The Exergen Temporal Scanner *Review & Giveaway!*



It seems as if it isn’t one child in our home that is sick, it is the other. Anytime I take them to the doctor, or even at home, the kids seem to squirm around and we cannot seem to get an accurate temperature. Kambry squeems at the ear thermometers (my guess is since she has had so many ear infections, the thought of having something else poked in her ear isn’t on her top list at the moment), and Tucker – well, Tucker is a toddler, so he doesn’t like to sit still long enough to get his temperature taken.

I had the pleasure to work with Family Review Network and with The Exergen Corporation for an opportunity that is very much appreciated and is truly great! Now, when I take the kids’ temperatures, I don’t have to mess with holding them down, I simply pull out the Exergen Temporal Scanner, push the button, and touch their forehead. Literally about 2 seconds and no need to hold down your child anymore.


The Exergen Temporal Scanner is an infrared thermometer that captures temperature by scanning the heat that comes off the forehead (via the temporal artery), it is non-invasive, easy-to-use (only takes 2 seconds), and extremely accurate. This hi-tech and unique thermometer is a must-have for new and expecting parents, especially those wishing to avoid the painful experience of using a rectal thermometer on their sick infant.

The kids got a kick out of takine their temperature, as you can tell. No more screamint fits here! Kambry’s temperature came up a degree below normal, but I can tell you that it was COLD in our house when we took temps. When I told the kids I was going to take their temperatures, Tucker raised his arm, thinking he was going to have to sit there for 5 minutes. 😆 Not anymore!

You can find the Exergen Temporal Scanner at Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Costco, Babies R Us, Toys R Us and Sam’s Clubs nationwide starting around $29.98. This tool truly gives parents a comforting option for taking a temperature.



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  • ONE (1) winner will receive a Exergen Temporal Scanner
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Contest will end on April 20, 2009 at midnight; central time


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  2. We have the Braun Ear thermometer. But sometimes the kids will say will you watch my ear please. Stop tugging my ear or watch your going to go far in the ear.
    It sometimes makes them a little nervous. This would be grat to own.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  3. Well, no funny stories, only headaches so far! My daughter is 10 months old and we had to take her temp for the first time a couple of months ago. That’s when we discovered that the time it takes to measure the temp with a regular digital thermometer is an eternity when the patient is a little squirmy sick baby!

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  6. Whether it’s taking their temperature in their ears or under their armpits, my younger ones kick and scream and HATE it! I need an easier way to do it 🙂

  7. Jennifer Hedden says:

    enter me

  8. I have twin boys and usually when 1 gets sick, the other one will. They start crying when I go to take their temps. Usually the one that I don’t get first will go and hide!

  9. wendy wallach says:

    The biggest headache I have is getting my daughter to sit still while my digital thermometer takes the reading.

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  11. Kimberly says:

    It is a headache sometimes when I have to try to take my child’s temperature when he doesn’t feel good, because the last thing he wants is a digital thermometer under his armpit or tongue. This Exergen temporal Scanner would make it much less of a hassle to take the temperature quickly and I wouldn’t have to wake him up if it is nighttime.

  12. Molly Capel says:

    My biggest headache is trying to FIND a thermometer. lol

  13. Mollie G. says:

    Sorry, no funny story — our younger son is autistic and has “sensory defensiveness” issues. For example, we no longer take him to the barbershop, because he’s big enough now that when he struggles in his father’s grip, ~He~Gets~Away~, let alone how the fuss and flying fur scares off the other customers. At the dentist, the last time he went in for a checkup they had four additional adults actively holding him down so the dentist stood a chance of SEEING anything small — and his last dental cleaning required anaesthesia.
    Taking his temperature?? He has bitten down and destroyed at least one digital thermometer, and any attempt to stick anything in his ear (or anywhere else) is wasted time and effort, so the thought of “one fast swipe, and DONE” is so attractive it’s scary (we’re obviously going to have to buy one of these if we don’t win one). Thanks for the chance, by the way!

