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!)

Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway for one entry
Blog about this giveaway, and leave a link in your comment for three entries.
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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!

78 comments:

Stephanie P. said...

I just love that its sooooo easy to use!!

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♥Maria Medeiros♥ said...

I Love this! :) A great feature is that you don't have to stick it in the ear! Wow! I love that it reacalls the last temp. also! Very cool. WOuld love to win this.
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♥Maria Medeiros♥ said...

i am currently using the ear digital thermometer which i hate!LOL

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Aloquin said...

I have to say that the feature I think is the most convienent is that you can take the baby's temp when they are sleeping. I have a 4 1/2 month old right now, and getting him to sit still to take his temp is not easy to say the least! I think this is a terrific product, and will be well received by all who use it.

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MJ said...

I teach kindergarten. I'd love not having to use an oral thermometer to check temps like we do now!

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MJ said...

I use oral at home too

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Jeff said...

Results in 6 seconds!

heaventrees said...

I like it that the ReliOn is quick and non-invasive.

Erica C. said...

I love how fast it takes to give you an accurate temperature.

idahomom said...

non invasive

llinda29 said...

I like that it is not invasive

Joannie said...

For me, the best feature is that it doesn't go in the mouth or ear or elsewhere, but quickly on the forehead for painless, quick temperature reading!
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KristiLynn said...

I like how it gives you an answer in 6 seconds! I need this with my two sons!
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erma said...

I love its so easy to use.
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Arla said...

I like that it gives you an reading in 6 seconds!
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Arla said...

We use a digital thermometer but dont know how accurate it is since we've had it for awhile now.
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Tonya said...

I love that you can get an accurate reading in six seconds, that's fast.

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I love that it is so fast on taking the temperature.
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Tiffany said...

i am currently using a rectal thermometer and hse hates it, its slow, this one is fast.

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Becky said...

I love that it's non-invasive.

metalmomma said...

i love that it is noninvasive

tawnda said...

I love that it's non-invasive, quick & accurate!

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tawnda said...

I currently use the temporal scanner to take temps, and I love it! I know someone who is about to be a 1st time mommy though, and this would be very appreciated!

rosannepm said...

I like that it is non-invasive-that you just touch it to their temporal area
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rosannepm said...

I use the old fashioned mercury filled oral thermometer
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Crazycat said...

I like that it is easy and noninvasive. I also like that it only takes six seconds.

shelley said...

Its so great do while there asleep what a dream.

naynays1 said...

I like it that the ReliOn is quick and non-invasive.thats important when dealing with kids.

chazvgo said...

I love that it is Non-Evasive: Meaning you can take their temperatures when they are awake or asleep! My kids had having their temp taken. :)

carolpie said...

I love that it is so fast because with a small baby or toddler you don't have time to waste-they hate having their temp taken under their arms and it never seems correct!

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carolpie said...

i use a regular oral mercury thermometer which is a pain!

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Deb K said...

I love how easy it is to use and so fast!

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Deb K said...

I use the old oral thermometer!

Tylerpants said...

I love how it's non-invasive so I can use it when my son is sleeping!
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Miranda said...

Its non invasive! you dont have to stick it no where lol

Sarah Z said...

Love that you get a reading in 6 seconds!
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samsakara said...

I love that it's easy and non invasive which would be great to have.

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I like that it is non-invasive.

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Gianna said...

I love that you don't have to stick it in an ear or anything else :)

Ali said...

It's easy to use! When my twins and my daughter were that small, getting a thermometer even under their arms was difficult!

This would be a great gift for the parents of the baby I am carrying (surrogacy).

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