(Closed) OPK brand and thermometor advice?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I prefer the digital OPKs (or the fancy fertility monitor) because there is less guessing about ‘is this line dark enough to be positive?’.  The smiley face is quite definitive.

However! they are more expensive, and if your LH surge is super short, then you may have to test multiple times to try to catch it.  My surge seems to be fairly long, so they work fine for me. 

I don’t have a comment on thermometers, the one I happened to have on hand was a digital and went by .1 increments.  I think it was from CVS.

Good Luck!

Post # 4
2281 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

For OPKs, I use the cheap Wondfo OPKs from amazon. My LH surge is less than a day in length, so I have to test at least twice daily and it’s the only test that makes testing that often affordable.

I got my thermometer off amazon as well. You need one that is accurate to 0.1*F (2 decimal places is nice, but not required). The amazon one also had a backlight which I appreciate since I typically test when it’s still dark.


Post # 5
794 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

No advice on OPK’s because I don’t use them yet.


I have used and returned thermometers from walgreens and walmart.  They both sucked big time.  I bought this one http://www.early-pregnancy-tests.com/bbt-thermometers.html and I love it.  It seems to be much more accurate than the other two.

Post # 6
2450 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

for OPKs, I have used the internet cheapies and the tube of 24 (or whatever) walgreens brand strips.

for BBT, i have a BD and a Nexcare. they are both made by the same manufacturer and the only difference is the distributer and logo. both work wonderfully.

Post # 7
3571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

For OPKs, I use the Wondfo cheapies. 

My thermometer is a CVS or Meijer (can’t remember which, I think i have two store brands) brand though. TCOYF says not to use a 2 decimal point thermometer because it can be “needlessly confusing.” I personally think that’s dumb and do not get confused by decimal points. My little woman brain can handle it. ; ) That said, I think a single space thermometer is also fine. 


Post # 9
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I also use Wondfo’s that I ordered from Amazon. They were difficult to interpret at first but since getting my first positive a couple of days ago I’m starting to get the hang of them.

Post # 10
402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I’ve got the same Nexcare thermometer from Amazon.  I did have an issue with the battery having to be replaced after a few months, which was sooner that I expected, but I didn’t find it that big of a deal.

Good luck!

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