“ Brand: Nscessity / Type: Thermometers „
I had this bought for me when my daughter was a newborn and it turned out to be very useful.
It is a thermometer to measure how hot or cold your bath water is.
It is shaped like a fish, about 3 inches wide and is brightly coloured in lime green and blue. It is made out of a chunky rubber material and the digital screen is centred in the middle of the fish and can clearly be seen.
The fish floats and is waterproof so can be used as a bath toy as well.
To use you simply press the on/ off button ( conveniently situated where the fishes eye would be) and place it in the bath water. The temperature will come up on the screen in about a minute and will be shown in degrees.
If the temperature is between 39 and 45 degrees the red button at the side of the screen will start to flash. This is an indication that the temperature is too warm. If the temp is above 45 degrees then the light will flash very rapidly and the word HOT will appear on the screen.
The light will stop flashing when the water has reached a suitable temperature.
The thermometer has an auto shut off and has a battery life of 2 years. It comes with an instruction leaflet but it really is simple to use.
I found this very useful when my daughter was little, she loved the bath and it was comforting to know that she was at a comfortable temperature whilst in it. It was also handy for making sure the water didn't get too cold if she stayed in there for too long. As she got bigger she was able to use the fish as another bath toy.
The fish thermometer worked for about a year and then stopped. I don't know what went wrong with it but we couldn't get it to work no matter what we tried. We kept it as a bath toy for a while though.
I would recommend this thermometer to anybody. It is practical, easy to see and very accurate, we definately got our moneys worth out of it.
Fish Bath Thermometer by Nscessity
I personally love to have nice hot baths and showers and since the midwife had been round to show me how to bath Jack I had decided to give him a bath every night as part of his bedtime routine. /this has been really beneficial and perhaps helped him to sleep pretty much through the night.
I was shown to test the bath water by dipping in my elbow and from this you are meant to gage whether the water is too hot or too cold. Now I don't know about anyone else but I would never make the bath too cold but I would make a nice warm bath for Jack. But too warm is the question. I seem to have no real sense of feeling in my elbows and anything feels cool if its not boiling to me. So I decided instead of being worried that I was going to drop Jack in a bath of scalding water and have to get him rushed to A&E I decided to spend a little bit of money and buy a bath thermometer.
I have found shopping on Amazon much easier than heading out to the town near me so that is the first place I looked. I came across this fairly cheap but snazzy looking bath thermometer and decided it was just what I needed.
For the price of £9.99p plus post and packaging I thought this pretty reasonable and to be one of the cheapest available on the site. The thermometer itself looks pretty snazzy and really does look like a toy! I don't think Jack at the moment really cares about it as I pop it in the bath and take it out before he has even noticed. It is about the size of a tennis ball and of course is shaped like a fish. The unit is big and chunky and easy to pick up and drop in the bath.
The unit is a wonderful mixture of bright green and blue with a chunky yellow rubber on/off button. The digital temperature reading is shown in the middle of the fish and is fairly clear to read. There is also a small LED light that will indicate if the water is too cold or too hot by various amounts of flashing in the warning red colour. This I find extremely helpful because f you have placed this fish thermometer into a bath full of bubbles it is not always clear to see the digital temperature display and this light will appear even though a large amount of bubble bath bubbles!
The thermometer itself is ever so basic to use and is only a case of pressing the large yellow on/off button and the digital reading will appear on the display. There is a small measuring part behind the display where the temperature can be gauged from. The temperature reading will be given correctly within 90 seconds and there is no programming of the unit needed. The unit can be easily switched off by pressing the same button and if you forget to switch off the unit will automatically do this for you after 30 minutes.
There is a different sequence of flashing that comes from the small LED light. If the water is too warm the LED light will slow flash and is the water is much too hot then it will flash a lot faster. The display will show a "T" if the water is too cool. This is all explained well on a table found in the instruction manuel.
All in all the thermometer works well and is very simple and easy to use. It looks good and it priced very reasonably. I have only seen it for sale on Amazon but then again I have not look elsewhere for it.
There is a small instruction leaflet that comes with the fish bath thermometer and this gives all the right information. It is straight to the point and simple to understand. The fact it gives details of what the correct temperature for a baby's bath should be, which is 37 degrees. It also gives information on the right temperature for if the baby is poorly and other really useful information.
The fish bath thermometer has a range of from 15 degrees to 45 degrees and anything out of these figures will be shown as a dash or if too hot then HOT will be displayed. It is all pretty basic stuff but that is exactly what you need in a piece of equiptment such as this basic but good. This thermometer works brilliantly as it should do and is easy to use and nice to look at.
I would give the thermometer 10/10 as it fulfils all of my requirements and at the right price!!!
Tests the water temperature of your child's bath.