Nanny’s Choice Infrared Body Thermometer is an excellent thermometer. I love that I can take my children’s temperature without touching them. I never want to wake them when they are ill. With the infrared thermometer, I can check their temperature without touching them.
Compared to my other thermometers:
tympanic thermometer: 99.8 °F
temporal thermometer: 99.3 °F
Nanny’s Choice infrared thermometer: 99.1 °F
What I like is we can manually calibrate it. If I think the readings are 0.2 °F higher than the gold standard, I can adjust it down. Even better: the lens is recessed. I won’t dirty and scratch it like I could on my last infrared thermometer.
In addition to body temperature readings, we can take surface temperature readings or check the room temperature. Nanny’s Choice told me the room temperature is 77.9 °F. My thermostat said it’s 78 °F (it does not measure in tenths).
The two most important things to remember when using this thermometer is we need to let it automatically calibrate whenever we insert the batteries or move it to a room with a significant change in temperature. This takes 15 to 20 minutes. Also, we should not take measurements closer than 3 to 5 minutes apart. If you are antsy and like to take lots of readings, this thermometer is not for you.
This product was provided for review by Nanny’s Choice Childcare Products.