The Bottom Line
- Easy to use and read.
- More accurate than many ear thermometers for infants.
- Protective cover keeps it clean in storage.
- If baby won't keep a pacifier in his mouth, this thermometer won't work.
- Digital thermometer housed in a silicone pacifier.
- Digital display with automatic recall of last temperature.
- Fever alert feature beeps and flashes when temperature is above 99.5 F.
Guide Review - American Red Cross Digital Pacifier Thermometer Review
This thermometer is housed in a classic-looking silicone orthodontic pacifier with a plastic shield. The front of the shield is slightly larger than some since it houses the digital thermometer. The only other difference is that you can see the small sensor inside the part of the pacifier that goes in baby's mouth.
The pacifier thermometer is easy to turn on. You just have to push a little button on the front and wait for the usual "L" to show up to indicate that it's ready. Baby keeps the pacifier in his or her mouth for about 90 seconds, until it beeps, and you can easily read the temperature on the front.
I tested the pacifier thermometer on several people, big and small comparing the temperatures with those from a reliable digital oral thermometer. The American Red Cross digital pacifier thermometer came in within a two-tenths of a degree of the reading from the standard oral thermometer on every test run. It usually came within a tenth of a degree.
If you're looking for a fast, convenient, non-invasive way to take baby's temperature, the American Red Cross digital pacifier thermometer is a reliable choice.