Reliable. Ear reading is accurate. Dual-use ear and forehead scan thermometer that gives you options if child has an ear infection. LCD screen with red or green backlight warning to indicate fever. Sound alarm (beep) to indicate fever. Stores up to 20 readings.
Not a lot of instructions, and this can result in confusion because scan cap must be removed to use as an ear thermometer.
Reading is displayed instantly on the screen. Non-contact measurement prevents cross-contamination among patients or family members. Buttons are self-explanatory and easy to use. Can also measure the temperature of objects like grills and baby bottles. Can store and recall up to 20 previous readings.
Can't clean with bleach or other household cleaners, or you risk damaging the device. Sometimes there are inaccurate readings.
Easy to clean. Feels good in the mouth. Soft, comfortable tip. Beeps when done taking temperature. Water-resistant. Flexible tip offers highest comfort possible. Can use on animals. Scientists tweaked algorithm that calculates temperature to measure quickly and accurately.
Takes more time to measure temperature than company states. Display shape makes it hard to read in the dark.
Gives you the accuracy of an oral temperature reading without the battle to keep a standard thermometer in the mouth. Comfortable orthodontic nipple. Protective cover included for clean storage or travel. Glow feature indicates fever. Includes memory feature to help monitor progress and trends.
Needs to stay in mouth up to 2 minutes too long for temperature to. Battery cannot be changed. Not BPA free. Can't use for older children.
Soft and flexible tips make it comfortable and easy to insert. Reads temperature in 10 to 25 seconds. Waterproof. Flexible tip. Backlit display. Backup covers for sanitary use.
"Lo" on display indicates low temperature, not low battery. Uses disposable probe covers. Inconsistent readings.
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Taking your child's temperature can be one of the toughest tasks that parents face. Luckily, there are many options. Rectal thermometers are the most accurate for children up to 3. After 3, an oral thermometer is the best option. However, they can be difficult for a child to use. Armpit thermometers are easier to use, but they provide the least accurate readings. Ear thermometers can be quick and accurate, but are only advised for children over 6 months. Ear wax and small or curved ear canals can produce erroneous readings in ear thermometers. Pacifier thermometers should not be used on newborns and they do not provide the most accurate readings. Forehead thermometers effortlessly scan the temporal artery. They are second only to rectal thermometers in accuracy.
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