Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Things You Didn't Know You Needed: Part 2

This next item isn't all that exciting or sexy ~ but I promise you, if you're a mom, having this puppy in your home will change your life.


This is the Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer. {Wha-huh?} Let me explain. With this thermometer, you can quickly and easily ~ and non-invasively ~ take someone's temp. simply by running the head of the thermometer across their forehead. These thermometers are being used more and more in hospitals, and there are so many things I {love} about ours.

First, at around $35, it's totally affordable. And it requires no probe covers, unlike digital ear or mouth thermometers ~ so not only will you not have to shell out more money down the road just so you can keep using it, but you're also not going to be stuck in a situation where you'd *like to* use it, but you can't b/c you don't have the probes. It's quiet & non-invasive enough to use on a sleeping child, but because it's so quick & painless, kids will actually sit still so you can take their temp. In fact, my tiny people can take their own temperatures ~ it's that easy to use. Most importantly, it's accurate ~ even more-so than a temp taken in the ear. And, because it doesn't come into contact with the mouth, nose, ears, etc. it doesn't spread germs from person to person ~ and cleaning is super quick & easy. Just wipe the head with a little rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball and you're done!

Like I said, not all that exciting or sexy ~ and it's certainly not something we use every day, but it's something I am so so glad we have. After having one of those fancy digital ear thermometers, and dealing with the kids not wanting me to stick it in their ears (and they've never had ear infections...so it's not like they were in pain!) I'm thrilled to have something that's so much more convenient and simple. I can't tell you how great it is to be able to go into a quiet bedroom at 3am and check a child's temp. without waking them. Or how great it is to be able to check as often as you want without going through tons of those ridiculously overpriced probe covers! I'm telling you ~ it's one of my {favorite} things, for sure!


1 comment:

  1. Oooh! AWESOME! Need one :)

    LOVED the date art too! I do like how it came out too!



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