Style: ear Infrared thermometer
You can chose the ear thermometer. As you have probably guessed, the sensor of the ear infrared thermometer is inserted into your baby’s ear canal and provides an accurate reading. The sensor measures the infrared heat waves released by the ear drum.
Ear thermometers are commonly used in hospitals. They are quick, safe and, most importantly, are not uncomfortable for your baby.
Ear infrared thermometers do come with a learning curve, it is quite difficult to position the thermometer correctly after inserting it. An incorrect position will give an inaccurate reading. This learning curve is easily overcome and once you have the hang of it you will be measuring your baby’s temperature with ease.
Unfortunately; ear thermometers may not be suitable for babies under 6 months. This is because the ear canal is still developing and,is often too narrow to take the thermometers probe.
It is important to note that too much wax in your baby’s ear can also result in the ear infrared thermometer giving an inaccurate reading.
Reads very quickly.
Not suitable for babies under 12 months.
A learning curve must be overcome.
An effective ear infrared thermometer after its use has been mastered.