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Tommee Tippee GroEgg2 Room Thermometer and Nightlight Review

£22.99 - RRP: £29.99

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The GroEgg 2 has all the same qualities of The Gro Company's original nursery thermometer. The GroEgg 2 comes with some additional, improved features including a new sleek, silicone design which is 33% bigger and brighter, making it softer to touch and even easier to see at a glance. It makes it easier to check your little one is resting at the correct temperature. In addition to an innovative colour-changing system and handy temperature display, the GroEgg 2 has adjustable brightness allowing it to be used as a nightlight or to find a light level that suits your baby.

Here’s what our parents thought, read their review here...

How did this product make your life easier?

Sam Kennedy says: "In a recent heatwave, I’ve quickly been able to see the bright red colour of the egg and read the temperature on the display, so even when it’s felt cooler, with the thunderstorms pouring rain outside I still knew what type of clothing and bedding to use with my little one. The night light has been so useful too for the midnight wake up calls, it’s bright enough to see what I’m doing without being too bright and making my baby think it was party time!"

Elaine Kerr says: "I found the GroEgg was super helpful and easy to understand and know what to put baby down in at night. Handy as a night light so that baby isn’t in the pitch black I liked that it is soft material. Used the GroEgg on holiday and it was so easy to take away with us to a caravan, just plugged in and ready to use."

Harriet King says: "It is great to keep an eye on the temperature in the baby’s room and the colour coding means that you can easily see if the room is getting too hot. The temperature is often higher than you would think so it is very useful. We also use it as a nightlight and found it great for night feeds. The light is also adjustable so can be made dimmer depending on what light the baby needs. We also take it away with us as it is an easy size to pack in the suitcase and it comforts the baby when away as they are used to the light. Plus helpful to know the temperature of the room in a different place."


Would you recommend this product to other parents?

Nicole Kirycuk says: "I would definitely recommend this product to a friend. The design of the product is simple and quite stylish. It's small enough to fit anywhere and not draw too much attention. It's plug and play straight out the box so no set up needed. There's a small button on the bottom of the product that allows you to dim the nightlight or turn it off altogether. The egg itself is made of silicone so can't be smashed, this will come in particularly handy when my baby is on the move as she loves to grab everything. The egg can't be compacted in anyway, but is small enough to take with you when travelling. I probably wouldn't bother packing it for a night or two as I'd just use my bath thermometer to check the temperature before putting the baby to bed."

Clare Kophamel says: "I would recommend this product to other mums as it puts your mind at ease knowing the temperature of the room where baby sleeps so that you can dress them appropriately for bed or make changes to the room such as open windows or use a fan. I like the fact that it Is recommended to leave it on so you only have to glance at it to know the temperature. Another reason I would recommend this product is that it also acts as a night light so it is useful that it combines two features into one."

Jade Alsop says: "I would recommend this product to other mums because it’s important to dress your baby correctly for bed to help reduce the risk of SIDS due to overheating. The GroEgg lets you know the temperature of the room with a digital display showing the temperature to a tenth of a degree, and also by the colour changes of the light. If the room is too hot it will glow red and if it’s too cold it will glow blue. The right temperature is a soft orange glow, which also gives comfort to the child because it acts as a handy nightlight. It’s soft-touch also means a child wouldn’t hurt themselves if they were to get hold of it."

Would you choose this product above all others on the market?

Sam Kennedy says: "This product has been very carefully designed, the soft silicone egg means that if the baby grabs and chucks it won’t smash or cause harm, I’ve not seen that with any other similar products. The clothing guide for each temperature is also invaluable as it gives me peace of mind knowing I’m doing everything in my power to protect my little one from the devastating effects of putting too many layers on a new baby. This is why the GroEgg2 Room Thermometer should win, they give out lifesaving information as well as making life easier with a lovely little night light."

Elaine Kerr says: "Product is fab, my only hesitation is I’ve also had an earlier version of the GroEgg which is more compact and therefore slightly less bright as a nightlight. As a mother, you always have when your babies are small that concern that baby is too hot / too cold so with the GroEgg I felt some of my concerns were eased - whilst I appreciate its possibly a marketing thing I liked that the relevant tog was recommended for each temperature."

Harriet King says: "I would choose this room thermometer due to the fact it doubles up as a nightlight and it is easy to change the lighting in the room choosing the different settings. The thermometer is also essential for knowing what to dress the baby in at night. Although the temperature does often show as too hot which can be quite stressful especially in the summer months."

What changes would you make to this product?

Nicola Kirycuk says: "The only thing I would change on this product is the length of the cable. It would be even better if the cable was a bit longer so I could locate in different areas of the room. A secondary power source i.e. batteries or being able to charge it would also be handy. I go camping a lot and this would be perfect to use in a tent."

Clare Kophamel says: "If I could change one thing about this product it would be that it played white noise. I feel this would be a really useful addition and would combine three baby products into one (thermometer, night light, white noise) meaning one less product needing to be purchased for mums. A clock would also be useful particularly for middle of the night feeds when you don't want to wake baby up checking the time on your phone/ clock."

Jade Alsop says: "To be able to use the GroEgg it needs to be plugged into a mains supply. A lead is supplied with the GroEgg but it didn’t come with a plug. Thankfully we had a spare plug with a USB connection which we then used to get it to work. Some people may not have a spare plug laying around so therefore would need to purchase a separate plug making cost higher, so I would love to see a plug supplied with the GroEgg."

Product Information
  • Easy to understand colour-coded system indicates room temperature
  • Digital thermometer with permanent lit LCD readout
  • Soft-touch silicone Dome
  • Gentle night light with 3 different light levels
  • Guidance on the correct tog of sleeping bag to use
  • USB
  • Height 12.5cm
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Maria is the Online Editor for Mother&Baby. She is a biker, mama-of-two who enjoys baking and taking her little one to messy play. Maria's focus is around breastfeeding, post-partum depression and weaning. She aspires to help fellow mums through pregnancy, motherhood and beyond by discussing issues such as mental health and self-care. You can find Maria on Instagram and LinkedIn. Maria has won Bauer Media Awards for 2018 Digital Editor Of The Year and 2017 Digital Talent Of The Year. 

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