When you have a sick or fussy little one, nothing feels longer than the time that it takes for a thermometer to check his or her temperature. Getting your child to even sit still for that long can be agonizing for you both. Forehead thermometers got a bad rap at first for being inaccurate, but recently it seems that studies are finding them reliable enough for home use. They are definitely the most convenient, and this Clinical Ear and Forehead Thermometer by Generation Guard offers the convenience of a forehead thermometer and ear thermometer in one device.
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The folks over at Generation Guard sent us this Ear and Forehead Thermometer to check out for review. It is a nice design (also a pretty color. Does that matter? haha), and very easy to use. Most importantly when you have a squirming toddler, it only takes one second to get an easy forehead reading. The ear thermometer was also speedy – more time was spent getting Peanut to let me put the probe in his ear than getting the temperature reading.
I compared the Generation Guard thermometer to our “other brand” forehead thermometer and digital thermometer using an axillary (arm pit) reading.
Here are the numbers that I came up with.
Generation Guard Ear Reading: 97.8 deg F
Generation Guard Forehead Reading: 97.2 deg F
Other Forehead Reading: 98.7 deg F
Axillary Reading: 97.7 deg F
Now, I really don’t have anyway of knowing which number was the most accurate, but the Generation Guard thermometer and the digital thermometer readings were all within .6 degrees of each other, so that seems pretty consistent to me.
More important than the type of thermometer that you use is picking one thermometer and method of use and keeping that consistent. You will get a feeling for what your baby’s temperature normally is at and the variance will be a good indicator if something is wrong.
Overall, from the standpoint of a mom, I loved the speed and ease of use that this Generation Guard thermometer offered.
You can enter to win your own thermometer here. The giveaway will be open for entries for two weeks, and three winners will be chosen. Check back because you can enter to win daily.
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You can also buy your own from Amazon here: Clinical Ear and Forehead Thermometer by Generation Guard. Use code MOMMYMGR for a 10% discount.
Additionally, when you purchase the thermometer, you are eligible to join a contest for best video or photo review submitted on Amazon. The prizes are $1000 Paypal credits for first place, $250 Paypal credits for 2nd place, and $100 Amazon gift card for 3rd place. The contest ends on August 5th, 2017.