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Philips AVENT SCH550/20 Bath and Room Thermometer

This shows the SCH5520 bath and room thermometer, the lcd screen is off and nothing displayed. It is shaped like a flower and the petals are blue.Philips AVENT SCH550/20 Bath and Room Thermometer is accurate, durable, safe and pretty. It is designed to look like a flower (for the girls) but with blue petals (for the boys). It has been primarily designed to be a bath thermometer (rubber petals, waterproof enclosure) but also doubles up as a good room thermometer. To test the bath water you simply have to place it into the bath and it will quickly give you an accurate digital reading, there is a reminder on the display to ensure you are aware that 37 degrees Celsius is the ideal bath temperature. It can take a few seconds to re-adjust if you are adding cold/hot water, the easiest thing to do at this point is to take it out of the water, allow it to read the room temperature and then place it back in the bath. There have been a few points raised that it turns upside down in the bath and is therefore no more than an upside down bath toy, this isn’t the case if you place it in the water facing the right way and don’t swish it about too much. It does however double up as a good bath toy and is perfectly safe for your baby to handle and suck (as most babies do). This is ideal for you if you are looking for an accurate bath and room thermometer but don’t want to splash out on both, it is also very handy for holidays as it is small enough to be packed and being battery powered means it is very portable, you can even test the swimming pool temperature with it to make sure it’s not too cold. If you buy this thermometer you will feel confident that your baby always has a safe bath temperature and safe room temperature.

Good Points

  • Good, no-nonsense easily read LCD display
  • Quick reading and small enough that it looks good and not too cumbersome.
  • It also doubles up as a toy in the bath
  • It reads the temperature quickly when you put it in the water for your baby’s bath and when taken out from the water it immediately reads the room temperature as well

Negative Points

  • Sometimes it tips over the wrong way in the bath
  • Can be slow to respond to changes in water temperature.

I hope you found my review helpful.

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Baby Room Thermometer Guide

Room thermometer guide - Compare room thermometers, owl on gro eggA baby room thermometer  is a product that is usually bought in preparation for your baby’s birth but it is never too late to start using one! In my opinion they are as essential as a new mattress and a baby monitor – it helps to ensure a safe sleeping environment and gives you peace of mind in the middle of the night. I would only ever recommend using a digital thermometer, they are much more accurate than analogue ones and protect against tired parents misreading it – particularly in the dark of the night when you are half asleep. Many monitors come with in-built thermometers but they are not always reliable as the heat from the camera can often result in a false high reading.

If you are thinking of buying a room thermometer for the nursery, you are probably of the same mind set as me and don’t completely trust the cardboard ones that are supplied free with sleeping bags or are available for a few pound, I much prefer a more accurate, digital reading. Here is a list of my favourite baby room thermometers and an easy to read guide to their best bits and links to reviews and instructions

Compare room thermometers

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Make and ModelDocumentationCurrent Price £% 4/5 Star RatingsOther featuresBatteriesDigital
Philips AVENT SCH550/20user manual£09.8570%Also a bath thermometer2 x LR44YES
Brother Max Rayinstructions£09.9973%Also a bath thermometer1 x CR2032 (included)YES
Thermometer/hygrometerN/A£12.9981%Also a HygrometerYesYES
Gro-EggInstructions£14.9974%Changes colour to indicate temperatureUK Mains powered adaptor (supplied)YES
Mebby Mothers TouchN/A£19.9999%Also reads baby's forehead temperature1 x CR2032YES
Brother Max One Touchusers manual£26.5051%Also reads baby's head and ear temperature2 x AAAYES