Updated February 19, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

The 6 Best Thermometers For Infants

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This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in February of 2019. A fever in adults is never fun, but high temperatures in a baby can be life threatening, which is why having a reliable, easy-to-use thermometer is essential for parents. While there are many options sold for use with infants, doctors agree that rectal models are the most accurate, which is why that's all we included on our list. Always read the instructions for proper use and cleaning before use. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best thermometer for infants on Amazon.

6. Enji TH-65

5. iProvèn DT-R1221a

4. Vicks V934

3. OccoBaby OccoFlex

2. Kinsa QuickCare

1. Safety 1st Gentle Read

Editor's Notes

February 12, 2019:

Taking a baby's temperature is no time to be squeamish. While many adults may flinch at the thought of having their temperature taken rectally, most infants won't even notice it. So parents, when it's time, roll up your sleeves and get to work. To take the guesswork out of how far to ummm...stick it in, we included models like the Safety 1st Gentle Read and Vicks V934, which have a short tip and a thick body that works as an insertion guard. The Kinsa QuickCare ia a great option for first time parents because it connects to a smartphone app to help you track your baby's fever and gives advice on what to do based on those readings. Other models like the OccoBaby OccoFlex and iProvèn DT-R1221a either have an audible alarm or some other indication that lets you know your baby is running feverish, even if you aren't 100-percent sure what the ideal temperature is for a little on.

Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on February 19, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.

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