If you follow me on social media you will know that Ophelia has now cut 3 teeth at 16 weeks old. Her first came through at 12 weeks. She's been very good with it but there have been days when she's has been a bit down in the dumps and under the weather. I've had to check her temperature a lot whilst they've cut through.
We were sent a Kinetik Non Contact Thermometer to review which I jumped at the chance of receiving as it's so difficult to hold a normal thermometer under a babies arm or in their mouth. We have one that you can pop in a babies ear but even that is a bit of a struggle to do as it always disturbs Ophelia.
The thermometer uses infra-red technology to take accurate readings within one second. It also has different modes which allows you to measure room, body and surface temperature which is displayed in either celsius or fahrenheit. It also has a built in memory for 25 readings. This is very handy for seeing whether your child's temperature is going up or down. This i've found very helpful as I do suffer from baby brain quite a bit and become quite forgetful!!
It's very simple to use. All you have to do is turn it on, take the cap off, then hold it a couple of centimetres away from your child's forehead and press scan.
We've loved this product. It's proven invaluable whilst we've been away on holiday. We've been able to take Ophelia's temperature whilst she's sleeping, without disturbing her. We even used it on the aeroplane as they are always cold with all the air blowing around so it was great to keep an eye on her during the night time flight without waking her up. It's also been great for checking room temperatures whilst we've been here.
I like the fact that it beeps if the temperature is too high. I think this is a great feature as a lot of the time, you can't remember what a normal temperature should be especially if you are worried.
I also love that it's more hygienic than a normal thermometer. You don't have to give it a clean after every use like you would a regular one.
It's very small and fits in the palm of your hand and therefore is ideal for travel or to simply carry around in your change bag or handbag.
Hubby has also had a fantastic time proving to me that my baths are always way too hot. I always have a boiling hot bath and he's constantly telling me that the temperature is too high and it's not good for me. He has loved sneaking in and measuring it before I jump in. Needless to say he's been able to be very smug!!
I'd definitely recommend this to everyone. It's easy to use, fast and effective and has certainly made our lives easier whilst taking Eva and Ophelia's temperatures. You can buy the thermometer from their website here, Kinetik Wellbeing.