Thermometer For Kids – How To Take A Temperature
You will find some valuable information here for when you use your new The TempIR Ear and Forehead Thermometer. Once you’ve read the instructions or watched our videos you’ll discover it’s simple to operate and gives accurate temperature readings.
It will also be useful for you to check out our temperature variance chart. This gives you information about how a temperature can be different from different parts of the body. This will tell you that readings taken from the ear canal will be about 1 degree higher than those taken from the forehead.
Taking a body temperature can be done in 3 ways with this thermometer: from the ear, from the forehead, or as a non contact thermometer using the forehead temporal region. Each of these methods will be explained as we go along.
For the thermometer to work properly, it must be allowed to adjust to the room temperature for at least 30 minutes. This allows it to become more reliable and stable. Temperatures should also be taken around a minute apart, less than this doesn’t give the thermometer time to reset itself. Also, you should not hold this thermometer for any longer than you need to as it is very sensitive.
One method is called the ‘non contact’ method which is perfect and safe for babies. With the end cap in place, hold the thermometer between half and 1 1/2 centimetres, that’s between 1/4 and 1/2 of an inch away from the forehead (temporal) region as shown in the video. Hold down the F1 button for between 3 and 5 seconds. There will be a bleep and the LCD screen will light up and you will see the reading on it.
Another method is from the forehead. The end cap must be in place and the forehead must be dry and free from hair. Put the thermometer against the side of the forehead. Hold down the F1 button and carefully move across the skin, slowly moving from one side of the forehead to the other and back again. The thermometer will be ticking while you do this. Once you let go of the button there will be a bleep and the reading will be shown on the screen.
The other method of using the thermometer is to take a temperature from the ear. We would not recommend this method for young babies, as their ear canals will not have developed enough to use the ear piece safely. You will need to remove the end cap for this. The F2 button is used for this method, so put the thermometer’s sensor gently into the ear canal. You must hold it still then press the F2 button and hold for between 2 and 3 seconds. When you hear the bleep and see the LCD screen light briefly, your reading will be displayed.