Healthy Living, Parenting

Don’t forget to pack your Exergen Smart Glow TemporalScanner Thermometer

This is a promotional post. Opinions are my own

Having a sick child is no fun for anyone. And don’t they tend to get sick at the worst of time? My son is 7, but I will never forget his first birthday. I planned it for months. His favorite toy at the time was this animated tool box with removable tools that was a Handy Manny brand. So I themed his party after that favorite toy-Handy Manny. Because I was inviting so many, I used my Mom’s house because it was bigger. I showed up the night before to decorate and stayed up late making snacks and themed food. 
On the day of his party I woke up early for last minute gathering of items and we drove to my Mom’s house early to be ready by 1pm. I put him down for his nap at 10 am and would expect he will wake up, eat and be in a great mood by 1. He woke up at almost 1-I wondered why he was sleeping so long but thought it would be for the better as he’d stay up later for his party. He woke up crying and never stopped. I first changed his diaper and his stool was very loose. I can feel he was warm, but I am at my Mom’s-my husband has already left our house behind me-I had no thermometer and my son just woke up sick on his first birthday as guests are arriving!
I asked friends as they arrived if any had a thermometer and finally a friend did! I remember thinking how I need to remember to have a thermometer in my diaper bag as well just for situations like this when I am away from my home. He was OK, but he cried through cake, wouldn’t eat. He screamed through presents-at least the guests enjoyed the food and company because he was not into his party at all! Such a bummer, but these are the times baby senses stress and change such as trips or events and I think it just brings out the stress in them too as they feel out of their element and are responding to Mom and her busy planning. I never travel without a thermometer and still keep one in the first aid kit for my 7 year old or any of us who may need it when away from home.

The TemporalScanner™ features:
  • A softly illuminated display for easy reading in any light – perfect for checking the temperature of a sleeping infant in a darkened room
  • Beeping sound indicating scanning can be turned off or on to avoid waking a sleeping child
  • Automatically retains the last eight temperature readings for instant recall to check on fever progression
  • Ability to switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius modes
  • Made in the USA

Learn from my experience that if you do not keep an easy-to-use thermometer in your diaper bag or first aid kit, you will find you’ll need it one day when you are away from home. You can find this easy-to-use TemporalScanner™ Thermometer atmajor retailers including Wal-Mart, Target, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Costco, Babies “R” Us, Toys “R” Us, Kroger and BJ’s.

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