after the joy of bringing baby lilianna into the world on march 2, it was time to remember all that goes along with caring for a newborn baby. i thought it was nice of the hospital to offer us our own digital thermometer for keeping track of baby's temperature. what i was not expecting was for them also to give us special guards to use with it to take her temperature rectally. (i did notice that they themselves never once took her temperature rectally!). they made it very clear that this was the most accurate way to take her temperature, and they expected me to do it regularly.
unbeknownst to them, i had a secret weapon at my disposal. recently i received in the mail the exergen temporal scanner to review. this is a digital thermometer that is used by rolling the scanner over the forehead of your baby or child. in seconds, you have an accurate reading of your child's temperature before they even realize that you have done anything. the literature i received said that this way of reading temperatures is even more accurate than a rectal reading. that is good news for all of us, i say!
i have fought many long hard battles with my extremely strong children just to try to take their temperature under their arm. i do not know why they hate this so much. i cannot even imagine the pain and agony that would occur on all our parts if i insisted on taking their temperature rectally. i have considered investing in an ear thermometer to save us all the drama. unfortunately, when i had to take tate into the emergency room, i learned that the ear scanner does not work accurately with him. the only accurate reading they were able to get of the fever i knew he had was when they used their temporal scanner.
one thing to be aware of when using this scanner is that you will not get an accurate reading if you use it over and over again in a short space of time. the girls enjoyed using the scanner so much, they wanted to do it again and again. we started to get quite a bit of variance in their temperature readings. because the scanner is so sensitive, it will notice any change in the skin's temperature, even the change from running the scanner over their forehead more than once.
i am glad to have the exergen temporal scanner available for those times when i want to take the kids' temperatures without waking them up at night, when they are feeling particularly ornery or when i need to be able to know their temperatures quickly (like those times when the nurse asks me and i'm unprepared) and with little fuss. if you are interested in getting one of your own, you can use this coupon code for $5 off.
or, you can win one by leaving a comment on this post. tell me about your greatest thermometer trial. i will draw a winner from all the comments using random.org on april 1st. canadian and united states residents only, please.
this is a mama buzz review. i received a temporal scanner for free for the purose of this review by the exergen corporation. i have in no other way been compensated for this review. the opinions expressed here are entirely my own.
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