How to choose the right thermometer for your family

Published on August 22, 2018

Fevers and bugs are a part of growing up, and an inevitability that all parents should be prepared for. Whilst we can’t stop our family from becoming poorly, we can make sure we are able to take the best possible care of them when they are. There are many options to consider when deciding on a thermometer for your medicine cabinet which can make your decision more difficult.

At Kinetik, we like to think we are a helpful bunch, so we have put together a few pointers to help you choose the right thermometer for your family.

What are my options?

Kinetik Wellbeing thermometers offer a choice of two styles – Inner Ear or Non-Contact. There is no right or wrong option, but each style may work better for different families. This guide will list the features of each, and explain how they might work best for different circumstances and preferences.

Inner Ear Thermometer

Inner Ear Thermometers use an infrared ray to measure the temperature of energy radiating from the ear drum. They are quick, safe and slip comfortably into your patient’s ear, allowing you to take their temperature without having to remove any clothing or be moved around excessively – which is uncomfortable for anyone who is feeling unwell.

Reasons to choose the Kinetik Inner Ear Thermometer:

Kinetik Inner Ear Thermometer

  • Includes 20 disposable probe covers which can be easily changed if you have more than one poorly person in the house.
  • Takes a 1 second reading with soft operation keys so it won’t wake your sleeping patient
  • Stores your 10 previous readings – because it’s hard to remember simple things when you are worrying about your poorly child
  • Gives a High Fever Alert for readings over 44 ͦF
  • Comes with a handy travel pouch for safe keeping and so you can take it along when travelling

** Check out our current Special Offer: For a limited time, buy the Inner Ear Thermometer and receive a FREE extra pack of Probe Covers (worth £6.99) with code TEMPX2 **

Digital Non-Contact Thermometers

Digital Non-Contact Thermometers use infra-red technology to measure temperature without making contact with the patient. When your child is unwell, the last thing you want to do is disturb their sleep, and nobody likes to be poked and prodded when they are achy with a fever – which is why so many parents find non-contact thermometers so helpful.

Non-Contact Thermometers are a good choice for families with more than one child because there is no need to clean or reset them between uses.

Reasons to choose a Kinetik Digital Non-Contact Thermometer

Kinetik Non Contact Digital Thermometer

  • High Fever Alert for readings over 37.5 ͦC/44 ͦF
  • Multi-modes to measure ambient, surface and liquid temperatures (check your child’s bedroom, bath water and milk)
  • Backlight to help you take a reading in the dark
  • 30 reading memory to help you monitor results and share with your GP or Health Visitor if needed
  • No-touch technology is more hygienic and means less waste for use on the whole family

“Affordable, compact size that’s well designed to grip, intuitive to use” (Which! User Review)

What to do if your baby has a fever – First Aid Advice

Something you may not know about Kinetik Wellbeing is our unique partnership with the nation’s leading First Aid Charity, St John Ambulance. We share a passion to help empower families to look after their health – by monitoring, measuring and managing health at home and understanding how to tackle a first aid emergency.   When your baby has a fever or high temperature, it can be very worrying – so understanding the appropriate action to take is both helpful and important.

To ensure you are prepared, watch this St John Ambulance Video Tutorial on What to do if your baby has a fever – you can find this, and lots of other important first aid advice for the whole family on their website.

It’s your choice

The Kinetik Wellbeing Online Store has information on our entire Thermometry Range – as well as helpful videos and Frequently Asked Questions – to help you decide which style of thermometer is right for your family.