Monday, March 30, 2009

Review & Giveaway: Exergen TemporalScanner Thermometer

More times than I care to admit, I've called my sister in a panic and asked her to remind me the fever rules for all the different ways there are to take temperatures. That's because temperature taking is always a pretty traumatic event around our house. I forget everything else except getting that accurate reading.

With the Exergen TemporalScanner thermometer, that is all about to change though. This thermometer is so easy and quick to use. The kids don't mind it all. It's not invasive. And there is nothing traumatic about the experience!

The thermometer works by measuring the temperature of the skin surface over the temporal artery, a major artery of the head. According to the Exergen website, the temporal artery "is the only such artery positioned close enough to the skin surface to provide access needed to take an accurate measurement. It is easy to use because it is ideally located at the front portion of the forehead."

Taking a temperature with the Exergen TemporalScanner is super easy too.

  1. Hold the termometer so that thumb or index finger is positioned over the SCAN button and place the probe flat on the center of the forehead.
  2. Press and hold the SCAN button. Lightly slide the thermometer to the left or right from the center of the forehead to the hairline, keeping the sensor flat and in contact with the skin for the entire scan, about 2 to 3 seconds.
  3. Release the SCAN button, remove the thermometer from the forehead and read the temperature.
That's it! No more trying to convince a baby or child to stay still or to hold their mouth closed.

I know having the Exergen TemporalScanner thermometer will be so nice when my children are sick. There have been so many times I did not want to wake a sleeping child to take their temperature to see if they needed more medicine. Now I won't have to wake them up uneccesarily.

I definitely recommend this thermometer for everyone, whether you have children or not. It makes taking a temperature so painless and convenient. So what do you think - would you like to try the Exergen TemporalScanner?

I am giving away one Exergen thermometer to a lucky reader. To enter the giveaway, just leave me a comment. You can earn extra entries by subscribing, following on blogger, or tweeting about the giveaway. Please leave an extra comment for each extra entry. You're also entitled to the extra entires if you are already a subscriber or follower. Just make sure you let me know.

This review and giveaway opportunity was provided by the Family Review Network.


Judy 3:31 PM  

Oh with the new baby this would be great!!!

Jennifer 3:47 PM  

OK, don't enter me in the contest, but we just bought one. I took dd's temp when she was sick a few weeks ago and it registerd 99. She was so sick though and looked awful, so I took her in even though the temp was low. the doctor used one of these thermometers and her temp was actually 103. I went and bought one the next day. We love it.

ThereO 5:14 PM  

I so need one of these. I have 4 kids and this would be a huge help! Thanks!

ThereO 5:14 PM  

I subscribe to your blog in a reader. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Gina 5:23 PM  

I covet these every time we go into the doctor's office. I would love to have one!

Gina 5:24 PM  

I'm a feed subscriber!

Alisa 7:06 PM  

That would be a great tool. I still don't have a decent thermometer and we are expecting baby #5. What can I say...when they aren't sick I totally forget and when they are, I have a difficult time getting out.

Christina 7:40 PM  

I would love this. I just can't seem to be able to get an accurate (un-traumatic) temperature reading with any of our thermometers.

Just Me 7:44 PM  

I would love to win, and I am sure my children would thank you. No more panicky mom trying to take their temps.

Beth@Not a Bow in Sight 8:35 PM  

I have always wanted one of those! I also subscribe in a feeder!

AmyG 8:38 PM  

I've wanted to try one of these. After this last set of fevers, our current ear themometer is about to give up on us, lol. Thanks for the giveaway!

AmyG 8:39 PM  

I subscribe to your blog, through Google Reader. ;o)

chickadee@afamiliarpath 9:25 PM  

i already subscribe and this sounds great.

Sarah 9:41 PM  

Oh this sounds wonderful! What a genius invention!

Sarah 9:41 PM  

I am a follower

Eden 9:53 PM  

Our doctor's office now uses it and I have been contemplating buying one of these so this is perfect timing!

Eden 9:53 PM  

Subscribing on Google Reader now.

Eden 9:53 PM  

Add becoming a follower too.

Judy 12:54 AM  

Cool....would love to have one the doctors use!

Bre 2:25 AM  

I LOVE these! My 1 year-old son hates getting his temp checked...what kid doesnt? This is SUCH a great idea...Thanks!

Bre 2:26 AM  

I'm a blog subscriber!

Amber 9:20 AM  

This is great...I wish they would have thought of this years ago.

Kristi 9:33 AM  

Of all the giveaways I have entered in the last two years, this one is the one I most NEED. My son runs incredibly high temps when he gets a fever and I still have to use the rectal on him to get accuracy...quite inappropriate for a six year old but I don't have a choice.

Proverbs30one 11:07 AM  

I just used one of these last night for the first time and was so impressed! I would love to win one of these.

JenLen,  11:08 AM  

Would LOVE to win this! It's been so difficult to take my kids' temperatures that I don't unless I'm completely worried that they should get medical attention. I was just wishing someone would get us this for Christmas.

Johanna 11:31 AM  

We were just talking about these in my birthing class last night...I would love to have one with my new baby, who is to arrive in just a few weeks!

Johanna 11:31 AM  

I also am a blog subscriber.

Johanna 11:32 AM  

And I twittered about it. Thanks

Kim 1:53 PM  

I would love this! My son just won't be still to get a good temp reading.

Annalisa 3:14 PM  

Yay! I would love one of these! Thanks for the giveaway!


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Annalisa 3:14 PM  

I'm a follower in Google reader!


annashopper at gmail dot com

silverhartgirl 3:58 PM  

I have three kids and would love this. it would make my life easier
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Jen 5:40 PM  

My thermometer broke with my last child, and my new baby is 2 months old. I really would be so blessed by winning this!

Jen 5:41 PM  

I follow you on Google Reader, as well.

Elizabeth Mather 8:33 PM  

Wow, what a great thermometer! I have never heard of it before.

Elizabeth Mather 8:33 PM  

I subscribe to your blog using a feeder. I really have enjoyed your blog!

Brea's Mommy 10:18 PM  

I would love to get one of these! Thanks for a great giveaway.

Angie 12:29 AM  

Oh man -- I could totally use this! It's so hard to get my oldest's temperature (most methods make him pretty uncomfortable), so this would be wonderful. I'll keep my fingers crossed!

Angie 12:29 AM  

I'm already a subscriber. :)

Jessica :) 10:17 AM  

This is an awesome idea for a thermometer! And I love to enter the giveaway! :) Thanks!

Jessica :) 10:21 AM  

I subscribe via Google Reader

Leslie 8:12 PM  

What a GREAT giveaway! I could really use this, we have a two year old and a newborn on the way. We all know how hard it is to take a squirmy newborns temp.

Gina 11:03 PM  

Thanks for the chance!

Gina 11:03 PM  

I'm already a subscriber.

Sue D 2:04 PM  

wow--this looks so easy to use!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Amy 2:23 PM  

I would love to win. This thermometer sounds easy to use and that will give an accurate reading.

Amy 2:24 PM  


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