Much alike the early stages of the lockdown when we couldn’t find any toilet paper, thermometers were also in high demand to rule out one of the telltale symptoms of a viral infection.
Nowadays, everything is digital, yep even health. We’ve decided to round up digital thermometers for a few reasons, but the top being convenience. Gone are the days of scrawling down readings and trying to remember the previous three, most modern thermometers keep a backlog of readings and even sync them straight to a smart device.
We have however included a multitude of different readers, including rectal options (which is a good choice for newborns) and contact-free options to keep contamination to a minimum.
Thermometers were virtually impossible to come by a few weeks ago, stock levels appear to be returning back to normal for now online; but you can always check your local pharmacy or big chains like Tesco and Sainsburys.
We’ve found top options worth considering for the whole family below.
Best thermometers for adults and children in 2020
iProve’s Medical Thermometer has an affordable price, it’s compact in size and offers super accurate results (1/10 of a degree) in as little as 10 seconds.
The oral and rectal thermometer is mercury-free and a great option for newborns and small children as it boasts a flexible tip that’s gentle on skin. It’s 100% waterproof, so perfect for thoroughly cleans before and after use.
Price: £16.99, Amazon – buy here now
Another terrific option if you have little ones at home.
The Miniland Therm Kit boasts three separate thermometers, a body thermometer with flexible tip, a soft textured pacifier shaped thermometer and a bath thermometer.
It rapidly measures the bath water and atmospheric temperature and will alert you if the temperature is too hot or too cold, it also a cute little companion to join them in the bath time fun.
Price: £21.73, Amazon – buy here now
Utilising super smart technology and for under £20, Braun’s Precision Stick thermometer is a top contender and well worth keeping in the bathroom cabinet to monitor the whole families temperatures.
The thermometer boasts a flexi tip and a large LCD screen for easy reading. Thanks to smart age precision technology, all you have to do is select the age of your child and use the colour coded chart to determine optimal temperature. After all the definition of ‘fever’ does vary with age.
You’ll get your accurate reading in just eight seconds.
Price: £16.99, Argos – buy here now
Jumper’s 4-in-1 thermometer is on the pricier end of the scale, but it boasts some super cool features, including adult and baby modes and accurate, one second readings.
Easily switch between Degrees and Fahrenheit with an easy one click button on the handle.
The thermometer can be used for ear cavity readings, as well as on the forehead – you can even switch between adult and child modes, to simply check the whole family.
You can check the temperatures of the atmosphere and objects and you’ll be alerted if high temperatures are detected.
Price: £54.99, Amazon – buy here now
Utilising powerful dual-technology, Braun’s contact-free design is perfect for the current climate and beyond. Moving forward the best way to avoid contamination is to reduce the amount of surfaces (bodies included) it touches.
If you’ve got little ones, a no touch mode is perfect to use if they’re fussy or sleeping; you hold the device 5cm away and a silent mode will even give you the reading without beeping.
You can use the touch feature if you’d like to, which give you an accurate result in two seconds.
Price: £52.99, Ebay – buy here now
LPow’s No Touch thermometer is a great contact-free method that uses infrared technology to give accurate, one second results from up to 5cm away.
It’s an easy to use design perfect for accurate recordings for the whole family, as well as surfaces indoors and outside too. You can also mute the device if you’re trying your hardest not to wake a sleeping baby.
Fever notifications will alert you if a high fever has bee detected, this thermometer also stores 50 measurements to help you keep track.
Price: £47.99, Amazon – buy here now
Withings are one of the leading names in smart health and fitness, their smart thermometer is a bit of an investment; but comes with a host of futuristic features for ultimate convenience.
Thermo measures from the temporal artery (considered one of the best place to detect temperature changes) – you won’t even have to make contact, simply wave the device across the forehead, this also makes it a top option for keeping sanitary.
The results are automatically synced via an app to your compatible smart device, where you can track your temperature and much more.
Price: £89.95, Apple – buy here now
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