The procedure for adjusting the deviation is as follows:

1. Measure the temperature with a standard thermometer or other accurate device when the baby is healthy.

2. Then set the thermometer to the "Body Temp" mode and measure the baby's forehead.

3. Calculate the deviation in temperature readings between those obtained in Step 1 and Step 2.

4. The respective deviation figure should then be added to, or subtracted from, the F-3 setting. This will ensure the result obtained from the forehead will equal the desired measurement.

5. Check measurements to ensure that the thermometer is properly set.

For example:

»By use of a liquid thermometer, the child's temperature measures 36.6 ° C

»By use of the Q7 thermometer, the child’s forehead temperature measures 36.8 ° C

»Therefore a deviation of -0.2 ° C should be set

»Then perform a further measurement which should obtain the same temperature as the one measured by the liquid thermometer.

For more information and an alternative method of adjusting the deviation setting, please see our instructional video: