The 9 Best Thermometers For Children

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This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in February of 2019. All parents require a reliable thermometer in the medicine cabinet for tracking the temperature of sick kids, to help decide if it's time to call the doctor or confirm that medications are working. Our selection designed specifically for children includes a variety of sensing methods, from ear to rectal, so that you can find one to suit your family's individual needs. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. iProven DMT-511

2. Kinsa Quick Care

3. Braun Thermoscan 7

Editor's Notes

February 11, 2019:

While pediatricians consider rectal temperatures to be the most accurate, even their offices often use devices that are more comfortable and convenient. We evaluated choices that struck a balance between accuracy and comfort for both the parent and child. The iProven DMT was rated first because it has a proven track record for accuracy and can be used multiple ways.

4. Coco Bear Infrared

5. Vicks Comfort Flex

6. Berrcom Smart

7. Exergen Temporal

8. iProven Digital

9. Kinsa Smart Ear

Tina Morna Freitas
Last updated by Tina Morna Freitas

Tina Morna Freitas is a writer who lives in Chicago with her family and three cats. She has a B.A. in anthropology with a minor in English, and has built a freelance career over the years in writing and digital marketing. Her passions for cooking, decorating and home improvement contribute to her extensive knowledge of all things kitchen and home goods. In addition, her 20 years as a parent inform her expertise in the endless stream of toys and equipment that inevitably takes over the homes of most parents. She also enjoys gardening, making and sipping margaritas, and aspires to be a crazy cat lady once all the children are grown.

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