One of the things you learn as a new parent is that fevers can be extremely dangerous for little ones, especially those under 1 year of age. It is important to be mindful of any time there is a noticeable rise in your baby’s temperature, and to get an accurate reading of their temp if you are ever worried.
You also learn that there’s pretty much just one way to do that…rectal thermometer. Raise your hand if you’ve ever been able to take your baby’s temperature this way without one or both of you crying. Yeah, me neither.
Fortunately, technology is an amazing thing, and there’s been an innovation in the world of temperature-taking. Introducing the Kids-Med VeraTemp. This thermometer is a dream come true. Not only do you not have to take a temperature rectally, you don’t even have to touch your kid to get an accurate reading. I’m totally serious!
The VeraTemp is designed to instantly give you a reading that is more accurate than rectal, oral or ear thermometers. It has a built-in memory that will record the last 32 readings, which can help you keep track of when a fever breaks.
You simply point the VeraTemp in the direction of what you are reading, and stay 2-3 inches away from the surface. I’ve been testing it out, and it really works! It doesn’t even make any noise, so you can easily take you baby’s temperature while they sleep without interrupting them.
Additionally, the VeraTemp can read the temperature of bottles, bath water and even the room. That’s amazing, and makes it super useful! I have actually been using it to read my bath temp since you have to watch how hot you let your bath water become when you are pregnant. I LOVE hot baths, so if I’m left on my own, I do let the water get hotter than I should, always assuming that “it’s not that hot!”. The VeraTemp tells me for sure, and while I’m bummed to have to cool it down a bit, I’m really glad to know what is and isn’t safe for the baby.
Buy it!: The Kidz Med VeraTemp is available at places where you likely shop, such at Target, Wal-Mart and CVS. You can also purchase it online at Amazon. It retails for $39.99, and you will certainly get your money’s worth from it!
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary product for review purposes. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are strictly my own.