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Jul 7, 2011

Sanomedics/Thermomedics Talking Non-Contact Thermometer Review & Giveaway CLOSED

Taking my kids' temperatures used to be the most difficult task ever. They would squirm if you even came near them with the ear or temporal artery thermometers, making taking accurate readings nearly impossible.

The Talking Non-Contact Thermometer by Thermomedics is a non-invasive way to take your child’s temperature – even while they are sleeping! The only thing the item needs are batteries, which come included, and you're ready to go. There are no disposable covers! It even comes with its own carrying case for easy portability.

The thermometer is also incredibly easy to use. Just aim the unit’s sensor toward the forehead or behind the ear lobe (two inches from the skin) and press the button. It gives you the temperature reading in one second by saying it out loud and displaying it on the screen.

Because the thermometer takes temperature readings without needing to contact the surface, you can use it for more than just fevers. You can use it as a digital thermometer while cooking, too. How about checking the temperature of a child's bath water? Or maybe making sure that a bottle you just warmed up isn't too hot (or too cold)? I even pointed it at a pot on the stove that had just finished cooking, and it told me that the pot was over 160°F.

I bet you're wondering how this possibly works. All living matter releases energy via radiation. The strength of that radiation depends on the temperature of the object/person. The Talking Non-Contact Thermometer uses cutting-edge technology to measure the temperature of a person based on the energy that person is releasing.
My Take:
I had so much fun pointing this at things and taking temperatures, although I'm not 100% convinced yet of its accuracy...but maybe I just need some practice. The best part was that the twins didn't shirk away from me when I took their temps (except for wanting to use the gadget themselves). When the thermometer beeped and said their temperatures, I got a rousing chorus of "again! again! again!" Later on I had fun taking my husband's temperature, except he was less enthusiastic than the twins. As I said before, I also tested it on a hot pot and even just room air. (Turns out my kitchen is a balmy 80°F.) And now I'm definitely hooked!

One of the best features is that you can calibrate the thermometer to make sure it's giving you the correct temperature reading. If you take your temperature with another method and it doesn't match, you can set this thermometer either up or down to match - and it will keep this setting until you change it again. This helps to correct for things that are different from person to person, such as the thickness of his/her skin.

This is such a fantastic baby thermometer, and I highly recommend it for anyone with kids.

Cost: You can buy the Thermomedics Talking Non-Contact Thermometer from Amazon.com for $34.99.

Overall: We give the Thermomedics Talking Non-Contact Thermometer a 9/10!

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We were sent a Thermomedics Talking Non-Contact Thermometer free of charge for the sole purpose of this review; no other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own.

63 comments:

Kimberly said...

I have a basic digital thermometer that came with a baby grooming/first aid kit. I'm not sure that it's very accurate.

Misty said...

I have a digital thermometer for the ear. Same one the hospitals use.
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Laura said...

I take temperatures using the cheapo old school thermometer, which isn't very accurate, so I'd love this!
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ann said...

i use the old style method which usually is hard with a child or infant so i would love to win this one


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Jennifer said...

I use a regular old digital thermometer and it takes way tooo long!! I need something quick and easy!

jill24295 said...

I'm actually embarrased to say we don't even own a thermometer. My mother used to kiss our foreheads to tell if we had a fever and I guess I picked up the custom. Having an accurate measurement would be much better.
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Sweet Panda said...

I have a thermometer that can take the temperature from the forehead. However, my little one seems to very afraid about it, so normally, I just use my forehead to touch my little one's forehead to kind of see whether it's a bit warm and then tried to use the thermometer but obviously, will need to go through a bit of struggle first.

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Melissa said...

i use a regular thermometer and its ok but when my daughters sick she doesnt like it

marybelle said...

A brilliant device.

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akritical said...

I use a regular digital thermometer. It works well for my 10 year old but I will need something different when baby comes.

xmd5 said...

i don't have a thermometer. This would come in handy.

PaulineMilner said...

I have a thermometer that you push across their foreheads to get a temperature reading.

It was very expensive, however, I am not sure how accurate it is. I have taken their temperatures twice in a row and got two different readings.

It would be great to try this thermometer.

Thanks for the giveaway. ~Pauline

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makeetis said...

I have to take my kids by their mouths and my son does his underarm. It takes forever to get their temp and they move them so I am not sure if they even get an accurate reading or not.
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Lillea said...

