(Closed) Question for those who did/are doing temperature charting…

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I bought the pink basal thermometer at Target.  It’s got 2 decimal points and it seems pretty accurate to me…

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

I have a couple – Walgreen’s brands and one off Amazon.  They both give me different temps, but after using them BOTH for about a couple weeks, I realized that they atleast give me the same trends so it didn’t matter (i.e. – they would both go down .2 or up .3 even though the actual temps were different).  I stuck to using the Walgreens brand because it had a slightly bigger screen. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I got my BB thermometer from Walgreens…I think it’s Walgreens brand and it’s pink. It was about $10. It goes to the 100th decimal point and seemed pretty accurate to me – the months that I wasn’t pregnant my temp rose before ovulation and fell after, and the month I got pregnant and it stayed high up until i got a BFP. I recommend it 🙂

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I got mine from WalMart. I like it because it doesn’t beep while taking the temp- which would drive me insane!- and it keeps the temp in memory so i can wrtie it down later.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I use the CVS brand basal thermometer. There is one that seems to be pretty popular on amazon, but it has a “continuous beep to let you know it is working.” Since I temp very early, while my husband is sleeping, I didn’t want a thermometer to beep the entire time. 

So the one I have has a soft beep when you turn it on, and then three (or four?) beeps when it finishes. I just put it under the covers after a min of temping, right before I anticipate it oging off, to muffle the beeps.

It reads to the second degree (xx.xx), although a lot of charting books say you only want it to read to the first degree (xx.x). 

It is not back lit, so you can’t see it in the dark. But the soft beep in the beginning tells you that it is on. And it saves the last temperature. So if I’m not getting up, I temp when my alarm goes off, and then turn off the thermometer and go back to sleep. I then check it again when I’m up for the day and record the temp.

Mine was in the fertility section- NOT the regular thermometer section of the store.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I also bought mine at walmart and it was on an endcap by the vitamins and cold meds.  It beeps once when it is turned on and then it beeps 3 or 4 times when it is finished taking the temp, then it will shut itself off and remembers the last temp, so I don’t have to get out of bed to write it down.  It seems pretty accurate so far.  I’ve been using it for a little over a month!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

With the thermometers!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Honestly, I used a regular Vick’s digital thermometer that I picked up at Walgreens. It worked perfectly good for me when I was charting and I was able to successfuly conceive my boy using it. It also remembers the last temp taken, which is nice. It goes out only 1 decimal place, however after you ovulate your temp just skyrockets and it’s pretty obvious when it’s taken place.

 

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I bought mine from Amazon after checking out all the reviews, and I used it both for avoiding pregnancy (FAM) and when we started TTC. I don’t remember the brand, but it’s pink, has a light so I can read the temp in the dark, has a memory so I can write down my temp later, and it beeps while it works, then beeps 3 or 4 times in a row when it’s done– all  of which I find quite handy since I’m doing it so early in the morning. (I always took mine under the covers and with my finger on the beeper part– and both muffled the sound enough that my husband was always able to sleep through it.) 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I have the Amazon one that’s pink and beeps while its working. I think its called the BD Basal. I don’t hate it but I don’t really love it, mostly because of the beeping part. My hubby’s been a great sport, never complains about it  and I would because I hate the noise myeslf. I need to get a new one, I think I’ll try the Walgreens one. I thought I read somewhere that that one is not as accurate though? Also, mine reads to the tenth decimal point only (xx.x).

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