Best Thermometer for Babies… and adults. +Giveaway!

August 1, 2012

Ethan was born in November. Perfect timing for cold and flu season, right?  We tried our best to stay away from it, but it’s tough.  Sadly, Ethan did end up getting sick a few times.

Sick baby with blanketI *hated* taking his temperature. Not only that – but He hated having his temperature taken, too.

Then one day, at the pediatricians office – the nurse showed to me and explained the concept of the temporal thermometer. They were literally ‘scanning’ his forehead with a temporal Thermometer for 3ish seconds, and had a perfectly accurate temperature.


It takes just a few short seconds, and they hardly even realize what’s happening to them. It is totally the easiest way to take a baby’s temperature.

Boy with Forehead Thermometer

I knew it was the answer to all of my temperature-taking problems, and went to the store right away to find the Exergen Temporal Thermometer.

Exergen Temporal Scanner Infrared Thermometer

At around $35- It is definitely more expensive than the $7.99 cheap-o thermometers – but it’s proven accurate, and doesn’t bug the kids – or myself. – and THAT is worth a LOT.Happy Baby Boy

I would *highly* recommend this thermometer for any parent!

I got in contact with the rep from Exergen, and am happy to say that I am able to give one away to a lucky reader!!

Win It!!!

One Lucky reader will receive an Exergen Temporal Thermometer! (ERV $35.00)

How to Enter:

Mandatory Entry: Leave a relevant comment on this post.

Then: Fill out the rafflecopter form.

Be sure to come back each day for extra entries!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Rules: You do not have to be a blogger to enter/win. An email address is required to enter. The winner will be chosen randomly through Rafflecopter and contacted via email. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. One person entering per household please. US ONLY please.

This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on August 24th, 2012.



  1. Natalie S says:

    This is so neat! Would love to have this for baby #3 due to arrive in a few weeks!

  2. This would be wonderful for my two daughters and our baby we are expecting early next year.

  3. kristina f says:

    I have wanted one of these since the first time I saw one! One of my daughters has tubes in her ears and hates having her temp takin in the ear so this would be amazing to have!!!

  4. Sandy VanHoey says:

    another great giveaway…thanks so much!

  5. Cynthia R says:

    very neat thermometer every mother should have one

  6. I bought something similar to that last time J was sick, but it didn’t seem accurate to me. Hopefully I win this one and it will be better then the one I have. 🙂

  7. Tami Grimm says:

    This is so cool! I need to get one of these for my daycare kids! Nobody likes the thermometer in the ear, so this would be great!!

  8. Alyssa Zediker says:

    We had these at Daycare love it!

  9. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I have wanted a thermometer like this forever!

  10. Jen Breedlove says:

    The batteries in our baby thermometer just quit working…it would be awesome to be able to replace it with one of these!

  11. I wish they had these when my kids were little but now with my first grandchild on the way – would love to have this! Good luck to everyone!

  12. rust hawk says:

    it would be wonderful to own one of these – so much better than the one i have now

  13. Kristin Sawatzke says:

    I have always wanted one of these! WOuld love to win:)

  14. Paul T/Pauline T says:

    We still have the old fashion thermometer so I would love this one since it is so high tech – – Paul T/Pauline T aka Paul Tran….. emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

  15. Michele Behlen says:

    I wish I had one of these when my kids were babies. Now I would give it to my daughter for my grandchildren.

  16. We need this so bad at our house!! Would love to have this for my kiddos!

  17. Tamara Sz says:

    This looks even easier than ear thermometers! I love that you could do it while they are sleeping!

  18. Debbie Ellis says:

    This thermometer would so great. I have the old fashion one that takes 3 minutes. Great.

  19. what an amazing thermometer!! I could use this while little one is asleep!!

  20. Vickie Couturier says:

    I could really use this at my house for the grandkids,

  21. This would make taking my kids’ temperature so much easier!!!


  22. Christina says:

    I have been wanting to get a Temporal thermometer for a while now! My oldest has epilepsy and we have to be very careful at night if she’s sick that her temp doesn’t spike.

