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Old 01-16-2012, 04:15 PM   #1
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Best thermometer?

Im looking to buy a new Thermometer...which one do you have and recommend?

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Old 01-16-2012, 07:52 PM   #2
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Re: Best thermometer?

I don't have one but my midwife had one that took the temperature at the temple and it was really fast and awesome.
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:07 PM   #3
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Exergen temporal scan works great for us.
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:51 PM   #4
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Exergen temporal scan works great for us.
We have this (rec by our doctor) and it works well.
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Re: Best thermometer?

I just bought a generic ear thermometer and really like it. It's not as precise as an oral thermometer, but it gives us a ballpark temperature in 2 seconds, and DS thinks it's fun.
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We keep a manual, digital and disposable thermometer on hand...lol. Pedi strongly suggested the manual (most accurate of the 3), Vicks brand digital rectal thermo (after rave reviews) and the disposable came as part of a kidz medi kit.
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Exergen temporal scan works great for us.
Not here. Only worked a few times and seemed inconsistent.
We have 2 digital ones like the Vicks ones. One for axillary (armpit) and one for rectal. I use the armpit one orally too for myself or dh. I have a (non-mercury) old-fashioned one as a backup but it takes forever.

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Re: Best thermometer?

We also love our temporal thermometer. We have a Vicks rectal for back up with the baby, because if you call the office with a fever, they make you take it rectally. Vicks is awesome because it reads in less than 10 seconds. There are themometers that take 3 minutes. Can you imagine
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