What to measure the your baby’s bath temperature with the elbow is a traditional method that our grandmothers already used. But nowadays, both for first timers and for those who prefer not to risk a water thermometer it’s a good option.

Not only are they more accurate than the traditional method, but they are affordable enough that we can get hold of one.

In addition, they are prepared to withstand splashing or submerging them in water, like another toy. All are advantages!

For us, the best baby bath thermometer is b & h Baby.

Keys to keep in mind

Before talking about the keys that we must take into account when getting our bath thermometer, it is important to know how we should measure the temperature with them.

To ensure that we get the most accurate measurement possible, it is advisable to use the thermometer in this way:

  • The first thing we have to do is insert the thermometer before filling the bathtub.
  • During the filling process, we will stir the water from time to time to mix it well.
  • Before removing the thermometer, once with the bathtub full, we will stir the water once more.

In this way, we can ensure that the temperature is as accurate as possible.

The ideal thing for a baby’s bath is that it is between 36ºC and 37.5ºC, so we will regulate the water with which we fill the bathtub to try to achieve that temperature.

A higher temperature could burn our baby. However, a lower one could make you feel cold or even give you a cold.

Design

If they are intended for a baby’s bath, it is normal that they look as much like a toy as possible. In this way, it can be floating in the bathtub without disturbing it, like just another toy.

Therefore, we must take care that it does not have sharp elements or details that could harm the baby.

materials

Typically, bath thermometers are made of plastic, with waterproof materials that allow the item to be completely submerged.

If we buy the thermometer online, we must make sure that it has the European Certification. Take into account that the baby can put the new “toy” in his mouth, so it should not be made of toxic elements.

Battery change

The thermometer battery will not last forever, so we must make sure that it can be changed. It is important not only that it is easy to change for another battery, but that it does not lose its waterproofing or deteriorate when opened.

It is possible that we find thermometers that, when they change the battery and immerse them in water again, they break down and allow water to pass into the product.

Some bath thermometers allow you to measure the temperature of the environment. This will save us from having to buy two devices instead of one.

Our favorite: b & h Baby

Baby Bath Thermometer with Room Thermometer - Famidoc FDTH-V0-22 New Upgraded Sensor Technology for Baby Health Bath Tub Thermometer Floating Toy Thermometer (Blue)
  • ✅ Easy to use , baby bath thermometer: No on-off button, Activates automatically by shaking it on your hand.
  • ✅ Waterproof, every 5 seconds to quickly and accurately update the bath water temperature and displays it in Fahrenheit on an easy-to-read LCD screen.
  • ✅ High and low temperature alarm, LCD displays “COLD” for low temperature and “HOT” with red LED light flashing for high temperature, gives baby more care and makes baby a happy bath
  • ✅ A safe and funny baby bathroom thermometer, baby bath tub toy, also a good baby gift
  • ✅ Safe and harmless built-in battery, at least 1 year battery lifespan. Note: When the number display is incomplete or dark screen, please replace the battery. If you do not use the battery for a long time, please remove the battery.

With a design in the shape of a duck, our little one can play with it during his bath while we know the water temperature at all times.

It is a digital thermometer that is used to measure the temperature of the bathroom but that also works to verify the degrees of a room

It is small and light and has several certifications to be used with newborns and as a toy. Besides being a thermometer it is also a clock.

The temperature is displayed on an easily visible LCD screen. It has an accuracy of +/- 1ºC, perfect for an article of these characteristics. The temperature display is in degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit. To switch from one to the other just press “+” and “-” at the same time.

It has a high and low temperature alarm. The duckling makes a sound and blinks when the water is too hot or too cold.

When the water temperature is lower than 89.6 ℉ (32.0), the green light flashes and if the temperature is higher than 102.2 (39.0 ℃), the red light will flash and give the alarm signal.

Runner-up: Famidoc

This bath thermometer looks like a fish so that children can play with it during the bath. The device stands out for being very easy to use. It doesn’t even have a power button. Simply shake with your hand and it activates automatically.

Its small size also allows it to be easily transported in case we want to take it on a trip and for our baby to take safe baths wherever we go.

This product can measure water temperature quickly and accurately because it has a very sensitive probe that updates every five seconds.

In addition, this thermometer from the manufacturer Famidoc is totally safe for the little ones. It is made of a highly graded, smooth plastic and has rounded corners.

Regarding its operation, this device has an LCD screen in the upper area where it marks the temperature of the bath. When that temperature is below 89.6 ° F (32.0 ° C), the display will read ‘cold’. When the measurement temperature is equal to or greater than 102.2 ° F (39 ° C), the message will be ‘Hot’ and furthermore the display will flash and a red LED will light.

