love it so much
i have this product since my little one born, and now she's 2 years old. it's really good i use it for bath, room temp and i bring it with me when i travel with my little one too . and its not very expensive , i bought it when it was on sale .
Good but fragile.
I had this for a couple of years, and it worked well. I used it to measure ocean temperature. Today it gave strange readings, then went blank. Thinking it just needed new batteries, I tried to remove the thermometer from the rubber shell. There is a glass tube inside which was broken. This possibly happened when I tried to remove the thermometer. In fact, it would be difficult to remove it without stressing this tube. It could also break from some physical pressure on the back bulb. They're ok, but don't be too rough with it.
Accurate reading, and fast enough.
Fragile, particularly when removing to replace battery.
This thermometer is so handy. I mainly use it for the bath but is also great for understanding the room temperature as well. In the bath it gives you the temperature quickly so you're not waiting around with the baby. It's great that it's two in one so you don't have multiple devices to worry about. The design is also cute.
Design, use in the bath
Most useful baby product we have
This was a great buy - we use it for every bath (including some of my own!), and to test room temperature. It's size and weight is perfect for travel, it works fast - can't fault it! It would be a great gift for any parent, especially new parents who are worried about bath temp for newborns.
Size, speed of temperature display
Great baby safety product!
Keep baby safe with Philips Avent Digital Bath and Bedroom thermometer. It is easy to read and use. Great way to check on bath water temps before bathing the bath. As an added plus, the design is very cute too. This is a great product for all parents to have on hand.
Easy to use.
This thermometer is really handy to have. Just throw it in the bath when running the water and it's so quick and easy to get the perfect temperature every time. Also great to monitor the temperature of bub's room.
It's certainly something we use every day.
I would definitely recommend this product.
Accurate, affordable and easy to use
I can't fault this thermometer. We have it sitting in our nursery and it's really handy to know the temperature and therefore what to dress bub in with her sleeping bag. I also use it every bath. I even use it for my own bath!! For me it's a novelty, but so handy to get the bath temperature just right for bub every time. Great gift idea too!
Useful and durable
I asked for this as a baby shower gift and it's been the only useful thing that I received. Works well in the bath, durable and baby likes watching it bob around. Haven't tried it in the bedroom as I use a Grobag thermometer to remind me what layers to put on bubs.
Its very accurate and easy to use. Feels sturdy and its really waterproof. We just leave it in the tub as we fill it with water to get realtime reading. I just wish they have other designs which are more matching for boys or girls. Also, the display is big enough for bath temp, but a bit small for room temperature.
Accurate, sturdy, quality built
Design not very apt for baby boy, display a bit small for room temperature
Piece of mind purchase for a new mum!
Purchased it online before bub was born. Loved that it could be used for both room temp & bath. I find it extremely accurate, I used it everyday during bath time for the first few months until I learnt to sense the correct water temp for myself. I use it in our room now, still so accurate & great now that it's summer so our room doesn't overheat or I can change DD into something a little cooler. Perfect to check the temp before bedtime too so I can make sure bub will be warm enough. A great purchase.
Simple to use, not overly expensive, great for piece of mind
This has been a lifesaver and worked exactly as stated
This thermometer was brilliant as it worked in the bath and bedroom. I am still using it everyday and take it away with me when we go on holidays!
Inexpensive, waterproof, accurate and portable
Would have been even better if it lit up at night
Perfect and affordable !
I bought my first Advent Digital Bath and Bedroom thermometer second hand and have been very happy with it relying on it within the bedroom and daily baths.
I have now bought another one for my second baby's bedroom and expect to be just as happy.
Inexpensive compared to other products on the market. Reliable and unobtrusive in room.
Once battery is changed then water resistant property is not guaranteed
A great product I use everyday
I found this thermometer great as I can tell the temperature of the bathroom and can also put it in the water to find out the temperature before I put my baby in the bath.
By using the thermometer I don't have to guess if the bath is to hot or cold.
I found it easy to use. Baby can't break if it's left in the bath or dropped.
Nice design looks like flower and easy to read and I also like that it is digital. Being small means I can take it to another room to find out the temperature.
Can use in a room or in water, small, won't break, easy to use.
Love this product. Easy to use, fast and accurate. I always have cold hands so use it daily for babies bath and am confident that the temperature is right. It can be used in and out of water making it versatile.
Everything! Glad I purchased this.
I bought this for my husband who was very afraid of having the bath temp too hot or cold for the baby. It has been great, we have used it at least daily for the last five months. I love that it floats on the water in the bath. It is fairly quick (compared to my other thermometer) and is accurate. you can also use it for the room temperature.
Easy to read
Definately something I will be able to use for years. Really handy, compact product. The fact that u can use in and out of the bath is useful.
love this thermometer. Its really handy. I pop it in the bath while Im filling it up. It tell you what the temp should be and what the temp is.
might be considered expensive I guess but its worth the money.
It's very useful...I've been bathing baby at a more than ideal temperature before I bought this thermometer. It gives a reading of the water fairly quickly. It also sits in my baby's room at night so I got a better idea of how to dress him. Roy Young chemist is sell it below $30, cheaper than other places
Can use in bath & baby room great product!
Once battery is changed then water resistant property is not guaranteed
I was never really confident with checking the bath water temperature with my first two babies. I bought this thermometer for baby number three and now I can be confident that the water temperature is just right. It is great that my daughter can also play with it while she is in the bath. At other times it sits on her book shelf so that I can moniter her room temperature. I would definately recommend this.
Simple to use. Works for both bath water and bedroom so much more versatile than bath-only products. Also meets toy safety standards.
None really but it would be nice if it came in pink as well as blue.
I love this product and am soo glad I bought one. I look at it every time I enter his room and every night when he has a bath to check the temperature. I highly recommend it!
Can be used the bedroom and the bath. A lot cheaper than other brands.
Questions & Answers
After two years use the battery has died. Is there anyway of changing it? Minus the mold its been very useful!
There is. You can download the user guide from the Philips website for the instructions which includes the battery type required. We did it but didn't add grease to improve the waterproofing so after changing the battery water starting condensing over the display until it became unreadable - so I'd recommend following that step. We were otherwise really happy with the product so we ended up buying a replacement.
Philips S.Philips Avent
Hi there! To add to the comment of Rjovo, you can find the instruction for replacing the battery here: https://www.download.p4c.philips.com/files/s/sch550_20/sch550_20_dfu_nld.pdf. Please let us know if there's anything else we can do for you.
the Philips Australia team.
Hi! I've recently purchased this thermometer and with my baby due in 2 weeks wanted to get a gauge for the temperature of our bedroom but find myself struggling to turn on - screen is currently blank, does it not come with batteries or am I being really stupid? Help appreciated :-)
Hi. The thermometer should come already working. I would return it to where you bought it from, as I read that it's quite difficult to replace the battery. Hope this helps.
Can you get a laser thermometer for the babies head?
The Phillips thermometer mentioned above is only suitable to measure bath and room temperature. There are other thermometers on the market which can measure body temperature, room temperature and surface temperature
Philips S.Philips Avent
Hi Sue, thanks for your question. We strongly advise you not to use the thermometer to measure the temperature of your baby, since the SCH550 is made to measure the temperature of a room and water. Please feel free to contact us at 1300 363 391 (if you are in Australia), regarding any other queries about this product.
The Philips Australia Team
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