I remember when I was in the hospital on bed rest while I was pregnant with the twins, and how the nurses would come around every four hours to check my vitals. One of the first things they did was check my temperature with a cool new forehead thermometer that they simply slid over my forehead. I thought that was the easiest, coolest thing ever and ever since having my own children, I wanted to score one of these thermometers! We never got around to getting one though. The generic store brand one we had worked fine under the kid's arms, so we just stuck with that because we couldn't justify spending the money on a new one with our growing family and other necessities taking precedence over it.
I was recently selected for a new review opportunity from my Influenster community. I knew it was for the Braun company, but I had no idea it was for a new forehead thermometer! Imagine my excitement when I received the package in the mail and opened it up!
The first thing that really surprised me with this thermometer is how light weight and small it is. It's not as heavy as I expected for something considered fairly "high-tech." And the fact that it's not awkwardly huge makes it easy to transport in a diaper bag, my purse, or any other luggage bag for vacations, appointments, or other long trips in the case that someone might get sick.
It's very easy to use, too, which made me happy! ;)
To begin use, remove the protective cover from the part of the thermometer that swipes your forehead and then simply turn it on by pressing the white button near the bottom of the thermometer... (please excuse the poor quality of a few of these photos...I couldn't seem to get the flash/lighting quite right).
After it comes on, place it above the eye brow, press the blue/green button and hold it while slowly swiping the thermometer down to the temple of the head and back. The thermometer will make a loud beep, telling you it's done and then reads/shows the temperature to you on the screen.
I tried it on Kendall first, and forgot to remove the protective cover the first time...oops! ;)
She thought it was a toy and kept trying to grab it as she saw me bringing it closer and closer to her face to swipe her forehead, but I was able to keep her little hands away enough to actually try it out properly. As you can probably see from the photos above, she didn't have a fever at the time we tried this thermometer out.
I tried it on Mason the other day because he felt a little warm and was a little more whiny than normal so I thought maybe he wasn't quite feeling right, but no fever.
I love that I don't have to sit and wait forever while the thermometer is held under the kid's arms and wait and wait for it to check their temperature. With a quick push of a button and swipe across their forehead, I get an accurate temperature reading in a matter of seconds!
This is my new favorite mommy toy and definitely a must have in my opinion!
**DISCLAIMER** I received the above product(s) from Braun/Influenster free of charge in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received. However, all opinions are strictly my own.