  23. Colleen Maurina says:

    This thermometer would make things so much easier when you have a sick little one especially when they are cranky and wiggly!

  24. This looks and sounds fantastic for everyone in the house !

    Love your review and followed it very well

  25. Carla Garcia says:

    this would be so great for my boys. my youngest is 1 and HATES getting his temp taken

  26. melina r says:

    This is a great product, would love to own one.

  27. Would love to win

  28. Lee Black says:

    I have been wanting one of these thermometers for a long time! I would love to win this!

  29. nannypanpan says:

    would love not having to wake up my son to take temp

  30. Shannon R says:

    This thermometer would be so much easier than sticking one in an arnpit!

  31. Debbie Welchert says:

    This would be so wonderful to have. I have five grandchildren living here and this would come in so handy.

  32. This would help so much when everyone is sick. Taking everyone’s temperature would be a snap!

  33. I would love to win.


  34. looks quick and easy!

  35. Sharayah C says:

    I would love to win this. My 3 year old HATES having his temp taken. It’s always a struggle but this would make it a breeze. Thanks!

  36. Geri Fink says:

    I have wanted one of these for a long time! Awesome giveaway!

  37. I have wanted one of these since before I found out I was pregnant with my son who is now 17 months. I’d love to have one of these! Thanks!

  38. Felicia R says:

    We’ve been looking for a temporal thermometer but haven’t found one that we like so far. I would love to try this one!

  39. what a nice thermometer….would like for a baby shower gift

  40. Christina C says:

    I love that I could use this thermometer on my baby while he is sleeping!

  41. We had one & loved it, dropped and it broke. Hope to win a new one.

  42. Hannah Avery says:

    I would love to have one of these. It would certainly make taking temperatures easier!

  43. Sarah Harding says:

    this would be great to have for my son who is very difficult

  44. Charlotte V. says:

    I hate waking my daughter up every time I check her temperature when she’s sick. When she has a fever I go in panic mode. It scares me to death that her temperature is going to rise quickly, so you can imagine how many times I check it. Plus, my friend told me the story of how her daughter became mentally handicap. Her daughter was staying with her father when she was just a baby. He got drunk and her daughter ran a fever so high that she almost passed away. Whenever her baby came back she was mentally handicap from her fever running so high. She said, “My daughter once was able to do everything on her own, but now I have to help her with everything.” It just broke my heart! Her daughter Ashley is such a beautiful person with her handicap or without it!

  45. sarah keel says:

    i have been wanting one of these to use with my babies.

  46. Shannon Baas says:

    We have 2 little ones and need one of these.

  47. Chrissy Nestor says:

    This thermometer looks so easy to use, it would come in handy.

    chrissylea1979 (at)gmail(dot) com

  48. Peggy Rydzewski says:

    These are such a good idea. wish they were around when my kids were small

  49. This would be a great non-inclusive way to check the temp of my baby.

  50. Very nice thermometer to have around the house.

  51. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    Looks much more accurate then my vicks oral thermometer

  52. Michelle S says:

    It looks very easy to use, and I’m happy to hear that it is accurate.

  53. Cynthia C says:

    This would be nice for my niece who is expecting a new baby.

  54. Tari Lawson says:

    This would be so great to use for my son who has a very hard time keeping a thermometer under his tongue.

  55. I would love to have this to use on my little grandson.

  56. Kristy Thiel says:

    I’m looking to get one of these – I think it will make it so much easier to tell her temp!

  57. I would love to win this!

  58. thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  59. April Brenay says:

    With the next cold and flu season around the corner, this would be great to have!

  60. paige chandler says:

    My kids will not keep a thermometer in their mouth. I must possess this.

  61. I’d love to win. I have a baby due soon and I don’t have a thermometer yet


  62. I really think the idea of having an external non-invasive thermometer is great. I want this.

  63. carol gentry says:

    Must have item with a small one in the house.

  64. Thanks for the chance. I’d love this thermometer for my younger kids.

  65. Monique Rizzo says:

    Great non invasive way to take a temperature.Thanks for the chance.

