Sunday, February 18, 2007

Thermometers

Before Grace was born, we registered for a great little ear thermometer. Then after she was born I realized it wasn't so great. In fact, every time I used it I got a different reading. I would try to get an accurate reading by doing putting it in her ear several times in a row and then take the average. But that system wasn't quite effective.

We then started using the rectal (yup... in her little bobo) thermometer that we got from the hospital. We could always get an accurate reading. Anyway, that has worked until recently.

Now that Grace is a bit more *active* on the changing table it has become hell, oh I mean difficult to get her stay still.

I needed something that worked to take my babies temp. An underarm thermometer was out because I just don't think they are accurate and again getting her to sit still to take it was simply out of the question. It's not like you can reason with a one year old.

So I talked to a couple moms in a my moms group and they all raved about their forehead thermomter. I headed to Walmart and picked one up and I LOVE it. I can take her temp in less than 5 seconds. It was worth every penny of the $34.95 I paid for it!

Moral of this story... If you have kids this is a must have. I don't know what I have done without it all this time.

1 comment:

The Flip Flop Mamma! said...

Oh, I'm so glad I stopped by today! TheBeast has a fever, and I did the underarm way...she enjoyed watching the digit numbers move, so it wasn't too bad, but there was squirming and I just didn't think accurate. So a friend of mine dropped off an ear therm last night and she hates that thing!! It only takes a sec to beep, IF you can get her to hold still for that sec!!!

So, Now I'm going to get that one you just suggested!! Thanks!