What is a room thermometer?
Having a thermometer in your baby’s nursery means you can see at a glance if the room’s warm or cool enough for your little one. Keeping the room at the right temperature helps make it a safe sleeping environment, reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Which room thermometer is right for you?
There are plenty of great room thermometers to choose from, including ones that perch neatly on the side and others that fix to the wall - where your little explorer can’t reach it!
If you want to save some cash, some baby monitors double up as thermometers displaying the temperature of the room too, so no need to buy two products.
A really helpful feature is a screen that glows-in-the-dark or lights up at night, so you can tiptoe in and check the temperature without waking them up.
How much will a room thermometer cost?
Prices start around £15.
Top tips for choosing a room thermometer
The Lullaby Trust suggests that a safe room temperature is between 16-20°C, with light bedding or a lightweight, well-fitting baby sleep bag.
Ready to buy?
Take a look at some of the popular room thermometers below.
Gro Egg Room Thermometer
RRP: £21.99 - Buy now
Stylish egg-shaped digital room thermometer that turns orange then red when room is too hot, blue when it’s too cold and yellow for just right.
Works as gentle night light
- Digital thermometer with back-lit LCD read-out
- UK mains power adaptor included
Why we love the Gro Egg Room Thermometer....
Such a stylish, funky product: why should nursery equipment look boring?
- Mums love the way you can see in an instant just by opening the door if the baby’s room is too cold or hot so you know whether to take action. Some have commented it runs a degree or two hotter than other thermometers, so it’s a useful gauge of the maximum heat of the room.
- It makes a useful, reassuring night light that isn’t too bright – if you wanted a light to do night feeds or nappy changes by you’d probably need to use a brighter one.