  14. Belinda McNabb says:

    No really funny stories..more the headache part. My son would not and will not sit still long enough to take him temperature. It is frustrating making him sit still for that short few minutes to take it, to him it feels like an eternity

  15. The worst thing is getting them to be still and not take the thermometer out before time is up. This would be so much faster and more accurate. Thanks!

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  17. My husband and I were watching his cousin overnight on a school night. When it was time to wake B’s cousin up for school, he said that he was sick and couldn’t go to school. When we came back in the room with the thermometer he said that he was feeling much better and that he would go to school.

  18. Carol W. says:

    The biggest headache has always been shaking the thermometer down. At least once I broke the thermometer.

  19. We used to have an ear thermometer. It broke long ago. I’ve been using a regular oral thermometer. I cannot get anyone to keep their mouths closed long enough to get a good reading.

  20. I don’t want to get sued later for that repressed memory sexual abuse for the rectal thermometer.

  21. christina singer says:

    there is nothing funny about trying to take a temp around our house. I babysit my nephew and my grand daughter often and it’s a nightmare trying to get them to hols still for the ear thermometer. I could really use this.

  22. I recently had to take my 7 month old grandson’s temp the old fashioned way. My 4 year old grandson could not figure out what I was doing and was right there in my way watching the whole process. When he subsequently got sick also and was told he needed his temp taken, he was horrified thinking we were going to take it the same way as his little brother.

  23. Well I’ve had to take a rectal temp before on my kids. Ewww…need I say more?!?!?!?

  24. David Clark says:

    The bigest headache of taking a temperature is the arguement on what the best method of taking the reading is. The correct answer usually is based on the age of the child and perceived intensity of the illness.

    Thanks for the contest.

  25. Karen Gonyea says:

    I don’t have any funny stories.

  26. Denise Young says:

    I grab the thermometer, my son grabs his hiney and runs screaming from the room . . . not fun!!!! Would love this product from my children. thanks

  27. Paula Harmon says:

    This is the answer I’m looking for, since I threw away my cheap thermometers that failed me and I bought a glass thermometer, with the mercury line, and I was shaking it to get the line down, it flies out of my hand and broke in the bathtub. Now my hand is the fever checker.

  28. Danielle says:

    The hatchling is not due until August but the thought of the “old fashion” way just makes me go ick! This could be really helpful so the little darling never has to go through that suffering. She may not remember it but I sure will.


  29. the obvious of not having them open their mouths

  30. With our ear thermometer we tried about 10 readings of our daughter, with 5 saying temperature and 5 saying no temperature. Makes it easy, doesn’t it?

  31. Rectal temp on a fussy baby… it’s terror time for me. It just freaks me out with fear that it will break. That fear is not very calming for the baby either.

  32. Gabriel J. says:

    I like that it is non-invasive. That would be great for my son.

  33. My littleone bites down-this would be a huge help! Thanks so much!

  34. I wish I had a funny story to tell about taking my little one’s temperature… But she squirms so much it’s hard to do! This scanner would surely bring some smiles back to our house sooner…

  35. getting a really low temp then finding out the kid just had a drink

  36. Penny F. says:

    I subscribed. Thanks again for the offer.

  37. Penny F. says:

    This is an amazing thermometer and since our daughter just had our 3rd grandchild it will be used when I have the kids here. No funny story to tell just that it’s going to be so easy to use when needed here. Thanks so much for offering it.

  38. Taking my son temperature is hard because he always tries to bite down on the thermometer

  39. ktanjatk says:

    I don’t have kids, so no funny stories here!
    But I’d really like to gift this to my sister in law and her new baby,
    she’ll love it! So easy to use, non invasive and accurate, what’s not to love!

  40. Hesper F says:

    I don’t have a funny story yet, as I am currently in the process of adopting a 1-3 yr.old from China. I would love to have this so that when I need to take a temp. it will make it easy!

  41. Jennifer M says:

    We also have an underarm thermometer, but noone warned me that getting an infant to not squirm with this thing under her arm would be next to impossible.