Other options: NUK Bath

Baby Bath Thermometer with Room Thermometer - Famidoc FDTH-V0-22 New Upgraded Sensor Technology for Baby Health Bath Tub Thermometer Floating Toy Thermometer (Blue)
  • ✅ Easy to use , baby bath thermometer: No on-off button, Activates automatically by shaking it on your hand.
  • ✅ Waterproof, every 5 seconds to quickly and accurately update the bath water temperature and displays it in Fahrenheit on an easy-to-read LCD screen.
  • ✅ High and low temperature alarm, LCD displays “COLD” for low temperature and “HOT” with red LED light flashing for high temperature, gives baby more care and makes baby a happy bath
  • ✅ A safe and funny baby bathroom thermometer, baby bath tub toy, also a good baby gift
  • ✅ Safe and harmless built-in battery, at least 1 year battery lifespan. Note: When the number display is incomplete or dark screen, please replace the battery. If you do not use the battery for a long time, please remove the battery.

If we have a very tight budget and we don’t want a lot of bragging, this NUK option is interesting. This thermometer is endorsed by the German brand, manufacturer of baby products since the 50s, and which has great prestige.

It is a simple analog thermometer that takes the temperature of the water thanks to a canola oil that is totally safe. The temperatures that are suitable for bathing, those that are too high and those that are low are marked on the appliance.

The manufacturer assures that the thermometer is unbreakable, something essential for the safety of babies in the bathroom. Another point in its favor is that it can be used to take the temperature of the rooms.

B&H

MotherMed Baby Bath Thermometer and Floating Bath Toy Bathtub and Swimming Pool Thermometer Red Flower
  • 💓 Reliable Thermometer - As a parent, baby’s safe and healthy is the most important thing. Mothermed bath and room thermometer removes all guesswork providing accurate water and air temperature in 1 minute ensuring you are never in doubt that your bathtub or nursery is too hot or too cold or not.
  • 💓 Versatile Design – Mothermed thermometer is not only as a room thermometer but also as a bath water thermometer as well as a safe and funny bath toy for baby to enjoy the bath time.
  • 💓 Easy to Use – Shake to activate, stir the bath water to make temperature even and put the bath thermometer into water to get a stable temperature in 1 minute. It will be showed “Hot” with RED flashing light if the water with high temperature. It will show “Cold” if the water with low temperature.
  • 💓 Waterproof Function – All Mothermed bath thermometers are waterproof and temperature tested before they leave the factory. Measure the bath water temperature every 5 seconds and display it in Fahrenheit on an LED screen.
  • 💓 Superior Safe Quality – Mothermed baby bath thermometer is made from single piece BPA free material with built in a sealed battery. No need to replace the battery frequently to reduce the risk of leaking.

This device can act as a thermometer and also as a toy since it is shaped like a hippopotamus with which babies can enjoy a pleasant time during the bath.

The thermometer has an easy-to-read LCD screen where it marks the water temperature, although it can also be used in any room to help ensure a comfortable environment for your baby to sleep and play.

The appliance display will show a ‘cold’ message if the bath water temperature is below 89.6. When the water temperature is above 102.2, the display will turn red and blink.

It is made of BPA-free materials that comply with all safety regulations.

Famidoc

Forehead Thermometer for Adults, The Non Contact Infrared Thermometer for Fever, Body Thermometer and Surface Thermometer 2 in 1 Dual Mode Thermometer
  • 【2020 NEWEST ENGINEERED TECHNOLOGY】- The Non Contact Infrared Body Thermometer is design to minimize the possibility of hazards from errors in the software program by following Sound and light Engineering Design Processes, Risk Analysis and Software Validation.
  • 【ACCURATE AND FAST】- This Infrared Forehead Thermometer is equipped with exceptional microchip and a high sensitivity sensor. Infrared senor can precisely detecting the infrared heat given off by the forehead and quickly measuring to get the reading in 1 second. Range of accuracy is only ±0.4℉.
  • 【NO TOUCH FOREHEAD 1-5CM】The measuring distance between the thermometer and the forehead must be 1-5 cm. Non-contact thermometer, it is safe and hygiene. It is actually more convenient than standard mercury thermometer and touch thermometer.
  • 【50 READINGS MEMORY STORAGES】- Our Body Thermometer for Fever can memory 50 readings to continusly track your family member's tempreature. Which can handle it in advance if your family members' temperature is slightly high.
  • 【MULTIPLE MEASUREMENT MODES】- The Digital Thermometers can not only measure body temperature through the forehead mode, but also measure the temperature of objects. It is suitable for all ages, infants, kids, adults and the elderly. Press and hold the set button for 3 seconds, then press the “memo” button or the “mode” button to switch between ℃ and ℉.

An alternative that cannot be used as a toy but that is very inexpensive and works perfectly to determine the temperature of the bath water.

It is very simple to use since it does not have a power button. The thermometer is automatically activated by dropping it into water or by shaking it by hand. Automatically shuts off in 30 minutes.

The operation of the apparatus is very similar to that of the previous ones described. The LCD screen with the count shows the temperature in real time. If the water temperature is low, it will show the message ‘cold’ and turn red and show the message ‘hot’ if the temperature is high.

The product has no sharp edges or corners. Each angle is round and smooth making it totally safe for babies.