Which thermometer to buy?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
Member
1289 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I had purchased a regular thermometer from Walgreens.

Post # 5
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3119 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have the CVS one (primarily beccase it was the only one I could find in a store) and I don’t love it. Takes too long to read, does not light up, and the battery always seems dead. 

Post # 6
Hostess
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@missfroggy:  Me too. Just the basic one from Walgreens that was around $10.00.

Considering you have to log the information you don’t need a lighted screen. I log my temp into my i-pad and could always see using the light from it.

Post # 7
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1959 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m Canadian so I have the Shoppers Drug Mart storebrand Life thermometer.  Unfortunatley everything in Candaa is more expensive and mine was $20.  Same as Treejewel19, mine isn’t backlit either, but I log it into my phone right away and use the light from that.

Post # 8
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1849 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods

I use a basal one I got at Target for about $10. It’s fine, it doesn’t light up, which is annoying, but I just use the light from my alarm clock to read it. It stores the temp too so I can record it when I do get up.

Post # 10
cherrypieBee
1059 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

@Tomato22:  the beeps are to let you know that you are taking the temp in a good area– it’s possible to get inconsistent temps by having an ill-placed thermometer. My basal thermometer beeps every 3 seconds for the 10-15 it takes the temp to let you know that it’s not a cold pocket in your mouth or vag or whatever. It’s a soft beep/blip and not at all annoying.

Another feature to look for is last temp memory storage, in case you temp and go back to sleep, you don’t have to record it at that second.

Post # 11
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1025 posts
Bumble bee

I bought the cheapest one that I could find at the grocery store, it was $10. Mine didn’t do anythig fancy, and didn’t have a back light but it did save your last temp, so I could temp, throw it back under my pillow and record when I actually woke up (wacky work vs. home schedule) it got the job done.

Post # 13
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1838 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

i have the one from amazon that beeps. lol. it also only has one decimal place, but apparently that’s not a huge deal? (it’s my first cycle so i’m not sure how much of a diff it’d make).  the beeping is sorta annoying, but i have been wrapping the blanket around it to muffle it lol

Post # 14
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652 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@MrsBananas:  

I have the life one too from shoppers and I like it. I have a little flashlight I keep next to it to check the reading!

Post # 15
cherrypieBee
1059 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

@Tomato22:  I have the Nexcare basal thermometer linked in my first post. It might take longer than that, but I was always groggy. The beeps are very soft. 🙂

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