Braun High Speed Digital Thermometer £2.50 @ Sainsburys
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Braun High Speed Digital Thermometer £2.50 @ Sainsburys

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Found 15th Oct 2010
Me and my partner are expecting a child early next year so we've been browsing about picking up little bits here and there for the baby.

Was looking about in Sainsburys Romford and spotted this Braun Thermometer in the baby section hidden on the top shelf in the corner with a little sale tag saying £2.50 and it was down from £9.98.

I've spotted it in othere supermarkets at £10.20 and also spotted on the argos website at £7.99. So overall a saving all round, and for a digital Thermometer I thought this was a cracking price.

Oh and apologies for the bad picture that I took

Oh and also I would gather this is probably store specific but still a good price

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great find, although i got a digital forehead from Lloyds a few years back and its fantastic it actually speaks to tell you the tempeture and its alot more accurate, i got it for around £10 and wouldnt be without it now ive just recently had to change the battery to, so watch out for one of those at a decent price , i also work in a nusery and thats the kind they use, great find though and always good for a back-up

May I just ask where you put this thermometer in? is this the one you put in the ear and after a sec you hear a beep?

Maxxx

May I just ask where you put this thermometer in? is this the one you put … May I just ask where you put this thermometer in? is this the one you put in the ear and after a sec you hear a beep?



looks like a mouth one

This is a mouth one. I'd highly recommend one of the ear ones over this. Although the ear ones are more expensive, they are so much quicker, easier and more accurate to get a reading from. It's never easy to get the temperature of a wriggling baby, but we found the ear one much easier than this one (we have both, thankfully rarely need to use them)

This is still a good deal though if you don't want the expense of the ear one, and both beat a glass stick filled with mercury! (which you can't use on babies anyway!)

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Maxxx - Oct 15, 2010 20:04May I just ask where you put this thermometer … Maxxx - Oct 15, 2010 20:04May I just ask where you put this thermometer in? is this the one you put in the ear and after a sec you hear a beep?



lol well on the back of the little packet you get it in, it has a funny little picture of a stickman and tiny little arrow/triangles pointing to either your mouth, armpit, or your bum.
you leave it in your mouth for 10 seconds and then it beeps.

I also would recommend the ear ones which I will also picking up at some point along the way

but at this price I couldnt resist picking one up,

They had about 6-7 left on the shelf.

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Oh and just to also let you know, the stick part of this is extremely flexible and bendy, don't really know why that would be that important but hey

you can also use this under the baby's armpit! We have used this on our wee one and it's pretty accurate (was pretty much the same reading as the proper one used by our health visitor!) - Just don't use in your mouth before/after!
Edited by: "kenny263" 15th Oct 2010

Please don't scrimp on a thermometer - if there is one thing you need with a newborn it's an accurate thermometer... these are impossible to get a good reading on. I also had a braun forehead thermometer with first one and found it also innaccurate (try taking two readings on your own head - you never get the same even within seconds of each other)

The midwives we spoke with all recommend ear thermometer. They do usually cost £40 but frankly it's huge piece of mind knowing when your child either has a mild or serious fever. A crappy thermometer ain't going to help you sleep as you'll just be worrying.

I know £40 and £2.50 might be a big difference but think of all the other toys you buy for a child and just cut out one or two toys in favour of a decent thermometer. If you are going to have another child it's a worthwhile investment for the whole family anyway.

P.S This is only my humble opinion - I'll be interested to hear what other parents think though...

This is a great price, However from personal experience of nearly losing our toddler last year - an ear thermometer is far more accurate and consistent. However like its been said before this is just my own opinion :-)

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sharkmark - Oct 15, 2010 22:45 - 1 person likes thisPlease don't scrimp … sharkmark - Oct 15, 2010 22:45 - 1 person likes thisPlease don't scrimp on a thermometer - if there is one thing you need with a newborn it's an accurate thermometer... these are impossible to get a good reading on. I also had a braun forehead thermometer with first one and found it also innaccurate (try taking two readings on your own head - you never get the same even within seconds of each other)The midwives we spoke with all recommend ear thermometer. They do usually cost £40 but frankly it's huge piece of mind knowing when your child either has a mild or serious fever. A crappy thermometer ain't going to help you sleep as you'll just be worrying.I know £40 and £2.50 might be a big difference but think of all the other toys you buy for a child and just cut out one or two toys in favour of a decent thermometer. If you are going to have another child it's a worthwhile investment for the whole family anyway.P.S This is only my humble opinion - I'll be interested to hear what other parents think though...



I definatly agree with you from what ive read and been told and this is our first child so new to everything really but I definatly wont be worried about price of certain things if it concerns my childs health.

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