My kids don't get fevers that often. They actually don't get sick that often. It's not anything I do, I'm sure. I mean, I try to feed them healthy and give them vitamins. I try to make them wash their hands and all those good germ-watching things we do. But so do most moms that I know. So, I think it's got to be inherited good immune systems or just pure luck.
When they do get sick, the first thing I want to do is take their temperature to see if they are running a fever. Since it is the first question a nurse will ask me, I want to be prepared, right? Plus, I know if there is fever then they are fighting some infection, whether or not to keep them home from school and if I should dispense medicine.
It sounds like an easy enough task. IF you have an actual thermometer that works, that is! I had 3 of those digital ones and they all three give me different readings - if I get an accurate reading at all. So, taking my kids temp was actually pretty frustrating and my response to the nurse usually would go something like this, "Well, it seems to be between 99.5 and 104." Yeah, that's a big difference.
The last time we went to the doctor, they used the coolest touch thermometer. They simply touched my daughter's head and almost instantly had her temperature. That's what I needed! Alas, the one the doctors have are pretty expensive and not something I was willing to spend money on.
Then I received a box of goodies from MomSelect right before Christmas and one of the things I was most excited to see was the Mini TempleTouchThemometer.
The Mini is economical, reliable, accurate and non-invasive. Another breakthrough in thermometers, its unique design & technical capabilities enables parents to receive quick and accurate temperature measurement by just touching the infant’s forehead. The temple area is a comfortable and easy measurement site, accessible when child or patient is awake or asleep.
I did receive mine without cost through MomSelect to review if I desired. I really could not help but tell you about it just to make your life as a mom a little easier. You can find one at Wal-Mart for under $10 with the brand name name ReliOn. I'd say it's worth it!