As a kid, I despised having my temperature taken. It was one duty that my mom specifically designated to my dad who seemed to wrestle with a thermometer at my expense. I could never quite get it to stay under my tongue, and having to endure that entire minute of waiting for the mercury to peak felt like an eternity. My, how things have changed since then. Today, we have the options of under-the-arm or the less invasive in-the-ear models. Yes, you still have to contend with a squirming child, but at least you can get an accurate reading…or can you? The thermometer I currently rely upon is sometimes questionable; I wind up hitting the memory button in a panic and don’t know if I’ve just reset the darn thing or have the answer I’m looking for. For the temperature taking-challenged (like me!) comes a thermometer that lets you know whether your child has a fever loud and clear, just in time for cold and flu season. Within a second, the Safety 1st Advanced Solutions TALKING Ear Thermometer announces the measured temperature in either English or Spanish. As if that wasn’t clear enough, it also shines a visible red when detecting a fever. With a device this easy to use and information that can’t be misconstrued, we think it’s a medicine cabinet must-have. The Safety 1st Advanced Solutions TALKING Ear Thermometer debuted this week at the ABC Kids Expo and will be available in January 2013.
In a Nutshell: The next best thing to the kiss test, this talking thermometer lets you know if your child has a fever in no time at all.