Reset the thermometer by pressing reset button. Place the thermometer under the tongue. Close mouth around thermometer. Leave in place until you hear the beep (usually one minute or less)
People also ask, do digital thermometers read low?
Digital thermometers provide accurate readings in about 1 minute or less.
Similarly one may ask, how do I know if my digital thermometer is accurate?
The ice bath test is the easiest way to test a thermometer for accuracy, assuming your thermometer will display temperatures of 32°F or less. The advantage of this method is that an accurate thermometer will always read 32°F in a properly made ice bath regardless of altitude or atmospheric pressure.
How do I know if my thermometer is working properly?
To test your thermometer:
- Fill a tall glass with ice and add cold water.
- Place and hold the thermometer in the ice water for 30 seconds without touching the sides or bottom of the glass. …
- If the thermometer reads 32°F, it is reading correctly and can be used.
With your mouth open, put the covered tip under your tongue. Close your lips gently around the thermometer. Keep the thermometer under your tongue until the digital thermometer beeps. Remove the thermometer when numbers show up in the “window”.
To use a digital thermometer:
- Clean the tip with cold water and soap, then rinse it.
- Turn the thermometer on.
- Put the tip under your tongue, towards the back of your mouth.
- Close your lips around the thermometer.
- Wait until it beeps or flashes.
- Check the temperature on the display.
Oral method (in the mouth)
- Carefully place the tip of the thermometer under your child’s tongue.
- With your child’s mouth closed, leave the thermometer in place for about 1 minute until you hear the “beep”
- Remove the thermometer and read the temperature.
Push Button – The MIN/MAX thermometer is reset by using the push button normally found in the middle of the thermometer between the two tubes.