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, 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
- 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.