Monday, August 31, 2009
ReliOn Temple Touch Thermometer Review & Giveaway
As a mom, when your little one is sick it's important to know if they are running a fever. I can't tell you how many times I have taken my children to the doctor in the past only to hear the nurse ask me if they are running a fever. I am sure I sound pretty stupid when I stammer and tell them I think so, because they sure feel hot to the touch.
When kids are sick, as we all know, it is hard to get them to sit still. Mine used to squirm, whine and moan while waiting to see the doctor. At home, trying to take a temperature orally often had to be re-done because they would cough or spit the thermometer out before it was time to come out. As for taking temperatures rectally, well, this mom was just not going there! I was so scared I would hurt them that I absolutely refused. So I went out and spent money on one of the newer thermometers that went in your ear. And for awhile, it worked pretty darn good.
It's been about 7 or 8 years since I have had it, and the plastic sleeves that go over the earpiece are getting harder and harder to find, and I hate the fact that they are an added expense as well. Plus, they no longer make my thermometer anymore-so it really has become quite obsolete. The hardest thing was making sure that you stuck it in the right spot in the ear, if it was off a little bit you didn't get an accurate reading. However, when your child has a double ear infection and his or her ears are sore enough already-the LAST thing you want to do is be positioning some instrument in the ear canal to take a temperature!
Thanks to the good folks over at MomSelect, I was able to review the ReliOn Temple Touch Thermometer. Let me begin by saying that this was the easiest thermometer I have ever used! No tip covers are needed, and it comes with the battery included-so you can take it right out of the package and start using it immediately.
Some great things about this thermometer:
Non-Evasive: Meaning you can take their temperatures when they are awake or asleep!
Quick Results: Rapid, accurate readings in about six seconds
Memory Function: Memory recall for those times when you need to know that last temp.
My little grandson makes a cute little model showing exactly how easy this thermometer is to use. Lucky for you my readers, I have a brand new ReliOn Temple Touch Thermometer to give away!
The giveaway begins today and will end on Sept. 15th at 11:59 pm EST. Because I am sending this out, I will send it to either US or Canadian addresses. Please leave your email in your comment or have it available in your blog so I can tell you you've won. Winner will be chosen by Random.org and notified by email. If you don't respond to winning email in 72 hours another winner will be chosen.
First Mandatory entry: Leave me a comment telling me the feature that you love the most about the ReliOn Temple Touch Thermometer.
Optional entries: (separate comments for each please!)
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Tell me what you are currently using in your home to take temperatures-1 entry.
Good luck! And thanks to MomSelect for this opportunity!