Oral thermometers are great value for money (most are less than £10) and can be very accurate. It takes at least 15 seconds and sometimes up to a minute to get a reading with an oral thermometer so they are not ideal for babies although most can be used under the armpit as well. Recommended for children 3 years or older.
It is important when choosing an oral thermometer to buy the digital type and no the old glass tubes types that contain mercury as there is always a chance that the tube can break and leak!
Best Selling Oral Thermometers
Philips Avent Digital Thermometer Set
Philips have combined the a oral thermometer and a soother thermometer so enable easy temperature measurement of your baby. Online price : £25
- The included Avent Freeflow soother thermometer makes it ideal for babies
- Soft flexible tip thermometer.
- Very easy to use.
Unbranded Digital Oral Thermometer
Most shops sell these. They are probably the cheapest thermometer you can buy but they do a good job and are accurate as any other oral thermometer. Online Price : £1-£5
- Suitable from 3 years and up.
- Great value
- Easy to use and read
Vick Speed Read Digital Oral Thermometer
A colour coded backlit display is the stand out feature of this thermometer which makes it very easy to use especially in low light situations. Online price: £9
- Can be used orally or under the arm
- Reading in Fahrenheit or Celsius in a speedy 15 seconds
- Very easy to read and use.