As a parent worrying comes naturally. Our delicate babies are so precious, and every little thing is important. Temperatures play a big part in keeping babies happy, healthy, and comfortable. Having a thermometer in your baby’s room can be very helpful. Here are some favorites.
Best Baby Room Thermometers
(Best 2-pack value — $)
Why it’s great: This set of two is good for many different areas, in or out of the home. These thermometers include one CR2 long-lasting battery per unit, built-in magnets convenient for hanging, and a kickstand for easy setup anywhere. The large screen and display make for quick and easy readings. They also work great for any items in need of a humidity gauge. The dual sensors allow for separate temperature and humidity readings, unlike single probe sensors which try to get both from one making it less accurate.
Keep in mind: They say the 18 large vents on these thermometers ensure accuracy. Some comments say otherwise, but we have not had any problems. The company does offer full refunds, just in case.
Good for: Two-pack set that is easy to use and read.
(Best bluetooth model — $)
Why it’s great: When you see the 1.5 by 1.5-inch mini square, it is hard to believe all the data it supplies. This practically weightless device is wireless, wi-fi capable, and it connects to your phone with Bluetooth. Govee thermometers contain built-in Swiss-made sensors for super accurate temperature and humidity readings, as well as many other useful features. It includes one metal lithium battery, 262-foot connection range, a 2-year data storage and exporting feature, and offers alerts to let you know right away if temperatures reach “out of comfort” zones. You can hang or put these virtually anywhere and they’re easy to set up with the quick guide.
Keep in mind: These thermometers do not have a digital read-out on the device. Users will have to download and open an app to check temps and other data.
Good for: Accurate temperatures, even in the smallest of spaces.
(Best practicality — $)
Why it’s great: This stylish thermometer offers black, white, or wooden design options. It displays the temperature, humidity, time, and can also be used as an alarm clock. The package includes 1 AAA battery, a kickstand, magnets, or a pre-drilled hole for hanging options. The user’s manual makes it quick and easy to set up. We love the backlight function and the big easy to read numbers. The company advertises wonderful 24/7 online customer service and a 1-year replacement warranty, as well as a 45-day money-back guarantee.
Keep in mind: This model comes preset to Celsius which our family was not used to. There is a very small button on the back that can be pushed with a paperclip or something small to keep it on Fahrenheit reading.
Good for: A clear thermometer fit for any room in the house.
(Best for travel — $)
Why it’s great: This adorable duck thermometer is perfect for any nursery, and it’s waterproof! You can take it right from the nightstand to the tub to ensure our baby’s water is just as perfect as their room temperature. This product offers red and green lights for hot and cold warnings, Celsius or Fahrenheit options, and an automatic 30-minute shut-off to save battery life. They also offer other fun animal designs, but everyone loves a rubber ducky.
Keep in mind: 2-LR44 batteries are NOT included and will be required. This is a simple model and does not have humidity readings or other data.
Good for: A baby tub toy that doubles as a thermometer.
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(Best seller — $$)
Why it’s great: ThermoPro is a trusted brand with very high ratings. They offer black or white and come in one or two-pack options. It includes 2 AAA batteries per unit, a user’s manual, magnets, kickstand, humidity gauge, and a clear LCD display. This model has a 10-second refresh feature to always keep you informed of changes. It has smart sensors inside for accurate readings and a comfort level indicator for quick room checks.
Keep in mind: If a child gets a hold of this thermometer and puts too much pressure on the screen it can become very hard to read. This one might be better off hanging up.
Good for: A simple design that is easy to read.
(Best accuracy — $$)
Why it’s great: This thermometer has built-in Bluetooth and Swiss sensors for accurate temperature and humidity readings with a 2-second monitoring feature. It includes 3 AAA batteries, a kickstand, a wall mounting bracket, a 2-year data recording and export feature, and a 196-foot covering range. Govee offers a Smart App Alert that notifies you instantly if the room goes outside of the preset comfort temperatures.
Keep in mind: This thermometer does require you to download an app on your phone for use, so make sure you have the space on your phone to do so before purchasing.
Good for: A wireless Bluetooth thermometer for the modern home.
(Best baby approval — $$$)
Why it’s great: This easy-to-use thermometer is a fan favorite. The wonderful design is unique and simple. All temperature settings are customizable. If this cute device turns red, it’s too hot, if it turns blue it’s too cold. It is very handy to glance in a room and know right away if it is above 72 degrees in there just by seeing a color. It has a clear, accurate, temperature and humidity reading, and it’s made with child-safe construction. LittleHippo also offers a 1-year warranty and 100% satisfaction guarantee. This is a highly recommended and durable product.
Keep in mind: This model does not offer a battery option and must stay plugged into an outlet for power.
Good for: A reliable and fun thermometer, perfect for nurseries and gifting.
FAQ’s about Baby Room Thermometers
1. What temperature should my baby’s room be?
Somewhere between 68 to 72 degrees is strongly recommended. Any temperatures out of that range can be dangerous for our sensitive babies.
2. Are baby room thermometers accurate?
Like most products, some thermometers are more accurate than others but in general, there is no more than a 2-degree variation.
3. How do I know if my room thermometer is accurate?
Many people use the ice-bath method for checking accuracy. Of course, you can’t submerge some models, but you can set them on top of a bowl of ice and if the temperature doesn’t drop within a couple of minutes you could check for a reset button.
4. Do we need a baby room thermometer?
Being a parent is stressful and every little bit helps. Many parents went years without any of the “fancy” things in life. As a first-time mother, a simple room thermometer really helped to put my mind at ease.
5. Where is the best place to purchase a room thermometer?
Well, we are obviously the generation of home delivery. Our family loves Amazon for everything, but you can get basic models at many local stores also.
Like most products, thermometers have come so far over the years. The multi-purpose functions included in some of the items listed above are impressive. They are so functional and helpful that we think everyone should have one for every floor of their house. Regulating temperatures can improve health and happiness. Our growing babies are sensitive and need that regulation. As parents the stress relief is nice, knowing that our little loves are comfortable. We hope this article helps you pick the perfect thermometer for your home.