For years now doctors have told parents to take their baby’s temperature rectally – well, sometimes I wonder if these doctors have ever actually tried to take a baby’s temperature rectally. In my personal opinion it’s pretty awful! What if you had another option? Recently, a company called Exergen came up with a product called the “TemporalScanner” which is more accurate than an ear thermometer (according to testing done during a Harvard Medical School study) and even comparable to a rectal temperature.
The Exergen TemporalScanner is easy to use – I tried it out as well as my husband, Mom and Dad (we later tried it out on my son). Our first run with the TemporalScanner was null because the four of us tried it but none of us realized that we had to take off the “protective cap” so we did so and tried again.
My husband (aka “test subject #1”) got a 98 degree reading – as opposed to his first 94 degree reading.
“I’m not dead yet!” exclaimed my husband. Nice.
My temperature was 97.6 degrees which is pretty normal for me. My Mom was around 97 also.
While trying out the temporalscanner we also used a regular thermometer and took temperatures under the arms. The temporal scanner came up with the same readings as the regular thermometer. I didn’t compare a rectal reading though – as you could most likely understand!
BUY IT: Uncomfortable babies tend to wriggle a lot and The Exergen TemporalScanner will serve as a great tool to provide an accurate reading with just a stroke across the forehead. You can get yours from Wal-Mart, Babies R’ Us, Walgreens, Toy’s R’ Us, Costco.com and Baby.com. You can also contact Exergen directly at 1-800-422-3006 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WIN IT: Thanks to Exergen, we’re giving away one unit of the Exergen TemporalScanner to two of our readers. Check out the guidelines to enter below:
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