One should never use a glass the thermometer on a baby or small child, the reason being that is because glass thermometer contains mercury and if the child was to break the thermometer in their mouth by biting down, they could then take some of the mercury in or even cut themselves on their very this glass.
While the infra-red thermometer is becoming more and more popular most families have either a strip thermometer or a stick thermometer The strip thermometer is used to take the baby’s temperature by placing it on their forehead and the stick thermometer is generally placed under the child’s arm.
In today’s day and age it is not only doctors that can afford infra-red thermometer. The price of infra-red thermometer are relatively low now as compared to what it was five years ago so now most families can possess an accurate infra-red baby ear thermometer.
As a child moves around quite a bit when one is trying to take the temperature the ideal situation is to be able to take the temperature in just a few seconds without them even noticing and an infra-red baby ear Thermometer achieves this.
The genius behind using infrared technology to measure temperature has been around for some time and industrial equipment which is used to measure the temperatures of surfaces when testing appliances. This technology was later used in very expensive Medical Equipment but now is found in the average baby ear thermometer device.
It has been said that a baby can have a high fever up to seven times in a year. While the mother and father generally know when the baby is suffering from a fever based on the human touch, it is very important to be able to reinforce the fact by taking the temperature with an accurate Baby ear Thermometer.
When monitoring the child’s temperature I usually take a reading every 30 minutes or depending on my level of paranoia it could be every 15 minutes. Sometimes I can become a so concerned that I lose track of what they temperature it was when I last took it and I have no idea whether or not it is improving. Many modern baby ear thermometers have a history which is really useful in these cases.
When taking a child’s temperature it is very important to ensure that the device being used is kept clean and hygienic. Some baby ear thermometers come with a sleeve which is goes over the end of the thermometer, this is interchangeable so you can have one for each child.