issues early on.


Most Hygienic Non-Contact Thermometer

Beurer FT100 Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer

Beurer FT100 Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer

Why We Love It:

  • Extended required length from measurement point
  • Does not need to be brought so close to individuals
  • Super easy to clean and disinfect
  • Immediate visual indicator if fever is detected

When checking your whole family for illness, you'll likely want to minimise the risk of infection spreading between individuals. Designed to eliminate the risk of cross-contamination, the Beurer FT100 Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer can accurately measure body temperature from between 4 - 6cm away from the target, so the device is less likely to pick up germs. Between measurements, you simply need to wipe the sensor with a soft cloth and disinfectant or 70% alcohol, then let it dry.


How Do I Use Infrared Thermometers?

Infrared thermometers can make taking your child's temperature easier than ever. With most models, you simply need to hold the thermometer's scanner in front of their forehead, and hold down a scan button until the measurement appears on the display. Once this is done, you'll usually need to give the scanner a quick wipe and dry before checking another family member.

It's important to note that normal temperature ranges can vary depending on the type of thermometer you use, as well which part of the body you measure. An example of possible differences is shown in the table below:

Measurement Method Type of Thermometer Normal Temp. Range
Forehead Forehead thermometer 35.8°C - 37.6°C (96.4°F - 99.7°F)
Oral Conventional thermometer 36.0°C - 37.4°C (96.8°F - 99.3°F)

Safe, Easy and Effective

With infrared thermometers, looking after the health of your family and children couldn't be easier! And with a range of helpful features on display, the thermometers we've suggested in this article are a great place to start. If you're interested in other healthcare products for your child, have a look at our full range.