Safety 1st Fever Light 1 Second Ear Thermometer
While not the most accurate reader of temperatures, it does let you know if your child has a temperature and is off only by a half degree or so. It is more affordable than the touch only thermometer and less invasive than the rectal, which makes it a contender on this list of favorites. The display is easy to read, and it also gives you a reminder to clean it after each use. It stores the last 12 temperatures you have taken so you can easily track the course of your child's fever. If your baby does have a fever, it has a red light that will alert you to it as soon as the temperature climbs over normal. This is a perfect thermometer to carry in the diaper bag with you.