I’m always keen to try new baby products and when Boots got in contact and offered us the chance to review a selection of their Baby Range I was interested to see what would arrive.
We were sent a Boots Non-Contact Thermometer as well as a variety of Boots baby toiletries – Baby Bath, Dreamtime Bath, Baby Lotion, Baby Shampoo, Baby Head To Toe Wash, Baby Oil and Nappy Cream. We started using the toiletries straight away and the review for those will follow shortly. I knew that the Non-Contact Thermometer would be getting some serious use with our current teething spells
The Boots Non-Contact Thermometer looked great. Thermometers aren’t the sort of thing I can get excited about but I have never seen a ‘Non-Contact’ Thermometer before. The thermometer measures a person’s body temperature without touching them and regardless of their age – This isn’t aimed just at children and babies but can be used by the whole family.
With the Non-Contact thermometer you can take the person’s temperature hygienically, without waking or disturbing them and it can also be used to measure the temperature of a room, food, bath water and bottled milk.
The Boots Non-Contact Thermometer has a backlit LCD screen which is colour coded – Green for a normal temperature and red for a high temperature. The thermometer also automatically stores the last 32 readings taken so that you can keep track of any temperature changes easily without having to remember what the last temperature was.
Because the thermometer doesn’t need to touch anything to take a reading there is no need to purchase additional probe covers and the thermometer has an automatic shut-off feature, prolonging the battery life – Both of which will be great for long term money saving.
We found the Boots Non-Contact Thermometer easy to use by pointing it at LP and LM’s forehead and pressing the button. The readings were accurate and being able to also take temperatures of bath water as well as room temperature are handy additions although not something I’d probably use too often.
Being able to take a child’s temperature without waking them is a huge benefit to this thermometer and something that would definitely make me choose this thermometer over others on the market. It also means that you don’t have to fight with a child to get a thermometer in their ear, under their arm or in their mouth and keep it there for a certain amount of time. This really is a great product.
The only slight problem we found was that when we tried to take LP and LM’s temperatures when they were awake they would be overly interested in the thermometer and wouldn’t always let us use it – LP just wanted to play with it herself. This meant that taking temperatures needed to involve distraction methods! Having said that, taking temperatures when LP was watching TV or when either child was asleep was straightforward and easy.
The thermometer comes in a handy storage bag, complete with batteries and has an RRP of £39.99.
Disclosure: We were sent the above product for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.