For kids 6 and up, under the tongue can be just fine. That's how my mom did it when I was a kid.

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mjfitton said...

My 5-year-old can hold the thermometer under his tongue now, but he doesnt like to.

Danetta said...

I use a typically digital thermometer. My son doesn't like holding it under his tongue, especially if he's sick with a stuffy nose or cough. He says the stuffy nose or cough make it impossible to keep the thermometer in his mouth until it gets a temp, which takes about 30 seconds.

coliebear said...

We usually use an ear thermometer and it works pretty well.
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cyelea said...

Taking my kids temps has always been a hassle! Usually if they have a fever, their noses are stuffed too. The armpit method sometimes works, but usually they squirm. I would LOVE to be able to take their temps without an ordeal. I have always marveled at the ones at the doctors office. More often then not I use the back of my hand and it they are burning up, we make an appointment to see a Dr.

DonnaZ said...

I still use a rectal one...yIKES...Its not working out too good now that the kids are getting older!

Cal's Cats-Micah Pearson said...

We are pregnant with our first child right now, so of course we don't take our child's temperature at all yet. Something like this sounds to be much better than the old school ways!

Nicole B said...

I have a digital thermometer the kids hate. i usually take it with my hand feeling their forehead, lol. not very accurate, i know.

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xmd5 said...

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Jennifer T. said...

We take our daughter's temperature with an ear thermometer. But, it can be different in each ear and each time. So, we have to take it multiple times to get an average temp.
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@graywolfpack said...

We've always used an old fashion thermometer, works fine except on my impaired child, then it is world war 3. This would be a life saver!
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dawn said...

I usually take my kids temps the old fashioned way with a regular thermomenter.

My4boysand1 said...

I usually take it under the arm and it does not work well with there squirming and all!
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Connie @ Measured by the Heart said...

I do the lame old under the arm thing and they hate it!
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Sonya said...

Love this, thanks for sharing.

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Rebecca Shockley said...

I usually take them with a ear thermometer, but the battery doesn't last very long.
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Emily Love said...

No kids of my own yet (soon hopefully!), but I work with kids and this thermometer would be awesome with my kids, especially my special needs kiddos!

shellquest9 said...

I use an ear thermometer but it's hard to get her to sit still for it.
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Mrs.Smitty said...

We use the axillary temperature of the armpit with toddler.. not fun. She screams and thrashes. Baby still gets temp taken rectally and it's still easier than taking toddler's temp.

Sarah said...

Mercury thermometer.

Marcia said...

I have the one that you stick in the child's ear for like 30 seconds. That's a long time for a kid to hold still to get a good reading!!

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ktgonyea said...

We use an ear thermometer and it works pretty well.

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Amber said...

We usually use an ear thermometer. This would be much easier!

Anne-Marie T said...

Use the old mercury thermometer under the tongue.

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Bee W Bedard said...

just use the regular old thermometer and doesn't work so well soemtimes

exotic1 said...

I use a regular thermometer to take temps with and I hate it~!
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Shannon said...

I usually use a digital thermometer that I have to put covers on to prevent germs. I don't trust the accuracy of it though!
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Lynda said...

My usual method is to use either an oral thermometer or a rectal one, ugh! How I would love to have a means of taking temps that is not frightening and non-invasive.
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intensev5 said...

Comment here and tell me about how you usually take your kids' temperatures and how well that's working for you.

When my son is sick and we have to take his temp from under his armpit. He is always difficult because he isn't feeling well:( Thanks for the chance to win.

Michele P. said...

I have been using one of those ear thermometers and it is very hard to take a temp when the child has an ear infection.

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FIT for a child said...

Well, I haven't done it... yet! We are due with #1 in October! I think this would be perfect for us. Seems so easy. I would have just used an oral or rectal one!

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Melanie said...

For the little one, rectally. You can imagine how well THAT goes over.
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tina reynolds said...

i fight it under the toungue and it is a fight eaglesforjack@gmail.com

Gale said...

I usually take the kids temperature underarm or mouth...only 9 times out of ten I can't find the thermometer when I need it. This one would be more accurate AND easier to find because it's bigger.

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Tylerpants said...

I take my kids' temperatures with an ear thermometer..not sure how accurate it is though. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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trixx said...

I take my daughter's temperature with an oral thermometer, she fights me sometimes though

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