Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Bath and Room Thermometer
The Closer to Nature Digital Bath and Room Thermometer will help ensure baby is comfortable during bath and sleep time.
Fast temperature reading.
LED warning light when bath is too hot.
Easy to read LCD screen.
Float in water and certified as a bath toy.
Uniquely designed in the iconic tommee tippee star, the thermometer is styled to fit with your nursery or with your bathroom decor. The thermometer is suitable for measuring the temperature of baby’s room and bath. For baby, the optimal room temperature is approximately 18?C while the optimal temperature for baby’s bath is at body temperature, between 36.5?C and 38?C..Fast temperature reading..LED warning light when bath is too hot..Easy to read LCD screen..Float in water and certified as a bath toy.
Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Bath and Room Thermometer
Our Closer to Nature Digital Bath and Room Thermometer provides fast and accurate temperature measurement to help keep baby comfortable during bath and sleep time. Uniquely designed in the iconic tommee tippee star, the thermometer is styled to fit with your nursery or bathroom decor. The thermometer is suitable for measuring the temperature of baby’s room and bath. For baby, the optimal room temperature is approximately 18?C while the optimal temperature for baby’s bath is at body temperature, between 36.5?C and 38?C.
1. Very nice. A small thermometer that acts as both a water temperature flotation thermometer and a standing room thermometer. Easy to activate, you just tap it lightly on a hard surface. The star shapped device sits nicely on a little plastic stand; it just sits on it, doesn't clip into place but is quite secure though there are two holes in the base of the stand with which you could presumably screw into a permanent surface just removing the star thermometer whenever you wanted to whilst leaving the stand permanently positioned.
The star floats nicely in the bath and the reading goes up incrementally so you should leave it until the reading ceases increasing. Upon hitting 39 degrees a little and very bright red LED light flashes as does the temperature reading. The display continues to rise if necessary flashing all the while which is obviously the warning that the bath water is hotter than recommended for little ones.
I really like its dual use purpose, you just take it out of the bath give it a wipe, place it on the stand and within a few minutes after cooling down from the bath it's a pleasant looking room thermometer. It's very small and unobtrusive and according to the instructions the battery contained within should last for a year before needing replacing, instructions for which are provided.
2. Simply brilliant!
I have previously used the Philips AVENT equivalent but the Tommee Tippee product is better for 4 reasons:
- large LCD display that is easily readable from standing over the bath (unlike the tiny display of the Philips model which you had to bend down or pick up to read)
- Simpler design means it is much easier to replace the battery
- Clever design means it turns itself off when not being used and simply requires a tap to get started again (although this feature would benefit from being in bold in the instructions)
- it is more likely to float facing upward than the Philips model which frequently turned upside down (with the thermometer outside the water)
This has now replaced the blue Philips flower (which had broken and become misted up anyway).
3. This is a really nice, sturdy multi-function thermometer from Tommee Tippee which can be used to measure room or bath temperature. To activate, you simply tap the thermometer on a hard surface and it will give you a reading (shortly after you put it in the bath for the water reading).
Having used a number of other bath thermometers, this is the best yet - it gives accurate measurements, looks attractive and feels like it has been built to last. It does cost more than many other products, but it gives you a sense of reassurance that it is giving you a true reading and the little red light is there to ensure that you are alerted should the bath be too hot.
As a room thermometer however, it's not quite right for me. I like to have a constant reading in the nursery, rather than as with this thermometer, where you need to tap to activate the reading. I like to be able to see the room temperature at a glance, rather than have to actively take a reading. The temperature does remain visible for a time, but it does switch off (thus reserving the battery), but as we have a temperature reading on our baby monitor, this isn't vital, I would still prefer there to be a switch to allow you to request it to be "on" or "auto-off". If this is important to you, you may wish to purchase a separate room thermometer - but this is still a great bath thermometer and worth getting for that alone.
Finally, the stand on which the thermometer stands as a room thermometer is adequate, but not great as it is quite small and you have to position the thermometer just so to sit it on. This isn't a major issue, more of a niggle really!
4. This item is neatly packaged in rigid plastic that is both easy to open, and small enough to keep as thermometer storage. The item itself is made from a sturdy white plastic with with a light green petal motif on top surrounding a small, but perfectly readable LCD display. The thermometer fits easily in the hand and the display is activated by either dropping or tapping. It seems to be fairly accurate, and there is a small red warning LED above the display which displays if the temperature of the water is too high, which is a nice added extra.
In terms of performance, it appears to be very accurate for water based uses and provides the reading shortly after being put in the bath. In terms of room performance, it is also perfectly godo at providing a temperature, however, its room thermometer is the one real criticism I have of it. It has an auto-off function which automatically turns the display off after a short period, which may be good from a battery-life perspective, but it does mean that you always have to tap or drop the thermometer if you want to check a rooms temperature - which while far from taxing, does makes it less useful than if there was an 'always on' option.