If you're a mom (or a dad), I'm sure you've had the pleasure of inserting a rectal thermometer into a child who already doesn't feel well, may or may not be puking, is screaming and thrashing around. Just what you want to do to a child who already feels horrible as it is. I remember almost being in tears when Ben was little and I had to do that to my poor little guy who had a fever of 104. But you need to know! A fever of 99 is a lot different than a fever of 101 and that's a lot different than a fever of 104!
What if there was a way to take a temperature without inserting anything anywhere. No more rectal thermometer. No more oral thermometer. No more trying to get a 2 year old to sit absolutely still to take their temperature in their ear.
How about a Temple Touch Thermometer? All you do is push the button, wait for it to beep twice and then hold it on the child's temple. No fuss, nothing invasive. You can even take a temp while the child is sleeping. Or, while the hubby is sleeping if he's more of a baby than the real baby.
MomSelect sent me one of these to try out.
I actually got it a while ago but haven't really had cause to use it. A good thing for the family but not so good for the review process. Well, last weekend we had cause to use it. Ben woke up and felt really warm. I told him we were going to take his temperature and he immediately started crying. I calmed him down and put something on tv for him to watch. When he was calm and paying more attention to the tv than he was to me, I snuck out the thermometer to try it out. He was a little skeptical when he heard the beeping but then he ignored it. Less than a minute later we had our results. Sure enough, he was up over 100 degrees. And there was no screaming, crying or thrashing.
It was sooo much easier! I'm sold!
Everyone who has a small child (or a child for a husband) should have one of these in the house. It's small, non-invasive, easy to use and accurate.
If you're interested, these are sold at Walgreens and retail for $29.99. This week they're on sale online for $19.99. One lucky reader can get one for FREE! Here's how:
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