First Look Review

Safety 1st Gentle Read Rectal Thermometer Review

Safety 1st Gentle Read Rectal Thermometer
Price:   $12.00 List | $9.17 at Amazon - 24% off
Pros:  Performs temperature reading very quickly, easy to use, accurate, long-lasting
Cons:  Sometimes arrives with dead battery
Bottom line:  An easy-to-use rectal thermometer with fast readings
Editors' Rating:   
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Manufacturer:   Safety 1st

Our Analysis

Review by:
Juliet Spurrier, MD

Last Updated:
May 23, 2013


The Safety 1st Gentle Read Rectal Thermometer is our choice for reading baby's temperatures. The pediatric community recommends using rectal thermometers for babies from 0 - 3 months, and even for children up to 3 years old, because they provide the most accurate measurements.

This thermometer is designed to take a reading in 8 seconds with a beep letting you know it's ready, while also storing the most recent temperature in its memory. With a flexible tip and over-insertion guard, it goes in easily limiting you and your baby's discomfort. The replaceable, long-lasting battery allows you to hold onto to this rectal thermometer for many years, serving multiple children throughout its lifetime.


The most commonly cited likes for this product are:
  • Fast readings
  • Easy to use
  • Comfortable for baby


User reviews frequently note these disadvantages:
  • Several reviewers have noted delivery with dead batteries

Juliet Spurrier, MD

BabyGearLab Member Reviews

Most recent review: May 23, 2013
Summary of All Ratings

BabyGearLab Editors' Rating:  
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Average Customer Rating:  
Rating Distribution
1 Total Ratings
5 star: 0%  (0)
4 star: 100%  (1)
3 star: 0%  (0)
2 star: 0%  (0)
1 star: 0%  (0)

Have you used this product?
Don't hold back. Share your viewpoint by posting a review with your thoughts...