Re: What is the best way to take an infant's temperature?
I don't know the brand name but I bought a rectal thermometer for about $10 at Wal-Mart. It has a fat bulb that you hold and a very short tip to insure that you don't insert it too far. I was really nervous about it too because the pediatrician insisted on taking a rectal temp for accuracy. I've used it a couple of times with no problems. I'm sure it costs more than a regular thermometer but I figured it was worth the peace of mind.