Awesome, when it works
This thermometer has trouble giving accurate readings (up to three degrees off). Our doctor suggests right off the top that we add 1 degree to ear thermometers to get a more accurate temp. You really have to shove it pretty far in, which is difficult when you have children and want to make sure you don't hurt them or damage their hearing. The covers really need to be replaced with every use because they give inaccurate readings as soon as they are scratched or have any ear wax on them, and they are not cheap either, which really hurts the overall value of this thing. That being said we have tried under the armpit and rectal, and in contrast to those, this actually gets our 1 year old excited to have his temp taken when he already isn't feeling well. Despite my fairly negative review, I don't regret buying this, but I do wish there was something better.
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