The Best Thermometers for Kids to Keep Them Healthy and Safe

by Bethany Braun-Silva

The Best Thermometers for Kids to Keep Them Healthy and Safe
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We found the best thermometers for kids and babies.


Having a thermometer at home to check your child’s temperature is more important than ever. Thermometers can give parents peace of mind in the middle of the night and also alert them as to when it’s time to call the pediatrician. Taking care of our kids when they are sick is a hard job, made easier by the right tools.


There have been many great advancements in thermometers over the years. Gone are days of wrestling with a cranky and sick toddler while you try to get a thermometer under their tongue. Now you can take your child’s temperature without even having to touch them. Forehead infrared thermometers are perfect for middle-of-the-night temperature checks or for even the youngest infants. There are even disposable thermometers that kids can wear for 48 hours straight.


We especially love app oriented thermometers that allow parents to track their child’s temperatures and even set up different profiles for each kid.


We found the seven best thermometers for kids, that parents will love, too. Check them out below.



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Infrared Forehead Thermometer


This no-touch thermometer accurately reads your child's temperature in just one second. It works well on babies and kids and can also be used to measure the temperature of liquids and of a room. It conveniently stores the last 10 temperature readings.

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Summer Infant Pacifier Thermometer


Paci lovers will groove away on the soft nipple, specially designed for an infant's mouth; the snap on the cover keeps it clean and dry. Parents can will love the glow feature that allows them to take their baby's temperature at night without waking them.

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Braun Digital Ear Thermometer


The pre-warmed tip on this thermometer gives an accurate temperature reading in little ones and is also recommended by pediatricians. It comes with disposable lens filters so you can spend less time cleaning. It can read your child's temperature in a matter of seconds.

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Medical Oral Thermometer


This thermometer can be used orally, rectally, on in the armpit for a fast an accurate temperature check. It has a soft beep so kids won't wake if taking their temperature in the middle of the night. It's also very easy to clean.

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Vicks SpeedRead Digital Thermometer


Parents love the speed and stoplight colors of this device that you can use rectally, orally, or under the arm. The temperature is easy to read and you get an accurate measurement in eight seconds.

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Tempagenix Temp-N-Toss Disposable Forehead Thermometer Strips


For fussy babies and toddlers, these forehead strips are a perfect option. They can monitor your child's temperature for up to 48 hours. They are free from harmful chemicals and ar great for taking on the go.

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Kinsa QuickCare Smart Stick Digital Thermometer


With the complementary app, families can track their child's last 50 temperature readings. You can also track medicine doses and set up a profile for different children.