I have an all-consuming, borderline irrational, completely phobia-inducing FEAR OF FEVERS.
Yes, it’s par for the course while raising children in this big, bad world: babies get sick, babies teethe, babies receive immunizations, and babies get fevers. And that’s when I turn into a baby. Waa.
You see, I’m not one to stick a well-lubed thermometer up a bum-bum. Sorry, but no. The one and only time I tried to do this with Ryder, he squirmed around so much that I ended up throwing the thermometer in the garbage and cried for about 10 minutes while he glared at me with a mixture of accusation and disgust (oh yeah, he knew what was going down). Back to the old armpit method.
Re: the old armpit method – it’s not perfect either. I can never tell if I’ve got the thermometer positioned correctly; I am terrible at adjusting for accuracy by adding the standard 0.6 degrees Celsius; and rarely get the same reading twice in a row, lending me to believe the axillary method is the least preferred by doctors for good reason. Add to that the fact that Ryder rarely allows me to pin his arm to the side, even if it’s only for a stinkin’ 12 seconds while the thermometer spits out a reading. Waa.
So I really think my prayers have been answered now that I’ve discovered the Kidz-Med 5-in-1 Non-Contact Thermometer –
“Comprised of the most advanced technology in thermometry known today, the NEW award-winning Kidz-Med 5-in-1 provides Moms with the comfort of using a trusted device at a time when reliability is essential. This “no-touch” thermometer’s proven accuracy, ease-of-use and instant reading ability eliminates any uneasiness that comes along with obtaining the temperature of an infant or toddler.
The new Kidz-Med 5-in-1 is not only superior to traditional methods of reading temperature, but is factually as accurate as traditional methods. It is the only trauma-free way to take a child or patients temperature in less than a second! Not to mention, it’s affordable.
With Neverwake Technology, there is no need to wake a sleeping child; the backlit LED display is very convenient for dark areas. It’s totally hygienic, so there’s no worry for cross contamination. The thermometer is faster and easier to use than most; in one second with the click of a button, you receive an accurate reading.” Click here for more information.
So essentially, it’s the point and click method – holding the thermometer about 2-3 inches from your baby’s forehead, a temperature is taken using safe, proven and advanced infrared technology. All in about a second. Amen.
I’ve got my hands on one of these little wonders and will be testing it over the next few weeks (hopefully NOT on fevers). Then, be sure to check back for my complete review… and a sweet giveaway!
p.s. If you’re already sold on the product just based on the description (I know I was!) you can grab it on Amazon.com… and it will be available in Canada later this year!