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Old 07-04-2012, 07:17 PM   #10
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Re: What is the best way to take an infant's temperature?

Originally Posted by neuro_mom View Post
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.
I use the same kind. It's impossible to put it in too far. I just wish it was a little quicker at reading the temp!
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