  66. This would be so convenient when kids are sleeping.

  67. I could really use a thermometer. We don’t have one.

  68. This would be great. Thank you for the chance.

  69. dani marie says:

    normal thermometers just dont work. i need a good one.

  70. I have always wanted one of these thermometers!

  71. Mary Calabrese says:

    I’m glad someone finally came up with this idea!

  72. been wanting one of these

  73. I would love to have an Exergen both for its easy use but also for its accuracy.

  74. Would love to add this to my nursing bag 🙂

  75. Would love to have for my 6 week old baby boy!

  76. OMG, perfect timing. lol I was JUST about to start my search for one of these when I saw your contest post! 🙂 I was thinking these were just for medical professionals & didn’t realize they were available to the general public; sweet! Would LOVE to win this… thanks for the giveaway!

  77. Linda Anderson says:

    This looks so quick and easy to use 🙂 thanks for the chance

  78. I like how this is so much more hygienic than my ear thermometer.

  79. heidi crowley says:

    So happy they have gotten the technology down for these. I loved my ear thermometer but it only gave me an estimate as to let me know if I needed to break out the recital thermometer. I love this, and that its accurate is awesome

  80. Carrie Finney says:

    I would love this thermometer with two little boys who hate their temperature taken it would be a lifesaver.

  81. susan varney says:

    this is a great “recent” innovation love to have one

  82. sarai martinez-gomez says:

    This would be great for the lil one we are expecting.

  83. Angela Neynaber says:

    This sure would come in handy with my four little children.

  84. Jessica Rose says:

    This looks like it would really come in handy for small children

  85. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    I always disliked trying to get our babies temperature with a regular thermometer. this one looks so easy.

  86. This would make taking temperatures so much easier.

  87. Tim Stephens says:

    My baby girl was sick so much during her first year… and trying to take her temperature was always a pain with the slow under the arm thermometer we had… this is a great product…

  88. This would be great to have. I have the hardest time getting an accurate reading while trying to get my daughter to sit still with a traditional thermometer.

  89. It would be so nice to have an accurate, non-invasive thermometer.

  90. Brittney House says:

    My kids never let me take their temps the normal way so hopefully this will help

  91. Steve Singer says:

    My kids are older and still hate oral thermometers this looks great!

  92. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

  93. Carolyn Daley says:

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway. I would like to win because its a nice accurate thermometer without the discomfort of putting it under your tongue when sick.

  94. This would be such an excellent product to have around. It’s never fun trying to take a sick person’s temp with an “old style” thermometer.

  95. This looks so much better than taking temperatures like the old days.

  96. Amy DeLong says:

    would love this,looks easy and says it is very accurate

  97. kathy pease says:

    These look so awesome so much better than the old fashion glass ones which I currently use and can barely read the dang numbers

  98. Richard Hicks says:

    love this thermometer because it is non invasive
    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  99. Richard Hicks says:

    cheer Katie Hoff

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  100. susan smoaks says:

    this would simplify things for us

  101. I’d love to win this for my cousin

  102. Think these would be great to have for anyone!

  103. Melissa VandenBerg says:

    A couple years ago my little guy was really sick with the flu….this would have been so nice because I was checking his fever every few hours. How great that you could take it and not wake them up!

  104. carol lewis says:

    This looks so wonderful and easier to do.

  105. We need a thermometer we dont have one.

  106. Trasina McGahey says:

    Trying to take kids temps the old fashioned way is hard. This sounds PERFECT!

  107. Christy Weller says:

    I would love to have one of these. I used them on all of my patients during my Medical Assistant training. They were so fast and simple to use. I really would love to have one here at home.

  108. heather c says:

    I love these! There’s nothing worse than a thermometer that goes in your mouth, especially if you’re pukey.

  109. This would be great for my family.

  110. A forehead thermometer is in my opinion the best thermometer for babies

  111. The great thing about going digital is the display. Most models can record up to the last 30 uses.

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