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This is a rectal digital thermometer that's great to use for newborns up to 3 years of age.
Dimensions8.1 x 4 x 3.4 inches
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Pro Great to use from newborns to older babies
The most accurate internal temperature reading is via the rectal route.
Pro Fast temperature reading
It only takes 10 seconds to get a temperature reading.
Pro Short probe
This thermometer is designed so you won't be able to insert it too far and cause any accidental injury to your baby.
There's always the fear of you inserting a rectal thermometer the wrong way and hurting your baby. Also, since it requires you to lift the baby's legs to insert it into his anus, it will disturb your baby if he is resting.
Con Rectal use only
Once used rectally, you can't use this thermometer to get a temperature from another part of the body.