I’ll onl y tell you on ce!
With decades of gadgeteering experience, Tech Dad has the answers to all your familial conundrums Dear Tech Dad, Our family’s off to Bali, but my daughter burns easily. Could you recommend a UV monitor? SEAN UVSunSense wristbands are a good choice. When you apply sun cream, make sure you also smear it on to the band, which measures UVA and UVB rays and changes colour as protection wears off. When it’s pale pink, it’s time to apply cream. $13, fishpond.com.au Dear Tech Dad, How can we prevent our young Houdini wriggling out of his car seat harness? TERRI The 5 Point Plus Anti Escape System’s soft nylon shield fits between gaps in the harness, preventing escape artists from slipping their arms under the straps. $38, 5pointplus.com Dear Tech Dad, Are there any electronic thermometers that don’t require being placed under the tongue, armpit or, worse, up the bum? PAUL/POOLE The Brother Max 3-in-1 Digital Thermometer is a less invasive option, taking less than two seconds to decide if your whippersnapper’s really ill or just doesn’t want to go to school. Painless to use and accurate to within 0.2˚C. $80, brothermax.com.au