I have never really been a fan of thermometers. I never feel like I can hold my breath as long as I need to wait. It always seem to take forever. I mean seriously, I feel like I watch the little “f” (for Fahrenheit) flash for 20 minutes. Okay, so it’s not really that long, but I knew once I had a baby that I needed something that was not only more accurate, but that read the results faster. We received the traditional thermometer as a part of a shower gift and I had to use it once. I couldn’t fathom sticking it you know where, so I placed it under her arm and she screamed the whole time while I was trying to hold her still. It was a complete nightmare. That’s when I knew I could never do that to her (or me for that matter) again.
I found the Vicks Behind Ear Gentle Touch Thermometer and fell in love the first time I used it. THANKFULLY baby girl (or anyone else in the house) has not been sick since receiving our thermometer but I have still be able to try it out. It’s good for the entire family, not just the baby, so when I showed Andrew he thought it was the greatest thing ever and kept asking me to use it.
Not only is the thermometer amazing but the packaging features and easy to open push spot so you don’t have to struggle to remove the thermometer. They have really thought of everything.
The Vicks Behind Ear Thermometer is Easy, Gentle, & Precise. With just one simple touch of a button, you will get a fast and accurate temperature reading each time. By measuring behind the ear, you can get a quick reading from the carotid artery which is ideal for external temperatures since it is naturally protected from drafts and perspiration. It contours to my hand to make it easier to hold while getting temperature as well.
This thermometer is clinically tested and takes three amazingly simple steps to use.
1- Press Power button on and wait for “OK”
2- Place thermometer behind the ear in the hollow
3- Push the start button and release after the 1-second “beep” You will then see your reading.
That’s literally all you have to do. It’s so fast.
It features a color-coded screen, easy to read LCD display screen that makes it even easier to know if there’s a fever. Red means there is a fever. Yellow means the temperature is slightly elevated. Green means no fever. I took my temperature with a regular thermometer under my tongue 3 times and each time I got 3 different answers, some as much as a degree higher than the previous. When it comes to the difference between a 100 degree temperature and a 101 degree temperature, this is not okay. I needed something more accurate. With the Vicks Behind Ear thermometer I got the exact same reading every time. It also has the ability to store and save the last 8 measurements that you have taken.
Vicks is so confident in their product that they have a lifetime warranty on it under normal use. Knowing how quick and accurate it was gave me such confidence. It’s so easy to use and I was easily able to get baby girl’s temperature using Vicks Behind Ear Thermometer.
This is an amazing product and I recommend it to everyone. It I had to make any suggestions on changes I would only say that it would be nice if the display screen had a time display so I knew how long it had been since I last took a temperature.
BUY IT: Available in person at Rite Aid, Target, Walmart & Walgreens, as well as on Amazon.com below.