You can imagine my relief when I received a fancy-schmancy Temple Touch thermometer. Finally, I'm a real mom with the right tools and quality equipment to help me do my job! And just in time for baby number three.
Those poky thermometers are THE worst. You know you've been there: middle of the night with a screaming baby, and you're trying to get that stick of a thing inside the sleep sack, through the tiny neck hole and under a chubby arm. Yes! You're in! But now, you've got to wait 10-30 seconds until you hear the beeps of freedom ring (they need an "ultra loud" option so you can hear the beeps above all the screaming!). Then, the inevitable happens. Baby squirms our of your grasp, the stick is stuck in the sleep sack, and now you're fishing for it while it's beeping at you and baby is crying and.....
I'd rather not, thank you. The Temple Touch is really super simple and works great on any aged child, whether asleep or awake. It's so quick, you can literally sneak up on your child and get a good temperature read before they can say "mama, poo poo doggy toots!" (because my kids say stuff like that all the time...).
Here are a few more sophisticated reasons why this thermometer rocks: