Don’t worry, this isn’t a post about stripping or catchy tunes from 2002.
Instead, I’m going to talk to you today about thermometers. Or rather, a thermometer. Being the terribly ill-prepared (pun not intended, but while it’s there I’m going to stick with it) parents that we are, the (self-proclaimed) Northern Love Machine and myself have never invested in a baby thermometer.
On the rare couple of occasions we’ve needed one, we’ve nipped next door and borrowed theirs. But as time goes on and the amount of earwax Frog shares with the neighbours increases, we thought it about time to make a thermometer purchase.
So which to choose?
Well there are the ones that go on the forehead, the ones that go in the ear, the good old-fashioned mouth ones. And how about those room temperature measuring thingys? But even better, what about a thermometer that does the lot?
Meet the 3-in-1 digital thermometer by Brother Max:
Just as it says on the box, the Brother Max 3-in-1 digital thermometer can be used to measure the temperature of the room or your baby, either in their ear or on their forehead (the baby’s, not the room’s. Obviously).
Clearly it comes with a manual, but as an inherently lazy and corner-cutting type person, I’m not a big fan of manuals. And guess what? I actually managed to work out how to use it myself. It really is that easy.
But the best thing about it – the thing that really got me excited…IT COMES WITH BATTERIES!
Now, everyone knows you have to take out shares with Duracel when you have a baby. With mobiles and activity stations and all-singing toys etc etc batteries are a vital part of family life. And because of a pact between the secret battery police and the people who make most baby stuff, you have to buy your own batteries for everything baby-related. Everything, that is, except the 3-in-1 digital thermometer by Brother Max.
In true review style, I was going to take some beautiful photographs of Frog trying out the thermometer. Unfortunately, she hasn’t been in the posing mood recently – although you’d never have guessed it by the way she’s clutching her hairbrush…
So seeing as Frog wasn’t up for a photo, may I present you with my alternative model…
On second thoughts, it probably wasn’t a good idea to let the biggest hypochondriac known to man loose on the thermometer. Since this picture was taken he’s been “trying it out” every half hour, just to check he’s OK. *sigh*
Anyway, if you’re thinking of investing in a very good thermometer, which can be used on babies and hypochondriacs alike, then look no further. And remember, the Brother Max 3-in-1 digital thermometer can also be used to measure the temperature of rooms – if you can prise it off your resident hypochondriac, that is.
The Brother Max 3-in-1 digital thermometer is available to buy from Boots, Tesco, Mamas & Papas, Sainsbury’s, Amazon, Kiddicare and JoJo Maman Bebe.
Disclaimer: I received no payment for this review. I did, however, receive a 3-in-1 digital thermometer to review, for which the NLM is very grateful.