How To Choose Baby Thermometer
When you are buying clothes, cosmetics and all kinds of items that you will need for the child you are waiting for, among them you should look for a baby thermometer, which one to choose? ; in the market today there is a huge variety, among others, forehead, plastic tape, oral and auxiliary up to four years can use the rectal thermometer, which is not the most comfortable but if the most accurate, also from very early age , has the alternative of using the forehead by infrared or the pacifier.
After the age of 4 years and beyond, the vast majority of children, after explaining, can hold a forehead thermometer under their tongue during the short time it takes to read body temperature; you can also use a normal forehead thermometer in the armpit, or the forehead or ear if it is greater than six months.
The forehead ones with flexible tip for rectal use, oral and of armpit, make the measurement by heat sensors, it is fast only needs a minute, precise and easy to read , because the temperature is reflected in the screen; On the other hand, it is safe since it does not contain mercury, which was prohibited since 2014 because apart from endangering health and the environment, in case of breakage, the mercury could be ingested accidentally
The plastic strip is placed on the front of the child, and when there is fever the strip changes color by teaching the temperature , it is perhaps the least accurate, but when the child is tearful, complaining or simply does not accept another method, this lets you know quickly and comfortably if you have a fever or not.
The advancement of new technologies brought to market a device that applies to Smartphone and access with infrared technology to measure body temperature , says the manufacturer that besides this without touching the child, reading is completely accurate; no matter which one you use, it is always very important to apply the instructions of the manufacturer of the product.
It is never recommended to bathe the child and then place the thermometer, or when it has been too warm, perhaps the reading of body heat is not accurate; it is preferable to wait about 10 minutes for your body to cool and then do it; Also, you should keep your hygiene standards before and after use , cleaning with alcohol and cotton or soap and water, and then storing them in an appropriate place.
When the baby changes his mood for no apparent reason, it is always advisable to place his hand on the forehead , which is the area where the temperature rises higher feeling a higher heat than normal, then use this tool to help you out of doubts and if you observe that it is kept beyond a reasonable time, take it to the doctor because the high fever in a small one must be treated by a specialist