Thursday, March 11, 2010

Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer REVIEW & GIVEAWAY!

Thankfully, my children have been very healthy. However, on the few occasions that I thought they might be ill, taking their temperatures was the worst part of it all!

I could never stomach getting a rectal reading, so since both kids were babies, I've had an ear thermometer. The ear thermometer seemed like it should be so simple.

Blah.

As babies, their ear canal is so small, making readings inaccurate. And, then, if you don't position the probe correctly, you continue to get inaccurate results.

Even though I still whipped out the ear thermometer when I thought they were warm, I basically relied on my mama wrist or lips feeling their foreheads if I thought they had a temperature.

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Temporal Scanner
When Mama Buzz asked if I'd like to test a Temporal Artery Thermometer by Exergen, I couldn't say no.

Wow.

I must say I'm pretty impressed!

Baby Scanner

Placing the thermometer's probe in the middle of the forehead and taking a 2-second slide over to the hairline is all it takes to use Exergen's TemporalScanner.

And while that seems simple, it does take a bit of coordination and practice to keep the probe in contact with the skin. (Either that, or my kids have bumpy heads)! ;-) Breaking skin contact will give inaccurate readings.

I found it easier to take my children's temperatures if they placed their heads as if lying down.

Temporal Scanner 2

The thermometer works by "capturing the...heat from skin over the temporal artery, which runs across the forehead and is directly connected to the heart via the carotid artery."

After a little practice, I received consistent 98.4-98.6 readings over and over from me, my husband, and kids. I even tested the thermometer on my wrist, just to see if it was really giving a "real" temperature. Yep, my wrist was a much cooler 97.something.

I hope I don't have to use the Temporal Artery Thermometer very often. I definitely prefer healthy kids, don't you?! ;-)

BUT... knowing I have the simple-to-use-super-fast-results Exergen TemporalScanner in my medicine cabinet, I won't have to rely on my wrist anymore! (The kids will still get my forehead smooches, though)!

Ready to BUY one? The Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer ($30-$50) can be found nationwide at Walmart, Walgreens, Costco, Babies R Us, Toys R Us, and Sam's Club or through online retailers like Amazon.

The Exergen TemporalScanner would make a fantastic baby shower gift!

Click HERE for a $5 rebate coupon!

GIVEAWAY ALERT!
Want to WIN one? Exergen has generously agreed to give one of my readers their own Temporal Artery Thermometers!

To enter, tell me why you want this thermometer.

For additional entries (must do above to qualify for extra entries!),
  • Follow my blog publicly via a feed reader or subscribe by email (must confirm subscription). Comment and let me know! If you're already a follower/subscriber, comment and let me know! (1 entry)
  • Blog about my giveaway and leave me a link to your post! (1 entry)
  • Enter my giveaway URL into another blog's giveaway McLinky and send me the link so I can see it! (1 entry)
  • Snag my blog button (in the far right column) and leave a comment with the link! (1 entry)
  • Become a fan of Exergen on facebook and leave me a link with your facebook user name (1 entry)
Entries accepted until Thursday, March 18, 11:59 PM.

Also reviewed on Amazon and Walmart.com.

Recommend: YES

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58 comments:

Mami2jcn said...

I'd like to win this thermometer because it’s so non-invasive you can take a baby’s temperature in their sleep.

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The Bookworm said...

I'd like to win, because we don't have a good thermometer, for our daughter. It would really be a help to not have two people holding her down, in order to take her temperature! :)

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Snowflake07 said...

I would like to win this thermometer because I think it would be so much easier to use than what we have now. We currently use one of the ear thermometers and my daughter hates it. She moves around so much when we try to take her temperature, that we're never confident we've done it right. It would be wonderful to be able to take a temperatures while she's sleeping!

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Emily B said...

I would like to win because we are looking forward to our first little one and we don't have a thermometer yet. Every review I have read of the Exergen Temporal thermometer has been so positive! Thank you for the opportunity to win one!
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jodi said...

i have been wanting one of these! we seem to go thru regular thermometers so quickly. when dd is ill i could take her temp as she sleeps.
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Steph and Brady said...

I would love to have this because I have an ear thermometer and I hate it. stephfrbs at gmail dot com

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Jennette said...

I have 3 kids, 2 of which are little and this would work great!
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Julia said...

I have 2 preschoolers and temperature taking is usually a kicking and screaming fight. It would be great to be able to take their temperatures in their sleep.

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I'm an email subscriber.

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Jennifer said...

I hate tasking my kids temp cause they always move and run away this will make it easier for me

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Melissa said...

Well I want this thermometer because my kids are sick right now!! : ) And I have always wanted to try one of these!

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scottsgal said...

I love that it's totally non invasive and takes the temp in mere seconds
thanks for the chance
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AmyLynn said...

I'd love to win because the thermometer we currently have in our house is a hassle to deal with and doesn't seem to give accurate readings (said my temp was at like 80 degrees...really thermometer??). The Exergen Temporal Scanner seems to easy/accurate to use and it is noninvasive. Awesome! Thanks for the chance.

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Ames said...

I love the idea of not having to hold down a squirmer! And having it be so quick!!!!!

mandala said...

This would really be helpful because it takes temperature quickly and efficiently without the struggle of keeping children stay still when they are already in a miserable mood because they are sick.

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Chacoy said...

i would love to win this because i love that you can get an accurate reading on their forehead, when they are sick you hate to try and make them more uncomfortable by trying to stick one in their ear or under their armpit.
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thanks for the opprotunity!

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pixie13 said...

I'd love to win this because I have a four year old & it's a real trial trying to take her temperature.

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Vanessa said...

I want this because I have an ear thermometer for my kids that I am convinced does not work!! I hate that thing and want one like this! Thanks!

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Robyn said...

After taking my 3yo to the urgent care with a double ear infection and seeing one of these in action, I never want to stick something in her sore ears again!!!

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Kristie said...

I love that it's non-invasive. It would be so much easier to use than the digital thermometer on the little ones!

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silverhartgirl said...

I love that you can use it on the forehead

ecky said...

i want this because taking a temperature is the WORST! my daughter sees the thermometer and gets so worked up. this seems so easy!

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Melanie said...

I want this thermometer because I had a Braun ear thermometer that has finally given out after 3 kids and I am pregnant with my 4th!

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tina reynolds said...

I have two little ones and another on the way, right now I use a digtal oral thermometer this would make it a lot easier, my daughter does not fight it but my son hates having his temp taken thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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lace said...

I'd love to be able to easily take the girls temps. Currently we have a very slow one we use underarms and the girls hate it.

bison61 said...

I'd love to win because I could take their temps while they sleep

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Rebecca R. said...

I probably hardly have to tell you why I would want this! LOL With 7 children, and our 2nd set of twins on the way, a quick, non-invasive temp taking method would be great for the times that sickness goes through most of the crew at once!
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Rebecca R. said...

Oops! Missed the deadline, I think. Oh, well, I am still an email subscriber! LOL
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BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

I want to win this thermometer because my digital one takes too long and little ones don't have the patients to wait 3 minutes to get a reading.


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