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When you have kids it's an absolute must to keep a digital thermometer in the house, you just cannot guess when they will randomly get a fever, especially in the middle of the night. Boots Digital Thermometer is a safe, accurate and simple way to check and monitor your temperature or your kids temperature, it can be used by placing the metallic end under your tongue or under the armpit, probably best not to put it in your mouth after it has been under your own or somebody else's armpit :-) It's so so important that the thermometer you have is accurate, and lets face it when you purchase a thermometer you are putting alot of trust in the manufacturer that the readings are accurate, we found that our Boots one was accurate because we got a reading of 40 on it and when we had to take our child to Children's emergency they got the same reading, it was a bit of a traumatic way to find out that the thermometer we had was accurate but it gave us alot of peace of mind, and we have been using it ever since. To summarise here are the main features and points of the thermometer: Accurate and easy to read digital display Simple to operate No glass or mercury Bleep indicates when to read temperature Long-life battery included Automatic shut-off function I would definitely recommend this product to anyone with kids.
Boots digital thermometers are great, mine cost me £6.99 5 years ago and still works perfectly today. I was worried with my first child that i wouldnt know if she was running a temperature after having her imunisations or when she was teething so for less than £7 this thermometer was a good way to put my mind at ease. When ever i thought she loked a bit flushed i would get it out of the cabinet in our bathroom, remove the plastic cover it comes with that protects the sensor on the end that detects the temperature, turn it on which is easy to do, all you do is hold the green button untill it bleeps at you, put it under her arm pit and wait for the temperature to finish rising. It can take quite a white for the temperature to rise and then it beeps at you to tell you the temperature which is digital so is a lot more acurate. This thermometer comes with full instructions on how to use it and put my mind to rest a lot of times, i even use it now, more these days to see if they are faking being ill when they want the day off school though.
I bought a digital thermometer to take my 5-month-old son's temperature after hearing a horror story about a child biting the bulb off a mercury thermometer. I decided that a mercury thermometer wasn't safe to use on a small child and thought that an in-ear thermometer would be safer, however the cost of an in-ear thermometer is around £40 (too expensive), so I settled on a digital thermometer as these were only £8. The digital thermometer is quick and easy to use, it is safe for a small child as there is no mercury or glass. You can use it in the mouth or under the arm and the digital display is clear and easy to read. You just press the on button, wait for the display to say oF (degrees farenheit) and then put it in the childs mouth (or under the armpit) & it beeps when the temperature has been taken. It is quicker & more accurate than the "Fever scan" forehead thermometers (these can be difficult to keep on a wriggling baby) & far cheaper than the in-ear thermometer. You can also buy hygenic plastic covers to put over it before use to avoid spreading infection. I would definitely recommend this thermometer for every medicine chest.
For those of you out there who can't afford the Braun Thermoscan then Boots Digital Thermometer is the next best thing. It's a fraction of the price at about £8/£9 and it can take temperatures by either being placed under the tongue or the armpit. It's very easy to work and has step by step instructions on the box. You press the button at the end to turn it on, when LC appears it's ready to take the temperature and you take the reading when the C sign stops flashing and you hear a beep. Once when I took my sons temperature it seemed to take ages before the reading was ready but I guess that was because his temperature was quite high and every time I looked at the thermometer it was still climbing. I feel more reassured that the reading I get from this thermometer is a much more accurate one then say, from one of those strip ones you hold against your forehead. It's easy to use with excellent instructions and it's safe for young children as there is no glass or mercury in it. What more could you ask for for under a tenner. It really is the cheaper alternative to the Bruan Thermoscan.
Features: accurate and easy to read digital display, no glass or mercury, bleep indicates when to read temperature, / long-life battery, automatic shut-off function /