With a sick infant on your hands, a thermometer that’s quick and comfortable for your child

With a sick infant on your hands, a thermometer that’s quick and comfortable for your child is key. By measuring the temperature inside the ear canal with an infrared ray, the best ear thermometers for baby tell you in just a few seconds if a fever is present. Though not recommended for newborns, ear thermometers are safe for babies who are at least 6 months old and can be used on older children and adults as well, according to the Mayo Clinic. Anyone caring for a sick, squirming infant will appreciate features on an ear thermometer that make the stressful process just a little bit easier. To that end, the best ear thermometers may have features like a pre-warmed tip or a compact probe that helps it go unnoticed by a sleeping child. The display screen should be easy to read, and the reading time should be lightning quick, ideally taking no more than a couple of seconds. Besides finding the right thermometer for your family, it’s important to pay attention to how to take your baby’s temperature. Correctly using a digital ear thermometer will give you more accurate readings no matter which one you choose. To accurately use an ear thermometer, gently pull the ear back a...

The return of barbecue season brings the smells, tastes, sights and sounds of spring and summer.

The return of barbecue season brings the smells, tastes, sights and sounds of spring and summer. Before you get grilling, it’s good to refresh your memory on the rules (winter is long and who can remember whether fish goes skin side down or not?) The first (and most important) rule: The grill needs to be hot before you start—otherwise, your food will stick and it won’t get that coveted caramelized crust. Read on for tips on grilling all our faves, plus a handy temperature guide so your food is always cooked to perfection. Steaks Bring red meat to room temperature before grilling. Try our Grilled flank steak with kale caesar salad. Wood planks + skewers Soak them in water (an hour for planks; 20 minutes for skewers) so they won’t burn on the grill. Try our Grilled Filipino pork skewers. Fish Firm skin-on fillets are the easiest to grill. Dry skin well with paper towel, and then oil and grill skin-side down. Cook until the skin lifts off the grill easily. Try our Grilled honey Dijon salmon fillets. Chicken To prevent chicken from sticking to the grill, don’t touch it for 15 minutes. Then use a metal spatula to flip. Try our Saucy BBQ chicken. Corn To prep it for the grill, peel ba...