Which, unfortunately, was this week when both the kids came down with bad colds. Since Stephen was a baby, I have always used an ear digital thermometer to take his temperature, but the older both of them got, the harder and harder it became to use, especially if they had a ear infection at the same time. So the concept of a forehead thermometer really interested me.
I can overwhelmingly give this thermometer a thumbs up. It was quick and easy to use and best of all, didn’t seem to irritate the kids at all. Best of all, I could use it while they were sleeping and it didn’t wake them up. All I needed to do was swipe it over the forehead, and 3 seconds later, the temperature would flash on the screen, together with a “traffic light” system of backlit colours – green for no fever, yellow for mild fever and red for high fever.
The Vick’s Forehead Thermometer retails for $64.95, which is pricey, but comparable with a quality digital ear thermometer. For parents with babies and toddlers, I would definitely go for this rather than the ear thermometer.