Friday, December 11, 2009

Review: Temple Touch thermometer

I recently had the opportunity to review a product that I've been curious about for some time- the ReliOn Temple Touch thermometer.

I've been curious about this type of thermometer because my son HATES having his temperature checked. I'm not sure why- but when we put the underarm thermometer under his arm, he acts like we're pouring acid on him. It's the longest 30 seconds or a minute of my life as I wait for the thermometer to beep and tell me that it's done. I hate it with a passion.

So I was thrilled beyond belief to get a thermometer that takes your child's temperature in 6 seconds and does so with a simple touch to the child's temple area. No more wrestling to get a thermometer under the arm. It was a little hard to use still on my 6-month-old, since she kept trying to wiggle around and see what I was doing, but it was still less hassle than taking her temperature any other way.

From the Relion website:  The ReliOn Temple Thermometer utilizes R.A.T.E. Technology that measures the heat radiating from the body and produces a clinically accurate measurement of the core body temperature. Unlike other forehead-type thermometers, the ReliOn Temple Touch Thermometer is unaffected by local ambient conditions, resulting in more accurate readings.

I've read a lot of reviews about these thermometers on other blogs over the last few months, and I've seen some mixed reviews. Personally, I really like this thermometer and think it worked well. I did compare the temperature that I got with this with the temperature from an underarm thermometer and the two temperatures were only about .2 degrees from each other.  So it was accurate in my home tests!

And best of all, this thermometer sells for only $9.94 at Walmart and Sams Club. So you're not out a lot of money if it doesn't work for you. But I think you will like it- I know I do!

Disclaimer: I was sent this thermometer to review. I was not compensated in any way and all opinions here are mine and mine alone.