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Type of BBT thermometer your using

post #1 of 16
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I was just wondering what type or where you got your BBT thermometer from? I am looking into getting one so I can begin charting but I like to hear reviews- It would be great to have one with a memory but I don't really want to pay out the wazoo for something like this, even just having a memory of the last temp is good with me. So let me hear it ladies- Whatcha Usin?

post #2 of 16

Hi, I use the BD BBT, it works fine for me and it has a memory for that last temp.  I think it was $6 or $7?

post #3 of 16

I use Walgreen's Basal Digital Thermometer.  Seems to work fine for me.

post #4 of 16
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Ava i just ordered that one from Amazon- I like that it has a backlight...janellody- I almost got that one, I was debating it because I could just waltz into walgreens and get it but like that the other one had a backlight since I wake up so much earlier than DH.

post #5 of 16

I've got the BD BBT as well. I think I paid about $10 for it on Amazon. I like that it lights up, so you can see the temp in the dark, and that it stores the last temp, so you don't have to remember it. I have a love/hate relationship with the fact that it beeps every 5 seconds while it's temping. On the plus side, it saves you from sitting there with it in your mouth for 5 minutes when it's actually not even on (done that with my other thermometer!). On the minus side, I feel bad disturbing dh, so I'm always twisting my head to try to muffle the beeping with the pillow, which usually, but not always, works.

 

On the other hand, I used a $2 fever thermometer from Walmart for quite awhile, and that was sufficiently accurate for me to know if I O'd or not. This doesn't work for some women with very subtle temp shifts, but it worked for me.

post #6 of 16

Ohhh.. backlights!!  That would be awesome. I have to turn my cell phone on every morning at 6am to read the temp, so a backlight would be AWESOME!!  Mine also beeps about 6 times when the temp is done, which is kind of overkill as 1 beep would have done the job.  I feel bad about the multiple beeping also but DH assures me it never wakes him up any more. 

 

Now, I will be dreaming of a backlight... if this TTC goes on too long I may buy one with a backlight!!

post #7 of 16

I just switched from Walgreens brand to BD.  So far, the BD has given me the same temp 3 days in a row.  I won't give it a thumbs up or down until my post-O temps to see if they are sufficiently different.  Just wanted to add that you can cover up the speaker on the bottom of the thermometer to keep the sound down.  There is a little open circle that, if covered, muffles the beeping.  I think I may tape on a cotton ball to see if that helps :)

post #8 of 16
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Ohhh SKJ, I ♥ the idea of taping a cotton ball to the bottom, I just might try that- I haven't received the BD therm yet but when I do I think that will be a splendid idea! Janell- LOL about the cell phone, The backlight was a huge bonus point for me as I wake long before DH. I never thought of using the cell phone for it though...

post #9 of 16

I was in love with my first BBT, but I don't remember the brand name and lost it during one of my many moves! mecry.gif

 

Then I bought one off of eBay (the brand name is Geon) and it is a piece of crap.  It gives "favorite" temps for days on end, and I've been temping long enough to know what is unusual for me.  I actually found the box it came in yesterday and it is a digi with two decimal places, but they just slapped a BBT sticker on the front (like something I could print off on my computer...crappy and totally not professional).  On the back of the package it says it's only accurate to 2/10ths of a degree -- which is just like a fever thermometer.  However, 2/10ths or not, I don't think this thing is accurate.

 

So!  I ordered the BD one from Amazon and it shipped yesterday.  When I ordered it I thought it said it measured two decimal places, but I went back and it looks like it only does one (is that correct, ladies)?  I was reassured by someone's review on Amazon saying that TCOYF doesn't recommend the 2nd decimal place thermometers and just stresses the importance of it being accurate to within 1/10th of a degree.

 

As soon as my new thermometer comes I will start using it (but I'll temp with my old one also to compare/record in the notes).  The BD one has good reviews (I think it has 4/5 stars on Amazon) -- better than the other thermometers listed -- and that thermometer is actually recommended by the author of TCOYF.

 

Oh, and I ordered it for about $9.00. 

post #10 of 16

Yes, the BD only does to the nearest tenth. But as you also said, that's what TCOYF recommends, and I personally couldn't see having an extra decimal place being useful. Temp shifts are perfectly clear for me using just the tenths.

post #11 of 16

I started with the old version of the Walgreen's BBT and it was great.  I loved it.  It stored the last 2 temps, measured to the hundredths, and took about a minute, which I felt was more accurate than the 30 second thermometers.  But then it rusted when I left it near some water (argh!) and I went to replace at Walgreens only to find they had upgraded to a new model.  It sucks.  It's super quick, but it tends to give the same temp for days in a row, which makes me think it's not as accurate.  It also only stores one temp and will erase it as soon as you turn it on again.  So if you have blurry morning eyes and miss it when you turn it on, it's gone.  Not good.

 

I've only heard good things about the BD BBT so I may get that next time.

post #12 of 16
Pink life brand here in Canada. Think they are a bit more expensive at $19 for some unknown reason.

Works well. Broke one having sex (under pillow and it got crushed!).


Ease exhaust any typos, set from my itouch.
post #13 of 16
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I have to laugh at the post only because the only things that were mispelled were in the sentence where you were asking for forgiveness...twins.gif I just thought that was funny

post #14 of 16

Right now I'm using aregular thermometer. It's my first cycle temping so I want to get the hang of it and decide if it's worth me buying an actual BBT thermometer.

post #15 of 16
I use the BD one as well, from Amazon. I think I've seen it for sale at Target, but I got mine on Amazon because I have free Prime shipping so it ended up being cheaper.

I think mine is off by a few degrees thou, because I've used it multiple times in the middle of the day for both myself and my SO and it's never come back with 98.6, it's always quite a few tenths lower.
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by Fnord View Post

I use the BD one as well, from Amazon. I think I've seen it for sale at Target, but I got mine on Amazon because I have free Prime shipping so it ended up being cheaper.
I think mine is off by a few degrees thou, because I've used it multiple times in the middle of the day for both myself and my SO and it's never come back with 98.6, it's always quite a few tenths lower.

My normal temp is usually in the 97's during the day pre-O and only in the 98's when I'm in my LP.  So the thermometer may not be low at all- that may be your normal temp.

 

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