A digital ear thermometer is probably one of the fastest ways to get the temperature of a person. It provides an accurate reading and only takes a few seconds to get the results. Using a digital ear thermometer is quite easy. There is no need to check your watch every now and then and worry that the thermometer is not placed right.
Braun Thermoscan Ear Thermometer with ExacTemp Technology
Professional accuracy. Flashing light and beep confirm positioning.
On-Off button for easy control. Memory function stores 8 readings.
Soft, flexible tip with filter detector. Lens Filter ejector for easy removal.
Oral, rectal or underarm use
Includes: 2 AA batteries - 21 lens filters and cap
While this thermometer may not be *perfect* in terms of accuracy, it definitely does the job in that it gives mom and dad a pretty good ballpark temperature. I was initially reluctant to buy this because I had always heard negative feedback concerning ear thermometers, but I went ahead and picked one up at my local Costco, and boy am I glad I did. I bought it when my first child was an infant. She's now 4 years old, and we also have a second child who is now 1 year old. This thermometer is wonderful for our little ones because it's so fast and lets me know almost instantly whether or not they have a fever, and if so, about how high (or low) it is. It's super easy to use, it doesn't hurt the little ones' ears, and it doesn't eat through batteries.
Braun Thermoscan Ear Thermometer - IRT4520
I had purchased a different thermometer for her as birthday present, but that's a whole other story. Needless to say the Braun Thermoscan Thermometer was her preferred choice. The reasons are thus:
1.The readings this device give are the most accurate for any ear thermometer on the market at any price. This should be the most important reason - all - the time.
2.The sterile caps are a necessity and even if you're only using the device on one child you should do everything in your power to cut down on ear infections.
3.The reading it takes occurs very quickly.