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We got one of these after seeing it on here for £10. It's well worth the money in my opinion. Your rough guess of the temperature might work most of the time, but a couple of degrees here or there is important when dressing a baby for bed. 2 degrees changes what they should be wearing... I'd rather be sure. Overheating babies is a major cause of SIDS.
Or for free....called humans...go red when hot and blue when cold. 🤪
evostick4729/06/2019 15:02

What for?We had one and it was the most useless baby gadget we ever had. …What for?We had one and it was the most useless baby gadget we ever had. Unless you've lost the ability to tell the rough temperature of a room when you walk in it? Surely you can tell if it's warm or cold?


Yes indeed. Why bother with thermometers full stop...
Leeps29/06/2019 22:26

We got one of these after seeing it on here for £10. It's well worth the …We got one of these after seeing it on here for £10. It's well worth the money in my opinion. Your rough guess of the temperature might work most of the time, but a couple of degrees here or there is important when dressing a baby for bed. 2 degrees changes what they should be wearing... I'd rather be sure. Overheating babies is a major cause of SIDS.


That's nonsense.

There's no written rules about what to do at certain temperatures, so your justification for the thing doesn't make sense. If, for example at 17 deg you put them in a baby grow, vest and 10 tog sleeping bag, then at 18 it's just a vest and a 10 tog, then it might have a use. But that's ridiculous.

Sids is obviously awful, but the biggest causes of that are sharing a bed, cigarette smoke and sleeping on their front. Your grow egg won't stop any of that stuff.

So, I still don't get it. I think it's a useless gadget that exploits new parents fears.
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We’ve got the newer version of this. Pretty useful
its good to check room temperature but definitely can't use it as a night light..it's too dim for that
Or for free....called humans...go red when hot and blue when cold. 🤪
Noobster10129/06/2019 09:52

We’ve got the newer version of this. Pretty useful


What for?

We had one and it was the most useless baby gadget we ever had. Unless you've lost the ability to tell the rough temperature of a room when you walk in it? Surely you can tell if it's warm or cold?
evostick4729/06/2019 15:02

What for?We had one and it was the most useless baby gadget we ever had. …What for?We had one and it was the most useless baby gadget we ever had. Unless you've lost the ability to tell the rough temperature of a room when you walk in it? Surely you can tell if it's warm or cold?


Yes indeed. Why bother with thermometers full stop...
We got one of these after seeing it on here for £10. It's well worth the money in my opinion. Your rough guess of the temperature might work most of the time, but a couple of degrees here or there is important when dressing a baby for bed. 2 degrees changes what they should be wearing... I'd rather be sure. Overheating babies is a major cause of SIDS.
Leeps29/06/2019 22:26

We got one of these after seeing it on here for £10. It's well worth the …We got one of these after seeing it on here for £10. It's well worth the money in my opinion. Your rough guess of the temperature might work most of the time, but a couple of degrees here or there is important when dressing a baby for bed. 2 degrees changes what they should be wearing... I'd rather be sure. Overheating babies is a major cause of SIDS.


That's nonsense.

There's no written rules about what to do at certain temperatures, so your justification for the thing doesn't make sense. If, for example at 17 deg you put them in a baby grow, vest and 10 tog sleeping bag, then at 18 it's just a vest and a 10 tog, then it might have a use. But that's ridiculous.

Sids is obviously awful, but the biggest causes of that are sharing a bed, cigarette smoke and sleeping on their front. Your grow egg won't stop any of that stuff.

So, I still don't get it. I think it's a useless gadget that exploits new parents fears.
evostick4730/06/2019 00:45

That's nonsense.There's no written rules about what to do at certain …That's nonsense.There's no written rules about what to do at certain temperatures, so your justification for the thing doesn't make sense. If, for example at 17 deg you put them in a baby grow, vest and 10 tog sleeping bag, then at 18 it's just a vest and a 10 tog, then it might have a use. But that's ridiculous.Sids is obviously awful, but the biggest causes of that are sharing a bed, cigarette smoke and sleeping on their front. Your grow egg won't stop any of that stuff.So, I still don't get it. I think it's a useless gadget that exploits new parents fears.


