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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Exergen Temporal Scanner Thermometer {Giveaway}


This giveaway is now closed.

Our household of 6 has been blessed with relative good health over the years. A few sniffle
s and runny noses to be sure with 4 munchkins, but minimal episodes of the flu or other illnesses involving fever. However, I have found that because of this, my little ones have minimal patience for having their temperatures taken. Even with the "quick read" digital thermometers I've tried, the wiggles and squirmies invariably get the best of them. I have always preferred rectal readings to underarm due to the improved accuracy and relatively quicker read time, but there comes at point at which they will tolerate it no more and make it near impossible to take.
Though somewhat skeptical, I was optimistic when I received my very own Exergen Temporal Scanner Thermometer to review. First, for the science...Less invasive and reportedly more accurate than rectal reads, the Exergen Temporal Scanner is an infrared thermometer that reads a temperature in just 2 seconds. According to the manufacturer, it works by capturing the heat that is naturally emitted from the skin over the temporal artery, which runs across the forehead. This artery is intimately connected to the heart as a branch off of the carotid artery that runs up through the neck. Arterial temperature is the same temperature as the blood flowing from the heart, which is the truest measure of body temperature. According to the manufacturer, The Exergen Temporal Scanner has been shown to accurately register body temperature to within +0.2 degrees F, more accurate than any other method currently in use. It is also the least invasive as it requires only a gentle sweep of the probe across the forehead.

Now for the good stuff...seeing as how I have a relatively large donor pool of test subjects, I decided to try the scanner on all 4 wee ones. With an age span of 11 months to 6 years, I feel I was able to get a good cross section of the ages that are most prone to the temperature taking fidgits. The directions were easy to read and follow and all of the munchkins passed the fidget test with flying colors! There are even alternate directions to follow in case of excessive perspiration...something I thought was very insightful. I took 3 reads on each of my babes with the recommended wait time of 30 sec. between readings. Surprisingly, all of the readings I took were within 0.1-0.2 of a degree for each respective kiddo. Pretty impressive to this mama!


Buy Your Own: The Exergen Temporal Scanner Thermometer can be found nationally at Wal-Mart, Babies R Us, www.babiesrus.com, Walgreens, www.walgreens.com, Toys R Us, www.costco.com, and www.baby.com for under $50. Click HERE to receive a $5 off coupon!

Win It: One lucky Bullfrogs & Butterflies Baby reader will win their very own Exergen Temporal Scanner Thermometer!

To Enter: You must be a follower of Bullfrogs & Butterflies Baby to enter. Stop by the Exergen Corporation web site and leave a comment here telling me your favorite feature of this innovative scanner (mandatory first entry).

Extra Entries (please leave a separate comment for each):
1. Follow us on Twitter
2. Tweet about this giveaway and include @ElliaCNaturals (a division of Bullfrogs & Butterflies Baby)

3. Become a Facebook Fan (or let me know that you already are!)
4. Become a Facebook Fan of the Exergen Temporal Scanner
5. Blog about this giveaway and link back to Bullfrogs & Butterflies Baby and the Exergen Temporal Scanner

Giveaway open to residents of U.S. and Canada only. Giveaway ends March 25th. Winner to be selected by www.random.org.

This is a Mama Buzz review. This product was provided by the Exergen Corporation for our use and consideration. The opinions regarding the performance of this item are honest, based on my personal experience and belong solely to the author of this post. Images provided by the Exergen Corporation.

50 comments:

  1. I follow you on Twitter @mami2jcn.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  2. I follow your blog.

    I like this thermometer because it’s so non-invasive you can take a baby’s temperature in their sleep.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  3. I'm a follower :)

    I learned that it actually takes ambient temperature into account. That's pretty cool.

    ebickell at hotmail dot com

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  4. ok, totally can't tell...which kiddo is that? :)

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  5. None of ours, silly. Look at the bottom of the post...all pics were provided by the manufacturer :)

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  7. exergen facebook fan
    msboatgal at aol.com

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  8. bullfrogs facebook fan
    msboatgal at aol.com

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  9. I love that it's totally non invasive and takes the temp in mere seconds
    thanks for the chance
    msboatgal at aol.com

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  10. I follow on twitter as edmontonjb

    dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. I'm a follower and I love that this thermometer takes ambient temperature into consideration.

    dftrew(At)gmail(dot)com

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  12. Blog follower
    I like that Exergen TemporalScanner thermometer is fast, accurate, and non-Invasive. This means getting the temperature of young children would not be so much a of struggle anymore.

    mandalarctic@gmail.com

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  13. Twitter follower (@mandalarctic)

    mandalarctic@gmail.com

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  14. I'm a Google Friend Connect follower.
    I especially like the feature of being able to take a temperature even while the patient is sleeping.

    wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. I am a follower . . .

