The thermometer uses infrared technology to take a temperature (to an accuracy of ±0.2°C) within just a second. There's no need to fiddle around trying to work out the correct position, or battling with your child to sit still for ages (those in-mouth ones take forever). Just simply turn on, take off the cap, and press the scan button - holding the thermometer 1-3cm from your child's forehead. Easy!
The thermometer has three modes. As well as measuring body temperature, with the click of a button you can use it as a room or surface temperature thermometer too - all of which can be displayed in either Celsius or Fahrenheit. The built in memory also stores your 25 previous readings, so you can go back and see whether your child's temperature is going up or down!
It's suitable from newborn so I have no worries using it on Parker at all. It has been extra useful at the moment as he has really been suffering with his teeth. If the temperature hits above 37.5°C it will bleep, alerting you that your child has a temperature - a feature I've found extra useful as I always struggle to remember what a high reading is.
The fact it's non-intrusive has meant we can keep an eye on his temperature even when he is sleeping, without having to disturb him. I love that it's quick too, as he is at the age where everything he sees he wants to either grab, chew or throw.
We are highly impressed with the thermometer. It's definitely something all parents need, and I honestly don't know how we managed without a non-contact version before! It can be purchased directly through the Kinetik website, or other large retailers such as Amazon, Argos, Asda and Sainsburys, and it's currently on sale at £19.99 - a great price for peace of mind.
Disclaimer - I was sent this product for the purpose of the review. However all opinions are honest and my own