Post # 1
I’m finishing up reading TCOYF and will begin charting next cycle (first cycle off the pill). What basal thermometer do you recommend getting? I know some beep A LOT and I’d prefer the quietest/least beeping one possible for light-sleeper DH.
Any other tips for this newbie charter would be be appreciated!
Post # 2
RedWine13: I ordered the Fairhaven BBT online and love it! It doesn’t beep constantly, only when it’s turned on once and 4 beeps when it is done, then again once when you turn it off. I didn’t want it to beep constantly and annoy/wake up DH. It also doesn’t have a backlight, I read these can use up battery life quicker. Instead it has an easy recall function to check your last temp. when you’re up and alert, just hold down the button and it will pop up. I did a lot of research on which BBT to get and this one won out and I haven’t regretted it at all. It does take a little longer to record your temp but I just assume it is more accurate that way. 😉
Here it is: http://www.fairhavenhealth.com/digital-basal.html
Also, a lot of us use Fertility Friend to chart and chat about it on the charters of the hive threads. Please join us! 🙂 Here’s my chart for reference: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/mrsfairybee
Post # 3
RedWine13: My thermometer seems to have the same exact stats as MrsFairyBee’s. Mine is the Reli-on brand from Walmart
Post # 4
I happy with the one from Walmart that the other ladies have. It does beep a few times, but it’s not super anoying. Although if I don’t get KU this cycle I am considering investing in one with a backlight. Do not get the one from Target though. I was getting the same temps days in a row, and other girls here have complained about the same thing happening to them.
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Post # 6
RedWine13: You might have already bought something by now, but I just wanted to chime in to say I’ve preordered the new BBT thermometer Wink (https://kindara.com/wink), developed by Kindara, and I’m impatiently waiting for it to come (not til spring 2015!).
I’m excited about the Wink because I want one that doesn’t beep and that looks nice and discreet. Apparently the Wink can read temps in 15 seconds; sometimes my cheapie thermometer takes close to a minute, by which time I’ve started to fall asleep again… If anyone’s interested and wants to save $10, send me a message and I’ll share my pre-order code with you!
Post # 7
auggiefrog: is the target one not good? I actually bought my bbt from there, the up&up brand I believe.
Post # 8
RedWine13: I bought mine at shoppers drugmart. It’s a BBT specific one, I don’t know what makes it special, i think it’s just that it’s not a quick read – it can take a long time sometimes!
Post # 9
Daisylovex3: They could have just had a massive defective lot. Mine gave me sketchy readings, like the same temp two or more days in a row. I’ve heard other’s complain about the same problems.
Post # 11
scschooley: I thought this was a cool product but the fact that (1) you just resurrected like 4 2-year old posts with your sales pitch AND (2) that someone recommended preordering TWO YEARS ago in a response above and it STILL isn’t available really turns me off to Kindara.
Post # 12
RedWine13: this person poste multiple times. I flagged a few.