How to use basal thermometer

First off, before going forward to discuss this topic and teach you using basal thermometer correctly, i need to mention that for any of this to work, you’ll need to have really accurate basal thermometer. Try something high quality and something that comes with a lot of cool features, like option to save daily data. It is very useful to track ovulation and succeed at doing so. Most recent digital basal thermometers usually work the best, because they notify you when they’re done measuring your temperature, and some of them can even store data, in case you want to look it up later. All these features are useful because even though normally writing down your temperature every day is easy, you aren’t going to be in normal conditions. You will have to wake up every morning to measure your BBT (basal body temperature) and when you’ve just woken up, it’s hard to take care of everything.

So you’ll need to set an alarm, if you already haven’t, and make sure that you repeat the measuring every single day. If you miss some days, or don’t do it according to guidelines and do it some time else other than morning or late night, results are not going to be accurate, so the whole process will be wasted. It’s easier to just make it your habit by doing it every consecutive day for a week or two. 

As mentioned above, you can’t just measure your BBT anytime you want, there are specific guidelines that need to be followed. Don’t be lazy or dismissive about following these just because they’re a little hard. Basal thermometers are really quick and take really little time to measure your temperature compared to regular thermometers. It’s almost impossible to correctly detect ovulation unless you follow at least most of these main guidelines.

  • As soon as you open your eyes go ahead and measure your basal temperature. The reasons for this are explained above.
  • Mark the time, or set up an alarm on the same time everyday. Make sure to check the temperature at the same o’clock every day.
  • Make sure to get good sleep before measuring your temperature. At least 6 hours of it.
  • Keep your basal thermometer close, so it’s easy to get straight from your bed.
  • Try not to change thermometers for a while. If you’re struggling to find best basal thermometer, follow that url and check out the tutorial.
  • Same applies for the way you measure your temperature. Whether it is from your mouth or not, try to not change how you do it.
  • Try to capture the time and date you perform the measurement. And of course, the end result.
  • Check out the features your basal thermometer has. Some of them store your data for a long time and even have little control panel to check it, while others are more simpler and you have to write your temperature down old fashioned way.

When should i start buying baby stuff?

Some women find out that they’re pregnant straight away, while others can go for few months without noticing anything. The ones who know it straight from the beginning usually start buying baby products, mainly books right away, and continue doing so even after the baby is born. The most popular books that parents buy, are “what to expect when expecting” and others. Although, i think that buying clothes and little hats for your babies is unnecessary, unless you already know gender. But i know that there are some unisex clothes for babies, with neutral colors that both boys and girls can wear. So that’s definitely a viable option. 

Other people are more superstitious and start shopping for baby products only after the child is born. Some people don’t wait that long, but still hold on for a few months to make sure their baby is healthy and fine. Making the decision of buying baby stuff is up to you, but you have to remember – your kid will need some clothes no matter what. At least something to wrap them when they’re born. But the hospital will probably provide some sort of clothes for that.

If you find out that you’re having twins, congratulations. You have to do twice as much baby product hunting, and you’ll probably have to spend twice as much money. But no money or energy spent on shopping can compare to the joy of having and raising two kids at a time. It might seem very difficult now, but you’ll remember the best moments once it’s over and they’re grown up adults. But you don’t have to spend twice as much on everything – for example, best diaper bags for two will cost almost as much as other regular high quality diaper bags would. Same works for double strollers and changing tables. You will obviously need to use 2 times more diapers, but diapers aren’t the most expensive products when it comes to raising a baby.

Talking of diapers and baby products, it’s better to choose diapers, wipes and other hygienic products after the baby is born. Because your child might have allergy towards certain types of diaper, or materials, so it’s better to wait and clear everything out. To entertain yourself, you can get started with choosing the best strollers, cute clothes, baby bottles and such gadgets for your babies. You can also go through baby books, and gather as much information as you can. At some point, you will also start getting cute baby gifts and other gag gifts from your friends, so that’s another reason to wait – you don’t have to buy something you already have.

You can also start small – like, when you find out you’re pregnant, buy books and other little things. As you and your baby grow, start buying cute clothes, bottles and small stuff like that. When you are in your late pregnancy, start browsing stores for strollers and other more expensive and larger baby products.