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There are various types of thermometers on the market, what kind of thermometers are suitable for babies? How should parents choose?

2020-06-20

The thermometers currently available to parents include the following:

1. Mercury thermometer

 

The mercury thermometer is still the most commonly used thermometer at present, which can measure the temperature of the armpit and the temperature in the mouth and rectum.

Advantages: cheap price, small size, convenient operation.

Disadvantages: Mercury is toxic, so it is not recommended for babies.

 

2. Electronic thermometer

 

The commonly used electronic thermometer can be regarded as the electronic version of the traditional mercury thermometer. It is easy to use and has a short measurement time. The result can be obtained in about 1 minute, which is more suitable for children who love to move.

 

Advantages: First, it is safe, because most electronic thermometers are made of engineering plastics that are not afraid of falling, and are not afraid of being damaged by babies.

 

Disadvantages: The measurement stability is slightly worse than that of the glass thermometer, which requires frequent calibration.

 

3. Ear thermometer gun thermometer

 

The ear thermometer is a non-contact telemetry temperature measuring instrument. Its principle is that objects at different temperatures will produce different infrared spectra. The infrared detector in the ear thermometer can detect the infrared spectrum emitted by the eardrum Determine body temperature.

 

Advantages: short measurement time, convenient reading, does not require the baby to cooperate for a long time.

 

Disadvantages: The price is relatively expensive, and there will be certain errors if the parents operate incorrectly.

 

4. Infrared thermometer

 

That is, the handheld infrared induction thermometer is a thermometer commonly used in hospitals, which measures the temperature of the human forehead.

 

Advantages: fast reading, body temperature can be displayed in 1 second without direct contact with human body.

 

Disadvantages: the results are easily interfered by external factors.