  42. My 5 year old sister and brother are always slithering away when we try to keep the thermometer under their arms! The thermometer we have takes a REALLY long time and its way longer than the attention span of your average 5 year old even when they’re too sick to want to play. This thermometer would make it so much quicker and easier!

  43. I don’t really have a funny story about taking my children’s temps….but is has always been an ordeal for all of us.

    Thank you. 🙂

  44. All parents need one of these

  45. Just getting a infant, toddler or child to sit still for more then 30 seconds was a pain, this would be great.

  46. Kathy Scott says:

    My son hates school and always pretends to be sick. This would make taking his temperature so much easier.

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  48. Well I don’t know if its a funny story but he just would look at me like I’m not opening my mouth so you can take my temperature, you almost feel sorry for them when they do that. Anyways great invention.

  49. this would be great to use with my 8 kids! more than once have we put the thermometer under someone’s arm, only to find out 5 minutes later it wasn’t even turned on!

  50. Amanda Caruthers says:

    My daughter is 8 years old and although she is old enough to sit still, she has a problem with keeping her mouth closed with the thermometer in it. It takes forever to get her temperature read!

  51. Teresa S. says:

    It’s not funny to me,but, my husbands seems to get a kick out this. I take my son’s temp about 3 to 5 times in a row to compare the readings. I am always uncertain if it’s under the tongue long enough.

  52. Daniel M says:

    i hate oral thermometers, too unsanitary

  53. mickeyfan says:

    How about me trying to shake the mercury down in the glass tube and accidentally hitting the thermometer on the edge of the sink? Then, not only did I have a sick, wailing child, but a terrible mess to clean up!

  54. I would love to try this product out! My 20 month old screams when she sees the thermometer coming near. A few months ago she had a very high fever- 104 to 105 degrees- and her doctor wanted us to monitor her temperature throughout the night. Without fail, she would wake up each time. With this gadget, temperature taking would have been a breeze.

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  56. I feel so bad it gives me a headache or maybe it is from her crying. I know getting a rectal temp has to be uncomfortable, but I also know that an accurate temp is important. We do the best we can, but I would love to give this a shot!

  57. Jessica H says:

    One of my headaches is trying to get the kids to not mind getting their temperature taken, this would be so easy and simple to use, I love it!

  58. Brittney says:

    The headache I have is have the newborn scream at the top of his lungs for the entire 3 minutes it takes for the rectal temp! This would certainly be a huge help for my ears and nerves!

  59. I only have the ear thermometer and when my daughter has an ear infection it is very difficult to use. She hardly lets me get near her ear with the thermometer. This would eliminate that problem. Thanks!

  60. My son barfed when I put the thermometer under his tongue. Needless to say, it landed on me.

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  63. Whenever my daughter has a fever, or we THINK she does, we get out the digital thermometer, put it in her mouth while she is screaming at me to take it out, then put it under armpit while she is screaming at me some more, then we average those 2 temps together-I would say that is NOT an efficient way to take a temperature, so I would REALLY love this thermometer for its ease of use! thanks so much!

  64. My grandson saw mw coming w/ an old fashioned MOUTH thermometer and said- That’s going going in my butt! He watched his Mom take his little sister’s temp and thought that’s how I was going to.

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  66. Wow, this would be SO much easier! Thanks for the giveaway!

  67. This would be so handy 2 own to use on the 9 grandkids and whoever else is sick in the household 🙂 quick and simple:) ty 4 the entry:)

  68. Vicky Boackle says:

    i have a new grandbaby on the way that this would be great for.

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  70. I hate taking rectal temps and my husband refuses to do them because once when he stuck the thermometer in my son pooped all over him. Yeah well it was 5 years ago and I think it’s about time he took some temps!

  71. Since I administer temperatures the old fashion way the boys hate it. One time little dan not only hid under the bed while I went to get the thermometer but he shoved a book in his pants. No that’s a smart three year old.

