Kidz-Meds VeraTemp Thermometer!
Cold and Flu season is upon us!
Make sure you are practicing good hand washing. That means covering your mouth when you sneeze or cough into your arm, not your hands! Also, make sure you increase your Vitamin C intake.
If all that fails and you can’t avoid the bugs going around, make sure you are well prepared.
An essential tool to have as a parent is a good thermometer.
It is a tool that will let you know exactly how bad of a fever your child has. Depending on the temperature, you will know if it’s time to take them in to see an ER doctor. A good practice is to monitor the fever if it lasts a few days. That way, you have accurate readings to take to your pediatrician after 3 days.
My kids rarely get sick and when they do, I’m often having to call my dad to borrow his thermometer. I know, it is bad! but, since we hadn’t needed it often, I hadn’t picked one up. I don’t have a good one on hand and when Kidz-Meds offered to send me their No-Contact VeraTemp thermometer, I was happy to try it. Not to mention that it’s absolutely amazing. It not only takes my child’s temperature, there’s no need to insert in their mouth, ear, armpit or the dreaded rectal temp. In fact, it has multiple uses.
The VeraTemp thermometer can measure the temp of my child’s food, bottle even bath water! It stores up to 32 of my latest readings and it can also take the temperature of the room.
It operates with the use of infrared technology which is extremely accurate most times.
Here’s It Is!
Now, with the climate change the last week or so from mild to freezing and back, my youngest Mimi has been experiencing a bad case of the sniffles, she had low-energy and not much of an appetite, she felt warm then cold but, I wasn’t sure that she had a fever.
Enter VeraTemp and luckily I had received it less than a week prior. Just in the nick of time, I opened it and it comes with a purple storage bag and has a battery saving mechanism that will shut off when not in use. It also comes with the batteries included. I love how easy it fits in my hands and how comfortable it feels to use it.
I followed the instructions and boy–is it ever easy to use!
Simply choose the mode you want, whether it is Room, Body or Surface and select whether you want C° or F° and then press down on the scan button. You make sure that the forehead is free of perspiration and that your child’s hair has been swept away and you hold the thermometer about 2-3 inches away.
You select the SCAN button and you should have the most accurate reading, VeraTemp is more accurate than rectal, oral and ear thermometers. Long gone are the days where you had to fight your child to take their temperature or worse, give them one of those dreaded temp measurements–you know the ones.
Not to mention, it’s a lot more sterile.
Alas, Mimi was not running a temperature and we took our own temperatures just to test it out. I also took the temperature of the room and of her warm milk and they were all accurate. I’ve been able to monitor her progress and fluctuations simply by hitting the memory button and if I forgot, it was there for me to review. The memory button holds about 32 of your last readings.
Take the Temp of Anything!
I am beyond the moon with this thermometer. I know that I can rest easy and take my children’s temperatures and know that I don’t need to wake them or startle them to do so. I am also very proud to be an owner of this particular innovative 5-in-1 thermometer that can help me measure more than just my child’s temp.
It is a very diverse tool and a must-have for all parents, I have to mention it’s pretty cool. My husband and I had a bit of fun taking the temperature of lots of liquids and surfaces. Another plus was that it came with batteries included. It was very simple to put them in, no screws–no mumbo jumbo.
Where to Buy:
You can find the Kidz-Med Vera Temp, No-Contact thermometer in various places, both in the US and Canada and even in Chili! It retails for approx. $39.99 and you can find the list of retailers, here. Visit kidzmed.com for more information and an online product manual!
2018 Edit: It appears that this thermometer is no longer in production.
Do you have a reliable thermometer?
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.