I understand your point, but there are multiple sources of charts that describe exactly what you're suggesting. Here's one from Emma's Diary, for instance, And another from an NHS trust (ugh, comic sans.) The ideal temperature for safe sleep is also a lot colder than what you might think is normal. 18 degrees is cold in a room! The research shows that it's best to keep constantly checking on a baby overnight to ensure they're the correct temperature. Since that is impractical, the proxy for that is putting them in clothing that is known to result in x baby temperature for y ambient temperature.

There's often a debate about parent's guilt and feelings around these decisions. While I understand that point, baby safety is more important. The gro-egg is a gimmick, but also it's a branded thermometer for a tenner!
Leeps30/06/2019 10:29

I understand your point, but there are multiple sources of charts that …I understand your point, but there are multiple sources of charts that describe exactly what you're suggesting. Here's one from Emma's Diary, for instance, And another from an NHS trust (ugh, comic sans.) The ideal temperature for safe sleep is also a lot colder than what you might think is normal. 18 degrees is cold in a room! The research shows that it's best to keep constantly checking on a baby overnight to ensure they're the correct temperature. Since that is impractical, the proxy for that is putting them in clothing that is known to result in x baby temperature for y ambient temperature.There's often a debate about parent's guilt and feelings around these decisions. While I understand that point, baby safety is more important. The gro-egg is a gimmick, but also it's a branded thermometer for a tenner!


So, you agree it's a gimmick and it's really important. OK
evostick4730/06/2019 11:38

So, you agree it's a gimmick and it's really important. OK


The colour changing, and the night light aspects are gimmicks. Having a thermometer is important.
Leeps30/06/2019 11:57

The colour changing, and the night light aspects are gimmicks. Having a …The colour changing, and the night light aspects are gimmicks. Having a thermometer is important.


I disagree. It's like saying you need a weather station in your garden to tell you how to dress them. What on earth do you do in the day without knowing the exact temperature??

If it feels hot, less clothes thinner sleeping bag, if it's cold more clothes thicker sleeping bag, it's common sense.
John Lewis are matching at £10.15
Amazon has never charged £24.99 for this. RRP may be £24.99 but we all know that means nothing. Just saying...
Very useful, would highly recommend.
evostick4730/06/2019 00:45

That's nonsense.There's no written rules about what to do at certain …That's nonsense.There's no written rules about what to do at certain temperatures, so your justification for the thing doesn't make sense. If, for example at 17 deg you put them in a baby grow, vest and 10 tog sleeping bag, then at 18 it's just a vest and a 10 tog, then it might have a use. But that's ridiculous.Sids is obviously awful, but the biggest causes of that are sharing a bed, cigarette smoke and sleeping on their front. Your grow egg won't stop any of that stuff.So, I still don't get it. I think it's a useless gadget that exploits new parents fears.


Completely disagree - Myself and my wife found this really useful, especially in a new house where we did not know how much the temperature fluctuated over night. Just because the room is a certain temperature when you put them to bed, doesn't mean it will stay at that exact temperature throughout the night.
newusername6902/07/2019 09:24

Completely disagree - Myself and my wife found this really useful, …Completely disagree - Myself and my wife found this really useful, especially in a new house where we did not know how much the temperature fluctuated over night. Just because the room is a certain temperature when you put them to bed, doesn't mean it will stay at that exact temperature throughout the night.


Wake up the child dear, it's dropped a degree and we've got to get them out of this 2.5 tog into a 3 tog!
Really don't see the point in this product. Waste of money, waste of resources.

Nevertheless, people will end up buying it. Sigh...
evostick4702/07/2019 09:35

Wake up the child dear, it's dropped a degree and we've got to get them …Wake up the child dear, it's dropped a degree and we've got to get them out of this 2.5 tog into a 3 tog!


Leave the child dear, its the middle of winter and the kids radiator has packed in! Never mind hehe!
Leeps29/06/2019 22:26

We got one of these after seeing it on here for £10. It's well worth the …We got one of these after seeing it on here for £10. It's well worth the money in my opinion. Your rough guess of the temperature might work most of the time, but a couple of degrees here or there is important when dressing a baby for bed. 2 degrees changes what they should be wearing... I'd rather be sure. Overheating babies is a major cause of SIDS.