  72. Marianna says:

    How about when you tell your 10 year old to take his own temperature and it comes back as 104.5? Did you run this under the hot water faucet, son?

  73. When my oldest was born he was a 31 week preemie. When he came home one of my requirements was to take his temperature every few hours… rectally. It was AWFUL.

  74. I am a new mom (3 months now) and not quite organized. We have ear (don’t work) and rectal thermometers (work great) and I think (I am in denial) I may have taken my temp with one of the rectal thermometers last week. (We have baby “things” in every room of the house).

  75. Michelle says:

    No funny stories here. I have two little ones under the age of five, and taking a temperature is always a struggle! I’d love to be able to get a quick and accurate reading. Thanks for the chance to win one.

  76. I would probably use this on my own child (due in August), but my experience with taking a child’s temperature is limited to my 22 month old niece. She hadn’t been feeling well, so I tried to take her temperature. I tried to put it under her arm, but she just wasn’t having that. Who knows what her temperature was that night–she fought it the whole way!

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  78. My daughter ended up in the hospital recently and after we got her home, we were on strict orders to monitor her temperature very closely. This was extremely hard with our ear thermometer because that is what they used in the hospital so it terrified her! This could have really helped make things easier on us.

  79. Really, try to hold a 13-month old still and take her temperature at the same time. She wiggles, thermometer gets dropped, she moves, thermometer gets dropped again.

    Thanks for the contest.

  80. Heather B says:

    My son has horrible gag reflexes, I can’t even begin to count how many times taking his temperature has led to much bigger messes and him feeling worse

  81. Temperature time is always headache time because you KNOW the little one isn’t going to sit still, and the 10-yr.old can’t sit that long without talking, lol!

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  84. My daughter gets ear infections frequently, and she HATES when we try to take her temp with the ear thermometer when her ear is hurting! Can’t say I blame her, but it beats the time it would take under the arm or tongue, not to mention we don’t have any other thermometer!

  85. I take my son’s temp rectally, and an unpleasant wrestling match ensues every time.

  86. It is so difficult to get my youngest hold a thermometer in his mouth – he uses his tongue to push it out every time. I’d love this so that I can actually feel like I’m get an accurate temperature reading! Thanks for the giveaway~

  87. Monique Rizzo says:

    They used one of these on my daughter in the hospital. They are amazing! My daughter um decided to take the cats temp, and she was NOT Happy. She came running into our room with the thermometer…well dangling. Thanks for the chance.

  88. It is very hard to take my girl’s temp when she’s sick. She doesn’t like sitting still, and I don’t like having to hold her down when I put the thermometer in her armpit.

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  92. I have two young children that always seem to tag team their illnesses. Which means a lot of tag teaming of temperature taking. And this means that one child is feeling sick, while the other one is climbing all over them and in my way as I try to take the temperature of the other child. And this routine repeats itself because not only do I usually need to take temperatures throughout the day, but also over again because it didn’t work the first time. We’ve tried glass thermometers and I don’t like the biting and the non accuracy because they won’t keep them under their tongue. We’ve tried digital thermometers that go in the ear and have found them to not be accurate. And regardless of which type we use, they all take TOO BLASTED LONG! So I’m really interested in whether this type of thermometer will fit our household.

  93. Jennifer L. says:

    My son absolutely refuses to have his temperature taken. I hate getting him so upset when he’s already feeling lousy, so either I just don’t take his temperature or we go through lots of “no, no, no!”s.

  94. Sarah Hirsch says:

    I am embarrassed that I don’t take my kids’ temps. I feel their forehead, and if they are hot, I treat it as a fever and they are put in bed, given fluids, etc. It’s embarrassing though, because my mother-in-law will ask what their temps are when they are sick…I don’t know. I need an easier way because my kids don’t allow traditional thermometers to be used on them.

  95. Annmarie says:

    I subscribe! (And I forgot to put in my previous comment that I’d love to win this for my new niece…so my sister in law never needs to go through the headaches of conventional temperature-taking!)

