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Splashing around at bath time can be lots of fun, and a great bonding time, for you and your baby.
We know it can be complicated when it comes to making sure that the temperature of the water is right to keep your baby safe. According to the NHS the water should be warm, not hot, and this can be difficult to measure.
It’s recommended that a baby’s bath water is roughly 38 degrees Celsius, or 100 degrees Fahrenheit, which is around body temperature. If the water is too hot, a baby can quickly scald themselves so it’s a good idea to be sure that the water is a suitable temperature. You can check it with your wrist, elbow or hand but if you’re unsure, it’s also important to also have a reliable way of telling the temperature.
The best baby bath monitors help you maintain appropriate water temperature so you can make sure your baby is safe, and many double as a fun bath toy or even a bath mat. Some baby bath thermometers will tell the room temperature too, an important feature to make sure your baby doesn’t lose body heat once they’re out the bath. Whatever you're looking for, we've rounded up the 10 best baby bath thermometers that are currently available.
And, once you've made your choice, why not have a look at this list of the best sensory baby toys for even more useful baby products available to buy now?
Our Top Choice
Bath Thermometer And Clock Turtle, Nuby
This is a lovely all-round thermometer that covers all the bases; it's a 3-in-1 clock, timer and thermometer so you can keep track of bed time whilst bathing your baby and ensuring that bath time is both fun and safe. Its LCD screen shows you accurate readings of the water temperature and will beep and flash if it's too hot (above 40 degrees C) or cold.
- Price: £11.49
- 3-in-1 clock, timer and thermometer
- Easy to read LCD screen
- Fast and accurate
- Floats in water
- Temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit
Best For Families On A Budget
Baby Safe Floating Bath Thermometer Giraffe, Babyono
A less expensive bath thermometer doesn't mean you have to sacrifice accuracy. With a cute giraffe design that has no sharp edges, this thermometer floats to constantly measure the temperature of bath water and give you peace of mind that it is at a safe level throughout bath time.
- Price: £3.18
- Floating thermometer
- Giraffe design
- No sharp edges
- Maintain appropriate temperature reliably
- Mercury free
Best For A Cute Design
Digital Baby Bath And Room Thermometer, Aycorn
Baby thermometers with eye-catching designs can double as a fun toy for your baby to keep them occupied. This colourful crab is reliable at measuring the temperature of the bathwater and air temperature and will also provide entertainment and stimulation whilst you bathe your baby. It has a warning light that flashes if the bath water is too hot, with messages for extra reassurance that your baby is safe.
- Price: £12.99
- LED warning light
- Water and air temperatures
- BPA-free silicone plastic
- Meets EU safety standards
- Auto shut-off to save battery life
Best For Constant Measurements
4) Baby Bath Thermometer And Floating Bath Toy, Mothermed
This green fish design measures the temperature every five seconds so its constantly reliable and features a temperature alarm that displays 'Cold' or 'Hot' to warn you if the water isn't quite right and. It's versatile too; you can use it as a bath water thermometer or room thermometer.
- Price: £11.99
- Displays 'cold' for low temperature and 'hot' for high temperature alarm
- LED display
- Activates instantly
- Measures water temperature every 5 seconds
- Water and room thermometer
Best Bath Toy And Thermometer
Digital Room & Bath 2-In-1 Thermometer (Turtle), Dreambaby
Add some excitement to bath time with this fun and easy to use turtle thermometer that babies will love playing with during bath time. It's large digital display can alternate between Celsius and Fahrenheit readings and it has a thirty minute auto shut off to help reserve battery life.
- Price: £14.99
- Bath and room thermometer
- Digital screen
- 30 minute auto shut off
- Readings in Celsius and Fahrenheit
- Readings available in 10 seconds
Best Bath Mat Thermometer
Anti-Slip Large Bath Mat Heat-Sensing Indicator, Dreambaby
The textured surface of a bath mat helps prevent babies slipping when they’re splashing around, and some even double as baby thermometers too. Thanks to its warning indicator, this Dreambaby mat will change colour to let you know when the water may be a little too hot.
- Price: £11.99
- Heat indicator
- Safe temperature warning indicates when water too hot
- Suction cups to prevent slipping
- Textured surface
- Fun underwater design
Best For Colour Changing
Temperature Change Bath Mat, Fischer-Price
A sweet, fun mat to prevent slipping and tell the temperature of the water thanks to the colour-changing whale fin that shows 'too hot!' when the water is too warm. It's a great easy to clean option too.
- Price: £14
- Changes colour to show too hot temperature
- Prevents slipping
- Easy to clean
- Can be used in bath or shower
Best For A Built In Clock
Baby Bath Thermometer, Jaok
Bath thermometers with built in clocks are a great way of ensuring that you don't miss bedtime. This is a fun, duck shaped bath thermometer and clock that also measures the room temperature. With the three colour warning system you can easily tell whether the temperature is too cold, too hot or just right and adjust it accordingly.
- Price: £12.99
- Duck shape
- Updated every 5 minutes
- LED colour changes depending on temperature
- Measures room temperature
- Clock display and timer
Best For Classic Design
10256388 Bath Thermometer, NUK
You can't go wrong with a traditional-analogue design baby thermometer for a simple and easy to use reading. This one is made from break-proof plastic and features ethically sourced, organic rapeseed oil as the measuring fluid.
- Price: £5.48
- Analogue thermometer
- Break-proof plastic
- Organic rapeseed oil measuring fluid
- Sea design
- Suction cup stand
Best For Floating
Baby Bath Thermometer And Floating Toy, MotherMed
Floating thermometers prevent your temperature reading getting lost in the bubbles! This bright MotherMed option provides accurate readings every five seconds whilst doubling as a fun bath toy for your baby to play with. With a shake-to-activate feature, it's also easy to make sure your water is just right and will flash red if the water temperature is too hot.
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- Price: £11.99
- Floats in water
- 5 second readings
- Reliable thermometer
- Shake to activate
- Flashing light for too-high temperature
- LED screen
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