    I love that this does not take the cooperation of a fussy, sleepy small child who is not feeling well to begin with!

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  16. Blogged about this giveaway.

    melissastuff.blogspot.com

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  17. i like the science too, and the less invasiveness of the thermometer

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  18. After taking my 3yo to the urgent care with a double ear infection and seeing one of these in action, I never want to stick something in her sore ears again!!!

    coolestmommy2000 at gmail dot com

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  19. Facebook fan of Exerten Temoral Thermometer

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  20. Tweeted http://twitter.com/Coolestmommy/statuses/10703457107

    coolestmommy2000 at gmail dot com

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  21. Follow on Twitter (coolestmommy)

    coolestmommy2000 at gmail dot com

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  22. I love that it is quick and easy. No more fighting to get them to hold it in their mouth or under their arm...or worse.

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  23. I tweeted about the contest!!

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  24. I follow you on twitter. @ShannaAlstead

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  25. I like its patented Arterial Heat Balance system feature.

    sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

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  26. FB fan of Exergen Temporal Scanner. (Quanda)

    sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

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  27. FB fan. (Quanda)

    sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

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  28. Follow on Twitter- Naddez.

    sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

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  29. Tweeted @ http://twitter.com/Naddez/status/10735860147.

    sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

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  30. I follow you on twitter! (emilyisland)
    ebickell at hotmail dot com

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  31. I'm a follower! :)
    I learned that it is more accurate than ear temperature, which can be inconsistent.
    ebickell at hotmail dot com

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  32. I tweeted :)
    http://twitter.com/emilyisland/status/10750862649
    ebickell at hotmail dot com

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  33. My favorite thing about this product is that it's non-invasive! I could have really used this last week when my 22 month old had Strep & I had to keep taking her temperature. The worse she felt the less patience she had for her temp to be taken.
    Great giveaway!

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  34. I follow on twitter @sweetone624

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  35. I like that it is non invasive, I used to hate to take the kids temp, now there is this wonderful item to use on their children.

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  36. I like that it's fast & Non-invasive. Both very important when trying to take the temp of a child who hates it.

    gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

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  37. tweet
    http://twitter.com/pixie13sweeps/status/10961985919

    gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

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  38. Following you on twitter @pixie13sweeps

    gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

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  39. I am facinated by the patented Arterial Heat Balance system feature on this one.

    one6ylady(at)aol(cot)com

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  40. I follow you on Twitter as one6ylady

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  41. I'm a follower. I love that it's non-invasive & quick to use. Nothing's worse than making a sick child hold a thermometer under their arm for what seems like forever! Thanks for the chance!
    Kelly Deaton - secrets_girl23(at)yahoo(dot)com (aka) dkad23(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. I'm a facebook fan of Exergen Temporal Scanner. (Kelly Deaton)
    Kelly Deaton - secrets_girl23(at)yahoo(dot)com (aka) dkad23(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. I'm a facebook fan of yours. (Kelly Deaton)
    Kelly Deaton - secrets_girl23(at)yahoo(dot)com (aka) dkad23(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. I follow you on twitter. (dkad23)
    Kelly Deaton - secrets_girl23(at)yahoo(dot)com (aka) dkad23(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. Tweet. (dkad23)
    Kelly Deaton - secrets_girl23(at)yahoo(dot)com (aka) dkad23(at)gmail(dot)com
    http://twitter.com/dkad23/status/11010930153

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  46. I follow on twitter.
    @summer2mommy

    summer.tidmore@yahoo.com

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  47. I am a follower.
    I love the fact that it is the most accurate thermometer in the world. My babies hate having their temperature taken so the fact that I wouldn't have to wake them up to take their temperature is a plus.

    summer.tidmore@yahoo.com

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  48. I am a fan on facebook
    summer.tidmore@yahoo.com

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  49. Facebook fan of the Exergen Temporal Scanner.

    summer.tidmore@yahoo.com

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