  96. Annmarie says:

    The funniest temperature taking story happened to me years ago. My daughter was ill, and one of her symptoms was a sore throat. My husband & I were both concerned. I was in the room with my daughter and left to get our oral thermometer. My husband in the meantime didn’t know I was going to take her temperature…he had gone to the kitchen to get a bit of ice for my daughter to suck on. By the time I got back, the ice chip had melted. I put the thermometer in her mouth, waited the minute then looked. I nearly FAINTED when I saw that my daughter should barely be alive!!! I screamed for my husband…and when he figured out what had happened we both had to laugh!

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  98. I have a 2 year old. That explains it, right? 🙂

    I also have an asthmatic 7 year old who seems to always be sick. Telling him to keep his mouth closed around an oral thermometer when he’s not breathing very well is not fun.

  99. I remember one time I got peed on while trying to take a temperature. Thats about as funny as they get

  100. My husband has a hearing loss in the high frequency range and can’t hearing the beeping of the regular digital thermometers. This would be great for him. thanks for the change.

  101. Selinda McCumbers says:

    I am always worried that it is not accurate and that I am not treating my son like I should because I can’t get an accurate temp!


  102. Adrienne Gordon says:

    My son cannot grasp the concept of putting the thermoemter under his tongue.

  103. Jamie Z says:

    We have an ear thermometer which works terribly. We have the take the temp like 5 times and then average the temps we get to get an idea of what the temp probably is. Not very helpful!

  104. Jennifer Short says:

    This one is funny from when I was little — I’ve always had low tempertures, even when sick. (At one point I has having hypothermic temps because of a medical condition.) Well this was back in the 1980s and those strip forehead thermometers just came out and Mom thought it would be just the thing, but according to them I had no temperture! My how things have changed in 20 years!

  105. L. Cook says:

    My son never wants to keep the thermometer in his mouth long enough to get his temperature. This would solve this problem.

  106. Deb Sluis says:

    Back when I had small kids- it was only the glass themometers! Talk about a headache! Trying to get a rectal temp on a thrashing baby!!!! And trying to even do the armpit thing on a toddler- you just knew you weren’t getting a good reading and there was always fear you would break the thing! I LOVE this product!

  107. Gary Osborn says:

    Wooo Hooo Make me a winner!

  108. Carolyn says:

    We would have to hold our daughter down to put the device in her ear!

  109. Deanne S says:

    Well, I still take temps rectally on my little guy and I sure would love to do it another way but with accuracy! When I’ve tried other ways it’s been unreliable, so the Exergen would be very helpful!

  110. Three weeks ago my tow year old son had a fever. I tried so hard to explain the concept but he just wasn’t getting it. I literally had to pin him down while he was kicking and screaming and I still didn’t get an accurate read.

  111. up until my younger turned 3, I used to take anal temp. She used to laugh even with temp as high as 104 because it tickeled her:)

  112. Jennifer M says:

    My daughter gets super high temperatures–usually between 104 and 105–and usually in the middle of the night. Once she BIT OFF the end of the thermometer–scary, because they have to be carefully monitored and all the stores were closed by that time. This is fast and non-invasive, which would make it so much easier and less intrusive.
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

  113. zeliha senturk says:

    hope to win for my little one…

  114. My son while taking his temp under his arm (because he is to little to do it by mouth) was really sick and didn’t want it done. He kicked, screamed, and even bit me. He never did that before and hasn’t after. Then again I haven’t had to take his temp again since then. I know this would help me to get it done quickly.

  115. I have to chase my three year old around the house as he don’t want to be bothered and would rather be playing.

  116. Stefanie Hartman says:

    HI, We would love to win this. My husband and I try to talk our little girl into getting her temp taken, then trying to hold her still. We have tried to take it without her realizing, which doesn’t work. And we’ve even tried bribing her. We panic when her fever goes up, because she has febrile seizures. Thanks, Stefanie

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  119. I don’t have a funny story but it will help me to take my grandson’s temperature when I watch him.

