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Thermometers for Kids

by Patty Onderko


Thermometers for Kids
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Get the lowdown on the best kid and baby thermometers from moms who’ve battled high fevers—and won. Check out our health guide for tips on how to handle fever in children.

 

1 of 5 Image Credits: Dr. Mom

Dr. Mom 3-in-1 Family Digital

Price:$30.00

A tester favorite: The instructions are printed right on the back. The three wands each store in their own spot in the thermometer's base.

Plus:
Guide to Fever in Children and Babies

 

2 of 5 Image Credits: The American Red Cross

American Red Cross Digital Pacifier

Price:$7.39

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.

Plus:
Guide to Fever in Children and Babies

3 of 5 Image Credits: BÉBÉSOUNDS

BébéSounds BR-144 Lighted Ear

Price:$24.95

The temperature pops up in literally one second, and the tip doesn't require those tiny (and annoying) probe covers.

Plus:
Guide to Fever in Children and Babies

4 of 5 Image Credits: Safety 1st

Safety 1st 8-Second Digital

Price:$10.00

Well-priced and a cinch to use; moms loved the over-insertion guard for rectal use and the auto shutoff—handy when you're bleary-eyed.

Plus:
Guide to Fever in Children and Babies

5 of 5 Image Credits: VICKS

Vicks Comfort Flex Digital

Price:$15.00

Moms loved the speed and stoplight colors of this device that you can use rectally, orally, or under the arm, but the beeping is a bit loud.

Plus:
Guide to Fever in Children and Babies