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Last updated: 10 April 2017

We test digital probe thermometers that are suitable for babies and toddlers (as well as adults!). Our lab staff check their accuracy as well as how easy they are to use. Check our buying guide for advice on the types of thermometer available and the features to look for. And once you've bought a probe thermometer, read our tips on how to best use it.

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Recommended retail, as of October 2013. Prices can vary considerably in stores.

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Audible completion signal

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A tone that lets you know the thermometer has finished measuring the temperature and it's time to read the result.

Fever indication

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An alert (a sound, coloured display or both) that warns when the measured temperature is too far above normal.

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This makes the thermometer tip more comfortable for your child.

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Protects the thermometer when it's not in use.

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As all the thermometers proved to be accurate, this is based only on ease of use: turning the thermometer on and off, quality of instructions, the display, audible indicator tones and changing the battery.

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