When my kids are sick, it is as tough on me as it is on them. There is nothing sadder than a child that doesn't feel well. The worst was when they were too young to express what was bothering them. It made me feel somewhat helpless, not knowing what was wrong made it hard for me to help them feel better. When they don't feel good, I just want to sit there and hold them and keep them as comfortable as I can.
One thing that I had always had trouble with when they were sick was taking their temperature. When we were pregnant with my son and did a baby registry, we had registered for an ear thermometer expecting it to make life easier than using a traditional thermometer. We used it, but I never was sure how accurate it was. It seemed that if I held the thermometer at a different angle, I would get a different result - which made me question, what angle was correct. It really only seemed to be accurate when they had an ear infection, but it didn't help much when it was the flu or other ailment that was accompanied with a fever.
I tried using a regular thermometer and taking their temperature under their arm, but usually, that would mean me holding them tight and them trying to squirm away. Since I rarely was able to hold the thermometer under their arm long enough, I was never sure that I was getting a good read. I would try to get them to hold it under their tongue, but again, they never wanted to hold it there long enough to get the temperature.
I needed something that was easy to use and could quickly get a temperature reading before they squirmed away. On a visit to the pediatrician, I noticed that they had started using a temporal scanner thermometer. I asked the nurse about it and she told me that there were similar versions available for purchase. I put it on my list of something to look for next time I was out.
When I finally tried the Exergen TemporalScanner Thermometer, I was very pleased with it. For one, my kids found it to be somehow "cool". Suddenly, they wanted for me to take their temperature, fever or not. I liked how simple and easy it was to use. Simply remove the clear probe cover, place the probe against your child's forehead, push down the button and while holding it down, gently sweep it along their forehead and then release the button. Simple. I could get a temperature in a matter of moments and didn't have to struggle with a child that doesn't feel well. As an added bonus, I can get a quick peace of mind before going to bed, because I can easily take their temperature, even when they are sleeping without disrupting their much needed sleep.
From a quality perspective, I feel confident that the Exergen Temporal Scanner is accurate. First, the thermometer is tested 6 times during the manufacturing process, and it comes with a 1-year warranty. But, additionally, tests show it is accurate to within +0.2 degrees F- a much more accurate reading than taking the temperature any other way.
You can learn more about the Exergen TemporalScanner Thermometer on their website and become a fan on Facebook.
The Exergen TemporalScanner Thermometer retails for $30-$50 and is available at many retailers and on-line. You can get a $5 rebate when you purchase an Exergen TemporalScanner Thermometer.
I have liked my experience with the Exergen TemporalScanner Thermometer so far and have recommended it to many of my friends who are moms. I also have a few baby showers coming up and am definitely considering getting one for the moms-to-be.
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The opinions in this post are my own. I received no compensation for this post, but did receive a complimentary Exergen TemporalScanner Thermometer for the purposes of reviewing and sharing through Mama Buzz. In addition, one Exergen TemporalScanner Thermometer is being provided for the giveaway.
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