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  122. i have migraines all the time and my little one will not sit still to take his temp, so i still when needed have to do it in his hinny and i do i can no longer do that he is just way to old (2) but i am not sure what else to do he will not let me do it any other way

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    i am a subscriber.

  124. Cathie F says:

    of course the kids don’t want to keep the thermometer in thier mouth, but the worst is my 7 yr old granddaughter thinks she’s the family nurse…… ever been poked in the bottom of your tonuge and feel like the thermometer must be sticking out the other side? yeh the temporal thermometer would save all of us (Husband , daughter-in-law, 9 yr old grandson an myself) a LOT of pain.

  125. Renee T says:

    My little one is such a wiggler. Taking his temp under his arm or by his ear is such a struggle.

  126. My boys HATE the ear read thermometer I use. They fuss and shake their head and it makes it impossible to get an accurate reading. This would make my life SO much easier.

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  130. I took a childcare class while pregnant and they say rectal temp is the most accurate but I jist did not want to take it that way. Then when the twins were in NICU, their temp was taken under the armpit and so that was what I decided to do once they got home. They are still so squirmy when I try to take their temp that I am not sure it is so accurate. I would love to have the exergen.


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  133. Melissa Barnes says:

    I have an ear thermometer and its not funny but its hard for me to get a correct reading on it because my kids dont like to stand still for me to get it in their ear correctly.

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  135. My son would always spit out the thermonitor. Don’t blame him.

  136. Linda Lansford says:

    This is a simple way to take temp. I have no funny story

  137. Cheryl W says:

    My headache while trying to take a temperature is when my daughter feels nauseous from the flu. She doesn’t want to hold the thermometer in her mouth. I have to judge her temperature by feeling her forehead.

  138. Sarah Denton says:

    My kids like to take each other temperature so at least they can’t stick this one in each others ears, mouth etc

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  141. cheryl kellery says:

    My kids are older but it’s nice to be able to take the temp non-invasively and it works so quick and easy

  142. I would liek to enter for a friend of mine who has a daughter with dysautonomia and sensory issues which makes taking temp the typical ways very very difficult.

  143. I am a very paranoid mommy, LOL, so I take my dd’s temp all the time, and she hates it! Every time she ends up going to the bathroom right after, and I feel like a fool because she didn’t even have a temp!

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  150. My six-year-old son cannot seem to put his tongue over a thermometer. I have no idea why. He just cannot put his tongue down. I have to take his temp under his arm and I always worry that it isn’t correct so I take it several times which is frustrating for both of us. I’d love to quickly take his temp and know I have an accurate reading.

  151. I am trying as hard as I can to remember a funny temp story with my girls.. and try as I might.. I DO NOT HAVE one! And for me.. that is saying a lot!

    I can remember trying to take a temp.. from Both ends from my older daughter, and she was about 2 1/2, the poor thing was sicker than a dog… and she had a wicked virus.. it was shootin’ from both ends.. That temp takin’ was NOT gonna happen. Finally the Doc ordered a Rectal suppository and took my word that she was BURNIN’ UP! GEE ya think!? I’m only a NEONATAL/ PEDIATRIC Nurse!

    An Exergen Temporal Scanner would have solved that problem with a swipe to the forhead!!!!

    Sorry, wish I had a funny story!

  152. Carol G says:

    I really can’t think of a funny story or even a real headache about taking a child’s temp. I worked as a pediatric nurse for some years, and became very adept at taking them on even a very squirmy child! However, would really like to have this to give to my granddaughter for her new baby, since she is very uncomfortable with most other methods!

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  155. My kiddos were sick this last week and I had to use our underarm thermometer. It works to some extent, but I know it can’t be very accurate. I would love a more reliable way of getting my kids’ temps when they are sick!

  156. I get the- that hurts when I go near him, it’s broken and I don’t want you to take my temp. Ya know how kids can get. Usually they’re pretty good though.

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  158. Cynthia says:

    I would love to win this, you ask why!
    1. Of couse for my two boys.
    2. To get a kick out of my mother-in-law upset. She is a retired RN and like to do thing the old way, yes the uncomfortable way.

