SANITAS Forehead & Ear Thermometer £8.99* @ Lidl
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SANITAS Forehead & Ear Thermometer £8.99* @ Lidl

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Found 31st Mar 2016
Multi-functional device with ear thermometer probe and forehead thermometer for non-contact readings - perfect for measuring sleeping babies, baby milk, bathwater, etc
With illuminated colour-changing ring that displays normal and high temperature, blue illuminated display, and acoustic signal when measuremnet is complete


Measures in °C or °F, with 30 memory spaces for storing previous readings
Battery included

lot cheaper than the branded ones...

From 7th April Thursday
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But how accurate are they? I've had some cheap Chinese ones from eBay that are miles out
Can vouch for these .. we have one (although unsure if same make- but from lidl anyway) came with a 3yr warranty and still running strong. ours shows sad/smily face and has indicator lights to show if temp too high or low (or ok) can't complain for the price considering branded ones go for £30+
Great price - are these available now or from a certain date?
Does anyone have the instructions or box for one of these and can confirm the accuracy? The infrared thermometers are usually about +/- 2 degrees C, which would be quite inaccurate for body temperature.
Mermoo

Great price - are these available now or from a certain date?


From next Thursday 7th April
Good price but all the medical staff we've talked to said for an accurate reading you really need one that goes under arm or in mouth. Apparently even the well known branded ones can be a fair whack out.
(we have to monitor our daughters temp very carefully)
Anyone else read this as Santa's forehead and war thermometer?
FearTheBassPlayer

Anyone else read this as Santa's forehead and war thermometer?



​Yep. Which would be apt seeing as we usually have at least one of our kids down with something every Christmas!
Skyhiigh

Good price but all the medical staff we've talked to said for an accurate … Good price but all the medical staff we've talked to said for an accurate reading you really need one that goes under arm or in mouth. Apparently even the well known branded ones can be a fair whack out.(we have to monitor our daughters temp very carefully)



You might be right, but strangely, in hospitals, they quite often use the ones that go in your ear. Except for in A&E where they tend to use under arm paper strips.
Edited by: "andrewmp" 1st Apr 2016
Do not buy its absolutely waste of money. Got one last time when they were in lidl. Worked fine at the beginning, than my toddler got some fewer- this one was showing 35c when actually poor kid had 39.9c (verified in a&e).
Better add couple of quid and buy decent one- unless you dont mind it not working when you need it
dwl99

But how accurate are they? I've had some cheap Chinese ones from eBay … But how accurate are they? I've had some cheap Chinese ones from eBay that are miles out



same issue here I bought for £10 from ebay
martaluscious

Do not buy its absolutely waste of money. Got one last time when they … Do not buy its absolutely waste of money. Got one last time when they were in lidl. Worked fine at the beginning, than my toddler got some fewer- this one was showing 35c when actually poor kid had 39.9c (verified in a&e).Better add couple of quid and buy decent one- unless you dont mind it not working when you need it


Yes, simply because skin that's exposed to the air will lose heat, so its temperature will be lower than that of the bloodstream. However much you spend on a thermometer, if it's not pointing at the right surface it's useless.
dwl99

But how accurate are they? I've had some cheap Chinese ones from eBay … But how accurate are they? I've had some cheap Chinese ones from eBay that are miles out



Not very accurate... my son had 39.9c and this was showing 35c... waste of money really
I use this one on a daily basis and have found it to be pretty accurate amazon.co.uk/Tem…age - not bad for £20 and it's FDA approved.
I have under arm one from ebay £4 and its working perfectly and very accurate. I had braun and tommee tippee before and all are expensive and waste of money.
The under arm one is the best
https://shop.briggscorp.com/img_catalog/86_20051_Lr.jpg

After trying cheap electronic and reasonably priced IR body thermometers, I bought this: classic style non toxic gallium thermometer, made by Geratherm. Showing temperature in C and F, no batteries needed - best thermometer IMO.
Only downsides are, it requires a strong arm to shake it down after use and it takes around 10 min to take a temperature reading, so not the best for elderly or small children...
Sick deal
we have one of those that cost around £30 or more. We have it now since our son was a little boy. he's now 18 and that thing is still working. have always replaced the batteries when it asked to and bought the Braun plastic disposable covers to keep the tip clean. The thing with these is that they are IR (Infra-red) sensors and if you don't point onto the ear drum it will give you a lower temperature. That's why one should always try more than once in each ear. I have friends who bought the same model and couldn't use it. It always worked when I used theirs. It just depends how you use it. If you don't want to have the hassle then why not buying the old school type of thermometers that you just stick under the arm or put it into an orifice?
andrewmp

You might be right, but strangely, in hospitals, they quite often use the … You might be right, but strangely, in hospitals, they quite often use the ones that go in your ear. Except for in A&E where they tend to use under arm paper strips.



​Yeah it's weird, we've noticed this too. Very odd.
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