That escalated quickly
Best advice we saw suggested babies should sleep in a room somewhere between 16 and 20 degrees. All of which feel cold to an adult. It's really hard to tell whether it's "a bit cold", "very cold" or "too cold".

Recently, many parts of our house have been hitting 30 degrees. The child's room, north-facing and curtained in the day, has seemed lovely and cool by contrast. But has still been over 25 degrees.

Sleeping in 25 degrees is unlikely to kill my three year old daughter, but it's very likely to wake her up three times in the night, which I'd rather avoid!

For a tenner you can just not worry about this stuff.

If you don't see value in it, pass...but I've personally found this pretty useful.
evostick4730/06/2019 00:45

That's nonsense.There's no written rules about what to do at certain …That's nonsense.There's no written rules about what to do at certain temperatures, so your justification for the thing doesn't make sense. If, for example at 17 deg you put them in a baby grow, vest and 10 tog sleeping bag, then at 18 it's just a vest and a 10 tog, then it might have a use. But that's ridiculous.Sids is obviously awful, but the biggest causes of that are sharing a bed, cigarette smoke and sleeping on their front. Your grow egg won't stop any of that stuff.So, I still don't get it. I think it's a useless gadget that exploits new parents fears.


Babies can't regulate their temp and become drowsy when too hot and then cannot communicate their discomfort by crying. Babies getting overheated is very dangerous.

SIDS is a risk if babies overheat. NHS OVERHEATING BABIES / SIDS
davewave02/07/2019 11:47

Babies can't regulate their temp and become drowsy when too hot and then …Babies can't regulate their temp and become drowsy when too hot and then cannot communicate their discomfort by crying. Babies getting overheated is very dangerous.SIDS is a risk if babies overheat. NHS OVERHEATING BABIES / SIDS


Bringing your facts in here. Didn't you here? People in this country have had enough of experts...
davewave02/07/2019 11:47

Babies can't regulate their temp and become drowsy when too hot and then …Babies can't regulate their temp and become drowsy when too hot and then cannot communicate their discomfort by crying. Babies getting overheated is very dangerous.SIDS is a risk if babies overheat. NHS OVERHEATING BABIES / SIDS


Yes and? I'm not saying smother your baby in piles of blankets and hot water bottles then crank the heating up. I'm saying a thermometer is silly. You, I, most people in fact, can tell if it's warm or cool. Then just dress appropriately. It's not difficult. Or maybe it is for some.
evostick4702/07/2019 12:33

Yes and? I'm not saying smother your baby in piles of blankets and hot …Yes and? I'm not saying smother your baby in piles of blankets and hot water bottles then crank the heating up. I'm saying a thermometer is silly. You, I, most people in fact, can tell if it's warm or cool. Then just dress appropriately. It's not difficult. Or maybe it is for some.


Oh dear.
Nice find. Heat
This looks like the sort of thing you'll get for your first child, but probably wont bother with for the second.
NotAnonymous02/07/2019 14:19

This looks like the sort of thing you'll get for your first child, but …This looks like the sort of thing you'll get for your first child, but probably wont bother with for the second.


Why would you need a second, it would work for both.
newusername6902/07/2019 10:48

Leave the child dear, its the middle of winter and the kids radiator has …Leave the child dear, its the middle of winter and the kids radiator has packed in! Never mind hehe!


How would that even work? As a sleep deprived parent, would you set an alarm each hour during the night and enter your baby's room? And once you have arrived, the only way you'll know that the heating has packed up would be this colourful thermometer?
Good for my games room for pc gets hot
davewave02/07/2019 15:22

Why would you need a second, it would work for both.


I meant you wouldn't bother taking it out of the drawer/loft and using it for the second child.

More generally though, I meant there is a lot of cr*p that you buy for your first child that you learn isn't important and skip over for the second. This item is symbolic of that.
Thanks for posting @stace639 we have added this to today's Highlights page
My personal opinion is this was the most useless thing we bought when little one was born a few years ago. Wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
Amusing reading the comments.

We got one for first born but didn't bother with it for the second.
Like other comments I found this device pointless. If you’ve got poor general sense of temperature then maybe you will need this. For me I know by checking if the bedroom and my child is hot or cold.
Regardless of whether or not babies need a thermometer, isn't this still quite expensive? What does this do that I couldn't get from the £8-9 room thermometers on Amazon?
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