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  162. My child is very busy she is 20 months now and we have a thermometer you put in the ear she obviously doesn’t like it. she fights and twists and turns because its a weird feeling and i can never get an accurate reading, I don’t think the thermometer is probably accurate anyways but the squirming definately doesn’t help. I would love to win this one, it seems accurate and very fast, don’t think my daughter will be as bothered with it.

  163. Erica C. says:

    this is a great tool…so accurate!

  164. subscriber….i forgot to add that the exergen would help make my life less complicated by giving me the correct reading the first time

  165. i’ve had to retake the temp several times because i got such varied readings using our ear thermometer

  166. Great product…so easy to use and accurate! Every parent should have one!

  167. Cynthia C says:

    No funny stories, but I remember how stressful it was to try to get a temp from a cranky sick child. I’d give this to my niece to use on her son so she can avoid that misery. Thanks for the giveaway.

  168. Autumn h> says:

    try chasing around a naked toddler who’s puking and refuses to get his temp takin!

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  172. When my kids were tiny, it was almost impossible to get a temperature reading on them………the only tried and true way was with the rectal thermometer, but, you need to be careful that your baby doesn’t go diarhea while taking their temp………I think you know what happened lol oh the memories


  173. Stephanie V says:

    Little boy had a fever this past week. Still doing the rectal temps and he was so miserable and squirmy just gave up. This mum needs this great product bad!!

  174. Just letting me take their temp is enough to give me a headache!!

  175. Jennifer Elliott says:

    There have been so many! Probably the kids secretly trying to hold the thermometer up to the lamp to pretend they are sick.

  176. Dreamer says:

    my story is similar to one of the others. I was rectally taking my sons temperature when the flood gate opened and poo came out everywhere. I was home alone and a brand new mom – I panicked! I grabbed a diaper and took him to the kitchen sink. I hosed him off with the squirty thing and then diapered him on the kitchen counter. Ugh…

  177. paul haddock says:

    Every parent needs this

  178. Hah… not sure how funny this was or traumatic, but once when my dad was visiting, my baby girl was sick and fussy and we went to take her temp rectally. Well, right in the midst of temperature taking she had diarrhea all over heck and back, dad was holding her little sweet feet up out of the poo and, trying to be gentle, he lost hold of a squirming foot that IMMEDIATELY found the poo and you can imagine the rest………..

  179. susan varney says:

    you never know how accurate a regular thermometer is.the Exergen would be kinder gentler and more exact thermomewter

  180. Well I don’t have one but I remember when the doc used to take the baby’s temp with the bottom thermometer…
    I always felt sorry for the baby.

  181. Margaret Smith says:

    We have 3 children. Our middle child is very active and even when sick, it’s so hard to get him to sit still. Right now, we use a digital ear thermometer, which you have to hold for a minute or so in the ear. It’s nearly impossible to get him to sit still, so I’d really love this for all of our kids, but mostly for our middle child, the squirmmer. Thanks so much.

  182. we have one of those that has the battery and you stick it in the mouth- very heavy and well thats a headache but the funniest was when one of my older begged me for juice walked out and stuck it against a light bulb to get it hotter and the reaction was the light bulb popped- heart attack me thought the thing expded in his mouth and see what happened

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  184. the biggest headache I’ve run across with thermometers is little ones biting the glass, they don’t wanna keep it still in their mouth, if they’re stuffed up, you don’t get an accurate reading because they have to breathe… ear thermometers won’t give an accurate reading if there’s an ear infection… The temporal thermometer would be a great help

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  187. My daughter is 3 months old and I’ve never had to take her temp yet. The only way I have to do it right now is the “old fashion” way. Especially since my doctor says that method also works to get the plumbing working again if its needed.

  188. cherice says:

    Just subscribed!!! Thanks.

  189. cherice says:

    This would be so nice because I always have to hold my 22 month old down to get his temp! Thanks for the chance.