ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Baby Bath Thermometers

Updated on April 13, 2014

The top baby bath thermometers

Having a baby bath thermometer is great when you have a newborn as it gives you that extra piece of mind you have the water at the correct temperature. Of course you should always still check the bath water by dipping your elbow in the bath, just in case the bath thermometer fails. But I know as a first time parent you are often still a bit clueless as to what the temperature should be. It feels alright - but is this too hot? Is this too cold?

A baby's skin is a lot more sensitive then ours so even though the water feels fine to use it my a feel too hot or too cold for them.

A baby bath thermometer just alleviates any worries about the temperature of the water you may have.

Read on for the best baby bath thermometers below.

Tips on Water Temperature for Babies

Having a baby thermometer gives you peace of mind and they are quick and a convenient way of checking the bath water, but you should still have a check of the water yourself. Also, what do you do if you are somewhere without your thermometer (perhaps on vacation or staying at a friend's house). Here are some tips for ensuring the water temperature is correct for a baby.

- When running a bath for a baby always put the cold water in first. Therefore you will never run the hot water and forget to put cold in.

- I always check the bathwater by putting in the whole of my forearm. This is where the skin is most sensitive so if it is too warm for your baby you should be able to tell. The water should feel comfortably warm on your arm - not hot or cold.

- If you are unsure get a second opinion. Quite often I ask my son to check the temperature of the bathwater. He's 6 so his skin is more sensitive then mine. But another adult is fine too.

- You will become more confident when you are running a baby bath everyday.

- Make sure the room is also warm when bathing your baby. Babies can lose heat quickly so as soon as you take baby out of the bath water make sure he/she is wrapped up in a hooded towel to stop heat escaping.

Aquatopia Deluxe Safety Bath Thermometer Alarm, Green

AQUATOPIA Digital Audible Alarm, Floating Safety Bath Thermometer – beeps when too hot or too cold
AQUATOPIA Digital Audible Alarm, Floating Safety Bath Thermometer – beeps when too hot or too cold

Measure the temperature every 2 seconds.The thermometer alerts you with an audible alarm if the water is too hot, above 100.4 degree F, and another alarm if the water is too cold, below 89.6 degree F. This battery powered and water activated thermometer automatically activates when placed in water and de-activates when taken out. It is fully tested to meet all necessary safety standardsAlso makes a great toys It is easy to use with no buttons.

 

Turtlemeter - the bath toy and thermometer

Ozeri Turtlemeter The Baby Bath Floating Turtle Toy and Bath Tub Thermometer
Ozeri Turtlemeter The Baby Bath Floating Turtle Toy and Bath Tub Thermometer

This is a great option of bath thermometer as it doubles up as a floating bath toy for babies too. The thermometer is safe for babies to play with.It instantly reads the temperature as soon as it's put in the bath. It continues to take the temperature every second and display it in Fahrenheit on an easy-to-read LCD.It also has a color coded screen showing blue for cold, green for just right and red for hot.

 

Correct Temperature of a Baby's Bath Water?

Why is it important to have the correct temperature for your baby's bath?

It goes without saying that having water too hot could scald your baby in the bathwater. But likewise if the baby's bath water is too cold, it could lead to their body temperature lowering too. You should also ensure the room you are undressing and bathing the baby is warm to avoid them losing body heat.

What is the Correct Temperature for the Baby's Bath Water?

Put your wrist or elbow in the water to test the water. The temperature should be around feel comfortably warm to an adult.

The temperature should be around 38 degrees C (around 100 degrees F). Source : www.mayoclinic.org

Photo courtesty of phanlop88 / www.freedigitalphotos.net

Safety 1st Bath Pal Thermometer

Safety 1st Bath Pal Thermometer, Frog
Safety 1st Bath Pal Thermometer, Frog

The advantage this has over the above thermometer is that its a lot cheaper. If your just looking for a thermometer to give peace of mind, than this is a good choice. * Thermometer strip helps assure a comfortable bath temperature * Friendly frog tub toy makes bath time fun * Bath toy and thermometer all-in-one

 

Duck Temp Guard

Safety 1st Temp Guard, Duck
Safety 1st Temp Guard, Duck

This isn't a thermometer as such but a temp guard which lets you know when the water is too hot for your baby. * Temp guard lets you know when the water is too hot for baby * Classic rubbery ducky design * Durable vinyl

 

Comments on Best Baby Bath Thermometers

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)