When my children are sick it is always a struggle to get an accurate temperature. I refuse to take their temperatures rectally and under the arm isn’t always accurate. I’m sure you have had your share of struggles with your sick child. She is crying and squirming as you attempt to find out just how high that fever is. I’ve had that experience many times.
When I was offered the chance to review the Temporal Artery Thermometer I was thrilled. This is an electronic thermometer which uses a infrared technology to accurately read your child’s temperature in just two seconds. This is the same technology used in most hospitals and doctors’ offices. All you need to do is turn it on and gently place it on your child’s forehead.
The Temporal Artery Thermometer captures the heat emitted from the skin over the temporal artery, which runs across the forehead and is directly connected to the heart via the carotid artery. This thermometer is also better for the environment than those using mercury or the ones with the disposable plastic probe covers.
I love the Temporal Artery Thermometer because it makes taking my kids’ temperatures so much easier. The process is fast and I don’t need my husband to help hold my kid down to prevent him from squirming.
* Disclosure: I received a Temporal Artery Thermometer from Exergen in exchange for writing this review. All opinions are accurate and 100% mine.